2018-07-07 21:52:26 UTC
"Trudeau did not specifically respond Thursday to a question as to whether he
should be subject to an independent investigation, as other Liberal members of
caucus have been. He instead connected the incident to the broader societal
conversations struck by the #MeToo movement in the past year.
'Part of this awakening that we're having as a society, a long-awaited
realization, is that it's not just one side of the story that matters. That the
same interactions can be experienced very differently from one person to the
next,' he said.
'And I am not going to speak for the woman in question, I would never presume
to speak for her. But I know that there is an awful lot of reflection to be had
as we move forward as a society on how people perceive different interactions.
'This lesson that we are learning, and I'll be blunt about it, often a man
experiences an interaction as being benign or not inappropriate and a woman,
particularly in a professional context, can experience it differently and we
have to respect that and reflect on that.'
'What a dance that is,' [former publisher, Creston Valley Advance Valerie]
Bourne told the Post Thursday after reading a transcript of the prime