September 06, 2019

Freeland: Yes to Soros and Unifor, NO to Russians at Media Freedom Conference!

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

I went to the Canadian and UK government’s media freedom conference in London and all I got was a water bottle that I've never used … and these exclusive access to information documents!

Back in July the boss, Ezra Levant and I went to the Defend Media Freedom conference, an event co-hosted by the Canadian and UK governments in London, England.

You can see all of our coverage from that event at

When we got home I filed an access-to-information request about that conference. I wanted to see if Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was serious about her constant rhetoric at the conference about government information and a journalist's right to it.

We asked the ministry to provide us a list of names of people who received official invites from either the UK or Canada to the conference and in what capacity they were invited — were they journalists and NGO stakeholders, or governmental representatives?

The documents I received back were mostly redacted! Names, outlets, organizations and, in some instances, even the kinds of stories the journalist stakeholders have covered — what we call in the business “their beats” — was blacked or cancelled out throughout the document.

However, the Foreign Affairs bureaucrats aren't as great at obscuring information as they think they are.

On page 3 of the documents, George Soros’ Open Society Foundation appears as an NGO on the invite list, but the name of the attendees redacted. Canada’s mainstream media journalist union, Unifor, had an invite too.

On pages 7 and 8, the list of Canadian journalists Foreign Affairs invited as stakeholders begins, with names redacted. No surprise, there wasn't a conservative or someone from new media in the bunch.

The list of government representatives seems to suggest the UK was the lead in getting the “censorious thug” Pakistani Foreign Affairs Minister come to the conference. Page 26 reads that Pakistan was “in discussion with the UK.”

The Russian government - listed as 149 out of 180 countries in media freedom measured by Reporters without Borders - was invited to participate in the conference as a stakeholder nation. However, Freeland and her UK counterpart, Jeremy Hunt subsequently blocked Russian journalists from both Sputnik and RT from access to the conference.

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commented 2019-09-10 06:58:31 -0400
Hey Liz Rosie , is that a genuine photo of the Greta wossname with Soros ? If it is , Oh dear , Oh dear , Oh dear , Oh dear , and some more .Now I’ve seen it all !
commented 2019-09-09 20:27:19 -0400
If the Liberal cabinet does not hang as traitors then there is no law in Canada.
commented 2019-09-09 18:23:12 -0400
The entire UN directed globalist cabinet of treasonous maggot filth that is the liberals needs to be eradicated
commented 2019-09-09 13:03:51 -0400
We are a couple days away from the anniversary of the Sept 11th terror attacks,Trudeau has allowed returned Isis fighters to return to our soil ,along with rampant political Islamists and illegals.Be aware of your surroundings,heads on a swivel,be safe Canadians.You won’t hear something like this from ole Ralphie Boy Goodale.
commented 2019-09-09 09:53:00 -0400
Sheldon Eisler,
lol, your definition of nazi freeland is too funny- oh and right on!
the entire trudeau carte reek and should have been buried long ago!
OH WELL , too late now, canada is DONE and canuks are on the verge of complete eradication via mohammad and his special imports!
commented 2019-09-09 09:47:38 -0400
Robert Greeley,
I can assure you, every media, law enforcement, military, government , politician (except for Bernier) and every court and judge in the land all stand with trudeau and are all traitors to canada and canadians just as trudeau is.
sadly the majority of canadians and foreigners here and arriving every second of every day to build their own caliphates, states and countries within the former canada and to cash in on all which the former canada and we tax paying canadians are forced to pay for, are all TRAITORS TO CANADA AND CANADIANS AS WELL.
now guess who will be in power after october and guess which segment of the population in this third world welfare sewer are going to be fully eradicated and removed from the history books in the next couple of years!!
better start praying because canadians are lazy *ssed, self absorbed entitlement demanding losers and cowards who have not got the balls or will to stop it as has been the case for 4 years now!
AGAIN, millions of people to build , fight for but only 4 years of the most vile, seriously mentally twisted, intellectually , morally, ethically bankrupt, narcissistic, nazi and his army of bots and terrorists , to completely annihilate- oh and millions of brain damaged greedy canuks still waiting for someone else to come save their sorry asses!
commented 2019-09-08 17:05:02 -0400
slight typo below: speaking of wealth REdistribution.

