November 29, 2018

Is Trudeau setting up a government department to monitor and counter-attack election coverage he doesn’t like?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

I’ve said that we’re the only media outlet in Canada that isn’t lining up for Justin Trudeau’s pre-election media slush fund of $595,000,000. But that’s not 100 per cent true.

There is a small outlet in Ottawa called Blacklocks. I think they just have a handful of reporters, but they’re focused hard on Parliament, and they keep breaking stories, because they are independent. They’re not right wing or left wing, that I can detect.

And I really like that they tweeted this out the other day:

A statement from Blacklock’s Reporter. We will neither solicit nor accept @CdnHeritage media grants & have always named & shamed those who do...

I’m going to tell you about one of their scoops today. It’s a story that should be on the front page of the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and leading the nightly news on the CBC, CTV and Global.

But it will become immediately obvious why that isn’t the case:

Fed Consultant To Monitor Media, “Expose” Coverage

The Department of Canadian Heritage is reviewing a proposal to monitor truth in election-year reporting and “expose” coverage considered inaccurate. The initiative follows a Liberal cabinet plan to subsidize newsrooms it deems trustworthy. Elections Canada already enforces a statutory ban on campaign falsehoods.

Department staff yesterday confirmed the Public Policy Forum, an Ottawa-based group, applied for cash grants for a so-called Digital Democracy Project. The value of the grant was not disclosed. “The application is under assessment and no decision has been made yet,” the department said in a statement."

Hang on. Isn’t deciding which campaign promises you can trust and which you can’t, deciding which news reports and editorials you should listen to and which you should ignore — isn’t that the job of the voter?

By the way, Edward Greenspon is the CEO of the Public Policy Forum, and it was Edward Greenspon who wrote the blueprint earlier this year for Trudeau’s government bail-out of the media

And two months ago, Greenspon published an op-ed in the Globe and Mail outlining one method by which that could be done — he literally proposed criminalizing fake news.

Now, you should know, that there was an ancient provision in our criminal code, almost never used, called spreading false news. It was medieval, really — designed particularly to stop people from spreading false news about the king, such as saying that he had been killed, and thus a revolution was afoot.

Well, the Canadian government tried to use that law in the modern era, and the Supreme Court rightfully struck it down as an infringement on our freedom of speech.

Well, Greenspon wants to bring that law back.

So it’s coming. And it’s coming fast.

Almost $600 million dollars to pay most journalists to fall into line.

A big grant to Gerald Butts' team to monitor, expose and counter any dissenters.

And — who knows — maybe bring back some medieval law banning anything that upsets the prince.

Yeah, the greatest threat to this next election is not meddling by Russia.

It’s Trudeau — and his paid-off media bosses...

NEXT: Expert immigration lawyer Guidy Mamann joins me to talk about the UN Global Compact on Migration.

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commented 2018-12-01 17:57:26 -0500
Trudeau and his followers will be held ACCOUNTABLE for their decisions and deeds..and it won’t be pretty for them either..they will start to whine and cry just like the Hillary crew is doing at this very moment…
commented 2018-12-01 10:50:18 -0500
Space Moose-
Can I even buy you a subscription? Am I allowed to do that? I wonder if the Rebel would allow it.
commented 2018-12-01 10:49:11 -0500
Robert Greeley-
Oh boy. Imperalism will not end with Trudeau. It will not end with our current elected officials full stop.
It ends when you take control of the platform and others of like mind with the public’s consent.
Thank you.
commented 2018-12-01 01:48:26 -0500
No, I have not subscribed. Maybe now Ezra can say that he is way cheaper than Black Locks. Or he can say that Netflix got more expensive but not the rebel.
commented 2018-12-01 00:11:36 -0500
NO KAREN!!..It’s up to Trudeau to STEP DOWN!! He has to realize that he has f..ked up Canada because of his decisions. WHETHER.. if they were INTENTIONAL.. or not! This is all on Trudeau choices that he signed and verbally SPEWED OUT!!!

Trudeau and his whole crew are the ONES to be HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!

