July 01, 2016

Why Canada is the best place in the world, and how to keep it that way

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

We complain about politics on this show. We complain about economics, about foreign affairs. But that’s because we have something very good here in Canada, and we want to keep it.

There is a reason that people come here from Pakistan and China and Syria, and no-one goes from here to Pakistan and China and Syria.

It’s not because of our weather, and it’s not because we’re a huge country —90% of our population lives within a hundred miles of the U.S.

People come here because of our rule of law, peace order and good government; ordered liberty; democracy in the British tradition; freedom of speech, religion, association. Equality of men and women. Meritocracy. Non-violent solutions to problems.

It bothers me that the new government is trying to redefine everything about Canada.

In the past, Liberals simply had an entitlement mentality and a fill their pockets mentality. Now they have a messianic motive to replace the state and its history with their own identity and ideology.

Canada is a great country.

It doesn’t need to be reformed, undone, repudiated, silenced.

TheRebel.media’s Resident Historian, John Robson, joins me tonight to talk about what’s wrong with Justin Trudeau’s vision of Canada, which he calls “incoherent” and “scatterbrained.”

Donald Trump is vowing to undo globalization, but is that even possible? I’m joined by Ben Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire, to talk about Trump’s promises.

Shapiro calls Trump’s latest speech “garbage” and the candidate’s economic policies — such as protectionism — discredited.

I’m a “Trumpaloompa” but it’s always valuable to hear the other side from Ben!

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commented 2016-07-04 13:38:24 -0400
I think it’s safe to say your boy Shapiro has never done a real day’s work in his life and would be afraid to break a nail if he actually had to. You can tell he has zero connection to anything working class and most likely has actual contempt for those who fall into that category.

Remember how dirty and unpleasant Pittsburgh looked in the DEER HUNTER? Huh?
That’s his frame of reference. Very thoughtful.

Ezra – You at least make somewhat of an effort to understand the plight of the working class – you know – the folks that actually MAKE STUFF and create REAL wealth. Yeah, the dwindling material wealth that the country dines out on to this day.

Shapiro’s just another downtown elite that can’t pound in the coffin nails of the WORKING class fast enough.

Trump is making a semantic error that he needs to correct. It’s the working class that is in dire straits … not so much the middle.
commented 2016-07-03 22:46:24 -0400
It must be a real bitch to live in Alberta and have your whole economy stood on it’s head. In Ontario, we have had a few years to watch our economy drain away to almost Nothing.

It is pretty depressing when you must advise your kids to get a gov’t job—- doesn’t matter what it is——
‘You will be set for life’—— Good times.
commented 2016-07-03 20:02:26 -0400
I don’t know why I’m partaking of a back and forth with you. You’ve dug into a viewpoint that is 40 years out of date. You haven’t kept up with the changes to this country. What’s happened to Vancouver, is coming to the rest of Canada.
If you’re a poor white, you can not afford to go out and buy a car to drive for uber. You obviously do not know how the taxi license system works. You can’t just go get one. You’re denial that there are tons of people who will never be able to attend post secondary institutions for a variety of reason. they aren’t all cut out for academics.
Your belief that I’m speaking for myself is crazy. I’m fine and well taken care of in this life. You however are obtuse. I sincerely hope you don’t pee your pants a little in delight at the thought of the increased suicides among ex oil workers in Alberta.
commented 2016-07-03 18:51:02 -0400
“Maybe there’s a company left in Canada that will hire whites.”

Taxi drivers are contractors. Buy an appropriate vehicle, buy a license, and join a brokerage. There are no barriers to entry, the lack of white people is due only to the fact that white people don’t actually want those jobs (neither do most immigrants, but it’s what’s available). Security guards have crazy turnover and are always hiring. You could get a walk in interview tomorrow. Again, lack of white people is because they don’t apply.

" There are NO low skill jobs for white people."

Don’t be low skill then. This situation is not going to improve in the future as automation is going to displace these jobs in increasing numbers. Get a useful degree, get a trade, do something. If you’re Canadian educated and fluent in English, then you are far more employable for any sort of aspirational job than someone with dubious credentials that can’t speak the language, has no Canadian experience, and no on-shore references This is well documented, submit the same resume with a “white” name and with a “foreign name” and guess who gets called back four times more often? In the interim, take on temp work. Again, as a Canadian you’re immediately shortlisted since they know you’ll be able to speak English reasonably well and probably recognize the school you went to.

