August 14, 2015

"SHOCKING": Journalists' union is registered to campaign in the federal election

Rebel Staff

I talk a lot about Canada's "Media Party," but even I couldn't believe what I saw when I was researching "third party campaigns" on the Elections Canada website.

Those are the groups who aren't political parties, but who want to spend money campaigning and running ads in Canadian elections.

Mostly these are the usual big left wing labour unions, but this time one name stuck out:

The Canadian Media Guild.

That's the union representing 6000 journalists, many of whom work for the CBC, TVO and other outlets.

So while Guild members are "objectively" reporting on the federal election, their union is campaigning in it -- and for typical left wing causes, of course.

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commented 2015-09-30 11:06:09 -0400
This is outrageous. It’s the kind of third-world crap you saw in the former Soviet Union. Sell the CBC.
commented 2015-08-18 00:25:50 -0400
And these same media folk want us to believe Harper, or his party members, trying to get a senator to pay his dues is a scandal…the media party are the scandal…hiding the truth about themselves from all Canadians…We need to insist that they identify the ‘brand’ they support with every report on politics…so we can know the truth about what they are telling us…can’t you hear Mansbridge admitting he is campaigning against Harper ?…It is impossible of course for him to tell the truth about Harper…in fact the behaviour of the media is the biggest scandal of this election.
commented 2015-08-17 22:01:40 -0400
This is what happens when the people of lie do not want the public to know the truth. We the public need to respond, and start a class action lawsuit against the lying media.
commented 2015-08-16 19:38:07 -0400
So much for the myth of media neutrality.
commented 2015-08-16 17:34:11 -0400

Furthermore their website (http://www.cmg.en/) says
CMG and CWA Canada strongly support court challenge against Bill C-51” - HARDLY NON PARTISAN…what has Bill C-51 got to do with FEDERAL FUNDING OF CBC..the reason they SAY they applied for third party position? They just can’t seem to tell the truth.
commented 2015-08-16 17:22:56 -0400
On their website they still have the gall to say they are NON PARTISAN..(its just that they think the conservatives are not giving them as much money as the other parties will)…and so they pander to them…well they don’t say that…but they do it…It should be illegal for one network to have government funding while the others haven’t…The result is just what has happened…Mansbridge spending 40 minutes trying to make a case against Harper when it doesn’t exist so he can beg the public purse for more money…therefore I propose that this ends, by virtue of the Supreme Court…surely a good lawyer could justify this.
@ Ken Joyce is absolutely right about Russia too…just read Margaret Thatcher’s autobiography to see how Russia was in Britain up to their eyeballs trying to make it a soviet satellite…Russia IS behind union organizing…no wonder they don’t want to be transparent.
commented 2015-08-16 17:13:48 -0400
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is also registered as a 3rd party campaigner. Check out their website…seems pretty impartial, eh?
commented 2015-08-16 15:08:08 -0400
How can anyone believe the things they see in the news about the election when the reporters and media personalities themselves have officially registered to collectively spend money to advertise against Harper during this campaign? Answer? You can’t. Today’s media is no longer interested in YOU making the choice that YOU think is right, they want to TELL YOU what to think and who to vote for based mainly on “political correctness” or “feel good” economics. Constant repetition of lies are eventually believed by those listening, it’s how advertising works on humans. The mainstream media is out to influence your vote people, and I shouldn’t have to say this, but please don’t believe everything you see on tv…
commented 2015-08-16 14:59:37 -0400
Jay, my comment was not a spoof as you put it. I was being very serious. Too bad you find the terrorism and communism infiltration of our country so funny. You’re a prime example of the public believing everything they hear on main stream media. Or are you actually a member of the journalist union or part of an Islamic organization that supports terrorism?
commented 2015-08-16 14:13:22 -0400
I don’t usually post YouTube plugs, but this one describes this situation to a T. A word of caution, if you aren’t into nu-metal music, you might want to mute your speakers, or turn them WAY low. But the video itself is so spot on.
commented 2015-08-16 13:05:18 -0400
Here’s a little bit of news the Canadian Lame Streem Pretend Media will not touch.

A woman and her son beheaded in Sweden in an IKEA store . . . . by, you guessed it, a North African.
The Swedish government responded by putting guards around immigrant enclaves . . . and what did IKEA do?
IKEA Banned Knives . . . they will no longer sell Knives in stores in Sweden . . .