No No, Sheldon he’s just this nice old man who has a money tree in his back yard who loves to help people. He even loves children!
commented 2019-09-08 15:29:48 -0400
I wouldn’t let any child near Soros,this socialist scumbag is pure evil!!!
commented 2019-09-08 14:36:14 -0400
Speaking of wealth distribution, destroying economies and padding pockets, here’s a picture of Greta with her sugar daddy. The greatest huckster of them all, destroyer of countries and exploiter of people. Helped the Nazis round up Jews for extermination when he was just about Greta’s age. How nice that he is taking her under his wing the same way he took Freeland under his wing. Sweet old man, Soros.
commented 2019-09-08 02:41:55 -0400
Hey Lefties i hear you can fight Climate Change by consuming your own Feces.
commented 2019-09-08 02:41:22 -0400
Robert Greely give it some time , then the Lefties will have some excuse why that would be acceptable. They promote things previously seen as inhuman. Makes you wonder how demented someone has to be to even suggest this?
commented 2019-09-07 23:17:09 -0400
What is climate Barbie saying about China ?
After all, they have bought into approximately 80% of our media and politicians but we won’t talk about that.
Will we MSM ???
commented 2019-09-07 18:40:06 -0400
Probably smokes a big fatty every 2 hours Alberta MAGA.. That’s all that the liberalist globalist can accomplish and then they’re in their drug induced coma ruining a Great Nation like Canada..
commented 2019-09-07 16:14:20 -0400
Why does she always look stoned?
commented 2019-09-07 11:02:11 -0400
Sean Penson: There are many heterosexuals AND homosexuals who stay away from the Pride Parades because they are disgusting displays of sexual exhibitionism and depravity. If Scheer would go, then he would have to grant that it would be okay for his kids to go with him. And anybody who would think that these parades are okay for kids or adults to see has serious moral problems. That about says what I think about the leaders of the other parties AND those who would support them.
commented 2019-09-07 09:55:42 -0400
Sean Penson: You don’t “sight” someone. Unless you’re a sniper I suppose. You “cite” them. “Cuz knowledge is power!” Y
commented 2019-09-07 02:00:02 -0400
Sean Penson, those are all reasons to vote FOR Scheer. Are you trying to get me to switch from from Bernier to Scheer? Well, it didn’t work. In spite of all his positive qualities that you so eloquently articulated, I still think he’s a disgusting excuse as a political leader and barely more tolerable than our current narcissists-in-chief, Justin Trudeau. Sorry Sean, I’l be voting PPC.
commented 2019-09-07 01:04:24 -0400
Penson: when will Trudeau visit Grassy Narrows,when will he visit Marrisa Shens parents,when will he apologize to the Speers family for Kadhr killing their family member,when will he call the Danforth tragedy a terror attack. If you elect leaders based on how many pride parades they attend you are severely misguided!! Are you just plain stupid?
commented 2019-09-07 00:43:49 -0400
I know where I stand.
commented 2019-09-07 00:29:24 -0400
The Canadian public needs to know….

If the RCMP are Trudeau’s henchmen.. oops… henchpeoplekind… Where does the loyalty of the rest of Law Enforcement Agency’s in Canada stand? Where does the Canadian Military People stand? With Trudeau and his crew? Or with the Canadian Citizen’s?
commented 2019-09-07 00:04:03 -0400
Robert Greely,

You seriously can’t sight Rebel Media as a source of your argument!

Will Scheer ever appear at a Pride Parade? What does he really think about 2SLGBTQ+ people? What about a woman’s right to terminate an unwanted thing? What about the importance of Québec in a united Canada? What about climate change?
commented 2019-09-06 23:38:59 -0400
Dan Mancuso.. Yeah.. but it wasn’t the transparency that they wanted the sheep to see!
commented 2019-09-06 23:19:14 -0400
When you look at it from a different perspective, the Liberals are becoming very transparent…
commented 2019-09-06 22:40:26 -0400
Chrystia Freeland is basically what comes out when Soros takes a shit,a slimy nut bar wrapped up in a skin tight sausage casing!!!
commented 2019-09-06 21:59:17 -0400
This is from another Article here on the Rebel…

doug derbyshire commented 1 hour ago
( LIST OF TRUDEAU’S TRACK RECORD ! )Prime Minister Trudeau should not receive one vote in October’s election….. after you read this.

