James Low, Conservative, Vancouver-East – Officially the most obscure candidate in all of Canada

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That is James Low. The guy with the beard. No wait, the guy with the chest. No, no, the guy with the nerd grin…

OK, of course they’re all James Low – but which oh which is THE James Low, the Conservative candidate in the riding of Vancouver East. I don’t actually know.  How about this guy:

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That is a man named Jim Low. He’s in Vancouver, he works for London Life as a financial security advisor and looks a lot like someone in a picture from Jojo Quimpo’s Facebook page. Mr. Quimpo is the Tory candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway.

So he’s Jim low, but is he also James Low? Or is it actually Tin Chong Low?

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I’ve put together what information I could based on this Elections Canada record. It’s the *only* hard info on James Low. The Conservative Party website has no twitter, no Facebook, no website listed – not even a picture.

From Elections Canada though we see someone with involvement in the Conservative Party, we get an address and phone number and a position as Financial Agent.

  • James Low
  • 2648 Oxford Street
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • V5K 1N3
  • Tel: 604.254.4413

There are three James or Jim Low’s on Linkedin. 1 is in IT, and judging from his work history, he lives in Richmond. The other works for BC Hydro and is a prospect – but Jim Low fits best, as he lives in the city, works in the city, he has a background in finance, and he’s about the right age for that constituency association.

Looking into Mr. Low – I’ve become even more confused about that constituency association though. I find one address on a conservative DB, listing it a few doors down from Mr. Low. Wikipedia says it’s on East 4th and Elections Canada as seen above puts it somewhere else entirely.

And I hope the Elections Canada address is right because it actually brings me to something interesting about the Vancouver East Conservative EDA. I’m a BC’er and when I was a kid, the province was ruled by the Social Credit Party – Socreds. They were unchallenged. Then Vander Zalm became premier and destroyed the party – ‘faaantastic’. When that party ended, its final member, candidate, president and de facto leader, became head of the Conservative EDA in Vancouver East. Note the address below, and compare with the EDA address listed above.

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Like the last home of the once powerful Social Credit Party, the EDA is situated in a little house just off Hastings Street, a few blocks south of the PNE. That’s presumably where Carrol Woolsey lives. Listed as head of the EDA by Elections Canada, and last ever Social Credit candidate to run in BC.

I’m guessing she’ll be running Mr. Low’s campaign – which isn’t auspicious for him – or the Tories for that matter.

Getting back to the point: I don’t know who James Low is, and I’m kinda good at finding stuff out about people. I have no idea how anyone else could do it & that’s not cool. It shouldn’t be this hard to find out who is running for office in your neighbourhood. And don’t think this is the only Conservative candidate like this.

I spoke with a newspaper on the Gulf Islands this week about the Tory candidate there, Robert Boyd. They told me they couldn’t find any info on him except on my blog – and that he wouldn’t respond to calls or emails … until my blog post came out that is. Since then though he’s become even harder to find. I can think of a couple dozen candidates just as hard to pin down.

The press is reporting that the Conservative Party has told candidates not to talk to them, nor appear at all candidate’s meetings. Do what they must, but at the very least, the Conservative Party should make candidates put some info out there, let people know something about them other than their name.

I mean unless this is some sort of brilliant ‘meta’ campaign. Maybe James Low isn’t an actual person, maybe he’s that feeling we get when we see the flag on Remembrance Day, the warm glow when the plane touches down at home and the pilot says ‘Welcome to Vancouver’, maybe James Low is a state of mind, a state of Canadian-ness  that embraces all of us regardless of party. Maybe you’re James Low, maybe, when I truly learn to love, I’ll be James Low. Or you know, maybe the Conservative Party cares so little about East Van they put some rando’ on the ballot and said ‘meh, good enough’.

Oh and as a thanks for making it to the end of this blogpost, here’s the farting preacher, and ‘you’re welcome’:

“I used to dislike Harper too. I thought he’s an arrogant person and doesn’t care about us” – Tory candidate Jojo Quimpo

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I used to dislike Harper too. I thought he’s an arrogant person and doesn’t care about us … We may disagree with his policy but he cares about the future of our country. I was leaning NDP …

Jojo Quimpo, Conservative, Vancouver-Kingsway

Mr. Quimpo published that screenshot on his own campaign site in April, 2015. Who does that?!

Anyhow, no one needs me to write criticism of Jojo Quimpo, or his creative resume, or weird beliefs, or famous over-sensitivity, or his Journey tribute band, there’s lots and lots out there – but consider, in 2015, this is the best the Tories could do in a winnable riding in Vancouver.

Slow down on releases while new site prepared: rainbows aren’t gay, how dare you!

