You are full of shit.
Perhaps, but I do attempt to evacuate it in timely fashion.
I pointed out where you were malicious so you ignored it.
My comment about your misspelling of "publicly" was actually intended as a quip, in a desire to lighten up the discussion. You seem to be immune to that concept. Sorry about that.
You have accused me of hyperpartisanship several times. Goose Gander.
You've spent years here being called a Liberal shill by a multitude of babblers. Not by me. I've always appreciated your interventions, especially on feminism, your thoughtful analysis of Québec issues, and many others. But something's going wrong her. You say I've accused you of hyperpartisanship several times. That's weird. Remind me of a single time. If I did, it was not intended, and I will retract. But it's your accusation, so over to you.
Being a progressive economist, if he is, does not mean that he cannot also harass people.
Yes it does. He can lie, cheat, steal, and murder. Ok seriously, what a stupid comment. I told you how I came to know him and why I had a tendency to respect him - in response to your question. So you use my sincere response to type that utterly inane sentence above? What is wrong with you today?
He initially accepted the findings of the report so perhaps not so innocent as you proclaim.
Yes of course he did. How many times do I have to repeat that? He explained how he read about the allegations of his standing or sitting too close to people, and talking longer than they liked, and came to understand how this could be seen as unwelcome behaviour, and he resolved to take it to heart. No one has contradicted his description of these situations. And no, Professors Pondering and Flaherty, that's not "sexual harassment", even if the kind Professor apparently characterized them that way (and why did the party release those findings at all? couldn't that risk identifying the complainants?). When he accepted those findings, he did it in a spirit of giving the benefit of the doubt, of genuine reconciliation, of not nitpicking, of trying to recognize his own faults and changing. This was after being treated like shit - not told the names of the complainants - not even being told the allegations weeks into the process - having to hear himself publicly reviled by that creepy Christine Moore (with no penalty to Moore for her abhorrent email) - and then the Senior Staffer deciding she hadn't done enough damage (must have heard that Weir was accepting the report, holy crap, that wasn't part of the plan), so she went public again with her bizarre claim that she felt "physically intimidated" by him - not naming herself, giving no context. After waiting and waiting for guidance from the party - or at least, maybe, Singh publicly denouncing this former senior staffer for violating the terms of the investigation - Weir couldn't contain it any more.
Yeah, I admire him and his restraint. And I'm coming to a rather speculative conclusion, because I haven't seen all the witness accounts. Here it is: Erin Weir did nothing wrong. Moore issued her wild attack; Singh fished for complainants, and they reeled some in; they did a Star Chamber process in direct violation of the NDP's own harassment policy (as I have proven repeatedly - no one has contradicted me on that); and they couldn't come up with a single allegation against Weir that would shock a resident of Canada in the 21st century.
Erin Weir is the victim here, and an innocent victim at that.
Weir did and still does have recourse. It is his own actions that have resulted in his current situation. That he hasn't sued yet doesn't mean he won't. It can take time to get it together. I don't believe he will.
How generous of spirit you are, to give Weir advice about his recourse. I don't care if he sues. I don't need to advise him. The problem to be resolved is in the secret inner circle which leads the NDP, and the rival factions. Unless that poison is addressed, other Moores will arise with their toxic behaviour, and other Weirs will fall victim. Like all the excellent candidates who have been turfed by secret processes because they weren't sufficiently pro-Israeli (5 names come to mind off hand). The NDP is sick, and that's a shame.
I am expressing my opinion not claiming fact.
I know. I'm trying to stick to the facts.