December 06, 2018

Liberals blacklisting conservative journalists from UN migration conference

David MenziesMission Specialist

Today I sent an urgent letter to Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Immigration Minister. He has been attacking me in Parliament for my reporting on the UN Global Compact for Migration.

I normally would regard being attacked by Liberals as a badge of honour, but this time it’s different. Because right as that was happening, the United Nations refused to grant me and my cameraman journalistic accreditation to go to the UN conference on this Global Compact for Migration, next week in Morocco. Here’s what they said:

"Your media accreditation request with reference no: M38414322 has been declined for the following reason: Outlet activities not compatible with the status of accredited journalists

I’ve been a working journalist for more than 30 years. I got my degree in journalism from Ryerson in 1984; my first job was with the St. Paul Journal, in St. Paul Alberta. Since then I’ve worked for everyone from the Financial Post to Maclean’s magazine to even being the editor of  Canadian Car Owner magazine. And for the past three years, I’ve worked for The Rebel. What are they talking about? 

I wrote back to the anonymous bureaucrat, who said that the UN

"reserves the right to deny or withdraw accreditation of journalists from media organizations whose activities run counter to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, or who abuse the privileges so extended or put the accreditation to improper use or act in a way not consistent with the principles of the Organization. The decisions are final”

What is he talking about? I’m a reporter! I’ve done real work on mass migration — actually going into the field. Just last month I embedded myself with the Mexican migrant caravan, interviewing migrants, pro-migration NGOs, other journalists and locals, in both Spanish and English. I follow the facts wherever they lead, and I am not afraid to engage with people of opposing views and give them a fair hearing. You can see all of my work at, and they have collectively been viewed more than one million times.

So the attacks on me by Ahmed Hussen and the United Nations are baseless. And even if I did do something that was “not consistent with the principles of the UN”, it is part of a free press to be able to defy the political views of any public institution.

But look at this — this is from paragraph 33(c) of the UN Global Compact for Migration. It says governments including Canada agree to:

"sensitizing and educating media professionals on migration-related issues and terminology, investing in ethical reporting standards and advertising, and stopping allocation of public funding or material support to media outlets that systematically promote intolerance, xenophobia, racism and other forms of discrimination towards migrants…

Is that what’s happening here? It sure looks like it. So I put that to Hussen in a letter today, and I wrote four questions to him:

*Is the UN decision to ban me, my cameraman, and anyone else at The Rebel based on paragraph 33(c) of the UN Global Compact for Migration?

*Have you or anyone else in the Canadian government indicated that The Rebel ought to be blacklisted from reporting at UN conferences?

*Do you believe that ban is reflective of Canadian values, including our Charter values of freedom of the press?

*And if you value accurate reporting — as your accusation of “conspiracy theories” suggests — why wouldn’t you want critical journalists to have access to all the facts and information at a conference about migration?"

Here’s the full copy of my letter:

I put those questions to Hussen, and then I asked for his help. I know that’s probably unrealistic, but I have to pretend that our government still respects free speech, even though they increasingly don’t act like it. So I asked him to:

"immediately direct the United Nations to accredit me and my cameraman, and should they fail to do so, to deem me and my cameraman as part of your official delegation, for purposes of admission only.”

As we are scheduled to fly to Marrakech imminently, I asked him to reply to this letter urgently.

So far, nothing. I’ll let you know if I hear back.

By the way, we’re still going to go to Marrakech, even if Hussen backs the UN decision to ban us from the actual conference building. We’ll just do our reports from the city, as opposed to the media room of the conference.

If the Liberal government attacks us, and if the UN bans us — don’t you think that’s actually proof that we really, absolutely need to be reporting about what they’re doing? And that you just can’t trust the mainstream media that actually receive Ahmed Hussen’s approval, and the UN’s approval?

Help us bring you the real news — help us be the only truly independent news media at the conference. Whether they let us in the doors or not, I know we’ll do a better job than the mainstream media taking Trudeau's bailout.

Please help cover the airfare and accommodation for me and my cameraman. We’ve bought the lowest-priced flights available, and we’re staying in low cost hotel rooms, and we’ll eat on the cheap. We have to — we’re not taking any of Trudeau’s media bail-out money. So we need to raise about $5,000 dollars.

Thank you.

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commented 2018-12-10 18:23:01 -0500
Rick Plesnik,
lol, do you honestly believe anyone actually cares and that this petition will actually be seen and taken seriously????
commented 2018-12-10 06:01:54 -0500
I may or may not take credit for having first posted the slogan “Flush Notley”… But boy do I believe that “Flush Hussen” is an equally likely and timely lawn sign!…
commented 2018-12-09 17:47:24 -0500
I feel terrible that Marxism has taken over the free press of the West…
What has happened to Communists being condemned By 1,000,000’s of Canadian voters for meddling in the FREE PRESS …… Shame on Trudeau Shame on The news agencies RE. Fake News. Migration Is a major problem without Strict Rules Protecting the
Canadian voters and the citizens of other western Nations…………….Thank you Bill