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That’s a screenshot from a Tory’s Facebook page. I haven’t released that yet. I have another 11 releases of info on Tory candidates ready to go.

These releases are going to slow for the next 10 days, while I:

  1. work on publicizing current releases that haven’t got enough attention
  2. assemble all of these on new targeted, press-release-friendly, websites
  3. nail down a few more writers – speaking of which, if you’re interested email twitterdrop1@gmail.com

Tory candidate, Robert Boyd: “do homosexuals and other sexual minorities deserve special protection?”

Update: 26 August, 2015 (at bottom of this post)

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Robert Boyd, listed top-left as candidate for Saanich
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Robert Boyd, pictured with Jason Kenney – from Saanich Tory EDA newsletter

Robert Boyd is the Conservative candidate in Saanich-Gulf Islands. That’s the riding currently held by Elizabeth May, the Green Party leader.

For his part, this run seems to part of a blood feud with Ms May. Here are some of his deleted tweets to Elizabeth May:

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Mr. Boyd’s done a relatively thorough job of scrubbing his social media presence. But there are a few bits left sticking around that paint an unflattering portrait – especially with regards to his views towards the LGBT community.

Here is his YouTube page. He calls himself “Mr Sophistication”. As you can see, Mr Sophistication liked several Ann Coulter videos, and liked one so much he added it to a playlist. The video is titled: “Ann Coulter: I Want DADT [Don’t Ask Don’t Tell] For All of Society, I’m Sick of Hearing About the Gays“.

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If that YouTube ‘like’ were on its own, there wouldn’t be much of a case here. But on the deleted Facebook page of Liberty on the Rocks Vancouver, he posted this: “I’ve heard many criticisms on “human rights” in this country. Most of it has been related to free speech … but do homosexuals and other sexual minorities deserve special protection under the law?

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He put human rights in scare quotes. That’s offensive on it’s own, but more so is the questioning of protections for gays and lesbians. If it were just this post, it would still be a problem – but with the YouTube like, it’s becoming a pattern.

Then there’s this, from Xtra West – the LGBT newspaper in Vancouver:

Despite conflicting earlier responses — first confirming, then denying the Conservative Party’s request for an exemption from signing the Vancouver Pride Society’s (VPS) mandatory Trans Equality Now pledge — VPS president Tim Richards now confirms that the party sought an exemption July 2 and then rescinded it July 10.

Vancouver’s 2015 Pride parade took place Aug 2. The Conservative Party did not participate …“We received an official request for exemption from Robert Boyd, the president of the Vancouver Centre Conservatives on or about July 2,” Richards writes to Golden.

… Daily Xtra obtained an undated pledge form with an attached exemption request purportedly signed by Boyd. The form lacks a section pledging support for changes to federal and provincial legislation to protect gender identity and expression.

Asked if the signature on the document is his, Boyd would not discuss the modified pledge or Richards’ letter.

“We have no comment on either of them,” he tells Daily Xtra.

Put these all together:

  1. The deleted or hidden social media accounts
  2. The YouTube like for an Ann Coulter video: “I’m sick of hearing about the gays”
  3. The Facebook post questioning whether LGBT people “deserve special protection under the law”
  4. and lastly, when we see him a position of influence, Xtra West reports that he uses it to try and bend the rules of Vancouver Pride, to get out of signing on to a commitment to protect trans people, and to keep his party out of the gay pride march.

You can draw your own conclusions from that.

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Note on identification: Robert Boyd is a common name. There are several involved in conservative politics. There are even 2 Robert W Boyd’s. For the Robert Boyd in this article I verified his identity using the picture from the Saanich EDA newsletter, and matched it to the pic in a Google+ account, and from there verified the identity of this Robert Boyd, using his personal contact information, his personal email and cell phone number, and his employer information – to ensure that the person in Saanich was the same as the person in Vancouver.

Update: 26 August, 2015

Someone, I presume the candidate, has deleted the YouTube page linked to above. In case he starts talking about being taken our of context – the context HE deleted, this is how it looked yesterday:

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Here is how it looks now:

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He’s also deleted his Google + account. This is how it appeared yesterday:

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And this is how it appears now:

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Is Conservative candidate Toyin Dada, hiding history of religious extremism?

Summary: Conservative Party candidate for Etobicoke-North, Toyin Dada, appears to have hidden or not disclosed two important parts of her past: (1) her participation with a homophobic Christian group in their protest at Toronto’s Gay Pride parade; & (2) her history of anti-abortion militancy, including protesting at abortion clinics.

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That comment* is from Alex Lewis, member of LGBTory, a group representing the interests of Gay and Lesbian members of the Conservative Party. He made that comment in regards to Toyin Dada.

