Mr Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP) in Alberta alleges that Prime Minister Trudeau (PMJT) laid out some “smears against construction workers” but that’s not true!
PM Trudeau took the high road by not calling out the misinformation of a Conservative plant who had to read her question from a note. The experience she related was singular, and not shared by the women who were abused.
Gender-based impacts are well-known and a disservice to women to dismiss them.
Kenney is projecting: smearing is on him.
Here’s exactly what Trudeau said at the G20, what the PMO says he meant, and how his critics interpreted his comments
UCP/CPC both have a political agenda in misrepresenting what PMJT says, but this one is the most egregious of all b/c women matter!
“…while it’s not all workers, there is a link between camps and violence against women.”
A “sharp increase” in sex trafficking is also fact.
A sample of some of the research work that has been done. Many references included in Secwepemcul’ECW Assembly link.
“…camps are associated with increased rates of sexual assault and violence against Indigenous women, along with addiction, sexually transmitted infections, and family violence.”
UBCIC adds voice to concerns of pipeline ‘man camps’ Critics say the ‘hyper-masculine’ camps increase risks of violence against women
“…these man camps put all women, youth and children at risk in those communities neighbouring these camps.”
Community on edge as LNG plans ‘man camps’ to start building gas pipeline
“Area politicians like Jessica McCallum-Miller know the influx can boost local economies but also spike crime.”
“The biggest city in the area, Williston, saw calls to police increase from 4,163 in 2006 to 15,954 in 2011. Narcotics investigations skyrocketed, as did drug arrests.”
Oil, Heartbreak, And Manhood: Behind The Mental Health Crisis Of Alberta’s Oil Workers. Men in the oil sands are turning to addiction and suicide
“”Trades and industry” has the highest suicide rate of any occupational group….”
Sexual assault on the pipeline
“Many men retain their humanity, but as advocacy organizations like First Nations Women’s Alliance have noted, these man camps become centers for drugs, violence, and the sex trafficking of women and girls.”
Northern resource development tied to violence against indigenous women: report Northeastern B.C. Peace River region:
“The 78-page report is believed to be the first major study on the issue by an international human-rights organization.”
What is GBA+?
“Lest you think this is purely an exercise in leftie virtue-signaling, a GSA+-style program has been promised ever since 1995, and was ultimately introduced under the Conservatives….
Screenshot of Jason Kenney’s tweet