With today being the deadline arbitrarily set by the Board for the CPoSD76 to pull together yet more signatures to satisfy the Boards continuously changing goal, we thought the public might want to know what we are doing. As it has been stated before, the CPoSD76 is a very diverse group of parents and electorate that come from every walk of life, and religious persuasion. Our supporters, and those who share are concerns are doctors, lawyers, engineers, laborers, craftsmen, technicians, academics, and politicians. We even have several media experts.
One of those media experts noted the significant positive response to Sire Williamson’s one on one chat with a parent. Given Sire Williamson’s statement that he would not have any further contact with CHAT other than through a lawyer, and given that it is highly unlikely that the public are going to get accurate and balanced coverage of who and what the CPoSD76 and Sire Williamson stand for, that media expert thought it might be a good idea to sit his eminence down one more time, and ask some real questions about what is actually going on with SD76 in Medicine Hat, and how it all relates to Sire Williamson.
Our media expert managed to catch Sire Williamson at his home last night, as he was preparing for today’s so called deadline.
Media Expert: Good evening, your eminence. Thank you for seeing me. I know you are quite busy between your family, your work, and the antics of SD76.
Sire Williamson: That is ok, I’m happy to explain the situation to everyone. I wish to see the best future for the children of Medicine Hat, and if that means letting people know what I am all about, than I am happy to oblige. And thank you for using my pronouns, but feel free to call me Jeremy, it will make this conversation easier.
Media Expert: Certainly Jeremy. I have compiled a list of 10 questions, with possible followups, that I think the public might be wanting to ask you, and I was hoping you might be willing to answer them.
Sire Williamson: Well, it depends on the questions, but I’ll do my best.
Media Expert: Thank you, first Question
Sire Williamson: As far as I know, no. No one has contacted me. No one has requested I recant, or even stated to me that they felt I had defamed them. It is a nothing burger as far as I am concerned. The whole thing was completely out of line with the Alberta Defamation Act. My minority victim status may yet be pulled before the LGBT Inquisition. That is yet to be determined.
Media Expert: Do you plan on having someone contact CHAT?
Sire Williamson: Let’s just say, the statute of limitations is not up yet.
Sire Williamson: No, I don’t think so. I will always speak the truth, and I stand by what I said. Let them prove it isn’t true. Bad policy, combined with head in the sand procedure, and poor leadership throughout Alberta Education will, and in my opinion already has, lead to child abuse. I expect that legislation will soon be tabled to redefine abuse, so as to excuse pushing gender confusion and explicit sexual matters on minors.
Media Expert: You sound upset.
Sire Williamson: That is because I am. You have to be blind or foolish to not see the push to sexually exploit children across our nation. Schools are about math, science, literature, history and language, not about seeing how young you can push sex and sexuality on children. How on earth is teaching a 5 year old about masturbation going help them develop into a productive and caring adult? There are only two reasons to push this on children that can’t even cook their own food; to exploit the children for your own sexual desires, or use it as a way to seize control of children from parents. You are seeing both types working together to achieve both goals.
Media Expert: That is a pretty confrontational and offensive statement. Don’t you think you should tone it down a bit?
Sire Williamson: No. I’m not going to back down from protecting kids from some pervert who wants to groom them, or some disconnected dictatorial bureaucrat, who thinks they have achieved enlightenment on how to raise other people’s kids. Facts don’t care about your feelings. Truth is not relative, and it does not change. Just like it was wrong for people in India to sell their daughters to be temple prostitutes, and Amy Carmichael did everything in her power to stop the practice and rescue the children, so to will I do everything in my power to save Alberta’s children from the likes of people like Christopher Wells, and the gender politics and sexuality people like him push on children.
Media Expert: Wow, I guess I struck a nerve. That leads us into my next question pretty well actually.
Sire Williamson: It may be. I have a pretty strict standard that I apply to Media, and that is because of the power they wield to influence people. I’ve also been burned on more than one occasion by sloppy or deliberately slanted reporting. The whole defamation accusation isn’t the first time reporters have taken something I have said and chopped it up, miss-quoted, and ripped out of context. Some things have been out right fabricated, taking two statements I made on two different topics, and spliced them together to say I said something I didn’t. And it is not just the media doing this. I will say that there has been better reporting from Medicine Hat News lately though. If you are not going to get it straight from the CPoSD76, than they are probably the most balanced place to go.
Media Expert: But didn’t you just recently have a bit of a spat with MHN?
Sire Williamson: Yes, and there is an explanation to that. My default position, because of past experience, is to be very critical of all media, and I’m also a bit jaded. Again from past experience. There were some misunderstandings on my part, and also some miss-reads on motivations. There were also some misunderstanding of what I was saying to the reporter. I have reached out to Tim, to see if we can clear the air. I hope to hear back from him.
Media Expert: Well I hope the two of you can work things out. Shifting gears a bit.
