December 10, 2016

Canada’s Top 5 Political Prisoners

Rebel Staff

Canada may not be a dictatorship or a banana republic, but we still prosecute people for protesting, writing and speaking.

I look at the top five Canadian political prisoners (along with a few honourable mentions).

Some of the names on this list may surprise you...

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commented 2016-12-11 19:02:09 -0500
Good job Jay!!
commented 2016-12-11 19:00:38 -0500
We’ve been inching our way to a communist country for years. It’s only more evident now because we are so close. That it would eventually become self evident, was unavoidable. After all, you can’t become a communist country without it showing eventually!

The real question is, once we go through a civil war and take the country back, what will we do different next round?
commented 2016-12-11 16:18:18 -0500
AddMarc Lemire to that list…he fought the rearguard action against the HRCs hate speech law right up to the last day the repealed law was still in force.

And add Ken Weibe former leader of the BC Libertarian Party and owner of the site BCFATHERS which fought status of womyn for five years in court.
commented 2016-12-11 15:36:28 -0500
Canada no longer has a justice system. Only a legal system controlled by the Marxists. I am reminded of the adage: “When they came to take away my neighbor, we all stood and watched. When they came to take me away, there was no one left to watch.”
commented 2016-12-11 10:27:34 -0500
JAY , good one , you got us all talking and thinking
commented 2016-12-11 10:11:44 -0500
Until I can say and write the “N” word, free speech is dead.
commented 2016-12-11 03:47:53 -0500
The difference between freedom and liberty…
Freedom is when the bird finds the cage door open, liberty is where you annihilate the one who tries to cage you.
commented 2016-12-11 01:35:00 -0500
Jay, in Ernst Zundel’s case, for whatever reason, you neglected to mention what is perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the case. He was arrested under a security certificate! He was held in solitary confinement for two years before being deported to certain arrest and imprisonment for five years. No habeas corpus! No due process! No liberal democracy!
For writing words…asking questions, really.
commented 2016-12-11 01:24:49 -0500
Free Speech is under attack and creating political prisoners because the direct ideological parallels between the regressive left and its genetic sibling fascism becomes clearer every day. Both are forms of public control with totalist attitudes towards dissenting opinion.
commented 2016-12-10 23:13:31 -0500
It seems that all you have to do is say someone made you feel “unsafe” to trigger a reaction from a schools, government or other institutional bureaucrats, which by definition used to be the ones perceived as being overly concerned with procedural correctness at the expense of people’s needs. Now they are those who are hyper concerned with political correctness at the expense of the peoples freedoms. Diversity and hurt feelings do not come before our collective Canadian right to be free. It is the governments responsibility to try to keep us safe from violence, not from hurt feelings. Check our Mr. Bean himself, Rowan Atkinson explaining it wonderfully for “feel free to insult me”.
http://reformsection5.org.uk/2012/10/rowan-atkinsons-speech-at-rs5-parliamentary-reception/
commented 2016-12-10 21:57:26 -0500
Pretty lame, Mr. Fayza.

I turned you off after the first one – the Indian Chief who was jailed for CONTEMPT of court; not for “just talking” as you claimed. Get real.
commented 2016-12-10 21:53:35 -0500
Don said, “Isn’t it amazing that a violent protest for “Black Lives Matter” has little or no repurcussion, but a very peaceful non threatening protest for “all lives matter” gets you thrown in jail again and again.”

Yup. The upside-down, good is bad, bad is good thinking of the socialists. And yet they think themselves so very smart.

“Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools "
commented 2016-12-10 21:36:36 -0500
I wonder how many people who support “Black Lives Matter” also support Planned Parenthood which was founded to kill primarily black babies, in order to keep the black population under control.