Socialist Dimicrats are insane . . .
commented 2015-08-16 09:40:10 -0400
I think it would be good for the Rebel to relate a history of communism in Canada so that people can understand why our unions behave the way they do. For one, unions were meant to represent the worker to the company or corporation. They were NOT meant to be political organizations. Their sole purpose was to protect the interest of the worker by petitioning those who were the employers. This meant better working conditions, safety and up to date wages. It was not until after the Bolshevik take over in Russia that hardened communists were sent by the Comintern to infiltrate western labour unions in order to politicize them. This was intended to be a first step in a plot of communist world domination. In actual fact their role of looking after the worker turned to destroying capitalism. They used the worker dupes to try and achieve this. This is why the communists forced strikes during the depression when companies were suffering. This especially in Canada when US corporations created vicious competition. When Stalin signed the non-aggression pact with Hitler, unions went on strike during the most vital period in the war to defeat Hitler’s Nazi’s. This actually affected aircraft production in Britain as the phoney war was phasing into real war. It was only because of pressure from the population that Labour opted to work with the coalition government under Churchill. Well that and the fact that Hitler invaded the USSR in April 1941. All the tactics used by Labour unions today come from the Soviet infiltration of western labour unions. This is most evident in the fact that union committees (miniature Comintern’s) do not allow what the communists call dissent. Therefore unions have no trouble taking and extorting money from you however if you have an opinion that goes against their central Comintern, you are poop out of luck. In Eastern countries you would likely find yourself dragged out of bed and shot or transported to a prison or Gulag. However in Canada today most unions have the support of more than half the Government (NDP, Green, Liberal and Communists; Yes, Canada still has a communist party ! After 94 million world-wide slaughtered by communism, the Liberals, NDP and Green Party voted to reinstate the CCP ( the NDP is actually a branch of the CCP. This is evident by their communist trick of using the word “Democratic” in their title. This goes way back to the 1918 period where it was thought that naming socio-communist parties Freedom, Democratic, Peoples etc. would appeal more to the dupes in the west.) so they do need need to resort to such drastic measures. Since it is obvious that they also control the media, a media I might add that also exists off of our tax dollars, they can control and easily dismiss any dissent. They use all the communist tricks to control and manipulate. Ever wonder why the Nazi flag and its swastika is rightly reviled ( 24 million dead ) and yet the flags of communist nations can be worn openly on T-shirts in public without any recrimination (94 million dead ), it is largely because the unions and the dupes of communism in Canada don’t want to tell the truth in our learning institutions or in documentaries and films. For every one documentary about the evil communism, there are hundreds about the Nazi’s or other fascist regimes. In truth communism IS a form of totalitarian fascism. Nazi Germany was a Socialist entity only one step away from communism. It is left wing so-called scholars that have distanced the two with the use of diversionary terminology. Both are just as evil as the other and OUR unions use THEIR methods to their advantage. Many laugh about the so-called communist witch hunts in the US film industry however I do not find it funny at all. There is a complete misrepresentation of real history. In fact during WW 2, Canada and the US were inundated with Soviet moles in their Intelligence Services, Government and Media. This is a fact. So if they had the ability to infiltrate unions, government and intelligence services, you bet they are in the media as well. Their offspring have taken over where they left off. They say the cold war is over, no I don’t think it is over. We are still living with its after affects. A Country full of left wing dupes and now Putin of the KGB spreading terror again throughout Eastern Europe. So no it does not surprise me that the unions of Canadian media are pulling this crap. Sir William Stephenson of British Security Co-Ordination (British Secret Intelligence Service in the Americas) during WWII stated in the post war years that both the CBC and the National Film Board were infiltrated by communists. If you want to watch a cool documentary on how communists infiltrated labour unions and how they covertly took over nations please see…US National Archives A Century of War DVD 21-24 Cold War -Communist Blueprint for Conquest (1956) and The Communist Weapon of Allure. These show step by step techniques used by communists to overthrow countries in eastern Europe. You will note a striking similarity to how our unions operate today.
commented 2015-08-16 08:35:52 -0400
@ Daniel Hunt …"Every MSM reporter should be required by law to state which party they support at the end of any news clip or report. " Amen to that!…and that they have a FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THAT PARTY.
commented 2015-08-16 08:21:35 -0400
This also means that while the POLITICAL PARTIES aren’t supposed to advertise between elections, the MEDIA PARTY is on the campaign trail 24/7/365 …even while WE sleep…and a former comment was to the point…too many Canadians listen to the media as if it were the word of God coming down to them from above…THIS IS REAL NEWS FOR THEM…but will they hear it? Not from CBC, CTV, Radio Canada, TVO…so where will they hear it? Only if they listen to the Rebel.Media…

I am so glad to have honest brokers here…it should be against the law for this to take place…“The Income Tax Act gives tax breaks to Canadians for various purposes. However, there are two major groups in particular who benefit most directly from tax breaks within the Income Tax Act. One is registered charities, the second is labour unions. While both groups benefit from taxpayer-aided income tax laws, the way they disclose to the public what they do with the money is very different. A new private members’ bill in Parliament seeks to change this.”