My heart bleeds, but at the end of the day your life is your own responsibility. Get off your freaking ass, take responsibility for yourself, and go get a freaking job. I don’t care if it’s at Wal Mart (which is another revolving door employer that will hire anybody with a pulse). Stop whining about how it’s everybody else’s fault. If you don’t have a job the problem lies on YOU.;
commented 2016-07-03 16:55:14 -0400
Wow Andrew Stephenson, you really do not understand what’s going on do you? Kids aren’t’ holding out for high paying jobs. Nice fantasy for your consumption though.
You don’t think you’re going to get a job driving a taxi do you? Maybe there’s a company left in Canada that will hire whites. I doubt it. I know in the Vancouver area, all the janitorial firms were bought up by immigrants years ago, and they only hire people like themselves. Same with security guard jobs. Millwork in BC. Coupled with the “hire only minorities” mindset and you’ve got problems. There are NO low skill jobs for white people. That’s racism. coupled with the anti racism lectures aimed only at whites and the country starts to look like an anger camp for the future. YOu need to be specially trained for a specific job if you’re not a minority. It’s that one job or dumpster diving for white people, unless you’ve got the cash to start a business. Immigrants only hire people like themselves for low skill jobs. Nobody tells immigrants not to be racist. Immigrants definitely are racist and that’s supposed to be ok.
commented 2016-07-03 16:23:28 -0400
“Andrew Stephenson, that is where you are incorrect. I have been looking for a job here in Alberta for the past two months. I am 40+ years old and willing to do almost anything to feed my family. While I was looking for a career / job I was informed 7 times, yes that is correct 7 times. That I didn’t fit in with the hiring criteria for the company. As they where trying to fill their multicultural quota. Now if that isn’t racism then nothing i”

That you’re getting interviews in Alberta, where the market is famously tight, tells us it’s something else at play. If it were a quota issue you wouldn’t be getting responses. I wonder if you merely got used to the unusual labour market conditions that prevailed there during the oil boom. Applying for jobs and not getting much back is pretty normal, and two months would definitely be towards the short end of the scale on time unemployed. It is unfortunate, also, that Canadian employers prefer cheap to experienced. What they’re telling you sounds more overqualified than racial "quota"’ in a tight job market that’s a major impediment.

ps I’m an early Millenial who has never held anything other than contract jobs. Shall I tell you how many hundreds of jobs I’ve applied to over the last twelve years? Do I blame “racism” for that? No, of course not, The job market has sucked for a decade. I’m lucky I got my foot in the door before it totally fell apart, but others were not.
commented 2016-07-03 14:03:28 -0400
You can decide what this article says about the morality (including racism) of both the U.N. and Obama’s Leadership, as well as Trudeau’s and his Cabinet’s ability to be a National leader and not be played for a sucker by foreign influences.

commented 2016-07-03 13:54:28 -0400
SANDRA MALINDER ; You are correct. Those people that hire only non-whites and minorities form other country’s actually the true definition of “racism”. Guys like Donald Trump who hire the most qualified for the job are the definition of what racism is not.
People identify acts as Political Correctness wen actually it is racism. The Left Wing so called democratic parties are saturated with racists. The Klu Klux clan was founded by the Democrats. And to this day,is made up of Democrats. The sad part is the so called Democrats( NDP) of today do not even realize they belong to a party that clearly identifies with racism.
commented 2016-07-03 13:52:34 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, that is where you are incorrect. I have been looking for a job here in Alberta for the past two months. I am 40+ years old and willing to do almost anything to feed my family. While I was looking for a career / job I was informed 7 times, yes that is correct 7 times. That I didn’t fit in with the hiring criteria for the company. As they where trying to fill their multicultural quota. Now if that isn’t racism then nothing is.

I have a clean criminal record I have no speeding tickets, I don’t drink or do drugs. I am clean shaven almost all of the time and I shower everyday as well. I have post secondary education and a great deal of work experience.

But because I am white they said I didn’t make the quota.
commented 2016-07-03 13:11:00 -0400
" White kids are shut out. Kids are staying home into their 30’s because of it. Those kids are technically homeless. Their parents are forced to keep them, because they don’t have any choice. "

