January 23, 2017

CBC hires actors to spout racism on Canadian streets — then blames Trump

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

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."


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commented 2017-02-01 18:24:19 -0500
And finally Jay Kelly, the Rebel is selling their tee-shirts to raise money to keep themselves in business. There is no intent to deliberately spread hate between people. Selling “white power” tee-shirts publicly had no purpose other than a witch hunt. The people selling them know that they will be making people angry, and that they will be spreading discord; they just don’t care.
commented 2017-02-01 18:19:24 -0500
Not the same thing Jay Kelly. “White Power” is inherently racist. You can’t take that statement any way that is not racist. “Make Canada Great Again” means different things to different people. Also, people choose whether or not to donate to the Rebel; and the Rebel does not hide the fact that they have a store, or any of the stores merchandise. You don’t (legally) choose whether or not to pay taxes, and by extension, whether or not you are funding the CBC.
commented 2017-01-28 17:13:26 -0500
If they were “Black lives matter” T-shirts every Liberal in Canada would be in line to buy hundreds
commented 2017-01-27 23:28:13 -0500
Oh, in just re-reading the article I see Ezra Levant announce that The Rebel has used its donors’ dollars to sell merchandise with the slogan “Make Canada Great Again”.

I thought the CBC was out to lunch with its hired-actor trying sell such garbage.

Now it turns out that The Rebel is doing this exact thing!

Surely Ezra Levant owes an apology to Rebel readers.
commented 2017-01-26 01:15:46 -0500
Connie Lynn, I assure you that many in Alberta are feeling buyers remorse. Wildrose is leading the polls by 8%, and those numbers are before carbon tax.
commented 2017-01-26 01:13:10 -0500
But what a bazaar !
commented 2017-01-26 01:06:55 -0500
Literally fake news. Literally. Lying to the public, and then filming it. Presenting said lies without any hit of understanding the irony of using a show created to uncover scams to perpetrate a scam. So bazaar.
commented 2017-01-26 00:23:04 -0500
Liza, I think The Rebel’s point is that the t-shirts were indeed racist. The CBC had those t-shirts printed. They did not find someone on the street selling the shirts.

The CBC had t-shirts printed with racist remarks. Surely they are guilty of promoting the racist remarks.

Why you would fear yourself being called “fascist” is beyond me.
commented 2017-01-26 00:23:01 -0500
Liza, I think The Rebel’s point is that the t-shirts were indeed racist. The CBC had those t-shirts printed. They did not find someone on the street selling the shirts.

The CBC had t-shirts printed with racist remarks. Surely they are guilty of promoting the racist remarks.

Why you would fear yourself being called “fascist” is beyond me.
commented 2017-01-25 16:40:47 -0500
Jay, there was nothing racist about the slogan, ‘Make Canada Great again’, nothing! Why the ‘white power tee shirts’ were put in there to make it all seem racist only Asha Tomlinson can answer. Tomlinson is cbc’s racebaiting queen. I pay her salary and would like to see her fired.
Disgusting divider.
commented 2017-01-25 12:10:49 -0500
Asha Tomlinson { AKA CBC ‘talent’ } is a feces flinging Rhesus . She tried that trick with the apparent black racism in Canada ……. it had no legs. Than she made a mockup to exemplify the indifference to the anti-islamic ‘phenomena’ in Canada …. This simpleton is on a divisive-mission & will continue flinging feces with ZEAL until something sticks, and finally marks Canada as blatantly racist . That’s this CBC-simpleton’s goal in life to mark gentle Canada as racist ,bigoted,anti-islamic………..
In her anti-Muslim mock-up she had a White-male publicly denigrating a veiled Muslimah to see if any whites would come to her rescue…..To her chagrin they did !
That anti-Muslim mock-up should have had a black-male denigrating an hijabi-woman and than watch the "progressive " sheeple quickly run in the opposite direction . …….. you can’t silence a black-voice , no matter how belligerent ….. can you ?
commented 2017-01-25 09:40:08 -0500
@jay Kelly….Donald J Trump is the forty-fifth president of the United States and so far everything he has done is worthy of praise not scorn. So when you and your collegues at the CBC are done kissing the ring the whole bloody lot of you at the CBC can kiss my card carrying conservative ass.
commented 2017-01-25 09:24:21 -0500
Can we take a collection for a dunce cap for Jay?p
commented 2017-01-25 01:28:29 -0500
There is no way that Canadian passers-by would agree with the slogans on the t-shirts. The slogans were clearly racist.

