Was it Racism & Homophobia That Did in Bernadette Clement’s Campaign? by Jamie Gilcig

Was it Racism & Homophobia That Did in Bernadette Clement’s Campaign? by Jamie Gilcig

Walking through the aftermath and wreckage of the election that just ended CFN has been talking to a lot of voters across the riding asking why they voted for who they chose and why they rejected candidates?

Not surprisingly Bernadette Clement was tarred and feathered for being a Francophone woman with many citing allegations that she’s a Lesbian (others have suggested homophobia was a factor in why Eric Duncan wasn’t the candidate for the Conservatives in this riding) .     Ms Clement has not expressed her sexuality at any point during her political career.

The talented Clement is a lawyer who is bilingual, and a visible minority which in many ridings would be a huge advantage.   It has helped lead her to several municipal victories in Cornwall.

Clement, who actually did much better than her first kick at Guy Lauzon has not responded to any questions from CFN during the campaign.

She saw her support rise even after the political gaffe of attacking Lauzon on the Chem tank issue in Cornwall even though it’s clear that there was a cover up by the council that she herself sat on and is currently a member of.  She focused blame on Lauzon for not sharing with the community when it was her government that knew nearly a year before the faux outrage in December 2013 once the tanks were in the ground and any option to prevent them was limited and expensive at that point.

Roll up to the 8:00 mark of the video above to see the Chem tank gaffe.

Many say they voted more for leadership issues in both elections she’s ran citing a dislike for both former Prime Minister Harper and Michael Ignatieff who ran for the Liberals the first time Ms Clement tried to unseat Lauzon.

While the Francophone population in Cornwall heavily supported Clement, as you drifted into South Stormont her numbers dwindled, and in particular rural areas of the counties showed clear support for Lauzon and the Conservatives.

The United Counties of SD&G have a population of approximately 65,000 vis 45,000 for the city of Cornwall although not all of the Counties territory is in the riding.

What do you think dear CFN viewers?  Was it a poor campaign by a weaker candidate or other issues that impacted the results for Ms Clement?

You can post your comments below.

 

 

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Hugger1
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One thing that hurt Bernadette Clement in trying to unseat Guy Lauzon is that she’s relatively an unknown outside the city. Using your numbers she was battling an uphill battle even before she started her campaign. Her sexuality is none of anyone’s business and should not play into whether someone voted for her. We know there was a coverup by the city on the waterfront tanks. We just don’t know who did the covering up. I suspect it was by the ED department and the previous mayor. If the previous city council wasn’t told what was going on how can… Read more »
Stan
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I agree with Hugger1……..

jules
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Bernadette Clément is a smart cookie and I would say that she lost on both counts. When you come from another city or you are of another race people make things really unpleasant for you in Cornwall and I ask myself many times what is a well educated and intelligent woman like Bernie doing in Cornwall. Our Jamie has the best newspaper in Cornwall and all of SD&G and all they do (the people of Cornwall and area) is put that good man down and don’t sjupport him at all. Jamie was running for mayor of Cornwall and I knew… Read more »
Hugger1
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Still waiting for the supposed “New World Order.” Most politicians in one country cab’t agree on how to do things. Do you think you can get politicians from various countries to agree? Let alone get the UN to agree on something.

Yes, refugees will be coming from Syria, etc. But unlike other countries Canada does not just simply open its borders and let anyone in. These refugees will be fully vetted.

David Oldham
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The Liberals ran a brilliant strategic social media campaign borrowing pages from the Obama and McGuinty play books (among others). This was not a campaign about Liberal leadership (a trained monkey could have won) it was a strategic focus on change. Think about it. There was little about voting for the Liberal party it was all about voting for change. Change from the Harper regime. Change to anything but Harper. Clements history as a representative of Cornwall was a definite handicap. With the hype for change she should have won and someone, likely anyone else not connected to the council… Read more »
steve groulx
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“Allegations that she’s a lesbian”. First of all what does that statement mean? Is that like “alleged criminal”, or “alleged murderer”? {MODERATED}

David Oldham
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I think it means that she is likely one of Wynne’s six sexes. Really who cares? Maybe she will do something for the community like following in Brock’s footsteps.

Furtz
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David, look up the difference between gender and sex.

Pastor Tom Newton
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“David, look up the difference between gender and sex” – from the only reliable authority states that there are only two – two sexes and only two genders. Mat 19:4 “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female”, There you have it! The rest of the multiple genders is just the product of Satan. Ever wonder why it’s called “gender confusion” -“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work”(James 3:16). Sounds like the Devils handy work -“The thief cometh… Read more »
jules
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God commands you to choose for yourselves rulers, just men who rule in the fear of God.

If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupt.

