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    UCP house leader Jason Nixon fired woman after sex harassment complaint


    A ruling from the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, handed down on Dec. 30, 2008, involved three companies: Nixon's company, Nixon Safety Consulting (NSC); Navigator, a company building a condo in Kelowna; and Con-Forte, a company that performed concrete work on the site. It also involved Greg Ford, an independent contractor.


    The tribunal found that Nixon's company fired its safety officer, Kori Harrison, in December 2005 after she complained that Ford had sexually harassed her.


    "I find that Mr. Ford sexually harassed Ms. Harrison and that NSC terminated her employment when she complained," adjudicator Kurt Neuenfeldt wrote in the tribunal's decision.


    "I find that NSC terminated her employment at the urging of Navigator, and with the tacit approval of Con-Forte."


    Harrison, who was 27 at the time, said Ford slapped her on the buttocks and propositioned her. Ford also offered her marijuana, lingerie and truck tires in return for sex. She was also encouraged to dress sexier while she worked at a construction site.


    Ford, who was Harrison's supervisor, watched pornography on a work computer and asked her to watch with him on at least one occasion, the tribunal found.


    "Harrison told Mr. Nixon what had been going on with Mr. Ford, and that he had been touching and propositioning her," Neuenfeldt wrote in his report.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...aint-1.4444897

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    Hey now, these are just some healthy diversion tactics to get away from the criticism around having no platform whatsoever. Or are they letting the grassroots define the platform? If that's the case, their platform appears to be human rights abuse.
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    ^He made a mistake, in 2005, to cave into pressure from a key customer, I don't think you will find many people who haven't at one time or another in their career done something they regret. There is no suggestion that he did any harassment of anyone, his failing was to not stand up for an employee over a customer.

    Nixon told reporters Tuesday he made a mistake in the way he handled the case.

    "Now, with the benefit of hindsight and experience ... I believe I should have pushed back very hard on my client at that point ... and I probably should have terminated my relationship with that client at that point," he said.
    If there is a sad thing about this case, it is, why does it take since 2005 for the Court system to sort this out?
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    Oh hey, another thread where moahunter downplays people having their basic inalienable human rights trampled by a conservative.

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    ^I would have written the same thing if he was Liberal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^I would have written the same thing if he was Liberal.
    Fair enough. You downplay human rights abuses wherever it's politically expedient, regardless of the political affiliation of the abuser. You're an equal-opportunity authoritarian.

    My bad.
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    OK, who had 2:49 pm in the "Moa comes to the rescue of the poor, hard done by conservative that's the real victim here" poll?

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    He was only 25 at the time! People can change!

    http://daveberta.ca/2015/05/jason-ni...tudents-union/

    The student newspaper reported motions to expel Mr. Nixon and other leading members of the students’ council were made in response to allegations that the council violated its own bylaws when making changes to the elections policy without issuing the required notice to members, failing to give email notice of the AGM, and interfering in the student newspaper by removing the April 17, 2015 issue of The Voice from its website without the managing editor’s consent.
    Yeah, it seems like "doing the right & legal thing" remains a challenge for Mr. Nixon & while I certainly understand that people make mistakes, these particular mistakes are rather grievous wounds to his credibility as an elected official.
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    ^^He said sorry, and his company has been found guilty, with respect to something that happened 12 years ago. I bet you wouldn't have started this thread if it was an NDP politician, I'm sure they aren't all angels either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^^He said sorry, and his company has been found guilty, with respect to something that happened 12 years ago. I bet you wouldn't have started this thread if it was an NDP politician, I'm sure they aren't all angels either.
    Whataboutism? Really? That's your defense?

    SAD!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^^He said sorry, and his company has been found guilty, with respect to something that happened 12 years ago. I bet you wouldn't have started this thread if it was an NDP politician, I'm sure they aren't all angels either.
    I'll take that bet.


    "Besides, I imagine that there's NDP members that have done the same or even worse even though none have come to light. See! that proves that the NDP are worse because they're covering it up! All of them!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^^He said sorry, and his company has been found guilty, with respect to something that happened 12 years ago. I bet you wouldn't have started this thread if it was an NDP politician, I'm sure they aren't all angels either.
    The Canadian Press
    Published Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:35PM EST
    Last Updated Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:24PM EST

    Last week, Nixon spoke out in the legislature against a bill that will toughen sanctions on workplace harassment, saying the industry has shown it can police itself.

