Libby's call for an apology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 12, 2010

PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE MUST APOLOGIZE FOR ATTACKS

VANCOUVER – Vancouver East MP Libby Davies is calling on the Prime Minister to apologize to her and retract the inflammatory and false statements made on Wednesday by his chief spokesperson Dimitri Soudas.

“Soudas’ comments misrepresented the actions of an elected Member of Parliament. This type of behaviour should be beneath the Prime Minister and his staff,” said Davies. “Soudas’ hot-headed statements undermined the integrity and dignity of the office of the Prime Minister.”

Davies attended a protest in Vancouver on Wednesday to show her support for InSite, Vancouver’s safe injection site, which the Harper Conservatives have been attempting to shut down despite scientific evidence that shows it is saving lives. Soudas told the press that Davies organized the protest and that she encouraged “locking and chaining doors of buildings while seniors, veterans, and young children are gathered inside.”

All his charges are completely unfounded and untrue.

This isn’t the first time the Prime Minister’s communications staff have jumped to conclusions based on little or no facts.

In December, Soudas publicly berated environmentalist Stephen Guilbeault at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, accusing him of creating an anti-Harper press release that another group later claimed responsibility for.

In October, the Government accused New Democrat Leader Jack Layton of being responsible for a protest in the public gallery in the House of Commons. Again, the charge was a fabrication.

And last July, the Prime Minister had to apologize after he attacked the Liberal leader based on false information provided to him by Soudas.

“At best the Prime Minister’s spokesperson is incompetent, and at worst malicious,” said Davies.

“However, we're giving the Prime Minister a chance to the do the right thing, apologize, and correct the misinformation that his chief spokesperson has distributed to the public.”

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This Press Release was posted on February 12, 2010

2 Comments

Agree ... PMO should apologize

While I do not agree with the concept or philosophy behind Insite at all, and while I find the actions of the protesters despicable and abhorrent, the comments made by the PMO are, indeed, inflammatory and not based on any evidence. The comments served only one purpose: inflaming the political dialogue.

I wish we could stick to facts and evidence when dealing with each other. Ideologies will always clash, but it doesn't mean we have to treat each other with disrespect. We can still hate each other's positions on issues, without going after the individuals.

Best regards,
Werner Patels

A dead body remains a jane doe until some one cares.

The site is serving its purpose. But the pillars approach needs more then just money. It needs someone to care about the consequences. The Naomi project helped. Medicine should be legal for what ails us. Too bad the Doctors keep changing the rules.
Well what gives now Libby is your world still in one piece or is that cloud of ash hanging over our heads. For want of a light I traveled from Jackson and Hastings to Lynn Valley. And jumped off the bus before I got to the park. when I thought an underage boy gave me that pack of white matches. Dont you think the truth of who those boys I went to school with at quest, were while it was still called Prince of Wales Mini school. The real truth or was my name taken off the records. Because Dr. Druggie could not find another librian to take care of the early school kids books. The school was still sharing space with the elementery kids. Dr Druggie gave me and my good name a wack because I came from the wrong side of town. And had already been sodomized. Back then those boys (dare I speak their fathers name) in that part of town even got away with driving without a licence. All the way from Boundry and Broadway and no one told me were to eat and they,the kids told me there was no cafiteria.But I remember.Sarah
Steven.Charles,Allen I think he was the one they teased and said what balls in his pockets was he playing with.
Sarah was held down and given a pink belly. The poor lady gave me instruction because we had coed gym class and we were playing rugby. And I scored a point for our side. And she was playing in her new dress. I got a B. I hope so did she. I liked her I though tackle was tackle like football. And accidentally knocked down one of the boys. He lost his breath I was so sorry . Mom let me quit on the condition i get a job. But when the nurse came home Dr. Druggie said. it was a bad idea. I was unreliable. She was angry because I got hungry and made popocorn. And she fired me.From babysitting. Mom made me go back and collect my pay.
This is diffenetly an old boys club because that gang never let up. I dont know if tom Ellis was the teacher that gave me that B. But how his life was ruined I did not see how as I was under Dr orders not to watch the news.I obeyed as I had no cable and had work and plenty of other pursuits.Though I did see his face when I got sight of him on TV one day. My gym teacher had dark brown hair. When I was in that first year of that new school I was told that it was for students that excell. They said overachievers. Well I thought I fit in because I did my homework and my school work and my job in the library. But those kids never let up. At loon lake at an experimental forestry camp they all tricked me into buying them cigerettes. My mom gave me encouragement because she could not forsee expenses.And gave me ten dollars. The tree planter went into town when they all put in their own brand of cigerettes to order. And now that I think of it I think we were supposed to bring our own food. And I did not know that. Maybe. They have been laughing about this a long time. Then I was left to cry. How stupid. But that is when they found out my weakness of health and played on it ever since.
But then some one called to say they were going to be late from the spokane expo and I thought how could that be, me on the list I wasnt at the school any more. This is a long time to be a Jane Doe. They probably started this farce when they left the country and pretended I never came back. Otherwise were is my reality. All these years I prayed that wiser heads would prevail.