March 08, 2017

Campaign 2000 wants to end child poverty — by spending other people’s money

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

[NOTE: Jerry Agar is guest hosting while Ezra Levant is on assignment in Israel.] Campaign 2000 is a national coalition committed to ending child poverty across the country. They say it is time Ottawa got official estimates about how much it costs to raise a child, to guide public policy and help parents with planning.

Even though I have five children, I don’t sit down at the end of the year and cost out everything I spent on them.

The government can’t know what it costs to raise a child because it depends on so many factors.

It costs money, for instance, to drive them back and forth to things in Toronto or Montreal, but in my home town of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, kids walk everywhere.

And I am now going to say something that will make some people angry:

If you are already stretching to pay your bills, you cannot afford children. Do not have them if you are going to need other people to pay for them. Those other people have their own children to pay for and they already pay enough tax in this country.

Children are not a right. They are a responsibility.

The people who try to wipe out poverty with other people’s money are, and always have been, on the wrong track.

Tonight’s guests: The Rebel’s Candice Malcolm and I talk about International Women’s Day — and my defence of the Prime Minister’s wife.

Then immigration lawyer Guidy Mamann and I talk about the migrants crossing the border into Manitoba.

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commented 2017-03-10 22:57:30 -0500
Maybe Soros could help instead of causing shit all over the world.
commented 2017-03-10 08:51:09 -0500
Jay, I see that you still have not brushed up on your reading comprehension skills, becoming a slacker? Their site clearly states that it is a fake news site
Don’t worry though, someday you will get the hang of comprehending what you have read provided you keep practicing.
commented 2017-03-09 23:29:30 -0500
Thanks, Hyacinth, for letting us know about It is always a good thing to support alternatives to the liberal mainstream media.
commented 2017-03-09 14:37:33 -0500
Sorry Jerry, I’ll stand with Michelle Rempell on the Sophie thing. Sophie is probably a lovely girl, but I cannot seperate her from her husband. Her husband is wrecking our country, taking away or jobs & competitiveness, that is a more important issue & if Sophie was singing a song about scrapping the carbon tax & putting green energy schemes to bed then her song would be great. I wonder how the seniors who are forced to sell their homes & vehicles to pay their hydro bills feel about Sophies’ tweets & songs? Just a thought.
commented 2017-03-09 14:23:59 -0500
I am a compassionate person, but when I have family members & seniors in my own family who have to pay out of pocket for medical help, surgery, dental & prescriptions, I find it very offensive that migrants can simply “WALK” across our border & receive benefits & services Canadian citizens cannot even access. If the people are leaving the US, there is a reason the US will not take them, so why on earth would Canada take them. We cannot take care of the needs of our own people, so why in Gods name would we bring in more people we cannot afford to take care of ? Trudeau has got to go! We are going in debt so fast I honestly wonder if we will ever get out of debt. And lets remember, all this money PM Justing gives away & sponsors migrants with is BORROWED, we don’t have any money, so why put money on a credit card to GIVE away? I am dumbfounded.
commented 2017-03-09 12:33:15 -0500
We’d like to let you know that we scour the city for all the news that isn’t news. … this is a fake news site … we sit in front of an antiquated HP PC staring off into space until we come up with something in the hope that whatever we write will stick in your craw.”
commented 2017-03-09 11:13:51 -0500
They could start using the money in the victims of crimes fund.
Eliminate some of the bureaucrats ( bureau, from the French bureau meaning desk, rats from the English meaning garbage eating rodents) that run the show in Ottawa.

Dump Justin bin Trudeau
commented 2017-03-09 07:01:41 -0500
Where the HELL is that Jay Kelly from???? your either retarded or a lib/ndp socialist!
commented 2017-03-09 02:12:55 -0500
I was hoping for the blizzard in Manitoba to slow the fake refugees down. Unfortunately, they still kept coming in.
commented 2017-03-09 02:09:52 -0500
Step 1: Define poverty as the bottom 25% of income earners.
Step 2: Whine that the poverty rate never improves!
commented 2017-03-09 01:55:50 -0500
Socialist logic-make more people poor to combat poverty.
commented 2017-03-09 01:54:49 -0500
Jay Kelly or maybe they could stop killing jobs with idiotic taxes so their parents can support their kids, or maybe they can stop taking so much from our pockets so that more children are not living in poverty.
Or maybe they can stop wasting money on phony refugees and use it on these kids instead.
commented 2017-03-09 01:24:58 -0500
Jay Kelly. Why don’t you stick a crowbar in your wallet and help these young kids living in poverty. While you have that crowbar in your wallet send 80 bucks to The Rebel so you can actually watch and listen to the presentations.
commented 2017-03-08 23:56:48 -0500
Do you hear how ridiculous this headline sounds? : “Campaign 2000 wants to end child poverty — by spending other people’s money”

Whose money should be spent to end child poverty? The children who live in poverty? The parents whose resources are so tight that they are unable to keep their own children out of poverty?

The hope would be that a country like Canada could end child poverty, and the real suffering that goes along with that, by coming together and solving it.