    Has he changed from last week? He seems not to be a good example of industry policing itself.

    http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/alber...aint-1.3718373

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    ^^OK. Then you would agree since that is UCP values, then this is NDP values:

    Rookie Alberta NDP member Deborah Drever says pretending to be assaulted with a bottle for a garage band cover photo is an inexplicable error of youth, but one she is determined to turn the page on.

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    Today in "posts that have aged poorly": (taken from the Drever thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Great news that she was punted! She deserves it!
    Agreed, what she did was really no different from what the bozo's did, both very homophobic. The difference though, is Notley pulled out her inner controlling / steven harperish nature, and punted her, whereas Smith did the democratic thing and left them in the party. Controlling = Smart politics.
    So "smart politics" would have Nixon out on his ***, as Notley suggests/recommends:

    Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has called on UCP Leader Jason Kenney to remove his party's house leader after it was revealed that Jason Nixon fired a woman in 2005 who complained about sexual harassment on a Kelowna worksite.
    Notley said if Nixon was her house leader "he would be out."
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...aint-1.4444897
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    Yes, because a tasteless photo on a album cover is EXACTLY the same as firing a woman for filing a sexual harassment complaint. And, as pointed out in the post above yours, Nixon is still sticking to the "We can police ourselves" mindset.

    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^^OK. Then you would agree since that is UCP values, then this is NDP values:


    Rookie Alberta NDP member Deborah Drever says pretending to be assaulted with a bottle for a garage band cover photo is an inexplicable error of youth, but one she is determined to turn the page on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz View Post
    "Besides, I imagine that there's NDP members that have done the same or even worse even though none have come to light. See! that proves that the NDP are worse because they're covering it up! All of them!!"
    When you're a sociopath all you can do is project & assume everyone else is a sociopath just like you.
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    ^^also a homophobic post. In fairness, Notley did suspend her eventually. But its pretty stupid to claim that all conservatives or liberals are defined by Nixon or Drever respectively, when they were younger.

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    5 days. Drever's social media shenanigans was a Monday morning news item & she was suspended 5 days later.
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    ^And now she is back in caucus. You would suspend Nixon for something he did 12 years ago? For how long?

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...ucus-1.3395830

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^And now she is back in caucus. You would suspend Nixon for something he did 12 years ago? For how long?

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...ucus-1.3395830
    No, I'd suspend Nixon because between this & his AUSU issues he's shown a pattern for putting himself & his own goals ahead of common sense & the rule of law, with a documented pattern now going back over a decade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^I would have written the same thing if he was Liberal.
    BS, you would have made it yet another one of your mindboggling screeds.

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    ^^OMG he was in a dysfunctional student union (i.e. like any union) - quick, better fire him...

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    Here's some additional information as well as some of his own words from the letter where he fired Kori Harrison. He's basically saying that her refusal to put up with sexual harassment and assault made her unacceptable to do her job. And in Moa's world, that's entirely OK. Nixon's the real victim here. How dare people hold him responsible for his actions! And Nicxon believes to this day that Harrison was in the wrong because he believes that companies should police themselves and it's nobody else's business.


    "Harrison told Mr. Nixon what had been going on with Mr. Ford, and that he had been touching and propositioning her," Neuenfeldt wrote in his report.


    "At the end of the conversation, Mr. Nixon asked her to send him an email about what had been occurring, as he needed something in writing. Mr. Nixon told her that there was no way this sort of thing would be tolerated. He also told her not to go into work the next day, and that he would call her.


    "Ms. Harrison noted at the hearing that, although she had never met Mr. Nixon in person, she found herself crying during the conversation."


    Nixon's letter informed employee she was fired


    On Dec. 20, 2005, Harrison received a letter from Nixon, notifying her that her services were no longer needed, the tribunal report said.


    That letter was quoted in the report. "We are writing to inform you that as of Jan. 1, 2006, we will no longer require your services on 'The Lofts Project.' Over the past few weeks it has become apparent that you are not fitting into the role that we need on 'The Lofts Project,' and upon review with our client Navigator Development it is clear that you are not meeting the requirements of the site safety adviser position on the project."

