January 11, 2016

Trudeau promised transparency, but now Liberals are stonewalling Rebel's Access to Information requests on refugees

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder

We were promised openness and transparency by default from Trudeau and his Liberals, but it isn't happening.

So far, in addition to a number of broken promises, we have government departments refusing to release basic information.

The immigration department tells us they’re too busy working on Trudeau’s flawed refugee plan to answer access to information requests on the subject, one we’ve shown is very important to Canadians.

I can’t help but note that in the last session of Parliament, Trudeau tabled only one private members bill and it was on . . . access to information.

Trudeau’s Bill C-613 promised to make it easier to find out how our money was spent and what our government is up to.

The bill read in part that "government information must be made openly available to the public and accessible in machine readable formats" and "necessary exceptions to the right of access should be rare, limited and specific."

When he introduced the bill, Trudeau said it was vital that citizens be able to examine governments activities but now that he’s in charge, departments are refusing to release basic information?

My point isn't to make this partisan but to show that the other media are busy playing partisan games. Unlike them and Trudeau, we really do believe in your right to know.

The fact that bureaucrats are blaming their lack of response on the Prime Minister by citing his refugee mandate, when that same Prime Minister also promised more openness and transparency, only adds insult to injury.

There are a lot of questions to be asked on how the Syrian refugee situation is being handled. Allowing bureaucrats to put off answering questions until long after the 25,000 or as many as 50,000 refugees are already here, simply means they get to do their jobs as they see fit with no public oversight and that my friends, simply cannot stand.


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commented 2016-01-13 13:07:51 -0500
Pratty Ponsarello, is this you? Commenting about an article on CBC.ca regarding a Korean coffee house that looks as if it’s a Tim Horton’s. And is it really necessary to call Canadians who patronize Tim Horton’s, simpletons? Like you call us reactionaries the first time you’re on this site?

Prattly Ponsarello Guest, No one is going to go in there thinking it’s a Tim Hortons. No one in S.K., other than some ESL teachers knows what it is. I know this seems hard for some Canadians to grasp but Timmie’s ain’t that big of a deal beyond our borders. There’s a reason for that, it’s junk that has somehow become conflated with our national identity and so has a loyal following of simpletons who somehow think it’s part of being a good Canadian. As masterpiece of marketing, also a huge pile of bull crap.
commented 2016-01-13 10:42:21 -0500
Jill and John Ward , I don’t think Canadians understand anything about Islam or Trudeau’s association with it. People tell me, they voted for him as an anybody but Harper vote. Columnist Mark Steyn, who for ten years has been sounding the alarm about Muslim demographics being a problem in Europe, wrote in his column yesterday that he receives letters almost daily where they say that they had no idea that Europe was being Islamicized, even after the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the killings at the Bataclan in Paris.
: http://www.steynonline.com/7417/hold-the-mohamed-salad

Trudeau has a majority and he won’t tell us a thing. Guaranteed!
commented 2016-01-13 10:31:21 -0500
Prattly Ponsarello, Reactionaries? Maybe we just want to find out what the MSM won’t tell us. Here’s an example which may not be of importance to you. The Liberals promised to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees into Canada by the end of 2015. Then it was reduced to 10,000. Yesterday, as planes bringing refugees were on their way, CBC.ca published an article with the headline, Syrian refugees ‘to hit 10,000 under the Liberal plan’. This is absolutely untrue. About half came in under the Harper government, so in reality the Liberals brought about 5,000 in by yesterday- a far cry from the 25,000 Trudeau promised in the election campaign. In other words, CBC is biased and supporting the Liberals. The headline could have been, ‘Liberals fail on election promise. Only 5,000 refugees to date.’ So, you may be happy with biased CBC coverage but I am not. And I don’t appreciate being called a reactionary just because I expect fair and balanced coverage from a government corporation that I finance with my tax dollars. Name calling which you employed is said to be sadly a characteristic of the Left.
: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/syrian-refugees-liberals-10-000-1.3399834
commented 2016-01-13 10:20:24 -0500
Canadians need to make up their minds right now that with Mohammad Trudeau in control WE ARE NEVER, EVER GOING TO KNOW HOW MANY OF THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING BROUGHT IN AND HOW MUCH THEY ARE COSTING US! He doesn’t want us to know and so we are not going to know.
We are going to be stuck with him and his party as he is bringing in enough of them and paying them off with our money to ENSURE he continues to rule.
Remember when he won the liberal leadership he CELEBRATED WITH THIS CHOSEN PEOPLE AT THE MOSQUE AND THEY DANCED AND CHEERED SAYINGWITH JUSTIN, ISLAM WINS!!!!” and they are correct as in Canada ISLAM RULES!!
He made this abundantly clear during the election and still Canadians voted him in.
WE are going to be the first official WESTERN ISLAMIC NATION within the next few years. GUARANTEED!!
Forget the petitions, Canada and Canadians lose and Islam along with Mohammed Trudeau wins!!!!
commented 2016-01-13 10:07:38 -0500
Wow, I just stumbled onto this site. What precisely is “The Rebel” (good grief could you get anymore banal?) fighting? Anyhow, reactionaries need a venue to vent in, otherwise they become dangerous. Quite the stable of talent you’ve assembled Ezra.
commented 2016-01-13 09:38:19 -0500
Ok come off it..your surprise that the son of the King of liars is a liar
commented 2016-01-13 02:15:36 -0500
So now we are going to have Muslim Police Officers riding around with loaded hand guns, checking for suspicious looking people. Better make sure your Lic Plate light is working, if it is not, as soon as you roll down your window they will blow your efin head off.