Yes but this is not enough…charities are under constraints to use only 10% of their earnings for political purposes…If you count 24/7 365 advertising against political parties you have unions breaking the laws of Canada…do you not?
commented 2015-08-16 08:08:55 -0400
What happened to CONFLICT OF INTEREST? Why is full disclosure not required by the CRTC? Now I know why the ‘delight’ was there that I saw on the faces of Mansbridge and all his cohorts…they really are fighting an election campaign against our Prime Minister AT TAXPAYERS EXPENSE!!!…no wonder he refused to debate on their network, and the other spineless cowards who hide behind our TV screens like rats…yes like rats trying to sink their own ship, by chewing through the hull. They are trying to sink OUR ship with OUR MONEY AND PRETENDING TO BE ON OUR SIDE!!!
commented 2015-08-15 20:58:16 -0400
Thank you, Catherine, for spoofing Harper’s “terrorist under the bed” thing. We need more smiles. Keep it up.
commented 2015-08-15 18:25:16 -0400
Good information about the traitors of Canada and democracy. I agree with the other commenters that this sounds entirely illegal. If there was more research done as to who’s behind this my guess would be some Islamic organizations that supports terrorism. They are doing everything they can to kill democracy. Trudeau and Mulcair don’t seem to be very democratic, especially the communist Mulcair. Unions have been known for a long time to be corrupt and this is a prime example of corruption of our country. Average people do listen to the media as though it is the word of God brought down from heaven and in a sense this is what people want, the truth, not distortions and half truths like this journalist union is doing. It (the media) works which is why whoever is behind this union is using it and stirring the pot.
commented 2015-08-15 15:41:34 -0400
The Media Party’s behavior is absolutely disgusting. I mean who the h*** nominated them to meddle in an election in a supposedly free and democratic country? Such arrogance is unbelievable! God help our country…
commented 2015-08-15 15:06:50 -0400
This should really come as no shock to discerning Canadians. The Canadian Media Guild is a local of the CWA/SCA (Communication Workers of America) which has about 700 000 members across Canada. So, we not only need to concern ourselves with simply the CMG, but also with the propaganda being disseminated by the CWA! It would be safe to state that there are numerous media outlets across our country that are affiliated with the CWA.
Can we rely on any media message to be completely unbiased? Definitely “NO”! There needs to be an investigation into what funding is being used to finance the CMG’s campaign in the upcoming federal election. I would advise anyone with real concerns to contact Elections Canada and express your feelings about having the media, which is reporting on the election, actually campaigning in the election. Are Canadians being honestly served by their media? No.
commented 2015-08-15 13:27:42 -0400
Barbara, I do not think Ezra is complaining about not being allowed to join the Canadian Media Guild. You miss his whole point.
commented 2015-08-15 12:06:43 -0400
Bryan, I think you are on too something there… The unions when stated just like you did, are in fact breaking law and charges should be made… Not on the CBC and CTV and Global…. But on the unions that are for these MSM groups…
That would scare the other unions especially if the case actually hit the court room…

I actually didn’t think about it in that way. You might be on to something here…
commented 2015-08-15 11:32:51 -0400
I’m wondering if having unions register as political parties is all so legal as it seems. Unions get their funding from their members, and paying those dues is mandatory. So these are mandatory political donations. Isn’t that illegal?
commented 2015-08-15 10:43:35 -0400
And that is why I am against almost every media outlet and the people who work for those outlets
commented 2015-08-15 09:40:22 -0400
No it is not a surprise, I never read about this in the media.
commented 2015-08-15 07:23:30 -0400
Thanks folks great article! Keep up the good work.
commented 2015-08-15 05:54:34 -0400
JUST WAIT UNTIL the MSM gets the people they want in power! They will get some out of work COMMUNIST, ex KGB to EDIT all OUR news to THEIR UNIONS satisfaction. God keep our land, glorious and free? TRUE-DOUGH and MULCH-AIR fools want to cozy up to our neighbours to the south with a mulatto, gay, living with a transgender un-Lady, MUSLIM (educated in Indonesia, most populous MUSLIM nation) JEW HATER, BARRY SOETORO. Canada don’t be FOOLED by the leftists, like the U.S. into breaking God’s Commandments.
commented 2015-08-15 05:19:25 -0400
“Social Democrats”, like Mulch-air and True-dough is just another name for left wing socialist nuts who want to take our money, freedoms and then tell us we can’t get a job in THEIR UNION! Give me the greed of a capitalist who only wants my money!
commented 2015-08-14 23:11:22 -0400
That is unbelievable, I did not know that. Canada’s left is as corrupt as some eastern European countries. No they don’t represent all of us, but they do represent a whole lot of sheeple who have been brainwashed, or are too lazy to think for themselves. Scary times. Vlad has it right, no rules.
commented 2015-08-14 22:33:04 -0400

According to these “experts,” Canada has had “only” 1,320 sorties “since last year.” Well, Harper had only first declared he’d be sending the six planes to wage war on ISILam on October 6th, 2014. And according to Time, Canada’s VERY FIRST SORTIE started on APRIL 8, 2015. So that’s 1,320 runs in only four months (123 days), which makes for 10.73 ATTACKS PER DAY, using only the SIX planes.