An 18 year old editorial from a local Canadian newspaper has emerged accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of inappropriate sexual contact with a reporter.
In the article from August 2000 published in the Creston Valley Advance, a local paper in British Columbia, Trudeau told the young woman: “I’m sorry. If I had known you were reporting for a national paper, I would never have been so forward.”
The editorial scoffs at Trudeau’s flippant apology and reprimands the young Trustifarian and son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, reports Breitbart News.
“[S]houldn’t the son of a former prime minister be aware of the rights and wrongs that go along with public socializing?” the writer says.
Here is a slightly better quality image of an editorial in the August 14, 2000 Creston Valley Advance, a local B.C. paper, which claims Justin Trudeau apologized for "inappropriately handling" (or "groping" in the paper's words) a female reporter. pic.twitter.com/fZ748QqWYX
— Sean Craig (@sdbcraig) June 7, 2018
“Didn’t he learn through his vast experiences in public life, that groping a strange young woman isn’t in the handbook of proper etiquette, regardless of who she is, what her business is or where they are?”
Trudeau, a hawk of the #MeToo movement who encourages parents to raise their boys as feminists, recently made “gender equity” a focus of his administration, introducing legislation this year to reduce the pay gap between the sexes.
“Our sons have the power and the responsibility to change our culture of sexism,” Trudeau wrote in an editorial last year. “Our sons have the power and the responsibility to change our culture of sexism.”
As President Trump’s administration amps up pressure on trade deals with Canada, Trudeau announced gender equality would be his “top priority” for the upcoming G7 summit in Quebec, reports the Globe and Mail.
Trudeau’s father is rumored to have been a notorious womanizer.
For clarification that’s Pierre, not Fidel.
feature image via Jacobin