And who is Toyin Dada?

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Image from Toyin Dada’s campaign site: votetoyindada.com
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Toyin Dada (third from left), pictured protesting against abortion

In 2013, a group of street preachers attended Toronto’s Gay Pride event. Here is a sample of what they shouted at passersby:

The god that created the heavens and the Earth, he said I’ve made them male and female, that’s why we made them. If I asked you an honest question my friend: how did you get into this world? Did you come in by two men or two women? A mother and a father, that’s the answer, right there…

The lord rebukes you Satan, the lord rebukes you, you cannot shut me up…

We are living in the end times friend, you have to know that. Just like in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah, we are living in those times right now, my friend.

That group of preachers call themselves Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries*, and are led by David Lynn. This is the same group that was removed by police from the 2012 Pride Parade for ‘promoting hate’.

[*And FYI: They are a registered charity and receive government funding]

Besides being Executive Director of Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries, David Lynn was a frequent guest on the failed SunNewsNetwork, and still appears on Ezra Levant’s new website, the Rebel – whose viewers donated to a legal defence fund for the government-subsidized charity. Here are Mr Lynn’s views on gays and lesbians as heard shouted from the corner of Yonge and Dundas at this year‘s edition of Pride Toronto:

Who are those people that will be in hell? It is all liars, all cheaters, all adulterers, those who are fornicating, those who are living in homosexual lifestyles, those who are living in lesbianism, those who are doing things contrary to what is right.

I bring up David Lynn and the government-funded, Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries because that 2013 protest was also attended by Conservative candidate for Etobicoke-North, Toyin Dada:

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Since this screenshot was taken on 21 August, someone with Toyin’s username and password has deleted the comments.

In her November, 2013 Google + post, she wrote:

Just saw the video of us at the pride parade this year. He hears our prayers. God bless you!

Further evidence confirms that Toyin attended with David Lynn’s Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries:

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That’s phantom meta data, left over from a deleted video, archived on a random spam site. See the link that says:

“Toyin Dada visited Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries at Toronto Pride 2013 and ministered in Music”

It points to a video, but like the Google + post above it’s been deleted. From the video above of the street preacher, you can imagine why – after all, if that’s what they leave up, what did they take down?

This isn’t Toyin Dada’s first time working with David Lynn and Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries. She was with them earlier that year protesting outside of the famous U of T “orgy”:

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Video of Toyin wasn’t available. Like the video of her protesting at Pride, like the Google + post, it’s also been deleted. Though the ghost of it still shows up in search results like this.

The Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries publish dozens, if not hundreds, of videos on their YouTube page. They don’t just target gays and lesbians. They also target black people, Muslims, Jews, and Buddhists. Sometimes, their members do so physically, like in this video, where the Christ’s Forgiveness preacher seen at the top of this post threatens and charges at Muslims at Yonge and Dundas. Toyin isn’t immune from this religious bigotry. Here she is mocking the Bahá’í faith and it’s founder Bahá’u’lláh:

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So, what are the facts?

  1. The Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries attended 2013 Gay Pride. They note this on their Facebook page.
  2. They spouted hate at passersby at that event, as can be seen in their own video of it.
  3. Conservative candidate for Etobicoke North, Toyin Dada, attended the event with them. She acknowledges that in her deleted Google + post, and further proof is seen in the phantom meta data for her deleted video.
  4. Toyin worked with Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries before, as seen with another piece of phantom meta data.
  5. Judging from her Google + post, she was so pleased with how the Gay Pride protest went, she praised God, and asked for a copy of the video.
  6. Someone with access to Toyin Dada’s and David Lynn’s social media accounts has been deleting all evidence of her attendance at the event – with the Google+ post vanishing in just the last few days.
  7. She has openly expressed religious bigotry.

Is it acceptable for a candidate for the governing party to attend a hateful protest at Gay Pride? Is it acceptable for her to try and hide that?

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Other videos have been deleted from Toyin’s social media accounts too. On her YouTube page someone praises her for her video about “Roxanne’s Law“.

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Looking around for that video, you find this – the description still survives, but the video itself has been deleted:

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The same thing can be seen on her ‘Reverbnation’ page – a link for a video called ‘Sign the Petition (Roxanne’s Law)’. However, click on it and you’ll see that like her Google + comment, like video of her at the hateful protest at Gay Pride, like the video of her protesting U of T students with Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries – this too has been deleted.

So, what is Roxanne’s Law? Introduced by Rod Bruinooge [full disclosure: I volunteered on his 2006 campaign, before I realized he was a pro-lifer], Roxanne’s law would make it an offense to coerce a woman into getting an abortion.

