So this can’t just be dismissed as fake news. This isn’t some rent-a-victim recruited by the prime minister’s enemies to make trouble. This isn’t a publicity-seeker in need of national attention. This isn’t someone remembering an ambiguous incident years later and reinterpreting it in a different and harsher light.
This is a complaint made at the time — including, by her own (again, contemporaneous) account, to the 28-year-old Trudeau, who the editorial said apologized, with this odd defence: “If I had known you were reporting for a national paper” — the Advance was then part of the same chain as the National Post — “I never would have been so forward.”
Full column: National Post