“What did Trudeau and the Libs do that’s so bad?
The minister of defense is guilty of public perjury, gross negligence causing a threat to national security and should be in jail.
The minister of finance engaged in insider trading – should be a 10 year sentence.
The minister of immigration actively and quietly attempted to remove protections of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) from the Canadian citizenship guide, which HAD he succeeded would have provided a lawful excuse under current Canadian laws for practitioners of this crime on humanity to never face sentencing or punishment if they performed it here. DOMESTIC TERROR
1/ according to sec 83:01-83:09 of the criminal code of Canada; any political leader in Canada who incites, endorses, supports or forces ANY IDEOLOGY upon the citizens of Canada is guilty of domestic terror.
2/any citizen who is actively sending money by donation or otherwise to any org that has KNOWN affiliations to terrorists is committing domestic terror.
He blew the Asia Pacific deal. He blew the helicopter deal with the Philippines. He blew the pipeline deal. He blew the deal with China. He blew the deal with Europe. He‘s screwed up immigration. What more do people need to realize Trudeau is a complete failure at everything he does?
Do we need to mention the fiasco at our Southern border?
-At the G7 he pledged $400 Million to Education around the world along with another $180 Million to the Global Partnership for Education in Europe. None of it is going to fix our messed up school systems here at home. Meanwhile education costs are skyrocketing for our youth making university a mountain too high for many to climb.
-He pledged $241 Million to Family Planning around the world including a $20 Million donation to the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation (because they have integrity!). This all happened while he told vets that they were asking too much.
-He pledged $2.65 Billion to climate change at the Commonwealth Leaders Summit and now he is trying to bully the provinces into new taxes to pay for this pledge.
-He pledged $300 Million to the Rohingya Refugee crisis while we have a refugee crisis of our own flooding into Quebec that he won’t address.
-He pledged $125 Million to Caribbean Reconstruction while our own infrastructure in cities is falling apart.
-He pledged $650 million to Sexual and Reproductive health in Haiti and around the globe wanting safer abortions for woman while many women in our own country are left without a family doctor.
-He has pledged $50 million to Palestine for flood relief when NB had some of the worst flooding in decades this past spring.
-He pledged $840 million to Syria for Humanitarian Assistance when half the native reserves in our country don’t have clean drinking water.
-He gave $10.5 Million to a convicted…CONVICTED terrorist in a backroom deal that has lead to another $30.8 Million payed out for three other fellers who say they were wrongfully detained.
-And just recently he spent $4.5 Billion on a pipeline, and now the courts have ruled it shut down. Good investment for Canada he said.
Pressured Jody Wilson Raybould repeatedly & INAPPROPRIATELY with several different high ranking officials to offer SNC Lavalin a DPA instead of prosecution for repeated & sustained corruption AFTER the former AG had determined they were ineligible for such a deal.
Lied about the above having ever taken place.
Replaces Canada’s old F-18s with Australia’s old F-18s.
His love of all things Castro and all things Red China.
Imposes tough regulations and taxes on oil from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland but not oil from Saudi Arabia.
Every new project has to undergo strict environmental assessments…except cement plants in Quebec.
Says that a proposed pipeline must consider “the intersection of sex and gender with other identity factors” (what does that even mean???)
Thinks older Canadians should be replaced.
Chases foreign companies (and their investment capital) out of the country like they have the plague.
Chases our WW1 soldiers out of our national anthem… lest we forget.
Brings in 10s of thousands of unemployable “refugees”.
Tweets out a welcome to 10s of thousands more fake refugees from the US (even gets the RCMP to be their bellhops).
All his fake refugees get better healthcare than Canadians do, while they put a strain on all our public services and contribute little.
Continuously uses identity politics…then complains about identity politics.
Forgot Alberta was a province.
Called small business owners “tax cheats”.
Ask questions about money spent on illegal immigrants and he calls them intolerant racists.
We have an equalization program but he gives half of it to one province.
Says “diversity is our greatest strength” but his divisiveness tears us apart.
Screws up our trade relations with our most important trade partner because he failed to stop Chinese steel from flowing through to the states and he won’t give up supply management which hurts Canadian consumers.
$8 million for a skating rink. $4.5 billion for a 65 year old pipeline (and KM uses that money to build a pipeline in Texas)
Billions added to the national debt.
Kokanee groper.
Elbowed a female MP while dragging another MP by the arm in a petulant huff.
Illegal migrants are just “irregular border crossers”.
Gets India to invest $250 million in Canada but we have to invest $750 million in India first.
Compared returning ISIS terrorists to Italian immigrants and says they will be an extraordinary powerful voice for Canada.
Lets Terrorists keep their Canadian citizenship.
Thinks Canada is 100 years old instead of 150.
Generally making life less affordable for the average Canadian.
Gave Canadian taxpayer’s money to Hamas.
Increasing the number of personal pronouns to 50.
Outrage over fake racist attacks, says nothing about real terrorist attacks.
Spent a little over $1.5 million on the trip to India that did nothing but worsen ties. Plus paid over $17,000 to Vikram Vij, a chef from Vancouver to prepare a meal for a meeting in New Delhi.
And the only PM convicted of 4 ethics violations.
That’s the short list.”
by Carmen Jansen

Thanks Doug… I’ve seen quite a few of these lists scattered around many of the comment sections of news articles..
commented 2019-09-06 21:46:00 -0400
I wonder if those other reporters would have stood up to Freeland’s thug had Andrew Lawton not been there.
commented 2019-09-06 21:12:55 -0400
Chrystia Freeland….something that should never be encountered on an empty stomach or on an intellectual hangover.Definitely never to be taken internally or externally…..extremely corrosive and noxious in all aspects and attributes……
commented 2019-09-06 20:03:30 -0400
Freeland is a Canadian bad joke of a MP . Trudeau MUST GO .