Many thought this law was a trojan horse for reclassifying a fetus as a child, and giving a new venue for anti-abortion activists to harass providers. Here is the Toronto Star on Roxanne’s Law:

… the bill refers to the result of conception as a child, which Leslie said could lead to a legal recognition that a fetus has the same Charter rights to life and security as a person.

“I really see this bill as reopening the door to this idea of fetal rights because the bill actually refers to a fetus as child,” said Leslie.

“If we can open that door even a crack to this idea of fetal rights — which in my opinion promotes anti-choice ideas — that has an impact on women’s rights and freedoms when it comes to the very personal decision about abortion.”

… criminalizing a vaguely defined coercion would make it easy for anti-abortion advocates to press charges against providers and pro-choice pregnancy counsellors.

The Roxanne’s Law video made me take a look at what other anti-abortion activism Toyin Dada was engaged in.

For at least a year, Toyin participated in protests outside of abortion clinics with a group called ‘Bound 4 Life‘. This is a group created by a man named Lou Engle – a group that describes abortion as a “holocaust“, and a group that believes that natural disasters, such as the Joplin Tornado that killed 100, are God’s punishment for allowing abortion. The images below are Facebook posts from Bound4Life, showing Toyin’s participation in multiple protests (these are not all of them – but a sample to show you the time range):

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These protests also extended to the York University campus:

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Toyin liked and commented on many posts on the Bound4Life Facebook page, including those that conflate abortion with the genocide of Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe:

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Toyin also posted long screeds on the Bound4Life Facebook Page:

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The one above, she re-posted on her own site – though like much of her history of extremist activism – this post was deleted or hidden. A cache of it appears below (NB: the final line is the Life Prayer from Bound4Life):

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Toyin’s anti-abortion activism is *extensive*, it includes a trip to Cambodia where, among some useful activities, her group scared poor 3rd world prostitutes about the ‘dangers of abortion’:

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She also worked with the same group for a march on Ottawa to condemn the 25 years of choice since the Morgentaller court victory. Her anti-abortion activism may also include future plans for a website.

Searching the web I found this page listing the websites that Toyin owns:

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You can see her campaign website in the right-hand column (zoomed in above). But at the bottom of that column? A website titled: genocideincanada.com . An additional search of domain registration databases shows that she renewed her ownership of this site on 17 November, 2014.

In light of her anti-abortion protesting, her likes and comments on ‘holocausts’ and ‘genocides’ – I believe it is safe to conclude that this domain, genocideincanada.com was intended as a future venue for her anti-abortion views. A point to stress: She renewed it on November 17th, 2014 – coincidentally, she began her run for the Tory candidacy on November 14th, 2014.

To conclude, what are the facts?

  1. The Conservative candidate for Etobicoke-North, Toyin Dada participated in a protest at Toronto’s Gay Pride event in 2013.
  2. She was there with a group called the Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries, whose preachers can be heard berating and insulting the parade attendees.
  3. She or someone with access to her social media accounts hid this information, even deleting the Google + post pictured above in the last few days.
  4. She has made bigoted comments about other religions.
  5. She also has protested outside of abortion clinics and at universities.
  6. She has liked or made comments comparing abortion to murder, slavery, the holocaust, and genocide.
  7. She bought a website called genocideincanada.com – a website she renewed just a few days after she began her campaign for the Tory candidacy. A website one might conclude would be used to promote her anti-choice agenda.

If Toyin ran her campaign on those 7 points above, I doubt she would have won the nomination. Canada doesn’t usually have much time for people who protest Gay Pride, and who menace pregnant teens at abortion clinics, nor do we have much time for people who trivialize the holocaust, or water down to nothing, the word ‘genocide’.

But in none of her campaign materials does Toyin make any mention of her views on gays or on abortion. Nor does she mention her membership or association with bound4life or Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries. Instead she says this:

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That’s her values statement: economy, business owners, families, nothing that hints at her disturbing background of extremist activism.

Should this person be a candidate? That depends on whether or not Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party believes that hiding things, that protesting gays, that scaring young women in their hour of need are Tory values or not.

Extremist Tory candidate insults women, First Nations, Quebec, Sikhs, and Muslims

Update: Due to the longer version of this post, the candidate has been fired. I’m glad he was fired for the comments the media describe as “sexist”, but he also made some really offensive comments about First Nations people, Sikhs, and Muslims …

Updater: According to the CBC, he may not have been fired, but may have resigned. In which case I stand corrected. I must have mis-read the French-language press. Re this blog “taking credit” – no. “Due to this” is not necessarily taking credit. It should read “due *in part* to the facts that this blog uncovered, and the exposure they received from Paul Wells of Macleans, the Conservative Party / or the candidate / chose for their own reasons to end this candidacy”. If you look at Rue Masson for example, there was additional info out there

The original blog post follows:

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This is a summary of a longer post, which you can read here.

