July 11, 2016

Rebel’s new billboard BANNED in Montreal: Fears of City Hall and Muslim backlash — even Saudi retribution

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

Politically correct censorship rears its ugly head in Montreal — our new billboard has been banned, after pressure by City Hall, and out of fear of a backlash from Muslims, and even the dictatorship of Saudi Arabia.

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For months we’ve had a billboard right across from Montreal’s City Hall pushing back at their Liberal mayor, Denis Coderre, for his opposition to the proposed Energy East pipeline. That pipeline would bring ethical oil from Alberta, all the way to New Brunswick, where they currently import conflict oil from OPEC dictatorships.

We initially put up a giant billboard that said, in French, “You don’t want oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan? Fine — then no equalization payments from oil.” And it promoted our French-language website, RienDePlus.ca, which means, "no more."

Well, that sparked quite a fuss in Montreal — every newspaper covered the billboard, very favourably. I think they really hadn’t thought of that point before. Coderre himself was scrummed by Montreal reporters about it. 

But we weren’t done.

We put up a second billboard in the same place. And this one poked fun at Coderre’s claim that he deeply, truly cares about the environment. It says, in French, “Sorry, Alberta, Denis Coderre prefers sewage pipes to oil pipes — but keep sending equalization payments”.

That’s a reference to Coderre dumping billions of liters of raw Montreal sewage into the river — this from a guy who claims he’s against a state of the art pipeline, because he loves the environment so much.

Quebec Liberals love equalization payments from Alberta and Saskatchewan oil. But they refuse to let that oil pass through in a safe, state-of-the-art pipeline, called Energy East. As if they don’t drive cars or fly jets in Montreal.

Of course they do — they just prefer oil from OPEC dictatorships, like Saudi Arabia.

And that’s the message of our new billboard:

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In English, that means "when Denis Coderre says no to the Energy East project, he’s saying yes to sharia oil exported by OPEC.

And then there's a picture of the king of Saudi Arabia.

To reiterate, we’ve been paying this billboard company, called Outfront Outdoor, thousands of dollars. Not just for Montreal billboards, but for a couple in Toronto too.

So, everything’s fine. We pay all our bills. Our ads are political, but they’re not obscene or illegal in any way.

But when we went to them with our latest billboard, they refused to run the ad. They ripped up our contract.

We asked them why, and they told us: they are afraid of offending Muslim activists and even the Saudi dictator himself.

But the billboard company also told us that Montreal’s city hall was pressuring them to stop running our ads — and if they continued, their business might be in jeopardy. Liberal politicians might not give them any more permits.

In the video above you can see the e-mails and hear the phone call where the billboard company told me we’re forbidden from criticizing the Saudi king — and that Liberals were threatening their business. It’s shocking. But somehow not surprising.

But I live in Canada, not Saudi Arabia, and not some banana republic where Liberals can threaten businesses.

We have free speech here. We’re allowed to criticize the King of Saudi Arabia, or the Liberal mayor of Montreal.

We’re going to run this billboard in Montreal, even if I have to literally stand on the street corner and hold up the poster myself.

If you want to help us pay for the advertising, then please click here to contribute to our ad campaign!

If Quebec Liberals like Denis Coderre hate these billboards, then I want to do more of them.

I don’t want to waste money suing the mayor for his threats, or suing Outfront Outdoor for breach of contract. I just want the ads to go up.

I estimate an average billboard in Montreal is about $2,000 dollars. Radio ads would be about a hundred bucks each.

Visit CutThemOff.ca now, and help me fight back.

Denis Coderre isn’t my mayor. And Queen Elizabeth is my monarch — not some desert dictator like “King” Salman. Let’s fight back against these sharia leftists.

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P.S. Were we doing anything wrong? I checked — with one of Canada’s leading media lawyers, Stuart Robertson. He’s been a senior lawyer for just about any major media outlet you can think of. I asked him to study our billboard, and write an opinion letter — is the billboard defamatory? Does it violate anyone’s privacy, like the King of Saudi Arabia? Does it violate hate speech laws, or even the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards?

No, no, no, and no. The billboard is fine. You can see his three-page letter below:

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commented 2016-07-13 22:28:41 -0400
Despite his dismissive attitude towards those who do not like having their money given to the CBC I can only imagine how Michael Mann would react if he was forced to pay for The Rebel.
commented 2016-07-12 20:05:25 -0400
Um, incest. Did I mention Pastor D. Schwartz Mann is ok with consensual incest?

“Pedophiles CAN be contributing members of society if they get the help that they need. That is what we are talking about here. Pyromaniacs can also be contributing members of society is they get the help they need. "

http://www.therebel.media/_cpc16_mp_brad_trost_called_bigot_at_debate_about_conservative_party_s_definition_of_marriage All the best to you and your daughter if you so consent as adults Michael. Totally none of my business.
commented 2016-07-12 19:56:40 -0400
“Simple – human rights supersede religious beliefs. "

Hey hey Pastor Dr. Schwartz Mann! Master plagiarizer:

www.therebel.media/prospect_of_kenney_uniting_right_in_alberta_rattles_ndp_mla_tweets_thank_god_for_her_abortion_spews_anti_christian_bigotry

Not an original thought in his head. Hey Pastor Dr. Schwartz Mann, is religious belief a human right? (Cue non-answer. Don’t worry guys, he’ll go into hiding now that I’m here.)