Noah Webster

Those words were 100% correct and corruption reigns today and the economy and morals of the people is in the toilet.

jules
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Hugger you will soon see the New World Order and according to a Catholic priest who is now deceased it won’t be in for too long because it is against God. Men cannot get along and that is true and not only people of different countries and cultures but even among those of the same country and way of life. This is all planned way in advance and is in the Bible as well as WWIII which we are already in but not in full force as yet. You will see what is going to happen to the Pope in… Read more »
Hugger1
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So far all they are is stories. I’m still waiting for these so called prophecies of whomever to come true.

Hugger1
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New World Order? Is this the same one that was in the WCW years ago?

But seriously…..we can’t get political parties in a single country to agree on anything. Do you really think we can get every country in the world to agree on how things should be done? I seriously doubt it.

David Oldham
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Furtz you are implying that I can read. Surely you give me too much credit. For me it all comes down to sex. Without sex would we bother with gender? I think not. I do however stand corrected. May you escape the sea of fire and live a long prosperous life.

Pastor Tom Newton
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Hugger1 writes “Do you really think we can get every country in the world to agree on how things should be done? I seriously doubt it”. You leave out the most important factor: God and His sovereign program -“For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled”(Rev 17:17). “..until the words of God be fulfilled” – “May you escape the sea of fire and live a long prosperous life” – Not so, the New World Order is coming, the Antichrist… Read more »
Pastor Tom Newton
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Jules – who is the scarlet whore of Rev. 17? Apostate Christianity with the Roman Catholic Church taking the lead to unify all the false world religions. The prophetic word for you is clearly written for all to obey, before it is to late – “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities”(Rev 18:4-5).

Hugger1
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Argghhh!!!!! This is exactly why I try to avoid “debates” with PTN.

jules
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Pastor you are absolutely right about the New World Order and Hugger has laughed at me over it. This is no laughing matter Hugger and folks and the anti-christ is coming but we don’t know exactly when. This anti-christ will be under the spell of satan and he will have all the answers to the world’s problems. So far there is no person who has that capability and yes when this happens there is no place to run including when God comes back He will punish the entire world. Even those who hide underground will be burried alive – there… Read more »
Furtz
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Somewhere in the bible, there is a passage that states that those who wear clothing made with two different fibers must be put to death. Perhaps Newton could quote that passage with chapter and verse.

Pastor Tom Newton
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Furtz – not even close!

Furtz
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When I woke up this morning, there was a serpent whispering into my ear, telling me to put more garlic into my spaghetti sauce. I followed his advice. Does this mean that I will burn in hell for eternity? I’m really starting to worry about this. Did I do the wrong thing? Does God hate me now?

Pastor Tom Newton
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Furts – I think you are mistaking indigestion for illumination. As to your inquiry about the death penalty over the wearing of clothing, I think you might be preferring to some unrighteous, cruel laws and dictates that man-made-religion has come up with compared to the righteous precepts that our Creator God, in His grace and love, has given as recorded in His holy Word. Only “fools mock sin”, and I hope you are not of that number. Yes, God did instruct Israel as a nation that for certain crimes and transgressions against God’s revealed moral code that capital punishment would… Read more »
Furtz
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That looks like quite the sermon, Newton. I’ll give it a pass.

jules
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Pastor Newton I remember very well when Pope John Paul II had every strange religion that the world has going at the Vatican – even ones who breathe in fire, Hindus, and everything that you can name. Pastor you are absolutely right. God has a plan and this New World Order will fail – it will last only 4 1/2 years from what I have heard. Religions are all different and Hindus, Buddhists, etc. are not like our Christian faith at all. The present Pope is not even a Christian but is a Jesuit (illuminated – and not the same… Read more »
Pastor Tom Newton
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No sermon, I keep that for Sunday, so I can feed God’s sheep. Just answering your question!

jules
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Pastor the sheep need plenty of enlightenment and have absolutely no idea about what is going on. For some years I found out about the Catholic church – Vatican and all and my eyes and ears were opened. At first I was in terrible shock but I accept the shocks every time I hear something new.

Furtz
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Newton, you should stop feeding those sheep that mouldy hay. It’s not good for them.

Hugger1
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So Jules……you accept the shocks every time you hear something new. But the people (or as you call the sheeple) of Cornwall should not accept something new?? The people should not try to become better? Sounds like a very strange and warped double standard.

jules
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The sheeple of Cornwall do not want to accept something new and prefer to bury their heads in the sand and join the ship of fools.

Pastor Tom Newton
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Jules – It looks like you don’t hang out with the right sheep!

Hugger1
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The people (or as you put it the “sheeple”) elected a council to do their bidding in the running of Cornwall. Much like the people of Canada elected a new Liberal government. We may not like what the elected officials do all the time. But they were elected for a reason. I do not want to get into a discussion of if city council is corrupt or anything like that. If everyone acted on their own in society nothing ever would get done. And we don’t want anything new? That may be your opinion, but I can assure you that… Read more »
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