April 14, 2017

Nanny State eyes energy drinks — Is coffee next? (PLUS “Sunshine List” shockers)

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Jerry Agar here, guest hosting for Ezra Levant: Some people have an inborn need to control the lives of others.

Having regulated smokers out of public buildings and city parks, they are now trying to find ways to make it illegal to smoke in your own apartment or condo.

Yet they are also aggressively trying to regulate e-cigarettes which many people are using to actually quit smoking cigarettes. What do they want?

And now they want to legalize marijuana — a smokeable product. I am beginning to suspect the effort to legalize marijuana is so that they will have something else to regulate. Think about that as you light up your next joint...

City Hall in Toronto is considering a report on energy drinks from the Toronto Board of Health that recommends, “city-owned buildings not sell or distribute the caffeinated beverages because of the potential ‘health impacts’ they can have on people, particularly children.”

Energy drinks contain half the caffeine, in the same volume drink, as a cup of coffee. Will City Hall and the Board of Health move next to go to war against coffee?

Did anyone at the board and the council have a cup of coffee while considering new laws against energy drinks?

Some will make the argument that bad diet costs our health-care system too much money, but that is not a reason to legislate how we live. It is a reason to figure out whether socialized medicine means that one group of people has a right to bully another…

TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Christine Van Geyn of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation joins me to talk about the astonishing news that the number of teachers on Ontario's Sunshine List — those provincial civil servants paid over $100,000 a year — has tripled.

Then The Rebel's David Menzies comes on to talk about a raucous riding association meeting — during which police were called— that calls the Progressive Conservative Party's cohesion into question.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2017-04-17 01:13:20 -0400
Of course the dense progressives will be in shock when the marxist leaning politicians they voted for ban something they consume.
commented 2017-04-16 21:48:15 -0400
The govt is pushing cigarettes out because they don’t make $$ on them. They’ll be making $$ on weed though; mark my words.
commented 2017-04-16 11:36:05 -0400
- The only way to curb government overregulation is to punish those politicians that indulge in it at the ballot box. Unfortunately that rarely happens, especially at the municipal level.

- When we have the government continuing to pay off government employees with taxpayer money you end up with this. Horribly overpaid public sector workers paid for by taxing private sector employees who see their standard of living dropping & taxing employers who have to lay off workers, freeze wages, etc.

- The Ontario PCs are going nowhere with Patrick Brown at the helm. They can drop the Conservative from their name. They’re the Progressive party of Ontario. I’d never vote NDP. If a fringe party ran in my riding they’d have my vote.
commented 2017-04-15 13:35:24 -0400
Okay, Ontario Conservatives, it’s time for you to bail on Patrick Brown & the PC’s for the www.trilliumpartyontario.ca and let the PC’s go the way of their dead Federal Counterpart or suffer through more of what Alberta is going through ( and BC in the 90’s )…….

Leftist Ideology is Cancer – Fact!❤️
commented 2017-04-15 12:20:22 -0400
Eh, Space Moose – so stop smoking in your shack! Be damned if anyone will tell me I can’t smoke in mine!! Especially some government lunatic – who already is defrauding me on the cost of tobacco!
commented 2017-04-15 07:29:49 -0400
I have a theory that all of the energy drinks and candy coffees are part of the cause of libtardism.
Just have a black coffee like an adult.
commented 2017-04-15 02:11:12 -0400
I am in favour of an end to the Islamic invasion of our country.
commented 2017-04-15 02:05:30 -0400
I am in favor of the smoking indoors being banned.
commented 2017-04-15 02:04:21 -0400
liza Rosie commented
“Glenn, let who eat cake? "Mike Harris and Tim Hudak running on a "let them eat cake " ??
Hudak’s only mistake was saying he would fire the extraneous civil servants out loud before the election. The man had the right idea just no sense of timing or nuance.
Hudak and Harris have nothing in common with Brown. Brown is a slimy cuck and Hudak and Harris were conservatives. "