Maybe it will not happen. It is not a question here of compassion but of logic. Children in poverty can be helped by those who are not poor.
commented 2017-03-08 23:35:02 -0500
More and more Americans on-line are laughing at their Somalias crossing into Canada. They say take them all. We live in a stupid Country , led by stupid leaders.
commented 2017-03-08 23:14:01 -0500
As far as celebrating women is concerned both Trudeau and his wife are the biggest hypocrites on the face of the planet.
commented 2017-03-08 23:12:03 -0500
Trudeau isn’t flooding the country with refugees, and allowing illegals out of the goodness of his heart. Nor is he bringing in the best of anything. If he has any plan it is a nefarious one. I’m all for helping people where they are, but already am sick to death of immigrants who don’t expect to integrate in any way and are changing the demographic of the country.
commented 2017-03-08 23:00:41 -0500
Hey Maurice Potvin:

Don’t insult hammers! Hammers build things. Justin and company are destroying things (this country).
commented 2017-03-08 22:56:57 -0500
Excellent show Jerry. I saw the video of the demonstration with the gumballs years ago. It’s as valid today as it was then.
commented 2017-03-08 22:28:53 -0500
Sophie= nauseatingly obnoxious.
Gerry played that clip not once but two times. Unbelievable. I need a gravol to settle my stomach.
commented 2017-03-08 22:22:29 -0500
With regard to the “loophole,” whereby foreigners who turn up unexpectedly inside Canada are permitted to file a claim and get a hearing, it doesn’t take a lot of smarts to see that this provision exists to deal with unusual, isolated, exceptional cases, and NOT to cope with a giant exodus of dubious “refugees” like Europe is seeing. How long will the bungling Liberals sit on their hands playing stupid virtue-signalling games before they take the urgent measures that obviously are necessary to head off disaster?
commented 2017-03-08 22:15:49 -0500
Something is fundamentally wrong with our country if we can’t afford to have enough kids to keep from going extinct so we have to import thousands of third world immigrants to replace our aging population who don’t seem to have any problem having multiple wives and piles of kids. Not that they know how to raise them properly.
All the governments in this country are far to busy socially engineering us to have the time to actually govern.
commented 2017-03-08 22:12:54 -0500
I have to disagree with Jerry about not having Kids. The White race is dwindling to nothing, simply because it is not fashionable to have Children, A man and woman can leave deposits at the sperm bank and let them be frozen, they can then have them incubated at a later date. This way a couple could have children when they are 50 years old or more, after they have become established.

Soon their will be no white people left. Savages will rule the world and it will revert back to the Stone Age. People like Merkel and Trudeau are following this path, all they care about is the Gold that they must receive for what they do. They are unable to see or care about the future. They and people like them, should be shot, they are traitors to Humanity.

If you are twenty years old today, your Grand Children will be Muslims, possibly your own Children. If Trudeau is not stopped.
They will become members of the Death Cult, called Islam.

It is time for every civilized person to FUCKING WAKE UP.

Rather than use the phrase ’White People I should have used Civilized People, I did not intend to be racist.
commented 2017-03-08 21:36:35 -0500
I like the way the immigration lawyer pointed out how the Liberal government denied the obviously logical conclusion that illegal immigration will increase once the warm weather comes. The Liberal government denied it saying they have no intelligence that that would be the case. For the very first time in the history of the Trudeau government, the Liberals are being honest, open and transparent. They said they have no intelligence…. they’re right…. they told the truth…. they’re dumber than a sack of hammers. (Hey, that’s not me saying it, they just admitted it)
commented 2017-03-08 21:34:27 -0500
I saw Roy Beck when Harper was PM. That was his policy, help them there, as I’ve been saying for years. My friend started with Alberta government after losing his private sector job and is losing his mind over the red tape. They don’t want anything done. How did governments get so bad? Greed, pride, lust, envy, sloth, gluttony, wrath? What kind of people fill these jobs? We should get them out of the country.
commented 2017-03-08 21:29:04 -0500
Why are singles and couples with no children continually forced to pay for other people’s children? Now they want even more? Why aren’t they honest and simply state they need more money for themselves (a large chunk of the funds collected be it governmental or charity is pissed away in “administrative costs”).
commented 2017-03-08 21:19:44 -0500
commented 2017-03-08 21:19:11 -0500
If the first question these entitled little new gen ask is ’what’s this child going to cost’ then do not have one.
Hey mom, you will be left with stretch marks, hey dad, your Friday night beer call will be curtailed.
Your sleep patterns will be dictated by your child.
The reward is priceless. No price tag can be put on watching and enjoying your child growing up.
If in doubt, get a cat and enjoy your young years. The older years will be pretty boring.
Christmas without kids ? Not sitting through a school concert ? How about watching your child/grandchild chasing a butterfly during a soccer game.
THERE IS NO PRICE TAG on these pleasures
commented 2017-03-08 21:18:19 -0500
Sophie’s sing was " good"? Are you nuts?