August 07, 2019

Culture wars bring a rise in censorship — and not just by the left (GUEST: Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

There is so much happening in the culture wars in Canada these days and it's causing some on the left and the right to eat their own as they compete to be on the top of the totem pole of tolerance.

Prime Minister Trudeau is supporting the decision of Vancouver's Pride parade to block the University of British Columbia from participating in this year's events. The reason? UBC upheld their academic responsibilities to be a place for the free and liberal exchange of ideas, by allowing a trans identified person named Jenn Smith to give a talk that was critical of British Columbia's inclusion of gender ideology in the sex ed curriculum.

In other Liberal deplatforming news, last month, Liberal spokespeople and MPs were outraged that a pro-life movie, Unplanned, would be shown in Canadian theatres.

But hold on, conservatives. Let's not right away on a high horse:

Lifesite News is reporting that the Conservative Party of Canada has been blocking pro-life and pro-family nomination candidates. The report comes a few weeks after outspoken moderate Muslim professor Salim Mansur had his candidacy declined by the Conservatives, who according to Mansur, were concerned that his critiques of radical Islam would be lambasted as islamophobic by the Liberals and the mainstream media.

Like the Liberals, it seems there are things the official Conservatives think we aren't allowed to talk about.

My guest today is former Christian broadcaster and now politician Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson.

She's on the show today not because she's a People's Party of Canada candidate, but because she's a culture warrior who has paid a high personal cost for her fight against gender ideology being taught to increasingly younger children, and she says her candidacy was blocked by the CPC just like Mansur's was.

Thompson is also a friend to Jenn Smith, that trans identified person our prime minister would love to see censored.

Tyler Thompson joins me tonight in an interview we recorded yesterday afternoon to talk about these issues and a new PPC policy to address late term abortion.

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commented 2019-08-08 12:25:36 -0400
“Scheer, despite his apparently timid leadership style, has imminently more personal integrity and sense of patriotism than Justin Trudeau. "

With all due respect, that isn’t saying very much about the man. Also, my political decisions do not come as a result of perceived biases of any news outlet or person.

And the fact that Scheer won’t come on the Rebel doesn’t make Ezra et al , all in for Bernier. They interview the guy who will come on, and report on both of them. What else do you expect them to do?

Don, the polls are not reflecting the truth about the PPC’s standing. I think Canada may be in for a surprise.
commented 2019-08-08 12:24:21 -0400
Don C.C. I get it, you are a party loyalist. I didn’t say what I said to insult you and I don’t say you are a party loyalist to insult you.

“If one accepted your premise that Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer are more or less identical in how they would govern then your comment would have some merit.”

Exactly Don, and fair enough. As I said, vote your conscience and I will vote mine, no hard feelings but its an illogical choice in my opinion. I have been a life long Conservative, but I cannot continue to vote for a party who refuses to listen to Canadians and in fact has thrown us under the bus by caving on most of the issues that helped to get him elected as leader of the party. The same old back and forth every four years is getting this country nowhere good. It’s time for some new blood. Bernier is already a hero regardless. Scheer was the master of his own ship wreck.
commented 2019-08-08 10:47:24 -0400
Keith Barnes, no, much more accurately, I am a little nervous FOR Bernier. As I have stated previously, I admit that Max has some good ideas and it would be a shame if his political voice is extinguished from the body politic. It is inevitable however that the trauma of the Canadian electorate’s indifference to his new party will have its effect after the election results come in. He should have waited until AFTER the coming election to start his new party. As even his closest friends, Nutall and O’Leary advised him to do. Sadly, patience and strategic planning have never been Max’s forte. By starting his party when he did, instead of waiting and working with the CPC for this election cycle to get rid of Trudeau, he left himself widely regarded by most Canadian conservatives as a turncoat and a quitter. If he had waited he would have largely been regarded as a hero.
commented 2019-08-08 09:57:44 -0400
Whoever wins the next election, PC or Libbers, it is to be hoped that the PPC will hold the balance of power.
Like the proverbial Nelly hanging on the bell, they could swing to the left and swing to the right, just like a rudder steering a ship, keeping it on course.
commented 2019-08-08 09:45:38 -0400
DON CARLOS CERVANTES…You sound like you are a little nervous of Bernier.
commented 2019-08-08 09:36:21 -0400
Trudeau didn’t show up for Carribanna or the right to life parade so that must mean he is a racist and he hates babies.
commented 2019-08-08 09:17:26 -0400
Glenn Craig: When I say Canada will not survive,Glenn, I mean as the political/sovereign entity which it currently is. Obviously, it will still exist physically/geographically. If Trudeau is re-elected with a majority (unlikely but possible given the dementia of our times) and if he and the globalist / NWO forces for which he shills get their way, they will fully enact the UN Global Compact on Migration and finish the transformation of Canada into a vassal state controlled by the UN. Any country which loses its sovereignty can no longer presume to call itself a country.