All Muslims have a duty to kill non Muslims, this is stated in the Quaran. Trudeau is just going to make it easy for them. When Churchill made his speech about Muslims, he should have included Liberals.
commented 2016-01-12 13:21:07 -0500
For sure there are corners being cut there are just not enough hours or trained personal (in the given timelines) to have properly vetted 1000 Refugees from low risk countries little lone 10000 from an extremely high risk country such as one that is under seize and partly occupied by ISIS…And justin was told all of this by both supports, opponents and most importantly Immigration Officials…But today # 10000 has arrived
Only matter of time till the Rape Culture is being suppressed by his media trolls and innocent CDN’s are paying the physical and mental price along with the finical one we are already paying and will be for a long time into the future…
commented 2016-01-12 13:01:59 -0500
I’m laying money on the fact that Junior is not vetting the faux refugees at all, the UN is. And the UN is likely sending the most disturbed cases here, because that creepy Trudeau hates Canada, and he especially hates the west, who hate him right back.
commented 2016-01-12 12:49:21 -0500
Indeed you#‘s are correct
Couple things to consider though. Those Muslim Immigrants came in under a process which took years for them to receive legal status as the vetting process was conducted as per IRPA and the IRB regulations, ergo most of them began the process under the previous liberal regime again Votes of Visas.
Under Justin’s watch there is virtually no process they are just showing up.
commented 2016-01-12 11:59:57 -0500
Lieberals lie. No other way of saying it! Clearly the lying MSM cannot be trusted either. This delay of information is meant to ensure Trudie has his jihadi army in place before anything can be done about it!
commented 2016-01-12 11:42:13 -0500
But it was Justin Trudeau, the Pot-Smoking Camp Counsellor/an Anti-Christ/an inveterate liar/servant of the Father of Lies and Deception, who cannot be trusted or believed on anything he says. This man is a mindless nutcase who does not have either the credentials to run a Kindergarten Class let alone a country or the morality to truly stand for right and wrong!
commented 2016-01-12 10:07:47 -0500
Hpb3515 commented 1 hour ago
That liberal approach is directly related to what is see as “Visas for Votes”

Ezra’s stated that over 500,000 Muslim immigrants arrived here between 2005 and 2015
: http://www.therebel.media/canada_doubled_its_muslim_population_after_9_11
commented 2016-01-12 10:02:34 -0500
Newstalk1010, this morning: Plane loads of refugees arriving today and government has finally reached its 10,000 target on bringing in refugees. Of course, no mention that most or many are from Harper’s term.
commented 2016-01-12 09:47:44 -0500
This access to information issue is the same as many others with these Liberal governments. They seem to have perfected the art of delay and obstruct processes until it is too late for the findings to change policies. Look how long it’s taking all these police investigations to lead anywhere with the Ontario Liberals.
commented 2016-01-12 09:01:13 -0500
That liberal approach is directly related to what is see as “Visas for Votes”…Nothing more than a really expensive way to legally buy votes…However at this time the votes come with a huge price for our Citizens as they are importing the Muslim Rape Culture…