Meet the Conservative Party candidate for Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Gilles Guibord:

On Women:

“Man is stronger than woman, the woman is placed under his protection because of her pregnancies”

On First Nations rights:

“In Quebec, it’s the descendants of the French who have aboriginals rights, not the Mohawks”

On Quebec voters:

“There is a price to pay for stupidity … [Quebec] is now outside the government”

On the Conservative Party:

“The mark of a Great political party is to take power; then the goal should be achieved without Quebec voters; which was done”

On non-Christians:

“It is no coincidence that Christian societies have expanded over the world for at least 1,000 years. Curiously today moving away from God, these countries regress compared to Christian societies”

BQ Leader Gilles Duceppe:

“Gilles Duceppe, this insane Stalin”

On the Sikh religion:

“For a Sikh, wearing a Turban is not a religious requirement, it was a military requirement, like the kirpan”

On his anti-Sikh and anti-Muslim views and the Conservative Party:

I make it a point to choose [a political party] that seems the best features in my political views

To see these quotes in context, and other from this extremist, please click here.

“I have not changed my mind. […] There is nothing in the Conservative Party platform that is against my ideas”

Update: Due to this post the candidate has been fired. I’m glad he was fired for the comments the media describe as “sexist”, but he also made some really offensive comments about First Nations people, Sikhs, and Muslims …

Updater: According to the CBC, he may not have been fired, but may have resigned. In which case I stand corrected. I must have mis-read the French-language press. Re this blog “taking credit” – no. “Due to this” is not necessarily taking credit. It should read “due *in part* to the facts that this blog uncovered, and the exposure they received from Paul Wells of Macleans, the Conservative Party / or the candidate / chose for their own reasons to end this candidacy”. If you look at Rue Masson for example, there was additional info out there.

The original blog post follows:

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Let’s begin by saying, that’s not how you spell Rosemont. It’s not an obscure neighbourhood, it’s like misspelling the Danforth or Kitsilano. That’s the Conservative Party’s ‘équipe/team’ page – showing all of their candidates.

I point out the spelling mistake to emphasize the total disrespect the Conservative Party has for Quebec. I hope I’ve shown it with what I’ve told you about the violent and sexist comments from CPC candidate for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Wiliam Moughrabi. I hope I’ve explained it with questions about CPC candidate for Joliette Soheil Eid. I hope I’ve shown it with the political donation information about CPC candidate for Mégantic—L’Érable, Luc Berthold.

This post is about CPC candidate for RoseMONT-La Petite-Patrie, Gilles Guibord. He’s deleted his facebook and twitter accounts, so I can’t tell you how he currently describes himself. But here’s how he described himself while campaigning for the Parti Unite Nationale:

Le candidat Gilles Guibord, maintenant à la retraite, a une longue feuille de route en matière d’engagement public.

De 1968 à 1987, M. Guibord a été militant syndical. À partir de 1988, et ce, jusqu’en 1997, il a été représentant régional à Montréal pour un syndicat d’employés fédéraux, ses principales fonctions étant de conseiller les sections locales, de donner de la formation et de représenter les membres devant les tribunaux administratifs.

Côté politique, il a milité pour le Parti québécois de 1968 à 1976 et pour le Parti nationaliste de 1988 à 1990. Il a même été président fondateur de l’association du Bloc québécois dans la circonscription fédérale d’Argenteuil-Papineau en 1991. En 1994-1995, il a été militant de la défunte Action démocratique du Québec et a même porté les couleurs du parti lors d’une élection.

Il a milité pour le parti jusqu’à sa dissolution, en 2012. Parallèlement, il a été membre du Parti conservateur du Canada de 1997 à 2011.

Il a aussi formulé de nombreux mémoires au cours des années sur une panoplie de sujets qui l’intéressaient, en dissertant notamment sur le mode de scrutin, l’avenir politique et constitutionnel du Québec, la souveraineté du Québec et la littératie financière.

Il milite au sein du parti de l’Unité nationale depuis sa fondation, en 2012.

The short English version is that he spent a lot of time working for the PQ and has a lot of views about separation.

Mr. Guibord is a prolific writer, below you will find just a few excerpts and translations of his writing and mostly without any comment – take them as you choose.