Not get my “shit together, pull a Ghandi” horse shit..
commented 2018-11-30 21:55:58 -0500
Robert Greeley-
What else did I write? Is there anything…ANYTHING about submission to imperalism in my words?
You see, we STILL have a democracy that works. For now.
Until EU imperalism takes over and bribes every politician so they act like Chamberlain. Even then, you can always fight back. The issue is when to use force or not. We don’t need to use physical force to win this as it stands.
Or if you get your shit together, pull a Ghandi.
You can remain calm because in God you should trust. If you trust in that, you can trust yourself. Then you can trust what you say and reach others.
The world does not belong to chaos, its a world of love crafted by the divine. It was won by our forefathers last century. Don’t forget what they did and when they acted & why.
commented 2018-11-30 21:44:14 -0500
Well Karen..if your words of.." cool heads prevail in politics"..I guess Trudeau is a lock in the next rigged Election..His f..kin head is so cool it’s a piece of ice! That’s your solution?..

Play it cool while you/we watch a Nation like Canada burn to the ground because of goofball liberalists globalists pieces of puke?

You sound like a liberalist globalist troll/plant…
commented 2018-11-30 21:39:44 -0500
Liza Rosie-
I’m THE venomous harpy of politics. Don’t boost my ego 😀
Love yah!
commented 2018-11-30 21:31:04 -0500
Liza Rosie-
I think you’re reading into things that aren’t there.
I was talking about people in general with your selection of quote from myself. If I failed to articulate that, then that is a failure of the written word. It is not a slant and I’ll tell anybody that.
I never called you a fraud or a liar. It was not a smear.
I was simply stating as a matter of course for myself and others, we or you or ones self has to be careful not to incite the masses.
English is complicated, but in Chinese there are 25 ways to say “Mao” so, just ask for clarification without such a strong reaction, okay?
Cool heads prevail and in politics, like Mr. Levant says in his monologue, you gotta be combatitive because the risks of being sensitive or meek mean the failure of the democratic system.
I don’t care what you call my Liza Rosie, I know thyself and wish you well no matter your moods or belief.
commented 2018-11-30 21:19:18 -0500
Okay Karen, again you reveal your self as a fraud. This was my comment so you are the one who should be careful.
You said, “You call them imperialists, they’re out the door fast and it doesn’t mean riots will happen. Trust the sensibilities of the public."
I then said to you in hopes of clarification, “I don’t know what you mean by that Karen.”
Don’t attack me with false accusations again.
To my point about Bernier, he has the expertise we want, the policies we want and everyone knows who he is.

The rest of what you post is never clear, but I won’t bother asking for clarification from a stunned punt scold like you again. You twist and spin like a trained troll.
commented 2018-11-30 20:51:40 -0500
Paul McCullough-
What those activist judges interpret can be struck down or re-written with new legislation. We are never too far down the garden path but it is YOUR DUTY to warn the British are coming.
Be an independent actor in all of this. Quit relying on people and tossing your hands up.
commented 2018-11-30 19:58:48 -0500
- Do you think the gang of corrupt, incompetent activists that make up our current government could get elected if the entire system wasn’t rigged in their favor? If we had a fair & unbiased mainstream media nobody would have ever heard of these clowns in the first place. They have the media party, big tech, academia, etc. all in their corner. Add migrants, fake refugees & illegals & they might be able to make the fake polls come true (as far as anyone will know).

- The mainstream media throughout the West has been covering up the coming UN Global Compact on Migration. They’re counting on most people being more interested in watching TV & funny cat videos to notice. People better wake the hell up because, when this gets signed, what they can’t legislate directly they’ll rely on activist judges to put in place for them.
commented 2018-11-30 18:44:16 -0500
Liza Rosie said
“The PPC isn’t about to give Bernier the ‘boot’. With out him there is no chance of a place in the next election.”.
Then civil nationalism is not on the Right at all. The movement is supposed to be a strong grassroots revolt. Its not if the movement has no chance of winning at all without Bernier.
Again, trust the will of the people, not the people elected.
Liza Rosie, regards to my comment about people rioting. You have to be accurate and careful in how you word yourself so not to cause grevious civil unrest or panic. That’s what corrupt leaders do to the masses as a means to weaponize them as a mob. I think if you tell the truth about the current imperalist tactics, it will jolt people to vote populist.
Its not “Globalism” at all. The vechicle is imperalism with an ethocentric mandate falsely worded as “Globalism”. I concede no intellectually territory to this falsehood facists mean to dictate to me.
Don’t buy the bullshit. Never!
commented 2018-11-30 18:26:31 -0500
I thought it was a bit steep also Space Moose. Makes the Rebel’s 8 bucks a month look all the more a bargain.
Subscribed yet Space Moose?
commented 2018-11-30 17:31:46 -0500
I liked what I read on the black lock’s site. And then I saw the subscription fee and could not believe my eyes. Who on earth would pay that insane amount of money for news?
commented 2018-11-30 17:15:30 -0500
The PPC isn’t about to give Bernier the ‘boot’. With out him there is no chance of a place in the next election.
commented 2018-11-30 17:14:08 -0500
Civic nationalism, also known as liberal nationalism, is a form of nationalism identified by political philosophers who believe in an inclusive form of nationalism that adheres with traditional liberal values of freedom, tolerance, equality, and individual rights as opposed to ethnic nationalism.
As long as its balanced there is no problem with that. However I definitely like the many aspects of Democratic liberalism as well.

