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Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby ferri » Jan 25th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accepted Kent Hehr's resignation from the federal cabinet pending an investigation into an allegation that the sport and disabilities minister made inappropriate sexual remarks while a provincial politician.

Trudeau, who characterizes the move as a leave of absence, says Hehr's duties will be performed in the meantime by Science Minister Kirsty Duncan.

The allegation, which stems from Hehr's time as an Alberta MLA a decade ago, were levelled on social media Wednesday night.


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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby Tradesman » Jan 25th, 2018, 3:28 pm

I wish they would give a little more information. Be warned about the use of the word "Yummy" best just not to use any words like that.
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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby lesliepaul » Jan 26th, 2018, 12:48 am

Kent Hair got what he deserved........to bad it took so long.

Sometimes my spelling is off but I think I got it close.
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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby LANDM » Jan 26th, 2018, 3:06 am

lesliepaul wrote:Kent Hair got what he deserved........to bad it took so long.

Sometimes my spelling is off but I think I got it close.

To bad, or not to bad...that is the question. You were too close to even remark.
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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby my5cents » Jan 26th, 2018, 10:14 am

Hehr, was rude to thalidomide victims, made an inappropriate comment to a woman involved in a class action suit. This was not an isolated incident.

We had the defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan get caught lying that he was the architect of operation Medusa.

Way back when our own Pemier was arrested for impaired driving in Hawaii.

Shouldn't these people, whom we elect, pay well, if they make two terms, get a GOLD plated pension, have, in the least, the same obligation of we worker bees to conduct ourselves with honest and dignity. If they don't they should be kicked down the road just like we would.
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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby Snman » Jan 26th, 2018, 8:16 pm

Good riddance of this *bleep*, imho. Trudeau's attempt to fill his cabinet with 'all types' might have been more than he bargained for.

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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby Jlabute » Jan 26th, 2018, 9:34 pm

I am surprised no one has said IT yet. This guy is one Kent Hehr short of a full deck.

Now JT is one Kent Hehr short of a full cabinet.
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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby Gone_Fishin » Jan 27th, 2018, 9:46 am

Jlabute wrote:I am surprised no one has said IT yet. This guy is one Kent Hehr short of a full deck.


Kent Hehr should be waxed into political obscurity.
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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby Ka-El » Jan 27th, 2018, 10:04 am

my5cents wrote:Hehr, was rude to thalidomide victims, made an inappropriate comment to a woman involved in a class action suit. This was not an isolated incident.

We had the defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan get caught lying that he was the architect of operation Medusa.

Way back when our own Pemier was arrested for impaired driving in Hawaii.

Shouldn't these people, whom we elect, pay well, if they make two terms, get a GOLD plated pension, have, in the least, the same obligation of we worker bees to conduct ourselves with honest and dignity. If they don't they should be kicked down the road just like we would.

Sadly, perception of crime, malfeasance and wrong doing by politicians seems very much a partisan issue on these boards. While good points are definitely being made in the criticism of this government, it is hard to jump on the bandwagon with posters who you know have gone to extraordinary lengths in the past excusing the same behavior by one of their guys.
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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby the truth » Jan 27th, 2018, 10:56 am

j watson wrote:Good riddance of this *bleep*, imho. Trudeau's attempt to fill his cabinet with 'all types' might have been more than he bargained for.


one of jt's boys does not surprise me at all
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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby The Green Barbarian » Jan 27th, 2018, 12:47 pm

Let's hope whoever the Liberals choose to replace this guy, they are chosen because of their experience and competence, and not solely because of their genitalia.
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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby GordonH » Jan 27th, 2018, 1:11 pm

The Green Barbarian wrote:Let's hope whoever the Liberals choose to replace this guy, they are chosen because of their experience and competence, and not solely because of their genitalia.


Has or is very much aware of grassroots of sports in this country (not just hockey either), just as important has compassion & understanding for those with disabilities in this country.
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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby Gone_Fishin » Jan 28th, 2018, 9:01 am

And now the Liberal Control Machine has shifted into the next gear, threatening death on one of Kent Hehr's accusers. People need to wake up and realize what kind of regime we're under.



Edmonton woman faces death threats after alleging sexual harassment by Kent Hehr

Emma Graney

Published on: January 27, 2018 | Last Updated: January 27, 2018 8:21 PM MST


Kristin Raworth was afraid to go home Saturday night.

The Edmonton woman came forward with sexual harassment allegations against former federal cabinet minister Kent Hehr this week.

Now she wishes she had never said a word.

Raworth was greeted with broad support when she tweeted out allegations about Hehr Wednesday night.


That has since turned to death threats on social media and email, threatening voicemails left on her work line, and 3 a.m. calls to people close to her, saying they’re going to track her down.

The final straw was Saturday, when a note was shoved under her door at home.

“Shut the f–k up,” it said, “or we’re going to come after you.”


A public servant with the Alberta government, Raworth is now under the watch of legislative security.

She has been told not to be alone.

Raworth spoke with Postmedia late Saturday afternoon. By then, she was “completely cried out.”

At first, Raworth said, she tried to brush it off. She has since gone to police.

She detailed threats that range from wishes she will be injured to those who hope she is raped or killed. Others call her a “*bleep*.”

Raworth said her boss in the Alberta public service has been incredible in his support, but beyond that, she feels let down by the provincial and federal governments.

She said she has contacted a friend in the Prime Minister’s office Saturday morning, detailing the threats and asking someone from the party to publicly condemn the threats or do something to slow the onslaught of hatred being thrown at her.

She also asked them to reach out to her former boss Armajeet Sohi, federal infrastructure minister and Liberal MP for Edmonton-Mill Woods, but has heard nothing.

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On Wednesday night, Raworth tweeted that on her first day of work as a Progressive Conservative legislative assistant in 2008, “I was told to avoid being in an elevator with Kent Hehr. He would make comments. He would make you feel unsafe.”

She later told Postmedia she wanted to encourage a conversation about political staffers working in an environment where they don’t feel they can speak up against powerful MLAs.

As a result, Hehr resigned his cabinet post and lawyer Christine Thomlinson will conduct an independent investigation for the government.

“I can’t go home tonight, because I’m worried about what will happen to me,” Raworth said Saturday.

“I wish I hadn’t said anything. If this is the price, it’s just not worth it to me. Not now.”


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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby the truth » Jan 28th, 2018, 9:23 am

does not shock me one bit,coming from the left
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Re: Sport Minister Kent Hehr resigns

Postby Ka-El » Jan 28th, 2018, 9:25 am

Gone_Fishin wrote:And now the Liberal Control Machine has shifted into the next gear, threatening death on one of Kent Hehr's accusers. People need to wake up and realize what kind of regime we're under.

:135: You're suggesting these threats come from the Liberal government?
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