Sire Williamson: To be honest, I don’t know. To quote SD76’s legal council from March 10th, when speaking to the justice about an amendment, she stated “there is no deadline.” The Board seems fixated on declaring the ‘discussion’ over. Just like other topics in Canadian culture, like capital punishment, abortion, and gay marriage, when they can’t win the argument, they declare the discussion over, and say they have won, and it is time to move on.
Sire Williamson: We will have a media release, and we a submitting more information, and around 80 more signatures as an act of good faith, however, the amendment was already in line with paragraph 18 of the Justice Tilleman’s judgement. We expect the board to honour their agreement put forward in court.
Sire Williamson: That is a looooong discussion. But to summarize, the protection of parental authority, and the protection of ALL children from predatory adults. An environment where everyone feels safe. Not the current one of threats, intimidation and group think. The CPoSD76 have other important concerns, especially to do with the proper education of their children, but the petition is focused on those two.
Sire Williamson: Not in the slightest. We do things by majority consensus, and we encourage the public to participate. I would think that would be quite evident through the votes conducted on this site, and the many meetings we have had to discuss our direction.
Sire Williamson: That is ridiculous. Several of the signatories are LGBTQIA2S+, including myself. Might as well call C.A.I.R. an Islamaphobic group. I can’t speak for everyone in the CPoSD76 on this, but what I can say is that I don’t like individuals throwing themselves under the LGBTQIA2S+ label, and saying they speak for all of us, when in fact they don’t even speak for a fraction of us. What I don’t like is those same people claiming they are doing things to stop hatred by attacking others that they see as failing to agree with them. If you ask me, the LGBTQIA2S+’s self proclaimed ‘activists’ and ‘spokes’ people display a lot more hatred and disdain than any of the parents or electorate I’ve met in and around Medicine Hat. They keep poking the bear, and crying foul when they get mauled.
Sire Williamson: Mostly, just officially lodged complaints. To ignore those complaints, whether board or MLA, is to ignore their electorate at their own electoral peril. We would hope that the board would recognize that not all of what the minister has commanded is legal, nor are all of the items in the policy necessary, or prudent. The Board of Trustees are the avenue by which parents are supposed to file grievances with government. The province does not make a single choice once every 4 years. Boards and MLAs work for us, not us for them. How is government supposed to be representing the people if the government will not listen to the people? They might as well dissolve all the boards if they are just supposed to be government yes men. What job does the board even do if they will not answer to the people? Administration can handle all the duties of the board. This is why it is so crucial to select and elect accountable trustees. They have to follow the law, but their first duty is to the parents of their district, not to be the Education minister’s enforcers.
Media Expert: You say the boards have to follow the law. Are they not following the law with 621 and 622?
Sire Williamson: In some ways yes, but there are many aspects of the policies, that are not based on the law, and if they were, the specific statute could be cited to show parents where the bases is. I on the other hand have repeatedly quoted statutes that say the opposite of the policy, or show why the policy can and should not be enforced.
Sire Williamson: It is funny you should ask that, as no joke, I have had nearly a hundred people ask me that. There certainly seems to be a lot of people that want me to, but it is a decision I could not take lightly. It would be a significant increase in responsibilities, and I would have to weigh it against my family life, work, and other commitments. It definitely isn’t a position designed for people with full time jobs and young children to manage. That is something I think should change. I think Trustees should have a stake in the game. Where their actions will directly affect their family.
Media Expert: So is that a yes or a no?
Sire Williamson: To quote my Dad when he didn’t want to make an impromptu decision. “Ask Mom”
As many across Medicine Hat are well aware, Chat News broke a story last evening, the 11 of July, 2017 that insinuated that Jeremy Williamson may have defamed someone in his writing. This came as a shock to the CPoSD76 as no one had ever contacted the CPoSD76 with a concern over the comments in the article. The first hint that anyone had issue with the article was in an e-mail the CPoSD76 received on the 11th at 9am, which stated:
We’re looking to get hold of Jeremy Williamson for a comment on a story we’re working on for tonight.
Our deadline is 3:30 P.M. today, and it would be an on-camera interview we’re looking for.
The interview is in regards to some concerns raised by the school board about some of the content being posted on the CPOSD76 blog.
Please send me an email or give me a call so we can set something up for today (Tuesday July 11th.)
The message was of course passed on to Sire Williamson.
After the story broke, and it was revealed in the article, that no statement had been taken from Sire Williamson, we were curious as to why he had not responded to the Chat request, and we wanted to know his take on the article and what his response was.
A concerned parent had a conversation with Sire Williamson, and the following is a transcript of that conversation. Given the history of malicious and vindictive attacks upon concerned parents in the past, the name of that concerned parent has been replaced with that of our coalition’s name.
CPoSD76: Thank you Jeremy for taking the time to sit down and discuss this. I’m sure things have been quite hectic since the story broke.
Sire Williamson: No problem. It was a little crazy there for a while.
CPoSD76: Considering the post you made recently, I have to ask, what are your preferred pronouns, and what was that all about?