Lisa Rosie: Enlightening to know you regard anyone who disagrees with your biases as illogical. If one accepted your premise that Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer are more or less identical in how they would govern then your comment would have some merit. I however do not accept your premise. I have been a member of the CPC since its founding and whatever its drawbacks as a party or in terms of its leadership, the CPC are a far cry more nationalistic than the Liberals and Scheer, despite his apparently timid leadership style, has imminently more personal integrity and sense of patriotism than Justin Trudeau.

Glenn and Rosie: The Rebel discussion board, no doubt because of the prejudices of Ezra Levant, David Menzies and Sheila Gunn Reid, is becoming progressively more of a hotbed of PPC intrigue and propaganda, rather than an independent conservative voice. I for one respect some of Bernier’s ideas, BUT, the ideas of the powerless and thus impotent are just that. Bernier, is known affectionately among Canada’s pollster community as Mr. 1%. Regardless of his posturing and his pretensions of grandeur, he can never poll above 1%. Canadians are just not that interested. I hate to break it to all the true believers on this discussion board, but if that fountainhead of all things conservative and principled, Maxine Bernier, cannot win enough seats. to form a government then all his postulations amount to is flatulence.
commented 2019-08-08 07:33:13 -0400
The left is full of hate, prejudice and rage.
commented 2019-08-08 07:15:07 -0400
Don Carlos Servantes said… “Canada will not survive another four years of that treasonous party.” But unfortunately it will. Things got a lot worse other places and those places are still there.

And even if the Liberals get voted down to barely there…there will be another election four years from now and if conservatives stubornly make the same mistakes and piss enough people off…it’s back to Liberals again. I’ve been around long enough to see that pattern.

The PPC is a repository of conservative values that the CPC are fully prepared to throw to the wolves and THAT is what Canada can’t survive.
commented 2019-08-08 06:20:54 -0400
Max has backtracked also anyways how do you run a party as the automatic leader no member vote! Max will be lucky to keep his own seat in dairy country! He’s going to let trudy in the back door and I for one don’t want another PM from Quebec PERIOD!
commented 2019-08-08 02:46:09 -0400
Clearly some people are becoming threatened by Bernier’s rise.
The Conservative party of Canada whip their mp’s. While in that party you are hobbled. Bernier now is not shackled by a party line and understands the importance of debate over the important issues Canadians are concerned about. The PPC is a party which respects the diverse opinions of Canadians,recognising that all answers need not come from a ‘king’ in Ottawa but from Canadians. Bernier isn’t kidding when he says he wants to do politics differently.
commented 2019-08-08 02:27:40 -0400
…as if you are not a paid troll. Your shift in attacks are not going unnoticed. You are obvious and shallow.
commented 2019-08-08 02:24:59 -0400
“My point is, that his platform is explicitly pro-choice.”

No its not. You are full of shit Andrew. Where in the platform for the PPC does it advocate for pro choice.? Bernier has said he thinks Canada should discuss it. Nothing else. You are making it up. Its pro choice as in lets talk about it. The same with sex ed , he says parents need to speak up and speak up loud about what they find unacceptable. It doesn’t mean Bernier is anti sex ed. He also wants parental rights to be accepted.
Bernier wants to give more power to the provinces and less coming from Ottawa. He doesn’t want to dictate he wants to facilitate.
commented 2019-08-08 01:19:39 -0400
Andrew Stephenson why not tell the Pride parade to be inclusive?
commented 2019-08-08 01:18:56 -0400
Funny how people like Andrew think legally enforced censorship and a controlled media and demanding a woman handle a mans penis is inclusive. LMAO!
commented 2019-08-08 01:16:01 -0400
Andrew Stephenson who says Bernier would not honor the will of the people? Just because the left is totalitarian doe snot mean Bernier is or would be.
commented 2019-08-08 01:14:11 -0400
Andrew Stephenson when did you decide on Plurality? How about we have a national referendum on it? See what Canadians actually want? I would not be scared of that being binding, and it is the progressives who are scared of the question being raised. If you are so sure of the answer on whether more Canadians want reasonable restrictions or no restrictions then you would be happy to have that referendum.
commented 2019-08-08 01:11:06 -0400
Andrew Stephenson you do not want that, you criticize those who want that and defend those who take that away from people. I hate to tell you that coercing and grooming kids is not making them free to be what they want to be. And it is the left who is warring culturally on the right so spare me your BS about you not wanting it when you are smack dab in the middle of it.
commented 2019-08-08 00:54:42 -0400
Anti Whiteism:

“Diversity is a strength! ", “Noone is illegal!”, “Open Borders!”… for Whites populations Only.

Are these the supposed White ‘Privileges’?

Ask the “anti racist” and “minority” advocates to stand up for racial minority Whites being gruesomely tortured to death in South Africa. That will show you what they actually want.

Slavery, colonialism, etc. were universal human norms, giving and receiving. White males fought and died to stop it.