Perhaps the “kids” should stop holding out for management positions. There’s plenty of opportunity for ablebodied white males out there. You just have to work for it instead of sitting back whining that the Immigrants are taking jobs that you probably didn’t want anyway.
commented 2016-07-03 07:10:31 -0400
Jay Kelly, You are racist. Here’s why: The largest mall in the Vancouver area employs well over 1000 people. None of them are white. Why? because employers get a hit of endorphins when they hire minorities and no one can accuse them of being racist. Landlords have pushed minorities to the top of the pile when it comes to renting for the same reason. They congratulate themselves on being non racist. Every business outside of the mall that would be hiring lower skilled people does the same thing. Credit unions, banks, grocery stores, etc. White kids are shut out. Kids are staying home into their 30’s because of it. Those kids are technically homeless. Their parents are forced to keep them, because they don’t have any choice. Fortunately, they usually only have one or two kids in the modern world so they can struggle through it and keep a roof over their underemployed heads. What scholarships can a heterosexual white boy get? answer…few to none. The hostility they face on campus has become treacherous, so more and more of them won’t even consider it. How many homeless people do you see who are minorities? Wonder why those white kids turn to drugs so much and then become homeless? Your shortsighted, typically lefty, non thinking, consequence free bias is causing a very troubled future for the entire country. You should probably do more thinking, and less magical believing.
commented 2016-07-03 06:54:23 -0400
Eventually, I’d like to see criminal charges of some kind brought against them. Nobody asked them to take our country and treat it like a filthy disease that needs to be stamped out. They’ve imported mideast hostilities, hate and strife that will be with us for a very long time. They have no concept of islam, and yet they’re convinced they’re authorities on it. It’s going to take a lot of work to undo the damage they’ve already done, and the damage to come. I sincerely hope they don’t last for their entire term. They’re incredibly dangerous people.
commented 2016-07-03 03:19:23 -0400
Al-Taqiyya = the act of dissimulating; feigning; hypocrisy.

The word al-Taqiyya literally means: Concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies. al-Taqiyya is an act of pure hypocrisy that serves to conceal the truth and reveal that which is the exact opposite (of the truth).
commented 2016-07-03 03:11:47 -0400
Jay Kelly thinks that if you defend your own people and resist immigration then you are racist. Of course this means the white people should just let anybody and everybody into their country and let the chips fall where they may.

Jay Kelly. How is the open door immigration policy working in Europe and the USA?

Jay Kelly. Why doesn’t Saudi Arabia accept refugees from Syria?

Jay Kelly. Why is it wrong to resist muslim immigration when their religion of Islam dictates that they should kill all infidels, even those that welcome them into their country?

Jay Kelly. You portray yourself as a bit of an expert in this area. Let’s hear some legitimate answers to my three questions.
commented 2016-07-03 03:00:31 -0400
Jay Kelly if you are racist that is your problem, defending your race does not mean you are attacking another. Tell your garbage to the minorities who actually do as your comment says. Also kissing ass does not make you non racist, in fact it means you are racist. Just because you cannot accept the truth about certain groups does not make us racist for acknowledging it. Sorry to tell you but i do not put up with crap from white people, why should i put up with it from non whites?
commented 2016-07-03 01:41:47 -0400
Are we “racists”? Evelyn Cooper poses the question, and we are glad to take her up on it.

A racist, at his core, defends his own race and somehow thinks that by defending his own race above another makes it right.

Some Rebel readers fall into this category.

At the same time we hear Ezra Levant and the Prime Minister defending us as non-racist and tolerant. They say we are accepting of others regardless of ethnic origin or religion or skin colour, and so on. Because each of us is accepted into Canadian society we are respectful of our brothers and sisters.

Would it not be easier to hate the other, and blame the other for our troubles, and blame it on race?
commented 2016-07-03 01:16:18 -0400
Jay Kelly wrote: “Even today the new arrivals have a hard time of it. They are faced with bigotry and racism and discrimination of all sorts.” I’m sure that for a multitude of reasons, including geography, race, country of origin, personal characteristics, beliefs and behaviors of newcomers and residents, that there are many different experiences faced by everyone — some negative and regretful and some very positive and constructive. But I’d recommend that we avoid making generalizations without some valid data on many of the factors that influence the quality of reception and support that newcomers to Canada receive. We can always find an example to reinforce an opinion about an experience we or friends may have faced as new arrivals to Canada. But we need to watch out for a well-meaning “Confirmation Bias” to support a personal opinion or observation, that in fact creates an incorrect impression of reality (except of course the reality for the selected few who’s experience coincides with our bias). That’s a key strategy many use in the Liberal and NDP camps to win false arguments or avoid the facts, and of course label us all as racists.
commented 2016-07-03 00:33:57 -0400
Were Canadians “brainwashed”?

I doubt that.