Spot on Liza.
commented 2017-04-15 02:01:55 -0400
The only hope Ontario conservatives have is that Glenn is right and after Brown gets elected he pulls a complete Justin Trudeau and breaks all his promises and reverses all his policies. If he doesn’t he’s obviously another liberal plant because what I suggested he should do is exactly what the liberals fear the most.
commented 2017-04-15 01:18:27 -0400
GLEN CRAIG—-I realize you were only playing devil’s advocate for Brown, but if Mike Harris was running in the up-coming election, he would win with a land-slide and voter turn-out would set a record. Much like if it were possible for Ralph Kline to run in Alberta’s next election. Even enemies come on side once they have seen the worst.
commented 2017-04-15 00:32:47 -0400
I believe that if Patrick Brown announced “no carbon tax” and said nothing else of value before the election, he would be Premier.
commented 2017-04-15 00:21:32 -0400
Glenn commenting as devils advocate I agree. Ontario is a whole lot of union to tick off if you want to get elected, you have to … what Brown is doing. What’s the point.
commented 2017-04-15 00:15:41 -0400
Glenn, let who eat cake? "Mike Harris and Tim Hudak running on a "let them eat cake " ??
Hudak’s only mistake was saying he would fire the extraneous civil servants out loud before the election. The man had the right idea just no sense of timing or nuance.
Hudak and Harris have nothing in common with Brown. Brown is a slimy cuck and Hudak and Harris were conservatives.
commented 2017-04-14 23:45:24 -0400
Gerry to Jerry
Just wanted to thank you and commend your for an excellent job filling in for Ezra. Truly love Ezra but you a most appreciated stand in. Keep up the great work.
commented 2017-04-14 23:37:22 -0400
Playing Devil’s Advocate…I think that Brown’s strategy is that conservatism is so distrusted in Ontario thanks to the likes of Mike Harris and Tim Hudak running on a "let them eat cake " platform, that it is better to run from the left and not blow the election this time.
commented 2017-04-14 23:18:18 -0400
Pity you cannot appear more often on the Rebel, Jerry.
commented 2017-04-14 23:16:07 -0400
Great show tonight but I’m disappointed Jerry didn’t wish everyone a happy EASTER! It is Christians that built the Western civilization we are temporarily living in after all!
commented 2017-04-14 22:42:57 -0400
……………….Teacher want to be professional close 1/2 the schools and keep the other schools open from 7 A.M. to 12 P.M. That’s 17 hours a day 7 days a week pay the teacher $40 a class if they want to make $40 a week teach 1 class if they want to earn $320 teach 8 classes a day.

ISSUE 2 … FIRE PATRICK BROWN. If the P.C.s want to win the next election in one years time. FIRE PATRIC BROWN. Enlightened Conservatives it’s not to late to form a true conservative party we have one year to do so. IT’S NOT IMPORTANT IF WE WIN THE NEXT ELECTION IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE SAVE ONTARIO AND CANADA FROM THESE LOONIE LEFTIES THAT’S THE LIBERALS, THE N.D.P. AND THE PROGRESSIVE CONSEVATIVES.
Patrick Brown is no conservative quack, quack he’s a duck or a rino or a liberal or a socialist BUT one thing we know he just another tax and spend liberal who believes in global warming. He is so stupid he doesn’t know we are still in a ice age have you checked the poles.
commented 2017-04-14 21:44:30 -0400
Excellent week of shows, Jerry! Love your shows.
commented 2017-04-14 21:18:00 -0400
Makes one wonder if the city of Toronto has any idea how dangerous it is being communists bullies? I’m sure OSHA could come up with some figures on that issue. Can’t being made to pay extreme prices for electricity be considered harmful on ones health?!

If Ontario elects a NDPigger government – does that mean they will come to Alberta and take back their lunatics that are out here bullying us Albertans into murderous states of mind?! PLEASE come get your lunatic Marxists out of Alberta!! … for their health’s sake!
We’re onto your MK Ultra plans – so be cautioned – life will get very difficult for you lunatic Bolsheviks!!
commented 2017-04-14 20:50:20 -0400
Jerry Agar for host of a weekend magazine show, co-hosted by Brian Lilley.

Comment about the teacher sunshine list. Teachers are contract workers paid for a 200 day/year contract. The yearly contract becomes automatically renewed after probation. So a $100 000 teacher is earning $500/day, allowing generously for preparation time, this is $56/hour. Of the 200 days, 180-185 are instructional days, the others being inservice days. Then consider the leaves and paid benefits. Pretty decent.

There are teachers with a work ethic that I will defend as deserving. However, due to unionism, I think there are more that are not. Teacher worth needs to become merit based and not union based. First step, do away with automatic contract renewals.
commented 2017-04-14 20:46:22 -0400
If they presume to dictate the diet of city employees, the union should tell these fascist cranks to FO = but they won’t because at the head over every union is a Fascist crank selling the same control paradigm to their members.

This attitude of telling others what to think and do even eat, has hit a high point where a great big wet FU is due to the control freak cult.
commented 2017-04-14 20:35:50 -0400
’Here’s the thing’, as Bill Mitchell would say. I do not need the nanny state to tell me how to breathe. I can do that all on my own. The nanny state renders the population helpless, useless and turns them all into a burden on the few ‘producers’ left on the playing field to bankroll the knee capped society.
Nanny state screw off.