Anti Racist is Code for Anti White
commented 2019-08-08 00:09:34 -0400
LIZA ROSIE commented 14 mins ago
Andrew, Bernier is open to the conversation being reopened as he recognises that Canadians want the conversation.. Is that a problem for you?”

My point is, that his platform is explicitly pro-choice. What is the point of having a “conversation” if you’re not going to do anything, unless you’re actually lying about your platform? This is not the only case. Bernier does not seem interested in actually implementing a platform, but rather letting his caucus run willy-nilly all over everything. This is not leadership.

Will it end up being like Doug Ford’s “conversation” on sex ed, where he found out the hard way that the SoCons may be loud, but they’re not particularly numerous, to the point where they had to invent conspiracies to explain why their proposals were so unpopular?
commented 2019-08-08 00:05:39 -0400
LIZA ROSIE commented 6 mins ago
Andrew, Bernier is open to the conversation being reopened as he recognises that Canadians want the conversation.. Is that a problem for you?”

Go ahead and have your conversation about what you want to do, but leave me out of it.

Come to think of that, you keep your culture war to yourself. I’m not interested. I’m more worried about the environment and building an inclusive country for ALL Canadians where you’re free to be what you want to be.

“Canadians want some restrictions.
Canadians don’t want to be the only country in the civilized world to have no abortion laws whatsoever. Canadians want the conversation. “Its time for this to be opened”.

Some Canadians indeed feel that way. It is not, however, the plurality, And I am proud that Canada is a leader in that regard.
commented 2019-08-07 23:55:38 -0400
Don C.C. that is illogical. Getting rid of a destructive leader to insert another destructive leader who has bought into the same poison, makes no sense. But all any of us can do is vote our conscience.
commented 2019-08-07 23:51:46 -0400
Andrew, Bernier is open to the conversation being reopened as he recognises that Canadians want the conversation.. Is that a problem for you?
commented 2019-08-07 23:51:43 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 13 mins ago.
So Bernier has compromised his libertarian ways…

Oh dear, Andy has his knickers in a twist again.
commented 2019-08-07 23:48:56 -0400
Laura Lynne is so right about the kangaroo courts. They do not know what they are doing and they are doing great damage to our society and hurting innocent Canadians……………………………….
……………“and we’re done with it”.
Abortion: Canadians want some restrictions. Canadians don’t want to be the only country in the civilized world to have no abortion laws whatsoever. Canadians want the conversation. “Its time for this to be opened”.

I never believed that late term abortions were a thing. It was inconceivable to me that any woman could have a late term abortion. I gave women more credit than that. Apparently some women do indeed have late term abortions. I know it sounds ridiculous but I didn’t even think a woman could find a doctor who would preform such a thing. Harper wouldn’t reopen it either. Scheer is seeing if ignoring the issue as Harper did will still work. It doesn’t make it right. Personally I don’t want to end all abortions, just most of them, and certainly all late term abortions.
We may all have to move to Alberta, as the last hope for this nation. Bernier is the absolute last step before a divorce.
commented 2019-08-07 23:47:36 -0400
I am completely convinced that the PPC are the only hope left for Canada. Anything else is end times. Trudeau is sudden death in slow motion and the CPC will not last five minutes with the current leader. We need a miracle and we need it soon.
Mr Bernier, you cant…by any chance…..walk on water?
commented 2019-08-07 23:36:29 -0400
So Bernier has compromised his libertarian ways on abortion too, eh? He was vocally pro-choice until six months ago. Who’s actually running the party?
commented 2019-08-07 23:18:32 -0400
Let me say that I love Laura Lynn Thompson and I am talking about her as a principled human being not as a woman per se. I am also a great admirer of Sheila Gunn Reid, for the same reason.

That being said and I say this with an increasingly bad taste in my mouth, that I will continue to support the CPC because they are the only party which has a hope in hell of getting rid of the corrosive Liberals. Make no mistake about it, Trudeau has to go in this election. Canada will not survive another four years of that treasonous party.
commented 2019-08-07 22:58:18 -0400
The fact that Andrew Scheer who has been convinced to run with the Islamists instead of a modern Muslim like Salim Mansur who respects Canadian culture and values, tells me everything I need to know about both men. Andrew Scheer could not be more of a disappointment now if he tried to come up with another way to slap his base in the face.
Re Jenn Smith:
Justin only accepts the radicals from the queer and transgender communities. Jenn Smith and others are ignored or branded. Just as he only recognises the radical Islamists and ignores the cultural non political Muslims in Canada. Justin Trudeau is fomenting a radical agenda that even the CPC is adopting. The only sane talking points come from the PPC.
commented 2019-08-07 22:41:07 -0400
scheer the steer is an utter gutless lefty wannabe,he is not a conservative and has no idea what real conservative Canadians stand for , i will never vote for him or his party , max has my vote .