To Planned Parenthood, black lives do not matter. They added other races to their repertoire once they found out how profitable it is to kill babies and, now, they have added selling baby parts which is also very profitable.
commented 2016-12-10 21:35:37 -0500
@keith Barnes…for the next four years there is no danger of that…Donald Trump now says who ends up in them….and in light of THAT reality…it would not be wise or prudent for the enforcers of political correctness to continue to be so overbearing…..:-)
commented 2016-12-10 21:27:49 -0500
I have met both Mary Wagner and Linda Gibbons and found them to be very dedicated to Pro-Life.

Isn’t it amazing that a violent protest for “Black Lives Matter” has little or no repurcussion, but a very peaceful non threatening protest for “all lives matter” gets you thrown in jail again and again.
commented 2016-12-10 21:00:22 -0500
Outrageous. What stupefied SJWS threw an innocent woman in jail for 10 years for counselling? What idiotic government made protesting illegal?
commented 2016-12-10 20:42:57 -0500
Georges thanks for another gem quote from Winston C .
commented 2016-12-10 20:40:12 -0500
This young guy is getting better and better, a good straight mind , soft voice , gets his message through. TheRebel has a bright future .
commented 2016-12-10 20:07:19 -0500
THANK THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED EZRA AND BRAIN LILLY GET THE REBEL STARTED. THE REBEL IS THE ONLY SITE IN CANADA WHERE YOU ARE NOT SANCTIONED FOR SPEAKING YOUR MIND
FREE SPEECH IS NOT FREEUSE IT … OR LOSE IT
commented 2016-12-10 19:56:50 -0500
You are correct. None of the mentioned people should be in jail even though some of their points of view are disgraceful. Thanks for pointing out the facts and how close this country is to self imposed totalitarianism.
commented 2016-12-10 19:39:39 -0500
Well stated Jay. We should all be very, very concerned.
commented 2016-12-10 18:26:29 -0500
liza we have to meet. i would love that.
commented 2016-12-10 18:20:46 -0500
please come to Alberta
commented 2016-12-10 17:53:23 -0500
The freedom of speech is the one freedom upon which every other freedom hangs. Without it, a totalitarian dictatorship is the inevitable end result. That’s where our government is headed with Trudeau at the helm. I posted a comment a few months ago about how Trudeau is similar in nature to Adolf Hitler, just not as far down the evolutionary path as the Hitler we know from history…. yet. I won’t repeat that post here, but suffice it to say that Hitler, like all totalitarian dictators, started out as a young narcissistic artistic type with an idealistic view of a Utopian society which only he was smart enough to bring about. But in order to bring about that vision, those who disagreed with him had to be silenced. Does anyone really doubt that that’s exactly what’s happening in Canada? I remember one speech where Trudeau talked about going beyond mere tolerance and embracing “inclusion”. Of course the MSM ate that all up, commenting on how “wonderfully inclusive” the PM with the potted plant IQ was. Of course, anyone with half a brain realizes that if we aren’t allowed to voice our opposition to the party line, it’s the very definition of IN-tolerance. The very concept of the word “tolerance” contains within it the notion of disagreement. Without disagreement, tolerance is irrelevant and therefore non-existent. We are heading for a totalitarian dictatorship, folks. This battle is not physical but spiritual.
commented 2016-12-10 17:51:59 -0500
Ouch! Very edgy.
My hat’s off to you, again.
commented 2016-12-10 17:44:16 -0500
How long before Rebel Commenters and Posters, all end up in FEMA Camps.

With this Dipstickian PM that we now have, anything is possible.

Beware ye who dare tread on the tail of our Misleader Flaykee Jaytee. A Brain Dead idiot, who may bring back the Gallows.
commented 2016-12-10 17:35:38 -0500
“The stations of uncensored expression are closing down; the lights are going out; but there is still time for those to whom freedom and parliamentary government mean something, to consult together. Let me, then, speak in truth and earnestness while time remains.”
Winston Churchill, in “The Defence of Freedom and Peace”
October 16, 1938
commented 2016-12-10 17:34:59 -0500
I heard someone recently putting it well. He likened having freedom to having good health, in that we don’t fully appreciate it until we suddenly don’t have it.
Suddenly, I now feel unwell.