Most of these aren’t a surprise, his views on Muslims and Sikhs are well-known, and have already been addressed in the French-language press with little comment, other than from Mr. Guibord himself to say: I have not changed my mind. […] There is nothing in the Conservative Party platform that is against my ideas

Please note – this is a VERY long piece. Guibord writes on the following topics:

  • On Choosing the Conservative Party
  • First Nations
  • Women
  • “Stupid” Quebec Voters
  • The Conservative Party
  • Non-Christians
  • BQ Leader, Gilles Duceppe
  • The Sikh faith
  • More on the Sikh Faith
  • Comment on Muslims, Sikhs, and First Nations

I don’t want to hand-code a bunch of anchor links. So to find the topic you’re interested in (if you don’t want to read the whole thing), Ctrl+f or Command+f and type the desired subject name from above.

This is NOT an exhaustive list, it’s an exhausting one – and at a point I’m tired of reading comments from this piece of … Want to learn more about him, Google his name and the subject of interest (in French), and you will find a LOT there.

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14 December, 2013: Comment on Choosing the Conservative Party

I make it a point to choose [a political party] that seems the best features in my political views

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Google Translation

Since your words have not exceeded your thinking, I must conclude that you are very radical. You reject the methods and strategies of Premier René Lévesque; but how did your best radicalism? Although Prime Minister Jean Chrétien saw the Quebec-Ottawa relations as a ‘war’, you do not have to do the same. Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Mandela have done great things for their countries without shine against power. To talk about war, we must at least have assessments that give you opportunities to win. How can you win a “war” against the federal government that has control over our economy, clammy our tax revenue, and the loyalty of our courts? You probably are left, while the US is the first power of the planet. And they are right. How do you win against the neighbor who is at least 50 times more potent than Quebec. Cuba has managed to survive; because it is an island and that the USSR was ready to support it.

Not a member of a political party. I make it a point to choose the one that seems the best features in my political views. This may be to choose one that seems the least worst. If you are unable to function within our electoral system, I think your project is doomed to failure.

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13 February, 2014: Comments on Women

“Man is stronger than woman, the woman is placed under his protection because of her pregnancies”

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Google Translation:

To be fair, it would be better to speak of man’s authority over woman that superiority. I think the male-female relationships are not determined by religion but by the relation of forces well before religions. The man is stronger than the woman, the woman is placed under his protection. Because of her pregnancies, the woman was often in a state of fragility or insecurity, then man assured her safety. Etc.

Do you believe in gay couples relations of authority of one over the other does not exist?

Ignoring these realities, the feminist movement is wrong. The battle of the sexes, leading feminists, may soon hit a wall.

What they teach you at university? To feed your prejudices?

Happy Valentine’s day

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31 December, 2013: Comments on First Nations

“In Quebec, it’s the descendants of the French who have aboriginals rights, not the Mohawks”

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Google Translation:

I think there was a lot of waste of money in our society, including among First Nations. Someone may have a hundred times wrong on a multitude of topics, I consider only the subject on which it is expressed in each comment. I‘m not a PLQ or PQ; but if I think Mr. Couillard or Madam Marois reason on a subject, I’ll admit. It’s the same for you. Basically I believe that the individual is free and responsible for his decisions, Aboriginal person too. The same goes there for collective decisions.

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Google Translation:

You write: And small Aboriginal people live in misery …….. or is the problem ??????(1) First Nations have always refused to incorporate European culture. It is their right; but there was a price to pay for this decision: Deny urban society and its benefits. (2) The federal government used corruption (let) to keep First Nations quieter. (3) The application of the equal rights could have come out of some indigenous impasses. (4) Political parties have not taken their responsibilities in the integration of indigenous communities. (5) The federal did not want to tarnish Canada’s image on the international scene, as if his image was a fundamental right.

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Google Translation:

I read your comments and I find you very radical; but it is your right.

You hit a key element which explains poverty in many aboriginal communities: corruption. We know something in Quebec; we are stuck with the same problem; while we have services to prevent that. But when it comes to tell our opinion, we are told to mind our business; because we are not indigenous and we are white. I have experienced it. This is unfortunate, but the fact that Hydro pays royalties directly to innous who have drug problems is my business; because they remain in Quebec or Canada. Even if they do not see themselves as Canadian citizens, I consider them as such.

If governments pay my money to someone, whether white or aboriginal, man or woman, it’s my business. We were unable to prevent a lieutenant governor to dip into the “cash”. Imagine prevent Aboriginal Head. We entenderait souls ‘right-thinking’ cry racism In! Colonialism! To capitalism! Machismo! But no help!

And I should feel guilty about the situation! No thanks!