You folks at The Rebel are doing great !!! ,,,,,,,,,,,,but u require many times the exposure
you have now a Marketing & Merchandising Plan should be one of your priorities
I would be pleased to volunteer from my home.
commented 2018-12-07 14:00:14 -0500
Every one who speaks in his authoritive governmental position on any subject, gun laws, climate, foreign issues, does so with an eye to trudeau. Did I do good master? Oh goody! I dood it! (my job is safe for now) and I hope we win the next election.
commented 2018-12-07 13:52:59 -0500
Signed that petition some time ago. Anyone know how many signatures have been collected?
commented 2018-12-07 12:18:01 -0500
Maxime Bernier of the People’s party of Canada organized a formal Electronic petition opposing the Global Compact on Migration in Marrakesh, I urge you log on to this petition using the URL listed below and forward the URL to Canadian Citizen that you know urging them also to sign on the petition. It is important both for Trudeau and his henchmen and all members of parliament of all parties to know that the Canadian citizens that are eligible to vote have not been fooled and they vigorously oppose Canada signing on the Global Compact on Migration irrespective if it is binding or not
commented 2018-12-07 12:08:05 -0500
CORECTION: in my previous message the sentence "What is the point getting suntan in Casablanca if the information that is gathered over there cannot be published? Should be: “What is the point getting suntan in Marrakesh if the information that is gathered over there cannot be published?”
commented 2018-12-07 09:30:07 -0500
After significant number of times in which I donated during this year for the specific causes that have been raised by The Rebel Media amounts which are over the annual subscription to The Rebel Media I decided this time instead of donation to this latest campaign to become a subscriber which I did. I wanted to see if The Rebel Media does what it preaches? So, I posted a proposal in the comment section suggesting that The Rebel Media organizes a campaign and a petition to prod the Conservative Party of Canada to raise in the Canadian Parliament the basic principle of freedom of speech and freedom to publish uncensored information that is under attack by the Government of Canada. This disdain to freedom of speech and freedom to publish uncensored truth has been demonstrated by the recent public attacks by the Prime Minister and other ministers of his government on truthful information that has been published by The Rebel Media.
Surprise, surprise! The comment that I posted last night was swallowed by a black hole. It just demonstrates that The Rebel Media prefers show over substance. What is the point getting suntan in Casablanca if the information that is gathered over there cannot be published? The only hope that muzzling of The Rebel Media will not happen is if the official opposition will engage in vigorous campaign defending The Rebel Media right of freedom of speech and freedom to publish uncensored information. At this point the Conservative Party of Canada is kowtowing the attitude of Justin Trudeau and his henchmen and of the so-called mainstream media to muzzle The Rebel Media once and for all.
commented 2018-12-07 08:44:13 -0500
turdo cant run on his record or platform. However transparent tape will be given out this Christmas by the government to show its transparency. As long as you sign the paper stating ……………………………………………………..
commented 2018-12-07 02:08:51 -0500
As I have said before, “The tail wagging the dog”. An Immigrant deciding that a Canadian 30 year accredited Journalist isn’t good enough. Not many people think Hussan is good enough for his job.

No doubt that CNN’s discredited Journalist Jim Acosta would receive clearance instantly.
commented 2018-12-06 23:41:55 -0500
“Outlet activities not compatible with the status of accredited journalists.”
Translated= you are suspected of not ladling out the UN swamp water to the citizens of your country.

“…or act in a way not consistent with the principles of the Organization.”
_______________________________________________________________________________TTranslated= You are presenting the UN dictates and lies for what they are- lies.
commented 2018-12-06 22:01:25 -0500
Is it just me ?

Mainstream media is only useful at best as “butt wipe” (Gerald Butts).
Garry will make them so proud.
And here we are allowing a foreigner with the likes of “armed hustler” (Ahmed Hussen) to represent canada as immigration minister.

Question: Why do we have soooo many wolves in the barn yard ?
1. A “foreigner” with “foreign” interests in charge of Canadian immigration.
2. A “pussy” of self entitlement feeding on the vulnerable youth and society.
3. A “butt hole” as a political adviser to a"pussy".
4. …………etc.
5. …………etc.
6. …………etc.
I have to stop.
There is not enough room in this platform.
But you do know who I am referring to as the deceitful and disdained.

commented 2018-12-06 21:19:54 -0500
The UN promised Trudeau that he’d get to play dictator in Canada. The useful idiot doesn’t realize that once the UN gets what the want, which is their NWO, that he’ll be the first to go!
commented 2018-12-06 20:53:41 -0500
The excuse of the U.N. is the usual and predictable Orwellian newspeak of if you don’t agree with us you can go to hell. This makes perfect sense to Herr Justin Trudeau.
commented 2018-12-06 20:44:08 -0500
We are living under a totalitarian regime run by Marxist #UN sycophants. It goes from bad to worse, day by day. Keep fighting David. And keep reporting the real news.
commented 2018-12-06 19:48:10 -0500
Mohammad Trudeau and Hussen ……Globalist Islamic terrorist sympathizing scum out to destroy Canada and the West
commented 2018-12-06 19:30:38 -0500
If Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen holds dual citizenship he should resign. No minister should have dual loyalties.

Pissant Trudeau has been getting his ducks in a row for the next election. He is paying off the main stream media, has the state broadcaster in his back pocket, and has been demonising any source of criticism. He won’t give interviews where he knows that hard questions will be asked. Any comments or reporting that is negative about him or his government is now called “fake news”, racist, xenophobia, or against Canadian values. From what I have seen, he is using the RCMP to strong-arm citizens who heckle him, so shutting down the voice of the people.

Baby Doc Trudeau is behaving more and more like Baby Doc Duvalier, a former dictator of Haiti. I truly worry about the safekeeping of the liberty we presently enjoy.

Trudeau wants a seat at the UN security council, or some sort of appointment there. He will do everything he can to shield the UN from scrutiny. David, you are an obstacle to his dreams.
commented 2018-12-06 19:28:06 -0500
David, You only become accredited when you say what these Marxist scum want to hear.
Trudeau and his henchmen are becoming braver with time, there real agenda is to be rid of the white race, replacing it with Islamic savages.
If you tune in to Red Sky News, next Tuesday you will witness the end of once, Great Britain. PM May is about to hand the UK over to the EU, who work for the same Gang that Trudeau works for.