August 13, 2015

Elections Canada says election costs won't double after all -- but will the Media Party tell you?

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

For the first two weeks of the campaign, all we heard about was that this election was going to cost a whole lot more than usual.

Maybe even DOUBLE! Actually, no it won't, according to the head of Elections Canada. Now that this has been confirmed, I wonder if the media will report this and set the record straight after two weeks of misinformation? And maybe once they've done that, they can get back to reporting important election news.

 

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commented 2015-08-18 11:45:08 -0400
Any intelligent Canadian should know the costs are back-end loaded. No elections Canada will not open booths early, will not hire more people and I doubt there will be any additional. Costs of note. Only idiots like Jimmy would believe this garbage.
commented 2015-08-15 21:02:37 -0400
Let’s broadcast it far and wide: This election will cost taxpayers less than double what a normal election costs! Let us see if the leftist rebels and mainstream media can come up with a better bargain than that!
commented 2015-08-14 19:33:10 -0400
Steve,

You are completely wrong and as I said before – the National Post does provide an opposing liberal view side by side to be fair and balanced on occasion, but it’s a conservative newspaper ultimately and define themselves as such. Maybe you have focused on that opposing liberal view too much.
commented 2015-08-14 16:30:41 -0400
Steve Rennie – the left project their lies onto the right. It is a trait of those who abuse.
commented 2015-08-14 16:13:18 -0400
Jimmy, I am not wrong. You can post all you want who owns it, who the editor is and so on – you cannot tell me a paper which fervently writes about the evils of the Conservative and glowing writes about the NDP and especially the Liberals, is a right leaning paper. They have ALL BUT come out and say the NDP should form the next government, stopping short of changing their banner colours to orange.
commented 2015-08-14 13:55:06 -0400
The National Post.

Type
Daily newspaper

Format
Broadsheet

Owner(s)
Postmedia Network Inc.

Editor-in-chief
Stephen Meurice

Founded
1998

Political alignment
Conservative

Language
English

Headquarters
365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario

Circulation
142,509 Daily
132,116 Saturday
(March 2013)2

Website
www.nationalpost.com
commented 2015-08-14 13:52:41 -0400
Steve,

You are wrong – The National Post is a right wing paper – the difference is that they often post a left point of view as well and let the readers decide. They have also endorsed Harper.

The Toronto Sun is a complete right wing kiss ass newspaper.
commented 2015-08-14 12:26:35 -0400
Sadly, the unbiased journalist doesn’t exist. It’s a myth. And this is why news outlets candor to specific groups of people, not all people. Why else would we have so many different news outlets? You’ll never have a fully neutral news outlet for the simple reason that we as humans are ALWAYS going to have opinions about anything and everything, and take a side no matter how neutral our intent, if there’s a neutral intent at all.
commented 2015-08-14 11:48:47 -0400
@ Peter Netterville: The CTV all news channel gets its cues from the CBC… being on Disability and only basic cable, I have plenty of time to watch both. I have NEVER seen CTV come up with something fresh and new and “breaking” that CBC hasn’t already done. Often times, CTV basically repeats exactly what CBC reports, just changing the words around a little (sometimes not even that). The only time where CTV seems to be different, is when doing extended interviews involving politics – they tend to be slightly more Centrist with a slight anti-right agenda.

I love to see an active, popular movement to dissolve the CBC. Get rid of it completely. I’d like to see the CTV news channel disappear, too (it puts me to sleep in the afternoon), but its privately run. We as citizens of this nation, should not fund a particular channel which is supposed to be unbiased yet leans so far to the left as to shape the opinions of the average citizen of a nation. Dissolve the CBC, and if the left wants to have their own channel – then let them pay for it. I’ll miss hockey on saturday nights (you can stream that for free on internet anyways), but the rest can go away. My opinion, anyways.

Have a good day.
commented 2015-08-14 11:25:47 -0400
Agreed, Steve Rennie. The tail end of my comment somehow got cut off. It should have read, “…He was creating the news, not “reporting”. Big difference! Even by Jimmy’s definition, that demotes him to the ranks of Ezra and Lauren (even if he does carry around a CBC press badge…)!” (because Jimmy denies that Ezra, Brian, Lauren, and company aren real journalists)
commented 2015-08-14 10:01:00 -0400
From reading many of the comments posted here, it is gratifying to note how so many more people are seeing the bias in the reporting done by the mainstream media. Of course, the Rebel is biased as well, but only in the fact that they are pointing out to their viewers that this bias exists.
The mainstream media bashes Harper and his policies every chance they get. This is a concerted effort (think consortium) to persuade voters to choose anyone but Harper.
Justie and Tommie are campaigning about the “CHANGES” they will make if elected. Neither one of them has stated from where the money for their programs is going to come. And, there is no finite explanation of exactly what their programs entail. Worse, though, none of the mainstream media question them on this fact! They give them a pass!
commented 2015-08-14 08:46:24 -0400
Thank you, Steve Rennie, that is exactly what I have been saying, but Jimmy cannot be convinced of anything conclusion that he did not come to on his own. I guess we are all like that to some degree, but not to his extreme.

You are correct that the CBC is actively and brazenly “anything but Conservative”. CTV and Global have the same “ABC” attitude.