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Google Translation:

Thank you for that. I fight the prevailing discourse that involves blaming the descendants of French. First Nations have accepted the Europeans. A major reason was that the new occupants brought technological advantages, such as wool cover, the melting pot, gun, military alliances and unfortunately the water spirits. When Ottawa ceded part of Terre-de-Rupert, Quebec had the obligation to take the usual arrangements with the nations which occupied the territory. If he had done at that point, he would pay the market price for those rights. To have waited Bourassa has paid much more than the market price, which has created inflation for these rights. I could go further; but more controversy would settle nothing.

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Google Translation:

You write: “it is not only in Québec or was stolen indigenous land.” It amazes me that being a graduate in anthropology, you do not realize that were standing in the First Nations, there was no land ownership, possibly because they could not own Mother Earth. And the land was occupied until a tribe be dislodged by another. Around 1608, there was the war between the tribes. Champlain had sided with an alliance of Algonquin against the Iroquois. The French saved the Wendat (Huron) from extermination by the Mohawk (Mohawk). The Mohawks, who had converted to Christianity, were invited to settle near Montreal to avoid discrimination of other Mohawk for religious reasons.

Before treating our ancestors thieves, they should at least not to betray history. In Quebec, they are the descendants of the French who have aboriginal rights, not the Mohawks. The Supreme Court has not yet understood that. If I’m wrong, someone to explain.

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31 December, 2013: Comment on “Stupid” Quebec Voters

“There is a price to pay for stupidity … [Quebec] is now outside the government”

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Google Translation:

You write: “[…] the sly Harper government indifference toward Quebec, in my opinion, the worst enemy of national unity at this time.” I would call this strategic indifference. We must not forget all the hatred the Bloc, the PQ and the media against the Conservatives. This approach has demonized Mr. Harper in Quebec public opinion. The mark of a great political party is to take power; then the goal should be achieved without Quebec voters; which was done. The PLC and the Liberal Party were happy of the situation; since federalist voters continueaient to be their captive clientele in Quebec, to the famous May 2 There is a price to pay for stupidity. Quebec being outside the Constitution, it is now outside the Government. So Quebec’s place is in the air. He still has him to stay on the “cloud of values.”

The worst enemy of the bi-national unit is Trudeauist Quebec federalist.

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31 December, 2013: Comment on the Conservative Party

“The mark of a Great political party is to take power; then the goal should be achieved without Quebec voters; which was done”

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Google Translation:

You write: “[…] the sly Harper government indifference toward Quebec, in my opinion, the worst enemy of national unity at this time.” I would call this strategic indifference. We must not forget all the hatred the Bloc, the PQ and the media against the Conservatives. This approach has demonized Mr. Harper in Quebec public opinion. The mark of a great political party is to take power; then the goal should be achieved without Quebec voters; which was done. The PLC and the Liberal Party were happy of the situation; since federalist voters continueaient to be their captive clientele in Quebec, to the famous May 2 There is a price to pay for stupidity. Quebec being outside the Constitution, it is now outside the Government. So Quebec’s place is in the air. He still has him to stay on the “cloud of values.”

The worst enemy of the bi-national unit is Trudeauist Quebec federalist.

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13 February, 2014: Comment on Non-Christians

“It is no coincidence that Christian societies have expanded over the world for at least 1,000 years. Curiously today moving away from God, these countries regress compared to Christian societies”

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Google Translation:

I do not know what happened; but I think human relationships are no less determined today by the law of the strongest. The only religion I know enough is Christianity. I believe that since its foundation, its teachings have encouraged the emancipation of man and woman in the context of fraternal relations. It is no coincidence that the Christian societies have radiated on the world for at least 1,000 years. Curiously today moving away from God and these companies regress compared to non-Christian societies.

I feel that in primitive tribes, it was not developing concepts. This activity would not have appeared before the invention of writing.

There are many rationalists who refuse to consider that religion was and still is an essential factor of progress for humanity. I do not have time to try to convert them.

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1 November 2011: Comment on BQ Leader, Gilles Duceppe

“Gilles Duceppe, this insane Stalin”

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Google Translation:

I no longer believe the PQ. With Duceppe even less. At first with the PQ, it was the possibility of a sovereignty-association to resolve the constitutional issue on the place of francophones in Canada and Quebec.
.The PQ has used the national question to the promotion of the left in the context where we are the neighbors of the USA which is the greatest power on the planet right. We know the content of anti-American left. This is not because the PQ is hiding under social democracy that it changes something.
.We Saw in the last term of the Bloc, Duceppe rage against PM Harper and the Conservative Party because they are straight. Put in command of the PQ, this insane Stalin will eventually destroy the PQ. Basically, this may be a good deal; but I definitely do not want him as prime minister. While Duceppe is NO.