Sire Williamson: Yes, well that is to be expected. My preferred pronouns are sire or eminent/eminence. Those may sound ridiculous, but sire is simply another way of saying I have fathered children, and eminent simply means one of prominence, fame or infamy. I think you understand why that last one applies. Especially now. Both have well established history in the English language, which is more than I can say for some other people’s preferred pronouns. As for what is all about, well it is about equality. One of the criteria for a law to be just, is that it must be applied equally to all, without regard to race, creed, or gender identity. I’m paraphrasing there a bit, but C-16 amended the charter of rights to include identity. Those rights can not apply to only the LGBTQIA2+ that agree with the lobby groups, but to all LGBTQIA2+. I am a provably intersex person, and the law only requires self identification.
CPoSD76: So would you prefer I use those pronouns going forward?
Sire Williamson: No, for the purposes of this conversation that is not necessary, but I would ask that in anything published you use them appropriately.
CPoSD76: Thank you for clearing that up. The burning question now is, why didn’t you respond to CHAT’s request to do an interview?
Sire Williamson: Quite simply, I don’t work for them. I have a life, a family, and a job, and I don’t answer to their beck and call, nor am I accountable to them. They have my contact information from previous conversations, and despite their claim that they e-mailed me personally, I have received (as of the time of the conversation) no such e-mail. Frankly, they went about it in a totally unprofessional manner. Contacting anyone who has ever sneezed in my direction, from my Pastor, to my friends, to concerned parents who had nothing to do with the story. They told no one what the story was about, and wanted me to call THEM. The whole thing smelt of an ambush to me, and I guess I was right. The message that was sent to the concerned parents was the only one that even hinted at what the topic might be, and I was not about to drop everything and run to CHAT to help them in a hit piece. The fact that they used an employee whom I am friends with on facebook to get me to give them my personal e-mail again strikes me as particularly appalling. I will state it again, still got no e-mail on my personal address. Am I really to believe that they could contact all these other people, and try to get them to violate privacy law, but they could not send an e-mail to me?
CPOSD76: Did you have any idea that this accusation was coming?
Sire Williamson: Not in the slightest. Sure the School Board has expressed some dislike for some of the things I have said before, but never have they suggested I defamed them. They have accused me of disrespecting them, but that isn’t a crime. I have never received any letters or requests from their legal council on anything I have said. Well, besides what was presented during the petition appeal. Lets not forget that just last year when the board shut down recording of public meetings, they publicly accused me of tampering with video to make them look bad, and used that as an excuse to implement their ban policy. An accusation that I have recorded on tape, and I can easily prove to be false. I even tried to work things out with the board on that, but they didn’t want to talk about it.
CPoSD76: What are you saying? That the Board defamed you?
Sire Williamson: Well, yes and no. Yes I may have ground to accuse the board of defamation, but I don’t want to, and that is not my point. My point is, this whole thing is petty. What kind of a society do we live in, where anyone who criticizes a policy needs to be punished by the powerful? That is the kind of behaviour you would have expected to see in East Germany, or North Korea. This whole situation shows the sad state of affairs our province is in, and only proves my point that I have repeatedly stated, that Alberta Ed is operating under a culture of fear and threat. They can’t prove there methods empirically, so they have to oppress any dissidence. Besides all this, I think CHAT and NDP shock troops have more to do with this than the Board does.
CPoSD76: What do you mean CHAT and shock troops had more to do with this?
Sire Williamson: Well, if you recall, James Wood at CHAT wrote a piece about Mrs. Prince to create ‘controversy’ out of two near identical tweets from NDP front groups. A similar thing happened just hours prior to the release of CHAT’s story. The CPoSD76 facebook group was inundated with new requests to join, but several people were clearly tied to ‘diversity’ groups and the NDP. Even had a request come in from the Communications Director for Southern Alberta Health Services. What he has to do with this is unknown to me. The fact that the board told me nothing of their ‘concerns’ over the post prior to the CHAT story, indicates to me that CHAT wanted to stir the pot again, and was encouraging the board to send the post up to Edmonton. Plus, it was James Wood who called my Pastor.
CPoSD76: Are you suggesting that CHAT is another of these NDP front groups?
Sire Williamson: I can’t make that statement definitively, but there are a lot of interesting coincidences. I can say that CHAT seems to have issues with getting the whole story, and portraying the facts accurately. It appears to me at least, that they don’t just engage in reporting the news, but also manufacturing it. It also appears to me that the NDP will do anything to silence those that disagree with them. Even if it means making something up. Doesn’t come off as very tolerant, and looks a lot like bullying.
CPoSD76: What are you going to do next? Do you plan on responding to CHAT?
Sire Williamson: As far as CHAT goes, that bridge is thoroughly burnt. Only communication I will have with them going forward is through a lawyer. As for the article and the accusation, I’m consulting with legal council on the matter. My focus right now is on holding the board accountable to the agreement that was made in court, and seeing the petition accepted. I’ll be posting more on that myself soon.
CPoSD76: Well, thank you Jeremy for sharing with us. Hope things work out.
Sire Williamson: Your welcome. Any time.