- A synthesis of democracy which is the participation of the people in the power, and liberalism, a political and/or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual.

-“power to the people”; they are against the concentration of power in unaccountable bodies. They propose decentralisation of power.

-protect civil liberties, and oppose state intervention in personal affairs.
commented 2018-11-30 17:12:59 -0500
Yes, it does rather sound like imperialism. But it is both imperialism and globalism – “A national geopolitical policy in which the entire world is regarded as the appropriate sphere for a state’s influence.”

The UN being the ‘state’ power. Corporate global government, As Crystia freeland says, with “multi-lateral rules based on international order.”
“You call them imperialists, they’re out the door fast and it doesn’t mean riots will happen. Trust the sensibilities of the public.”
I don’t know what you mean by that Karen.
commented 2018-11-30 15:25:18 -0500
I know I’ve commented a lot. But call it like it is.
a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force.

the operation or planning of economic and foreign policy on a global basis.

Who is doing the planning and planning an army to back it up? I’m sick of this shade tactic of calling it globalism. That’s what they WANT to be called. You call them imperialists, they’re out the door fast and it doesn’t mean riots will happen. Trust the sensibilities of the public.
commented 2018-11-30 13:48:37 -0500
Globalism- Ethnonationalism.
Democratic liberalism- Civic nationalism.
We are civic nationalists. Act like it.
commented 2018-11-30 13:04:14 -0500
Besides, if you believe in the PPC, you’d boot Bernier out. I love grassroots PPC. Salt of the earth.
If the grassroots of the PPC are true to their calling, they’d push from the ground up.
commented 2018-11-30 12:55:40 -0500
We are up against a behemoth monster called Globalism.
How do you fight back? Go municipal first. They’re pressing from the top down, you charge from the bottom up.
commented 2018-11-30 12:52:52 -0500
Al Peterson, that is crazy. Not a happy camper is an understatement.
commented 2018-11-30 12:51:08 -0500
If you have a society or political movement that is imperialistic, that is ethnonationalism because its a belief system that sets out to conquers others.
Globalism is dissolving democratic liberalism but our enemies are not the grassroots muslims on the whole. Its globalism for capitalizing off their ignorance & facist leaders. If the grassroots muslims won’t intergrate, then you debate them. Reach them somehow and rebute those jerks in the strongest of senses if they call for your death. Their from a violent society and they don’t respect civility as much as we do. Do they even get charged with assault in those countries?
Don’t look to political leaders to do your ground work. If you believe in reliance on the state, then you are complacent in the supremacy of the state. Your job is to use the state to represent you without dissolving it like Globalism is trying to do.
You’re not free unless you act freely.
commented 2018-11-30 12:46:10 -0500
Good Gatestone article Ron Voss.
“Trudeau’s post nation state,Trudeau, it seems, adheres to the principle of globalism, according to which the world is borderless, and the idea of sovereign nation-states is both reactionary and obsolete.”

I think these people are full on mad. So drunk with the promise of power that they could not be more of a threat than if they were planning to literally nuke the place.
commented 2018-11-30 12:24:30 -0500
STEPHEN E. commented in part.
“Immigration: how much of the Third World population can we allow in? How much longer can Canada keep taking in uneducated, unskilled, ill people with no intention to integrate into our society and accept our way of life? "

Until the economy crashes and people are warring against each other. That’s the plan.