Tonight I’m talking about a recent segment on CBC’s show Marketplace, about a guy selling “white power” t-shirts on a Toronto street.
Except it wasn’t real.
The CBC paid an actor, using your tax dollars, to sell racist shirts (that you also paid for).
Marketplace used to uncover scams in business, like unscrupulous contractors, and bring them to justice. Now Marketplace is the one perpetrating scams.
And did you see how they conflate the slogan “Make Canada Great Again” with racism? That’s insane.
By the way: We at the Rebel registered that trademark a while ago, and sell “Make Canada Great Again” stuff. (Our trademark lawyer is sending the CBC a cease and desist letter.)
Canada is a great place, and so is the U.S. But that doesn’t fit the CBC’s agenda.
This segment aired on the day of Trump’s inauguration. Think about that.
Now Melanie Joly, Trudeau’s culture minister, wants a national crack-down on “fake news.” Except our Constitution doesn’t protect liberal speech, or fact-checked speech. It protects speech.
Citizens get to determine if they believe the National Enquirer or Marketplace or The Rebel. Not the government.
What do you think the odds are that Trudeau will come for us first...?
TONIGHT'S GUESTS: University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson on new threats to freedom of speech; then Sheila Gunn Reid on our search for the leftist man who assaulted her at the Edmonton "Women's March."