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3 October, 2011: Comments on the Sikh Faith (NB: See also CPC Candidate Soheil Eid on a related subject)

“For a Sikh, wearing a Turban is not a religious requirement, it was a military requirement, like the kirpan”

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Google Translation:

Porter For a Sikh turban is not a religious requirement, it was a military requirement, like the kirpan. The Sikh practitioner does not bear all the turban. There are sects who ask to wear it. The Supreme Court relied on the sincere conviction of the applicant to grant a religious accommodation that is not one.

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18 December, 2013: More on the Sikh Faith

“The turban is not a religious requirement”

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Google Translation:

In the case of turban in the RCMP, “abuse of rights” is to allow a policeman to change the uniform for a religious requirement which is not a. The turban is not a religious requirement. Religious requirements are five in number, the “five K”. And the turban is not one of them. The requirement to which a Sikh would most is not to cut his hair. Again, there is a minority of Sikhs who meet this requirement. The policeman could continue wearing her long hair under his hat. How about if a professional hockey player would require changing a piece of his “uniform”. I think the choice of uniform is part of the “right to manage” the employer, not the employee. In the case of a government employer, the population has a say in the decision, if we do not despise the people.

The fundamental right is to practice the Sikh religion; this is not to define his personal religion. Gendarme Employment is no advantage a fundamental right. There is another internationally recognized right is one that can “restrict the practice of a minority religion in the private sphere.” I presume that this right belongs to the state. In our case, a Sikh is a tiny minority among practitioners of the Sikh minority religion. The Supreme Court did not decide on what international law that Canada has not prevailed, probably because this would interfere “multiculturalism” is not a fundamental right.

Your understanding of “abuse of rights” is very partial.

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Google Translation:

What you describe the judiciary is the ideal world. And that’s usually what happens in practice. But what interests me is the particular cases which show that this ideal world does not work if it is in the interest of multiculturalism.

When it comes to deciding the scope of a fundamental right, the Charter shall be interpreted in a democratic framework. What is the main feature of a democratic regime? These are the rights of the majority. Find me examples or the Supreme Court upheld a majority at a reasonable accommodation request called an individual or a minority. Nothing like an example. Take one that particularly affects another majority, the wearing of turbans in the RCMP.

One day a Sikh RCMP officer asked to wear turbans instead of the hat, because of a religious requirement. Another Sikh RCMP officer testified that it is not a religious requirement. In my opinion, the Sikh turban is a military requirement for the soldier of the Sikh army. But the judge did not consider this evidence-cons, having limited to the sincere conviction of the applicant. So the “honest belief” becomes the justification of a religious requirement. Try to justify myself in this law. It is as if someone had the right to define itself the meaning of a section of a statute. The Supreme Court has ignored the will of the majority, while it manifested. There is worse; but you would have to read the decision of the Supreme Court to discover the richness.

The Supreme Court made an erroneous decision. To spread multiculturalism at the expense of democracy, our politicians are doing the work of the Supreme Court still has the respect of the majority of Canadians.

In this case the turban, try to show me where the tyranny of the majority …

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9 January, 2014: Comments on Muslims, Sikhs, and First Nations

Too much to quote. Basically, if the word ‘Indian’ can be applied to your group, he’s not fond of you.

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Google Translation:

I have not written that “the Supreme Court gives them all the rights.” If the Supreme Court recognized their right to violate the Criminal Code, I trust that the people would revolt.

“The Supreme Court recognized the applicants’ rights (religious) who are not.” Examples: (1) The turban in the RCMP: It is an obligation for a Sikh soldier. A police officer in Canada is not hired as a Sikh soldier. (2) The kirpan to school: The kirpan is the dagger for close combat Sikh soldier. In Canada, a student does not go to school in the function of a Sikh soldier. (3) The burka is tolerated; because no one dares to go to court to enjoin. If there was, he would lose. (4) The veil is not a religious obligation for a Muslim; but juriceprudence recognizes its right to claim. (5) A first nation has the right to block a bridge for a week, a month, three months. (6) A first nation has the right to the transborder smuggling; but no one dares to tackle the issue. (7) leaves that are not recognized are paid. Recognized leave are those of the majority religion; but it is not recognized from the majority of the rights under the pretext that the state can not make differences between religions. Equal rights belong to individuals not organizations. (8) There is hate speech in the media towards religions. They are tolerated in the name of freedom of expression. The case of Dieudonné will perhaps reverse the trend. (9) Religious freedom is fundamentally a collective right. It is a community that has the right to practice religion in public space. The Supreme Court has given the individual’s fundamental right to define the practice of religion in public space. I do not remove the believer the right to sue for violation of the right to practice. (10) Others …

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