The problem is that between the three of them they have the most of the population of the Canadian viewership, so the Conservative side does not get out. It is an uphill battle with the main stream media further up the hill beating the few small Conservative voices back down the hill when we gain a bit of ground for the public ear. It’s just so damn frustrating and should somehow be illegal for the media to do that.
commented 2015-08-14 05:19:01 -0400
@prince Knight: I wouldn’t say “demotion” is the word to be used. Ezra and Lauren are indeed journalists, as is Milewski (the CBC guy), I wouldn’t see that as a demotion – just different. But you are right, he is NOT a reporter, who by definition should be reporting the facts – preferably without prejudice (at least that what was drilled into my head in University when I took a journalism course).
commented 2015-08-14 05:11:45 -0400
Actually Jimmy, I the National Post leans further left than the Toronto Star. And the Sun papers (country wide) aren’t the “bastion” of right wing politics… they have certain writers and editorial staff that are right leaning, but they also have writers that lean quite left as well. The Toronto Sun is both left and right, as is Ottawa Sun (actually the Ottawa paper is more left than right). And Peter is right, I find it odd that I watch new broadcasts outside of this country (BBC) to get far more accurate news stories about this country and more informative, straight-down-the-line politics recording. The CBC, while campaigning to “be free” of government “meddling”, are actively trying to get everyone to vote anything but Conservative (which are vilified daily).
commented 2015-08-14 01:10:39 -0400
Peter,

An unbiased media source doesn’t exist – you have sources that lean right and sources that lean left. And why do you ignore the fact that the Toronto Sun and The National Post – right leaning sources are part of the MSM?
commented 2015-08-14 00:02:27 -0400
The media party are too busy trying to get junior elected one day, and whiskers the next.
commented 2015-08-13 23:29:25 -0400
I wonder what it would be like to live in a country where the media was completely unbiased and the conservatives were not attacked relentlessly while the left wing parties get pass after pass. Ah well, a guy can dream of equal treatment by the media.
commented 2015-08-13 23:26:59 -0400
Well, even going by Jimmy’s definition of “reporter”, the leader in this video failed. He’s a political activist, not a reporter. By extension, so is the CBC (but we’re working on getting it defunded, if not disbanded). If a reporter is supposed to report the news, why did that “person” (for lack of a suitable uncomplimentary term) make a statement instead of asking a question? He was creating the news, not “reporting”. Big difference!, that demotes him to the ranks of Ezra and Lauren (even if he does carry around a CBC press badge…)!
commented 2015-08-13 22:51:56 -0400
It is typical for all the MSM but the CBC is the worst… They get everyone worked all up, then after they have been proved wrong they shut up and look for the next story to start attacking the PC’s in the country… Before you know who replies, I know it was a CBC interview… But even in her fucked up questioning, you could see she was fucking shocked by the answer that was given.. She is probably crying in her dresser room right now, and bitching the producer out… Because the answers weren’t to the fucking script…
commented 2015-08-13 20:42:32 -0400
Was that really a “first question”? Sounded a lot more like a statement requiring a rebuttal! And the CBC wonders why their Media Circus Debate was ruled out by Harper.
commented 2015-08-13 20:25:47 -0400
Peter,

Other media sources are not required to reiterate what the CBC has already covered. And it doesn’t mean that they are trying to supress it by not reiterating the same thing that another news source already covered. Did The Toronto Sun and The National Post – two right leaning newspapers – do a story on this?
commented 2015-08-13 20:17:25 -0400
Vlad,

Of course I watched the video – question was asked and answered on CBC.

Are you just learning to understand English Vlad?
commented 2015-08-13 19:11:41 -0400
So how should the headlines read? “This election will cost taxpayers less than double!” As in: “oh yes, this new car cost me less than double what it normally costs.” Why should Harper be billing us more than normal at all?
Plus, why does the Rebel have to use clips from CBC all the time? Is there no other source of accurate information?
commented 2015-08-13 18:39:02 -0400
Rick said, " … they [Socialist Media] would not see the truth if it came up and smacked them across the forehead!"

Which is does … frequently … but they refuse to see it. Purebred idiots.
commented 2015-08-13 17:59:25 -0400
Interesting! And Mayrand is not exactly a fan of the Conservatives! The Socialist Media is so vested in their lies and infected with HDS they would not see the truth if it came up and smacked them across the forehead!
commented 2015-08-13 17:54:06 -0400
@jimmy-duh-silva – obviously you didn’t watch the video. You’re not that bright are you. Try the torstar blog or TMZ – more suitable to your mentality.
commented 2015-08-13 17:43:28 -0400
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commented 2015-08-13 17:36:57 -0400
That CBC reporter… supposedly there to report the news, but asks an accusatory question instead (in other words, no open mind to raw data and facts, but carrying and voicing preconceived conclusions). Just what and where was his “journalistic training”?

Never mind. We, the people, have come to an understanding that the mainstream media is just a propaganda machine. Hell, yesterday (on whichever channel — I was in a client’s home when this was broadcast) some “news commentator” was speculating on how badly this Duffy trial is going to hurt Harper. The investigation was over and done with last year, the trial started last year, and it’s now being commented that their latest witness’s testimony (Wright) might just damage the Crown’s case…

Propaganda, pure and simple. Just like the “newspaper” Pravda towards the end of the Soviet empire…
commented 2015-08-13 17:02:51 -0400
Jimmy, the real question here is, is the CBC and all the other media going to give this new information that it will not cost double as much reporting as they did when they stated that it was going to cost double? So, are*you* retarded, or are you just ignoring the real meaning of Brian’s report because you are a leftie nitwit troll?
commented 2015-08-13 17:02:51 -0400
Jimmy, the real question here is, is the CBC and all the other media going to give this new information that it will not cost double as much reporting as they did when they stated that it was going to cost double? So, are*you* retarded, or are you just ignoring the real meaning of Brian’s report because you are a leftie nitwit troll?