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#161 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:24 PM

baseless?  it's actually true.  check the crowd shots from yesterday in toronto:

 

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video:  https://youtu.be/aCY..._THUMB_MON.jpg]

 

 

 

 



#162 RFS

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:25 PM

Where else will you find that many white people in one place in Toronto? Maybe a green party rally. That's about it

#163 Rob Randall

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:29 PM

I doubt Cherry ever fretted about the fact a lot of Irish will never wear a poppy. Follow me?


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#164 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:34 PM

I doubt Cherry ever fretted about the fact a lot of Irish will never wear a poppy. Follow me?

 

well he did say exactly this:

 

 

 

And I said, ‘You people,’” he added. “Irish, Scottish, anybody that’s newcomers to Canada, and they should wear a poppy to honour our dead from the past, whether they’re Scottish or Irish or English, or where they come from.”

 

https://etcanada.com...ifferent-words/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 12 November 2019 - 07:34 PM.


#165 RFS

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:36 PM

I doubt Cherry ever fretted about the fact a lot of Irish will never wear a poppy. Follow me?


His point was about newcomers to Canada not paying respect to our historical sacrifices. Is it Don Cherry's fault that said newcomer's are mostly non-white?

#166 spanky123

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 07:56 PM

His point was about newcomers to Canada not paying respect to our historical sacrifices. Is it Don Cherry's fault that said newcomer's are mostly non-white?


Outside of North America and parts of Europe does any other country homour remembrance day? On that basis it is understandable that newcomers don’t know about poppies. Other countries do a better job of educating newcomers on their history and culture. Perhaps that should be part of our integration process as well.

#167 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:00 PM

Outside of North America and parts of Europe does any other country homour remembrance day? 

 

not really.



#168 Mike K.

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:05 PM

Australia and NZ do, poppies and all. I suspect it’s prevalent throughout the Commonwealth.

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#169 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:06 PM

yes it's more a commonwealth thing that a european one.



#170 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:16 PM

While coping with a feeling of betrayal, Cherry said he has been uplifted by the support from friends and fans across the country and in the United States.

It is true. I have also received hundreds up hundreds of emails of support — many saying they will be at a planned protest at Sportsnet’s studios on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Even former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion says she will be there and has also signed a petition which already has more than 103,000 signatures demanding that Don be reinstated.

 

https://torontosun.c...from-supporters



#171 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:19 PM

yes it's more a commonwealth thing that a european one.

 

france has it though.



#172 RoadRunner

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM

Here is the view from a labour lawyer, as reported by Global News (https://globalnews.c...ant-impact/amp/

- Howard Levitt, a Toronto-based employment and labour lawyer, disagrees. Attacking immigrants, he said, is inherently attacking people based on the national origin — something larger organizations, like Rogers, openly prohibit in their ethical code of conduct.

“Just like gender or race, national origin is a prohibited ground that you can’t discriminate based on,” he said.

“A lot of Rogers’ customers are immigrants, minorities, people from different countries and/or even maintain ancestry from different countries, because we all are to some extent.”

Mr. Levitt also authored this article in the Financial Post:
https://business.fin...dropping-cherry

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#173 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:36 PM

and he said this:

 

 

“He may be politically incorrect, and may not have been as careful as he should have in his remarks, but his offence does not warrant firing.”

 

Howard Levitt, a Toronto-based employment and labour lawyer, disagrees. Attacking immigrants, he said, is inherently attacking people based on the national origin — something larger organizations, like Rogers, openly prohibit in their ethical code of conduct.

 

“Just like gender or race, national origin is a prohibited ground that you can’t discriminate based on,” he said.

 

 

https://globalnews.c...ant-impact/amp/

 

 

anyway he was not "discriminating against" anyone.  he was making fair commentary.



#174 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:37 PM

how about this guy quoted in the article.  should he lose his job now?  (he's also way off with his "boomer" attack cherry was born at least a decade before boomers)

 

 

 

 

Ryan Packman, 26, who served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 2008 to 2011, described Cherry as an “intolerable baby boomer with a habit of saying things he shouldn’t,” but thought Cherry brought up an interesting point when it came to showing respect for the military’s contributions to Canadian society.

 

Over the years, Packman said he’d noticed a visible decrease in people wearing poppies on Remembrance Day, which he views as disrespectful.

 

“There’s a reason people want to move here,” said Packman, who resides in Montreal. “It would be nice to show a little bit of visible appreciation to the people that did give their lives or watched to watch their friends give their lives.

 

“If it weren’t for the troops that served, then our country would be very different than it is today.”


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 12 November 2019 - 08:40 PM.


#175 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:42 PM

156k have signed the pro-cherry petition.

 

https://www.change.o...back-don-cherry



#176 Mike K.

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 09:27 PM

How many of those 157k will switch their phone plan or cable service to another provider? I bet very few.
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#177 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 09:31 PM

How many of those 157k will switch their phone plan or cable service to another provider? I bet very few.


no. because most canadians think they are all mostly the same. but show me one other petition in the history of change.org with that many canadian signatures. I suspect there are none.

#178 shoeflack

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 10:30 PM

no. because most canadians think they are all mostly the same. but show me one other petition in the history of change.org with that many canadian signatures. I suspect there are none.

 

There are many, many Canadian-based change.org petition to have surpassed that threshold.

 

End the cruel shark fin trade in Canada - 313,030 signatures

Ban the Sale of Elephant Ivory in Canada #IvoryFreeCanada - 510,000+ signatures

Tim Hortons, we know you can make and use a #BetterCup! - 175,000+ signatures

End food waste in Canada! - 260,000+ signatures

 

Just go here and browse for yourself...https://www.change.org/en-CA


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 04:44 AM

tucker carlson on the don cherry firing

 

video :  https://youtu.be/MD79PRy7E98



#180 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:50 AM

I used to like Tucker 20 years ago on CNN in his bow tie days. Now his show is The White Power Hour. To save you clicking the link, Cherry says he should have said "everybody" instead of "those people" because people are sensitive to which Tucker replied, they're not sensitive, "they're fascists with no real feelings", to which Cherry nods along. 

 

It makes me feels sick and that's not a fake feeling.

 

It's sick that Remembrance Day, the most solemn day on our calendar, is fodder for Carlson, Ben Shapiro the rest of the Julius Streicher fanboy club to whine about how they can't complain about immigrants like they could in the old days.


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