The media largely boycotted the youth-led Power Shift 2012 conference, which took place in Ottawa and Gatineau last weekend. The four-day conference brought together more than 1,000 youth from across Canada (a Google search of “Power Shift 2012″ followed by the names of major Canadian newspapers turns up nothing). It called on the Harper Government to act now to stop climate change, and social and racial injustice. The conference concluded with a massive rally in downtown Ottawa on Monday, which called for an immediate end to annual handouts of $1.4 billion in Canadian taxpayer money to fossil fuel corporations ravaging the environment.
No comment yet from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who appointed Brazeau to the Senate in 2008.
On Wednesday, I blogged about the Conservative Senator, who called Canadian Press reporter Jennifer Ditchburn a “bitch” on Twitter. Senator Brazeau was mad that the reporter had highlighted his poor performance record in Canada’s appointed upper house of Parliament.
Now Brazeau’s Twitter account, @TheBrazman, has disappeared from the Twitterverse.
But that was before two other Twitter fight with… a journalist. On Thursday, the Senator quarreled with APTN News reporter, Jorge Barrera, after he’d filed a story highlighting allegations of bullying and sexual harassment against Brazeau during his time as national chief of Congress of Aboriginal People (CAP).
Meet Patrick Brazeau (pictured), the sexist Canadian senator who called Ottawa-based reporter, Jennifer Ditchburn, a “bitch” yesterday. Her crime: she’d done her job by highlighting his poor attendance record in Canada’s appointed upper house of Parliament. He immediately issued a “reluctant” apology.
Why did Brazeau call a report doing her job a “bitch”? Is it because he’s an ex-soldier? Brazeau served in the Canadian Armed Forces. Is it because he’s a 2nd degree black belt in Karate. Is it..?