Why not listen to Ezra Levant and his tribute to Canada? Only then, if you are still convinced, and if you cannot overcome your bias and prejudice, then you can reject your own country.
commented 2016-07-03 00:22:27 -0400
Canada is over-taxed and over-regulated, has a big and growing governments on all levels that are completely unaccountable and arrogant. Political correctness “hides” amazing disrespect of Canadian people who were conveniently brain washed
Hmm, not much to celebrate, a?
commented 2016-07-02 23:54:56 -0400
Ezra Levant’s tribute to his country is honest and heartfelt. The whole piece is worthy to be repeated, but here is a bit:

“People come here because of our rule of law, peace order and good government; ordered liberty; democracy in the British tradition; freedom of speech, religion, association. Equality of men and women. Meritocracy. Non-violent solutions to problems.”

I am struck by the phrase: “people come here because…” and what follows. My grandparents did exactly that. They came here for those exact reasons.

My grandparents had a tough time of it, because of their background and all that.

Even today the new arrivals have a hard time of it. They are faced with bigotry and racism and discrimination of all sorts.

Thank you, Ezra Levant, for this tribute to our country and our nation.

You provide a forum for alternate opinion while supporting our basic make up as a nation.
commented 2016-07-02 19:59:29 -0400
minor edit: both complaisant and complacent public !!
commented 2016-07-02 19:32:11 -0400
Liza Rosie commented 2 hours ago
“Evelyn, no war no treason, no conscious intent no treason. Seems hard to believe” Thanks for that. Yes, that is hard to accept and rather depressing. This sure points to the need for TheRebel to have some more effective means to increase its impact on Canadian Society. Unfortunately this is not very likely with our current societal leadership including the press, many professors and other educators, local and national elected politicians, many police organizations and the complaisant public — all looking away, assuming that someone else will come and make it all better.
commented 2016-07-02 18:42:07 -0400
‘How to keep it that way’.
We need to be more patriotic, and proud of what the country was built on. We need to fly our flag. We need to teach our kid’s their history. Demand it be an important part of the curriculum. They need to understand why their grand and great grandfathers went to war to defend their country and the freedoms they now take for granted and enjoy. They need to know how economics work so that when they go to vote, not only will they want to protect their freedoms but will be able to connect the dots when socialists try to convince them that money grows on trees. Strong traditions, strong families, make a healthier society, not a nanny state who’s only aim is to make you compliant.
commented 2016-07-02 18:32:43 -0400
MICHELE WALSH ; You nailed it. Shapiro is no question, an Establishment Republican insider, who fully supports the Bush/Clinton/ Oboma cartel. He is no doubt pro NWO globalism and we hear enough of his banter from the main stream media without also having him spew that crap right here on The Rebel.
He is collaborating with the “Never Trump” gang of Republican bandits, that are willing to sabotage democracy and rig elections just so Trump doesn’t win. No more Shapiro on The Rebel please. He can use the MSM stage where he belongs.
commented 2016-07-02 18:18:26 -0400
The fact that he has spawn sends shivers down my spine. This has to be a ‘never again’ government. Say what you want about what Harper could have and should have done. We were relatively safe with him, and beyond a doubt his first allegiance was to his country. Not so with Justin boy.
commented 2016-07-02 17:54:44 -0400
As his father before him He is alienating the west .Handouts to Quebec. and the love of dictators is on his mind. Pierre never went to far with being an autocrat , but I don’t put it past this guy. Unlike Mr. Harper this guy does have an ulterior motive. Permanent rule to be passed down to son.
commented 2016-07-02 17:13:48 -0400
Evelyn, no war no treason, no conscious intent no treason. Seems hard to believe. Look how long Obama has got away with taking down America. All we can hope is to pick up the pieces and rebuild. We can’t let the freedom hard won by our fathers and grandfathers be so easily lost. The entire population has become complacent. Life has been too easy. we don’t remember what its like to go to war for our freedom. We may end up having our memories refreshed.
commented 2016-07-02 13:38:59 -0400
Canada is screwed . . . Trudough is going to make the entire country as broke and disfunctional as the Maritimes and Ontar-i-owe.
We have the Dopiest Leader on the Planet, son of a marxist loon !

Ben . . . engage friggin brain !
You are a short version of Romney . . . 4.6% is a “Made UP” number !
Your argument is nuts and you are makin stuff up ! ! !
commented 2016-07-02 13:16:59 -0400
Ezra it’s true and you would be hard pressed to find a better Country in terms of crime rate,what Canadians get paid and even how far their their money goes
So sad that current government and even Stephen Harper have decided that it best to flood Canada with Muslims
It’s all down hill now
commented 2016-07-02 13:05:27 -0400
I can not stand Ben, he is way too bias for me, I will not share when this hard core Bush family ass kisser is on.