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...aint-1.4444897

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    ^I didn't say its ok, I said he apologized, and the courts dealt with it. He was wrong to not stand up for her, but you seem to be blaming him for sexual harrasment that he did not commit. He is no Bill Clinton.
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    No, he just fired someone for reporting it. And you're making it seem like he's the one that needs sympathy.

    I actually had to laugh at his line
    "Mr. Nixon told her that there was no way this sort of thing would be tolerated.
    . Silly of her to think that he meant sexual harassment wouldn't be tolerated when he was really talking about reporting sexual harassment.

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    ^so did Bill Clintons sexual assaults define Liberal values? How about all those Hollywood stars, darlings of the Liberal media, who were assaulting women? Yes he was wrong to cover up what happened, and wrong to fire her for fear of losing a customer, but I think there is a lot more and worse wrong that has been happening and it has nothing to do with political values.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^And now she is back in caucus. You would suspend Nixon for something he did 12 years ago? For how long?

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgar...ucus-1.3395830
    No, I'd suspend Nixon because between this & his AUSU issues he's shown a pattern for putting himself & his own goals ahead of common sense & the rule of law, with a documented pattern now going back over a decade.
    Wasn't Nixon also sharing that AirBnB space with Fildebrandt and claiming the full housing allowance for it too? Getting dangerously close to 3 strikes here!

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    But what about.....what about.....what about.....what about....!!!!!!

    Gee, a Republican president, accused of multiple sexual assaults and harassment, is supporting a Republican senate candidate, also accused of sexual assault as well as pedophilia, and you're totally behind them because of tax cuts.

    So instead you point the finger at various other people as example of bad behavior and ignore the times you spoke out in support of Bill O'Reilly and Roger Ailes.

    I supported Al Franken stepping down. You support keeping Trump in the White House and adding Moore to the Senate because other people did bad things too.


    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^so did Bill Clintons sexual assaults define Liberal values? How about all those Hollywood stars, darlings of the Liberal media, who were assaulting women? Yes he was wrong to cover up what happened, and wrong to fire her for fear of losing a customer, but I think there is a lot more and worse wrong that has been happening and it has nothing to do with political values.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Wasn't Nixon also sharing that AirBnB space with Fildebrandt and claiming the full housing allowance for it too? Getting dangerously close to 3 strikes here!
    Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

    http://calgaryherald.com/news/politi...ations-pile-up

    As that story was breaking, Postmedia’s Emma Graney reported that after the 2015 election, Fildebrandt roomed in Edmonton with fellow Wildrose MLA Jason Nixon.The record shows that both MLAs claimed a housing allowance during an extended period, nearly $1,700 per month each.
    For part of that time, it appears, there was only one dwelling.
    Did both MLAs make the subsidy claim for one place?
    In a statement provided to Postmedia by the UCP caucus, Nixon acknowledged that he “shared accommodation with Mr. Fildebrandt for a period in 2015-2016.”
    “Mr. Nixon can only speak to his own accommodation expenses, but both during and after his shared accommodation with Mr. Fildebrandt, Mr. Nixon ensured proper paperwork was filed and approved with the LAO (Legislative Assembly Office) and that all filings were in accordance with expenditure guidelines.”
    I guess the UCPs crows of fiscal responsibility & appropriate belt-tightening is only for rank & file government employees & not themselves, because they certainly seem to pull up to the trough to get their fill whenever feasible.
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    ^As long as he wasn't earning from the AirNB (Which appears to be the case), that's fine. Its Fildebrandt who was breaking the rules.

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    are we really going to see such pity fighting coming from both sides right up to the election? and people wonder why the voter turnout is always so low. its like watching 5 year olds argue.

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    Right now it seems more like adults trying to reason with a 5 year old. It's not a very even fight.

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    Notley was right, we don't need guys like that in Alberta politics.
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    Another Nixon crook and arse. Must be related to tricky dicky. Jason Kenny would be wise to have him removed right away so people can forget before the next election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moahunter View Post
    ^As long as he wasn't earning from the AirNB (Which appears to be the case), that's fine. Its Fildebrandt who was breaking the rules.
    Yeah, because $3400 a month was totally being spent on their shared accommodations & absolutely none of it went into their pockets, no sir.
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