05.07.2019 07:52 PM

Bastards


23 Comments

  1. Walter says:

    Who would make the call to drop the charges?
    Who legal should make the call to drop the charges?

    The public prosecutor, the AG, or the PMO.

    • Ronald O'Dowd says:

      Walter,

      DPP.

    • Ron Benn says:

      Walter, you skipped to the third question.

      The first question should be who decided to press charges. The NP article states that part of the criminal offense involves deriving a personal benefit. Apparently the Crown was having difficulty in establishing that. Shouldn’t the concept of determining the personal benefit element have been identified prior to pressing charges? In other words, why were charges laid in the first place?

      The second question is why were the charges dropped? The why may provide the answer to your question, which is who made the decision.

      One would need an extra tall pair of Wellington boots to wade through the barnyard waste that forms the backstory on this case.

      I can only hope that Vice Admiral Norman seeks full reimbursement of his legal fees, and a few dollars for defamation and improper persecution (not a spelling error). A civil suit filed in mid to late September sounds about right.

  2. Doug Brown says:

    What changed? Maybe fear of what Andrew Leslie might reveal? Will this mean a gag order against Norman?

    Regardless, this is a great outcome for Norman and I expect the government will offer a settlement.

  3. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    A charge can be withdrawn but future campaign leaks are forever…stay tuned.

  4. the real Sean says:

    Enough is enough. How many established public careers must be burned to cinders to continue the lie that PM Zoolander knows what he’s doing? Time for a change. Any change.

    • Fred from BC says:

      The incompetence is just breathtaking, isn’t it?

      One self-inflicted PR disaster after another. Unbelievable…and yet, there are a whole bunch of people over at Progressive Bloggers who not only *still* support Trudeau unequivocally, but post near-hysterical diatribes accusing everyone who dares publicize all these incidents of being anti-Canadian, paid Conservative shills out to destroy the Shining Savior that is Justin Trudeau and usher in a new Dark Age of Despair and Misery (the likes of which we have not seen since the Evil Stephen Harper did his best to annihilate the kind, gentle Canada that we all know and love).

      Seriously. They think that.

  5. Derek Pearce says:

    Damn I was looking forward to seeing Marie Henien take the govt’s case apart in court! Will be interesting now to see if/when Norman sues the govt how much $$ he’ll be awarded. I’m sure he’s in the mood to get any counter-suit before the courts (and before the media) before the election.

    • J.H. says:

      I was looking to see her rip the arse off of Trudeau, PMO, Telford, Butts, Wernick & Senior Silly Servants, Brison, Leblanc, Vance, the RCMP, The Irvings and everyone else down the line, who caused him all this grief. I was hoping to see Marie tear them all a new one.
      What a bunch of elitist pricks!

  6. the salamanders says:

    .. the salamanders are on record, here and elsewhere.. the ‘how’ of this decision.. OK the ‘who’ too.. ? Scott Brison gets the sleazy slide, Trudeau et al slide.. its greasy slimy as all get out.. so what does Norman get ? Five million ? More ? Written apology ? Full retraction..

    Full lockdown – ‘Cabinet Confidence’ horseshit salad a la Justin Trudeau served to Canadians.. no lettuce, tomato or dressing included

    Meanwhile some suckhole sellouts in the US of A proclaim the NorthWest Passage aint part of Canada.. not our ‘juristiction’ .. and Trudeau et al suck eggs.. for Donald Trump on our behalf.. Deary me.. who knew Justin could be such a loser.. along with his ‘brain trust’ ..

    And our ‘consolation prize’ ?? If any ?? Justin Trudeau hands over his crown to Andrew Scheer and his septic tank party of ideological evangelical lost crudmongers. Well folks… that’s what seems the zenith.. uh ‘vanishing point’ of the Trudeau ‘era’ .. the grand legacy.. and special thanks to Gerald Butts eh.. political footnote & loser. Canadians get a souvenir dilbit pipeline.. we did not request.. from Alberta with love.. eh

    • Charles says:

      The “party of ideological evangelical lost crudmongers” as you call , have among their candidates a Muslim immigrant woman:
      https://nationalpost.com/opinion/im-a-single-mom-a-muslim-an-immigrant-and-a-conservative

      During the 10 years of Harper, I dot recall gays got imprisoned or women been forced to stop abortion – who remained funded by taxpayers.

      These ideological evangelical pay their taxes as well and have the right for their beliefs and to be represented in parliament – like everyone else in this supposedly free country (so far).

      It was the Liberals – not Conservatives, who were pushing their ideology on all Canadians through the summer job pro-abortion attestation.

    • Fred from BC says:

      “Scott Brison gets the sleazy slide”

      Yeah, I’d love to know what that was all about.

  7. Jim Keegan says:

    I’m happy for Admiral Norman but disappointed that we will not be treated to the spectacle of Marie Henein skewering Wernick, Butts and Brison in the witness stand.

  8. Sean says:

    This is the work of the Imposter. He wanted to shut up Scheer via a libel suit but it was all a show of his Megalomania. He destroyed three courageous ladies from his caucus. The Imposter is a power lusting vindictive prick , void of empathy, principles and morals.

    • Doug Brown says:

      You attribute motivations to an empty vassal. At best, Trudeau is a spokesmodel. The true evil lies in the real power brokers, mainly Butts, Telford and Wernick. Come fall, Trudeau can resume his true calling: overaged good-time boy.

  9. billg says:

    There should be some sort of Disaster Relief Fund for the people who have been damaged by this Liberal Government.

  10. On Reflection 1 says:

    So who exactly is everyone accusing of trying to destroy Vice-Admiral Norman’s career – the Irvings, Seaspan, former Treasury Board President Scott Brison, the Liberal Party, the Prime Minister, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, General Vance, Canada’s military establishment or all of the above???

  11. Des says:

    If JWR (who probably has some idea being the AG) or Jane Philpott would leak why they’re withdrawing, why he was charged in the first place, or the details around Irving’s deal that would be….

    (chef’s kiss)

  12. Pipes says:

    After he stops suing everyone, he’ll have so many boats he wont need the Navy.

  13. Luke says:

    I wonder what Andrew Leslie is thinking right about now…

  14. Fred from BC says:

    I wonder if Vice-Admiral Norman will wait until October to file his lawsuit?

    (early October, of course)

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