And we are paying through the nose for it…On top of all the Gov. sponsored flights there are 300 Toronto/Montreal hotel rooms (also paid for by our tax $) and the Refs get the Gov. per-diem (approx. $60 per day)while in these hotel rooms.
commented 2016-01-12 08:27:03 -0500
If I recall the last time the libs were in power, it was discovered that they essentially had got the United Nations to do all the screening for refugee applications. When the conservatives were elected they stopped this process and insisted that the Immigration people do it themselves, I rather expect that the libs have quietly started the same old scam, with jihad lovers in the UN as the gate keepers for Canada. That’s why they’re waffling on any information being released.
commented 2016-01-12 04:51:11 -0500
Justin didn’t mean to apply C-613 to HIS government. It was for the Conservative devil dogs, spawns of Satan himself. Justin and Co. don’t require a bill such as this, they are already perfect and wouldn’t do anything bad.
commented 2016-01-12 02:05:58 -0500
I Meant; I know we SHOULDN’T be surprised.
commented 2016-01-12 02:05:10 -0500
I know we should be surprised. But WTF there has to be a way to keep this government accountable to the public.
commented 2016-01-11 23:40:26 -0500
One should not be surprised by the mayhem that has broken out over the refugee file. Of course, JT doesn’t care what people think of him. He’s off jetting away to vacation destinations, at $2,500 a night, with his entourage, on a government Airbus. And the comedy really ratchets up when JT agrees to reimburse Canadian, but at Economy rates. What are Economy rates in JT world? We can only guess. Of course, it was TMZ, one of the few credible news sources left, that broke the story about JT’s playboy getaway. The Selfie PM has evolved into a Marie Antoinette, living a sheltered life of complete obliviousness. There can be no doubt that when the stuff hits the fan, JT’s fellow travellers will abandon him. This cannot too soon; of course, the guillotine awaits.
commented 2016-01-11 22:40:58 -0500
Really? Is anyone surprised? I really wish I had some clever quip about Trudeau and how he is about to transform Canada, you know “sunny ways” or did they mean “sunni ways”?
commented 2016-01-11 22:26:11 -0500
What do you expect from this uneducated, emaciated, substitute drama teacher. This chatte wants to drop parkas in Syria, he can’t even define middle class. Clown royal family wanna be! I thought to be a PM you need to have some experience!
commented 2016-01-11 22:11:56 -0500
Bravo Zulu – I can’t stand people who are too lazy to get out of bed and earn their keep. In the Bible it says that if you don’t work, you don’t eat. Sounds fair to me! It’s just too bad for those of us who work for a living, that our country has been turned into a welfare state, and have allowed the lazy to mooch off the public dime, without any expectations. I think that unless you are sick, that those who are collecting welfare should have some jobs to do for the public while collecting, so that they can pay the public back. If I was on welfare, I’d feel much better earning what I received. Can you imagine how horrified the nannies would be, if we asked people to work for their welfare? They certainly have no problem asking us to foot the bills for their socialist experiments! But they’ve gone too far, now they are transplanting them into our democratic societies, knowing full well that all hell is going to break loose.
commented 2016-01-11 21:08:01 -0500
@ Deborah Graupner commented 3 hours ago
Just look at the bimbo that the low information voters elected. A rich trust fund kid who is a simpleton, not a leader! How could so many, be so damned stupid?
For the most part they are maritimers, kebekers and south wyntarians – not many of them worth the snot I blow out of my nose as I work my butt off in the outdoors.

Those are welfare provinces

So why would anyone be surprised.

I wonder how they are going to like the new tax structure?


The welfare lines will be so long that many will not be paying tax.
commented 2016-01-11 20:28:34 -0500
I hope only liberals and feminazis are raped and groped by these refugees, and only liberal progressives are attacked by the upcoming sharia patrols, i can just see some wimpy progressive soiling his pants and sitting there watching his girlfriend or wife get abused or attacked by the patrols.
commented 2016-01-11 20:08:12 -0500
This is Outrageous! I have seen enough Access to Information Requests to know that .departments MUST reply within the time limit! You should contact former Colonel(now lawyer) Michel Drapeau in Ottawa. If there’s anything he knows as much about as the military, it is ATIP requests. He’ll know how to unleash the Dogs of Hell on them!