Canadian conservatives can be comfortable in condemning this language. Canadian conservatives are dead set against racism and dead-set against Donald Trump.
commented 2017-01-25 00:43:41 -0500
Donald Allan==Agreed, why are the Conservative Candidates afraid; the CBC is their enemy too?
The CBC isn’t going to say anything nice about them, so go after them like Trump did.
commented 2017-01-24 21:56:10 -0500
Fucking CBC are globalists puppets!! Rat bastards need to be shut down!! Pissing away OUR tax dollars!!
commented 2017-01-24 17:57:00 -0500
There is no surprise here — for the CBC it is ‘business as usual,’ and that, among other things, like being held afloat on taxpayer’s dollars, is another reason why the CBC should either ‘sink’ or ‘swim’ on their own — no more public funding — for anything.
commented 2017-01-24 15:17:22 -0500
How is it going to look and how will it be used against us if a conservative dismantles the cbc. The cries of ‘fascists’ will be deafening from the left. We might get away with defunding, and having a say in who runs the place, but squashing it will never happen. Political suicide.
commented 2017-01-24 15:04:51 -0500
Any conservative leadership candidate that doesn’t advocate for the defunding and dismantling of the CBC should get the hook off the stage.
commented 2017-01-24 14:08:34 -0500
I saw the Marketplace episode in question. I usually like this program but the entire show was a pathetic attempt to call out hate speech. I don’t know if anyone bought a White Power t-shirt in their little experiment, as no one in their right mind would. But if someone did buy such a thing, that is their right. If a black person were selling Black Power t-shirts on the street, would he not be lauded in some way? Now we don’t consider what power these two races hold even-steven by any stretch, but racism against Caucasians is getting ridiculous. I for one am not going to bash my own race to show I’m not racist. If I want to buy a Make Canada Great Again t-shirt, I will. If I support Trump, that is a good thing to me. I hope our entire country will smarten up with regard to political leanings, especially Alberta which has fallen completely off the rails to the left. Thank goodness for the Rebel, and sanity. Also to Bonnie Dooley’s comment, everything Trudeau does to piss of Trump is going to come back at him and not just to him, but to the rest of the country. I believe his encouragement of the Women’s March was detrimental, to say the least.
commented 2017-01-24 14:06:53 -0500
Good post Cathy Rochford. I agree completely.
commented 2017-01-24 13:58:27 -0500
“Melanie Joly, Trudeau’s culture minister, wants a national crack-down on fake news”? Is this Hitler’s 1930’s pre ww2 Germany? What exactly are the liberals (and whoever else is behind this) trying to do to Canada? And why was CBC allowed to slander and lie about Stephen Harper and the conservatives repeatedly day in and day out for years before our last federal election while on the other hand constantly building up the liberals with lies in order to make the conservatives lose. They’re crossing the line with bullying, communism and tampering with the electoral process. The last federal election should be deemed invalid and a new election should be held with gag orders on the CBC for anything having to do with politics.
commented 2017-01-24 13:57:46 -0500
They are taking a page out of the GEORGE SOROS play book. When a conservative government gets in, the Corrupt Broadcasting Corp. needs to be defunded immediately and they can run like a PBS network. We’ll then see now long they can survive.
commented 2017-01-24 13:53:23 -0500
The fact that Mcleans wrote that article means they are paying attention. We need to keep growing, its our best defence.
Justin is such a transparent douche.
commented 2017-01-24 13:31:59 -0500
MSM is coming completely unglued with Rebel media exposing their echo chamber BS, Macleans just put out a scathing personal attack on Ezra! Glad to know we citizens have an alternative to CBC & MSM. Thanks Rebel!
On a side note, does anyone but me think it is in incredibly poor form for our PM to tweet support & encouragement to the womens march which is clearly a protest to the election of President Donald Trump? Just sayin!
commented 2017-01-24 12:13:15 -0500
- CBC – fake news that we’re forced to pay for.

- Feminists could not care less about women. They prove over & over that they only use women’s rights to push their political agenda. Glad you caught that NDP parasite thug.

- Great to see professor Peterson again. People are getting sick of political correctness & SJW crybullies.
commented 2017-01-24 11:46:17 -0500
Dear Progressives pt.2:Maybe I was being naive asking for your help with the elderly sleeping in hospital hallways.If you’re a big fan of " assisted suicide" please don’t help.
commented 2017-01-24 11:27:07 -0500
Dear Progressives:I have a hernia the size of a basketball.I’ve been waiting patiently for a year to get it fixed.I know you’re very busy these days protesting against fascism and stuff and money is tight because buying a seat on the UN Security Council,funding CBC and giving money to foreign billionaire "philanthropists"are all very expensive.I feel very selfish for even writing this and not being highly educated I realize you know much more than I do about values,priorities and compassion but when you get around to it could you please do something about all the elderly people sleeping in the hallways of our hospitals?Thanks.
commented 2017-01-24 11:12:23 -0500
I also enjoyed the update with Sheila Gunn Reid and the interview with Jordan Peterson. I’m glad he explained the reason why he was raising his voice when he was speaking outdoors because I was quite prepared to open my window and yell I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any longer if instructed. LOL
commented 2017-01-24 10:56:09 -0500
@paul Beddows The fact is they are creating a story out of thin air to try and support a narrative the media has been trying desperately to drum up so they can continue manipulating the masses. Face it. Obama knows Trump isn’t a real racist. Does anyone honestly believe he would have been so helpful and hugged and shook hands with someone he equated to a KKK supporter or promoter. This is all part of campaign B.S. which Democrats try to smear their own Democratic competitors with and the purpose of the CBC skit was to show how we awesome Canadians have no appetite for a Donald Trump bigot here except it is fake to the core. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbKzhYDDv0k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTCGk0AG5ow