(LifeSiteNews) — Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) was briefly locked out of his Twitter account Wednesday for posting the email addresses of three reporters and blasting them as “idiots.”
Bernier wrote, “If you want to write to these idiots to tell them what you think of their disgusting smear jobs, here are their email addresses. They want to play dirty, we will play dirty too.”
Bernier’s tweet contained the work email addresses of three journalists from Global News, the Hill Times, and CTV News.
People’s Party spokesperson Martin Masse confirmed with LifeSiteNews that on Wednesday, Twitter froze some features of Bernier’s account for 12 hours and “asked that the tweets be deleted to get the features back because they contravene Twitter’s policy of not sharing personal information.”
Bernier complied and deleted the tweet.
Masse told LifeSiteNews that all Bernier did was share the email addresses of the three journalists “that can easily be found” online.
“And what he asked his followers was simply to write these journalists to tell them what they think of the disgusting hit pieces they keep writing on us, and the totally slanted questions they keep sending us,” said Masse.
In a statement, the Canadian Association of Journalists said Bernier’s tweet was “unacceptable and dangerous.”
According to a CTV News report, the reporters had asked Bernier why the PPC endorses “white nationalist groups” and “and whether it tolerates potential acts of hate by supporters on the campaign trail.”
Masse said those claims are “horrendously offensive and simply false.”
“We get such emails on a regular basis,” Masse told LifeSiteNews. “It’s also very disingenuous of these journalists to turn around and say we are harassing them.”
PETITION UPDATE (9/27/21) -
United has agreed to put off its threatened COVID vaccine mandate for another 2 weeks, as proceedings came to a screeching halt in federal court last Friday.
Mark Paoletta, a partner at Schaerr Jaffe representing the plaintiffs, was quoted by Breitbart as saying:
"Now everyone can follow the court’s decision to take the time and care needed to carefully consider the legitimate claims our clients have as we seek a solution that allows United to take necessary steps to combat COVID-19 while respecting the civil rights of valuable employees who have sincere religious objections or medical conditions that make them unable to take the vaccine."
While this appears to be a lessening of tensions and possibly a step in the right direction, we must wait till the case resumes on October 15 to see if United will scrap their draconian mandate.
In the meantime, we must continue to apply pressure on United.
So, please continue to SIGN and SHARE this pledge to boycott the airline giant for threatening to impose harsh measures - including forced unpaid leave - in order to coerce employees with religious or medical objections to the vaccine to take the jab.
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United Airlines is accused of not respecting the religious and medical COVID vaccine exemptions which the company offered to employees who cannot, in good conscience or health, take the vaccine.
2,000 employees of the industry giant are represented in two court cases which have been initiated to stop United from laying-off or indefinitely furloughing workers who have sought COVID vaccine exemptions.
Please SIGN this BOYCOTT of United and send the airline a stong message that you will not support the implementation of these draconian measures.
Many United Airlines employees have sincerely held religious objections to taking the COVID vaccines, while other employees have been told by their doctors not to take the vaccine due to health concerns.
The religious and medical rights of these employees must be respected, and, will hopefully be vindicated by the courts.
But, airlines are for-profit businesses, and apart from the legal incentives, there must also be financial incentives for them to respect their employees' religious and medical rights, and, indeed, the same rights of all Americans.
And, that's why we are calling for a boycott.
The CEO of United Airlines, Scott Kirby, and HR Manager, Kate Gebo, need to understand that the American public will not support businesses who force their employees or customers to violate their religious beliefs or their doctors' recommendations.
Of course, this is totally unnecessary.
United could simply make reasonable accommodations for their employees who are claiming either a religious or medical exemption.
But, until United adopts that policy, we are asking you to consider boycotting the "unfriendly skies" and find another airline for your travel needs. By doing so, you will meaningfully stand shoulder-to-shoulder with these aggrieved United employees.
Thank you for SIGNING and SHARING this petition to boycott United Airlines over the company's failure to respect religious and medical COVID vaccine exemptions for its employees.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Pilots seek restraining order against United Airlines’ ‘unlawful, life-threatening, vaccine-mandate’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pilots-seek-restraining-order-against-united-airlines-unlawful-life-threatening-vaccine-mandate/
'United Airlines will put employees with religious, medical COVID vaccine exemptions on unpaid leave' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/739949/
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Some reporters claimed they had received hate mail as a result of Bernier’s tweet.
Last night, Bernier tweeted a reaction to the mainstream media reports about this.
“Leftist activists masquerading as journalists have been harassing us for years. They are inciting hatred against our supporters. They are despicable bullies. My team and I have excellent relations with fair-minded journalists. We will continue to tell the fake ones to get lost,” tweeted Bernier.
Some journalists in Canadian independent media came to the defense of Bernier, such as the founder of Rebel News, Ezra Levant.
“Our reporters assaulted: silence. Our reporters arrested: silence. Our reporter banned from attending the leaders debate: silence. Mean tweets from Maxime Bernier: ‘unacceptable and dangerous!’ The @caj are a partisan joke, concerned only with getting more bail-out money,” tweeted Levant yesterday.
Monday’s federal election saw Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau re-elected with a minority government. The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) under Erin O’Toole won only 119 seats, two fewer than in 2019.
The PPC, while not winning any seats, almost quadrupled its vote total from the 2019 election. The party won 5 percent of the popular vote, according to Elections Canada.
Bernier ran a campaign on freedom, fighting against vaccine passports, mandates, and masks, as well as government overreach.
O’Toole ran a campaign that swayed left and routinely brought up the fact he was “pro-choice,” which irked many CPC social conservative voters.