The CBC is a tool of Liberal Party indoctrination and couldn’t survive on its own. That’s why it needs billions in subsidies. Look at how they whined about a slight cut by Harper. Michael Mann and others like him would never fork out the needed money from therir own pockets even though they claim the CBC is a great national treasure. That’s why he’ furious at the Rebel being able to sustain itself on user subscriptions. It shows him out.
commented 2016-07-12 14:38:52 -0400
Michael Mann: Every single news source on the planet is not paid for by the tax payers. Yes everyone is biased but when you are taking huge amounts of the tax payers money many not by choice you owe it to them to present all sides of the equation as fairly as possible. Of course you r not concerned because it is currently in your favor. Look the NDP saw the blatant bias as well. Perhaps they should divvy the time up among the different parties on the CBC and allow each to present their own take on the news or politics because the majority of non liberals are quite aware of the cozy relationship between the liberals and the Trudeau broadcasting system.
commented 2016-07-12 10:14:38 -0400
Derek Harvie,

Well it’s obvious that you are a fucking retard, because the explanation of the CBC’s and the BBC’s existence and their history is enough for normal people.

Every single news source on the planet is biased. So what you are asking for is fantasy. The CBC is one of the most popular websites in Canada – so clearly millions of Canadians enjoy going to that site every single day.

The reality is that the majority of Canadians are liberal in varying degrees, so in all actuality, CBC does represent the majority of Canadians.

You really are fucking dumb.
commented 2016-07-12 10:01:21 -0400
Derek Harvie,

No – as defined by government and the law, dipshit.
commented 2016-07-12 03:01:29 -0400
I wonder if that woman would pull the billboards of some of the radio stations I don’t want my young grandchildren or my children or myself and my wife to see, unwillingly, that are vulgar and crude and in places I have to drive past because there isn’t another option? I doubt it. She’s clearly an absolute lier. And, afraid of something.
commented 2016-07-12 02:15:55 -0400
Michael Mann does that go for not wanting to bake certain cakes loser? And your beliefs do not trump mine loser, keep your secular crap in your house loser. I can express my beliefs anytime i wish twerp. Sorry but human rights are not just what you want them to be twerp.
commented 2016-07-12 00:53:08 -0400
Where it’s obvious that the Montréal mayor is obviously not concerned about pollution, or anything like that, he is concerned about upsetting the islamofascists, guess that means he is a supporter. Since your outdoor advertising company seems to lack any real reason why they won’t run your ad, means that they support iIslamofascism also. What a sad bunch of wimps, in the case of the Montréal mayor, I guess that’s the be expected.
commented 2016-07-12 00:26:40 -0400
Michael:

I’m not sure I can dumb it down any further for you.

What justifies the existence of a state funded media outlet that is overwhelmingly biased and partisan?

Why does any nation in 2016 require a media outlet that is wholistically funded from tax payer revenues?

I’m really not sure how to dumb that down. Are you a visual type of ignoramous that requires pop ups and colourful pictures?

Is your ass jealous of the amount of shit that comes out of your mouth?
commented 2016-07-12 00:17:10 -0400
Michael;

Human rights? As defined by who? You? The other Social Justice Hypocrites?
Who the fuck are you to say one persons or companies opinions are right or wrong? Who the fuck made pricks like you judge and jury!!!

You are too fucking ignorant to see the overwhelming hypocrisy in your pathetic and uneducated position.
commented 2016-07-12 00:15:00 -0400
Derek,

Did you just move to Canada? CBC was set up to be Canada’s National Radio and TV Broadcaster. It’s the same thing with England and The BBC – paid for through taxes.

Maybe you should educate yourself about the CBC, before you ask dumb fucking questions.
commented 2016-07-12 00:06:14 -0400
Michael Mann

Why doesn’t the CBC fund itself and its partisan political agenda? Why isn’t the CBC propaganda machine capable of sustaining itself like other private media outlets like CTV and Bell Media?
commented 2016-07-12 00:04:22 -0400
Derek,

Simple – human rights supersede religious beliefs. Believe whatever the fuck you want in your home or in church – but that’s where it pretty much ends ala a separation of church and state.
commented 2016-07-11 23:54:40 -0400
Michael Mann

Of course this private advertising company can say yes or no in regards to what ads they run.

That being said, I’m curious about your opinion as it pertains to the private cake maker in the US with traditional Christian beleifs who was charged with hate crimes for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

What’s the difference? Explain that one to me, without exposing yourself as the pathetic hypocrite that you are!!
commented 2016-07-11 23:47:25 -0400
Token,

There is no point here. If a company wants to conduct business in a certain country or city, there are usually rules that need to followed per the government, so it is completely understandable that Outfront Outdoor don’t want to rock the boat.

