May 24, 2017

Police silence free speech — then get censored, too

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

I have three Canadian stories for you today about the central battle of our time. No, not the battle for western civilization, the latest in the 1,400-year war between Islam and the west. But a preliminary battle that shapes that battle.

I’m talking about the battle against free speech. 

Let’s start in Quebec. A by-election candidate put up an election sign on a street post, which is legal and commonplace in that province. 

But his poster showed two young women: One wearing a toque with a fleur de lis on it. And the other, wearing a niqab.

Canadian police, with no warrant, no court order, no mandate, just took it down.

There's more: I'll tell you about the city that wants to ban protests outside an abortion clinic, and another where the Gay Pride Parade gets over a quarter of a million dollars from taxpayers, and has now decided to ban the city's police from marching with them.

Actually, there's a fourth story, and it concerns Rebel contributor Barbara Kay...

NEXT: Christine Van Geyn, Director of the Ontario Taxpayers Federation, explains that Ontario Premier Wynne's scheme to "help" citizens suffering under her own misguided energy policies is to spend $45 billion (taxpayer dollars) to "save" $24 billion.

THEN: Marc Morano of Climate Depot comes on to talk about Trump's "huge" plan to cut waste at the Environmental Protection Agency.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2017-05-25 12:20:55 -0400
- Very basic principal – let them censor me today & they’ll censor you tomorrow. Grants, subsidies & handouts are not a right. Time for groups like Pride to start crowdsourcing their funds. The left has to censor, they don’t have arguments just slogans.

- Studying the climate is important. This is why it’s so disgusting that it’s been used for political reasons to push a man made global cooling/warming/climate change/whatever it is today agenda.

- It’s too bad that Ontario has no opposition party. The Ontario PCs have decided that they don’t want to ever form a government. Even if they did, what difference would it make? They agree with the Liberals on every policy. Starting to look at alternatives – the Trillium Party maybe.
commented 2017-05-25 10:34:17 -0400
Mark Chadwick commented:
“What the hell did anyone give their life for going to world war one or two ?”

One can be even more recent in the sacrifice of our troops. What did the nearly 200 soldiers killed and many hundreds wounded sacrifice for in Afghanistan? The veterans of that war are being insulted as they watch their comrades’ sacrifice become more and more meaningless through the actions of the Baby Doc government limiting free speech, particularly with respect to islam.

But these vets are young, and becoming angry…
commented 2017-05-25 09:06:44 -0400
John Day you said everything ive been thinking & saying for a few years. i also get called racist & intolerant for asking why i am suppose to be tolerant of a group of people who want mine and my childrens heads. That is what you get when morons vote in mentally disturbed liberals & ndp.
commented 2017-05-25 02:12:33 -0400
Ezra, I have to agree with Stephen’s letter stating that Western Europe will erupt like nothing we have seen. France’s new President Macron Le Moran will start this eruption by his unmoving support of the corrupt European Union. Close to one-third of the people are ready to revolt. A few more terrorist attacks should move another third of the population to join the revolution.
If Merkel looses later this year, it will signal the start of some big changes.
commented 2017-05-24 23:41:38 -0400
I also agree with Geoff Meek.
commented 2017-05-24 23:18:21 -0400
It is a crime in Canada not Canadastan…but not for police
What the hell did anyone give their life for going to world war one or two ? Freedom from oppression and freedom of speech period
I think many Canadian are ashamed of our government not just Trudeau Wynne and Nutty also . What were voters thinking .
The politicians that have no kids should never get elected because they have nothing to loose
commented 2017-05-24 22:57:03 -0400
That Wynne segment would have been the plot of a Monty Python episode forty years ago now it’s called Ontario politics…
commented 2017-05-24 22:41:55 -0400
I thought removing or destroying election signs is illegal? Did the police commit a crime?
commented 2017-05-24 22:39:26 -0400
Governments imposing behavioral change is the antithesis of a democracy, but the purview of dictatorships.
commented 2017-05-24 22:35:26 -0400
The increasing intolerance of free expression at least at the “official” level is not so much a matter of creeping totalism (although this is a final outcome) as it is systemic insecurity – Their systems, thinking, and agendas are essentially dominated by mediocrity and they are failing many of us as a result – we expected better but we get worse and worse solutions from these mediocre systems – be they media, academia or government the emperor has no cloths – and they certainly don’t want to hear us repeat this embarrassing reality – so it’s shut up time.

The recent rush to close off free speech is more a sign of uncertainty by power structures as a reaction to the rise in populist dissent from their failing corrupted systems. The uncertainty (fear and loathing) is evident primarily on the ideological left of the political spectrum
commented 2017-05-24 22:22:13 -0400
commented 2017-05-24 22:06:55 -0400
“Can’t feed your family??
Stop voting liberal”.
Bumper stickers T-shirts and maybe even a small ad in the local newspaper…
commented 2017-05-24 22:05:29 -0400
John day… I love it.!!!
commented 2017-05-24 22:04:29 -0400
Lets see who will hijack the pride parade this time. I hope the cops come out and block the parade.
commented 2017-05-24 21:58:11 -0400
Ezra, I have been Canadian for 66 years. I have seen all of the waves of immigration in those years. But I have never seen an immigrant group that had my death as the main component of thier ideology.
I have never seen a 12 year old PM, who ignores terrorists just walking over our border, unless it is a photo op for him.
I am embarrassed, and ashamed that my country has become la-la land, and we are expected to sit here and take it.
I am told I should be more tolerant, and welcoming of the people who wish to kill me. How do I become tolerant of people who would kill my kids, and my family? Maybe we should ask THEM to integrate, like past immigrants.
I sincerely hope nobody pounds on my door at 4 am. It would not end well for any of us.
commented 2017-05-24 21:43:16 -0400
New bumper sticker:

Can’t feed your Family?
Stop voting Liberal!!!
commented 2017-05-24 21:37:13 -0400
Great report Ezra.
I agree with Geoff Meek.
commented 2017-05-24 20:59:35 -0400
Thanks for the real news. You do great journalism. You shouldn’t be so pessimistic. You’re doing great. We’re winning. Nothing worth having comes easy. Life isn’t fair. But truth is just. God love you
commented 2017-05-24 20:58:55 -0400
The one difference between energy poverty now and that of before the fossil fuel revolution is that then they were able to burn wood. Now, wood is considered a dirty fuel and is regulated. So the energy poverty we are heading to is worse than before the use of fossil fuels.

Also, the only purpose of carbon based fuel regulation is control. Control a necessity then you control the masses. Pure socialism.
commented 2017-05-24 20:22:27 -0400
Ezra, That monologue was great.
It would be nice if you could put the whole thing outside the paywall.