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Billythreefeathers
06-14-2017, 06:42 AM
Tory MP Ben Lobb Asked To Apologize For Calling Ralph Goodale A 'Tool'

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/06/13/ben-lobb-ralph-goodale-tool-question-period_n_17079190.html

A Conservative MP was forced to apologize to the federal public safety minister Tuesday for calling him a “tool” in the House of Commons.

But when put on the spot by the House Speaker, Ontario Tory Ben Lobb would only say he was sorry if Ralph Goodale was “offended” by his question period heckle.

The moment happened as Goodale attempted to beat back pressure from the Tories to create an online, publicly-accessible registry for high-risk sex offenders, made possible by legislation passed by the previous government in 2015.

Public Safety officials have raised concerns about the costs of such an RCMP database, as well as the spectre of vigilante-style violence.

Conservative justice critic Rob Nicholson said it was “ridiculous” that big-spending Liberals could argue they lack the funds for a registry that he said would protect kids from dangerous people “living in their neighbourhoods.” No Canadians will buy that excuse, he said.

“Do the right thing now. It’s not that hard,” Nicholson said.

'You're the tool'

Goodale began to respond that the “critical tool” for public safety is the national sex offender registry, created by a Liberal government in 2004.

“You’re the tool,” Lobb blurted, according to several reporters. The remark yielded a few chuckles.

Goodale went on to say the existing registry ensures the correctional system notifies police if there is any danger surrounding an offender’s release.

“The police make sure, if there is any danger in the situation, that they work with the local community to keep Canadians safe,” Goodale said.

House Speaker Geoff Regan then called on Lobb, the MP for Huron-Bruce, to own up to his unparliamentary language.

“I apologize if the minister was offended by my comment. Apologize for that,” Lobb said, spurring some jeers.

Billythreefeathers
06-14-2017, 06:43 AM
I'd apologize too,, but he's still a tool

GTW
06-14-2017, 06:47 AM
I'd apologize too,, but he's still a tool
As in: "I'm sorry, you're a tool".

ESnel
06-14-2017, 06:51 AM
I'd apologize too,, but he's still a tool

I'd apologize too... but to my tools for putting someone like Ralph in the same category.

soulchaser
06-14-2017, 07:38 AM
He should apologize to tools for comparing them to Ralph Goodale.

Tools are useful. Goodale, not so much.

killer kane
06-14-2017, 08:42 AM
So these f*$%s want to reinstate a registry for law abiding gun owners, but don't for rapists and child molesters.... Just another lieb fail that needs to be injected into conversations with my fellow voting kanuckistanians.

SpenceyHR
06-14-2017, 10:28 AM
So what would happen if Lobb simply said "no".

LB303
06-14-2017, 10:31 AM
I think the Speaker has the authority to give him a 'time out' . Whether that entails any loss of salary, I don't know.

Waterloomike
06-14-2017, 10:46 AM
Goodfornothingdale is a tool, like a left handed skyhook.

Two For Sure
06-15-2017, 05:15 AM
So these f*$%s want to reinstate a registry for law abiding gun owners, but don't for rapists and child molesters.... Just another lieb fail that needs to be injected into conversations with my fellow voting kanuckistanians.
There already is a registry for sex offenders in Canada.

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/to-ot/cpcmec-ccpede/bs-sc/nsor-rnds/index-eng.htm

What the CPC are looking for is a public registry with the names and locations of sex offenders that anyone could access.

killer kane
06-15-2017, 08:55 AM
Right, that's what I meant, forgot to put the public part in.