Why doesn’t Ezra pay for the same ads in conservative newspapers like The Sun?
commented 2016-07-11 23:44:16 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM: 31,312 Attacks, 198,760 Killed, 279,133 Injured.
commented 2016-07-11 23:41:01 -0400
Mike, that’s not the point. Why is it never the point, with you? The story’s about the city telling media companies what they can and can’t advertise based on political expediency, not about freedom of the press or freedom of private business owners to do business with those they choose. Actually, it is, on the tangent. When the city is sure it owns the media and doesn’t have to worry about political opposition in the media, why should it bother to pay for it? Just make sure there’s a “political officer” in every newsroom, and only stories glorifying the supreme leader and his (or her, it’s 2015 after all) political considerations get released to the public. But hey, I’m sure that’s not going to happen. No need to concern ourselves at all…
commented 2016-07-11 23:12:10 -0400
This many not have occurred to some of you morons, but Outfront Outdoor are a private business. They can say yes or not to whatever the fuck they want to regarding ads. They don’t owe Ezra or The Rebel anything and he was lucky to get the extensive responses that he was given, because they would be in their right to tell Ezra to fuck off if he doesn’t like their decision.
commented 2016-07-11 16:30:50 -0400
I agree with Edward’s post below. Also Denis Brassard, if Saudi oil comes to NB, gets refined, and ends up in Quebec in any form, is that a way to wiggle your words that Quebec imports no Saudi oil? And Denis, when your big “green” shift occurs will you then stop STEALING money from the rest of us in the form of transfer payments. Quebec residents should hang their heads in shame. You have resources and much other wealth but have continually raped the rest of us all the while thumbing your nose at us and condemning our environmental policies, while you flush your toilet into the St. Lawrence. Quite pathetic.

DJBT et al
commented 2016-07-11 14:38:17 -0400
You also have to watch for weasel words being used when someone claims they are not importing any |Saudi oil. Does that include the oil they are simply allowing to be delivered to other provinces through their already existing infrastructure through their province to other locations?
commented 2016-07-11 00:40:01 -0400
Canada imports about 100,000 barrels a day of oil just from SAUDI ARABIA

ref:
https://www.neb-one.gc.ca/nrg/ntgrtd/mrkt/snpsht/2016/03-01hghcrdlmprt-eng.html

p.s.
Ezra, you are Canadian hero!!!

Don’t let politicians or foreign-funded eco-nut special interests censor our free speech.
Keep up the fight for freedom!!!!!!!!!!!
That’s what our soldiers shed blood for, and that’s why we have the color red on our flag.

Our real enemy of freedom is the disinformation that the leftwing is addicted to believing as gospel;
psychologically, really not that different from German citizens of the 1930s;
they were lovers of propaganda;
a quirky mental disease of the leftwing;

@climatefallacy
commented 2016-07-10 11:07:40 -0400
First, accordind to LaPresse newspaper no oil is imported from Saudi.
55% is from USA, 13% Algeria, 9% Norway, 7% Nigeria, 6% Angola.
Second, you should have posted your bilboard in english as Montreal is now mostly anglophone.
Third, hopefully sooner than latter , the shift to green energy will make Québec less dependant to oil imports.
commented 2016-07-09 19:24:56 -0400
David White commented: "EDWARD JOBIN commented: " A company has the right to refuse customers if they want to.

Apparently you didn’t get the memo about the bakery in Oregon that no longer is in business for the exact reason you mention". Firstly I got the memo but two bad arguments doesn’t amount to one good one. Secondly one happened in another country not here although I readily can see a similar situation occurring here if it has in fact not already happened. But because it was allowed doesn’t make it right nor would pressuring someone into erecting a sign if they didn’t want to. To be clear I’m not opposed to the sign but I am opposed to forcing a private company or individual to promote an idea if they don’t believe in it. I am more concerned with the undue pressure exerted by governments in trying to control what private companies or individuals are not allowed to discuss. I am concerned that law seems to be being amended to accommodate the groups that are being favored at any particular time.
commented 2016-07-09 15:41:38 -0400
Just a suggestion – perhaps the Rebel should concentrate an being an honest and accurate news reporting agency, rather than just another activist flavor of the day. Spending your donations on billboards taking one stand or another is not the function of a news agency in my opinion. Being rebellious is fine, but spending your members contributions to promote one sides view of an issue is self-defeating.
commented 2016-07-08 19:45:32 -0400
Yep Montreal home of the Liberal Quebec Elites the Bronfman and Molson families among many Anglophones in Quebec

English media in love with Montreal Mayor
Talk Of The Town will air every second Friday on CTV Montreal’s newscast. Mr. Coderre …

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/mobile/talk-of-the-town
commented 2016-07-08 18:18:34 -0400
Pay the politicians, not the billboard company if you want action.
commented 2016-07-08 18:14:51 -0400
To quote the late, great Alberta Premier Ralph Kline, “Let the eastern bastards freeze in the dark!”
commented 2016-07-08 17:32:58 -0400
What about your radio pal you have on as a guest sometimes Ezra, surely he’ll support your efforts?
Expanding on ATOKENCONSERVATIVE, give out lawn, car signs, and signs for business windows!
How ‘bout a sign in NY, right across from their office? And how bout one across from their office in Montreal – Outdoor hates Free Speech!! Let’s build a movement!!