March 25, 2016

When bureaucrats are the real bullies: Saskatoon bylaw would outlaw “gossiping”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Bullying is bad. But imagine trying to make a law against badness. Not against crimes, or against what the law calls torts — that is, when you cause measurable damage to someone, say, in a car accident. We already have those laws.

How could you possibly define "bullying" under the law?

Which brings us to the massive anti-bullying bylaw considered this week by Saskatoon’s city council. It comes with hefty fines and everything. Fines for “name calling, ridiculing, insulting, mocking.”

And fines for “shunning” — that is, not wanting to be around another person.

So say an ugly fat guy is in a bar, but beautiful women over there are shunning him. That is now against the law. Saskatoon city council says so.

This new law would apply anywhere in the city: Any building, any public vehicle like a taxi, on any street or sidewalk or even any ditch. Any restaurant or store or bar.

Oh, except inside the city council chambers itself. They’re still free to bully people. Isn’t that funny?

We can laugh at this story, but this is part of an international “anti-bullying” movement that poses real threats to our freedom. WATCH and see what I mean.

Saskatchewan broadcaster John Gormley joins me to talk about this insane bylaw and what it tells us about society of large. We also discuss premier Brad Wall’s chances in the upcoming provincial election.

Jackson Doughart of the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies explains how the CBC with its $1 billion a year subsidy, is actually helping put newspapers out of business. Now we’re hearing calls for government newspaper subsidies, too. Imagine how that would slant media coverage of the Liberals then…

Finally: I read your messages to me, good and bad!

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commented 2016-03-29 02:13:17 -0400
Make sure you share this on social media so it goes viral!

oh.. wait.. paywall.

oh.. wait.. paywall.never mind
commented 2016-03-29 01:34:48 -0400
So basically instead of encouraging people to grow up they are encouraging infantile behaviour. They are making first-graders out of adults. It’s disgusting and dangerous tendency.
commented 2016-03-29 01:30:44 -0400
This is so ridiculous it’s hard to believe.
commented 2016-03-28 12:04:30 -0400
my comment has to do with the “hands off my money” segment ezra did yesterday, not sure why there ain’t a comment section for it.
it sounds like we are one rather large step closer to being a communist state and every canadian with a bank account should raise hell with their bankers and mp’s on this one.
commented 2016-03-28 09:59:03 -0400
We should charge the individuals that are suggesting this ridiculous censorship, that they will never be able to enforce. When they have to face personal charges, maybe they will tone down their stupidity.
commented 2016-03-28 09:56:45 -0400
Anytime you subsidize the media, the media will spew the talking points of those who are paying their way. It’s human nature. I don’t want to listen to news media that is being subsidized by government. Which is why I support the Rebel!
commented 2016-03-27 12:18:45 -0400
Good luck enforcing this happy-face tyranny – the first person charged should loot the charter challenge fund for a charter defense.

More bureaucratic thuggery, reaching utopia one state-removed freedom at a time.
commented 2016-03-26 19:33:24 -0400
With Trudeau’s Liberals in power federally, there is no stopping Canada’s descent into lefto-fascist hell. Forty percent of Canadians voted in a majority lefto-fascist federal government, and it’s too late to prevent it. They have their lefto-fascist agenda and are determined to implement it, which means the end of freedom of speech and freedom of religion for Jews and Christians is on the way, because that is what the lefto-fascists want: no freedom of speech or religion for anyone but themselves. It won’t be long before lefto-fascist governments at all levels define any critiquing or criticism of themselves as bullying and make it a criminal offense in law, and they will have the CBC to propagandize the public that this is a good thing for the country. Yeah, that’s it, a good thing. Good for Canadian unity, good for Canadian society. A leftist ‘paradise’ in which no dissent will be tolerated. What’s the other name for that system? Oh yeah, fascism. Of the leftist variety. Lefto-fascism. A ‘paradise’ of tyranny. Just like in a whole lot of Third World countries that you could probably name, but wouldn’t want to live in.
commented 2016-03-26 14:48:20 -0400
Socialist engineering to make a better human always results in piles of corpses once they get the power they crave. That’s why people need to take these idiots seriously.

We don’t need the government subsidizing media outlets to compete with the CBC, we need an end to subsidies going to the CBC – it’s just that simple. I’d love to know why this isn’t a priority with the Conservatives. It’s not like the CBC is going to be fair to them either way.
commented 2016-03-26 12:36:29 -0400
The new viewer for the Ezra Levant show does not work as well as the old one before the pay wall.Please go back to the other viewer like the other contributors use!!!
commented 2016-03-26 09:35:44 -0400
It sounds like something right out of the old Soviet Union.
commented 2016-03-26 07:30:17 -0400
Once they start governing based on emotion, you know moral decay has already set in!
commented 2016-03-26 01:41:05 -0400
God forbid if we lose Brad Wall.
commented 2016-03-26 00:49:57 -0400
@ Lad Reme commented 42 mins ago
BRAVO ZULU commented 1 hour ago
Try walking down the street wearing a T- Shirt with the legend ‘Justin Trudeau is an Arse Hole’ printed on it.
Not a bad idea – around here it would get me yelled at by a lot of frogs.

He is their hero.
commented 2016-03-26 00:37:24 -0400
Just when the charter challanges program gets re-funded…..feeding frenzy for liberal lawyers time is here again.
commented 2016-03-26 00:07:21 -0400
BRAVO ZULU commented 1 hour ago
Try walking down the street wearing a T- Shirt with the legend ‘Justin Trudeau is an Arse Hole’ printed on it.
commented 2016-03-26 00:00:23 -0400
Forcing somebody to do something against their will is Bullying, this being the case, perhaps we should have a Saskatoon Judge take out a Class Action Law Suit against Trudeau.

Our complaint would be that the PM is forcing the Canadian population to become subject to Racial Genocide at the hands of Trudeau’s gang of Muslim Misfits.

Sir Winston Churchill once described Muslims as “The Scum of the Earth”, unfortunately he had not met Justin Trudeau before he made this statement.
commented 2016-03-25 23:45:38 -0400
So the social justice thugs are yet again going to step over the line.

Next thing you know they will arrest you for the clothing you wear.

As for subsidies – MacLeans gets a bit more than a million tax payer dollars a year.
commented 2016-03-25 23:38:54 -0400
Justin’s Diary … where are you?
commented 2016-03-25 23:22:46 -0400
Saskatoon cry-bullies!! If I lived there I file a private charge against them for Obstructing Justice (knowingly writing a law contrary to the charter and outside their jurisdiction). Childhood bullying redies a child for adulthood. I think the councilors need some serious bullying to thicken their skins.

Is funding the CBC acting contrary to anti-competition laws?
commented 2016-03-25 23:22:26 -0400
so if you say ‘have a nice day’, but I am not, are you going to get fined?
commented 2016-03-25 22:03:12 -0400
Enforceable laws are the invention of mental cases with nothing better to do.

May as well pass a law against tides, the sunrise, and the Moon.
commented 2016-03-25 20:54:10 -0400
Great show! For the lady that has a hard time with the website. The 3 lines in the top right hand corner beside the members sign in – click on that little box with the 3 lines. Then click on shows -premium content. There you will find what you re looking for.
commented 2016-03-25 20:21:29 -0400
I guess I’ll be doing my drinking in Saskatoon.