September 05, 2016

Most Canadians SUPPORT screening immigrants, but Media Party says that’s racist

Rebel Staff

[NOTE: This episode was recorded on September 2.]

Kellie Leitch is running for the leadership of the Conservative Party. She did a survey on her website asking people what they thought of screening would-be immigrants to weed out extremists:

“Should the Canadian government screen potential immigrants for anti-Canadian values as part of its normal screening for refugees and landed immigrants?”

Immediately all the right people were apoplectic. How dare you? That’s racist!

The last time the media focused on Leitch was when she announced, in the 2015 election, the conservative party’s “barbaric cultural practices" tip line, to call for help in case an honour killing was imminent, or a child marriage, or female genital mutilation.

(Such tip lines are commonplace in the UK now, by the way...)

The media loves barbaric cultural practices -- or at least hates calling them out. Justin Trudeau does too.

But funny enough — most Canadians don’t, as you saw from the latest Nanos/Globe & Mail survey.

Let’s see if Leitch’s competitors for the conservative race either try to steal the issue from her, or all team up against her. That’s what happened to Donald Trump when he talked about immigration too. How did that work out?

NEXT: Raheem Kassam of Breitbart London is covering the U.S. election campaign. As an Englishman, what does Kassam make of Trump calling himself “Mr. Brexit”?

Will the American election be a rerun of the populist Brexit result, especially since the public no longer care about insults like “racist” or “Nazi"?

THEN: Chuck Johnson of and WeSearcher talks to me in studio about his revolutionary brand of crowdfunded investigative journalism, like his exposure of the woman behind the “Rolling Stone” campus rape hoax.

As a serial media entrepreneur, he has valuable insights about the future of reporting. You won't want to miss this fascinating conversation!


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commented 2016-09-06 00:48:51 -0400
Ezra , Great guests on your show tonight. I was hoping that Kassam of Breitbart would tell us more about the Traitor Tony Blair, and if he will ever face charges for his harmful Immigration policies.
Even more interesting was Chuck Johnson and his new method of Journalism. Wouldn’t it be exciting if his paid contacts found evidence that CTV and CBC were lying to their viewers as they felt the viewers were too stupid to figure it out? This would mean Goodbye CBC.
commented 2016-09-06 00:08:53 -0400
Now here is my rant on “barbaric cultural practices” meaning primarily “female genital mutilation”.

Whatever your silver tongued rationalization of male circumcision might be….I want to be a fly on the wall when you try to persuade an 18 year old young man to get circumcised and see how that goes. Now in this day and age of tatoos and body piercings this should not be a hard sell. But if your arguements would neither persuade nor compell a man of legal contractural age to get circumcised…then in a legal sense your arguements are neither persuasive nor compelling. And imposing this on someone who is days old who would never consent to it as a legal adult…

IS A FUCKING BARBARIC CULTURAL PRACTICE!!!! Now I know which groups THAT position is going to piss off.

And I would add that it is usually women who make that decision for their sons….but that is because women prefer to see the glans penis exposed so don’t tell me that the procedure is anything more than cosmetic…..if there was actually a health issue that would have been evident in the population of Chinese males…BUT IT IS NOT!!
commented 2016-09-05 23:57:18 -0400
You know Kellie Lietch is definitely on to something. She is pissing off ALL the right people ;)
commented 2016-09-05 23:52:06 -0400
Excellent show Ezra,
Yeah, there’s no liberal worse than an old liberal. I am an AM 900 listener but I can’t listen to Bill Kelly. Nevertheless, he gives his little editorial on the issue of the day (every day) and it gets played every couple of hours ALL DAY LONG. I heard this one and just rolled my eyes.

Bill Kelly hasn’t had an original thought – at least for the last 5 years (when I moved out to Halton Region and tuned in to AM 900)

It doesn’t matter what the issue is, he just trots out the same old tired bromides and platitudes – right out of the standard issue left wing propaganda manual. I don’t think he even really understands half the shit he talks about. It’s pretty pitiful.

Lets hope he gets wind of this and it rattles the old fart’s cage a little. He needs to be put out to pasture. The Hammer deserves better than this worn out old windbag.
commented 2016-09-05 23:52:01 -0400
Just BTW…Tony Clement roused the ire of the CBC by including in his campaign a promise to make the CBC “go the way of the dodo bird”……if the Conservatives had of turfed both status of women and the CBC….there would have been twelve to fourteen lesbians beating on pots and pans in each of the major cities of Canada showing up in protest and that would have been it…..and worst case scenario would have been that they would have lost the election by a razor thin margin.
commented 2016-09-05 23:45:10 -0400
As a Conservative Party member I got the survey and a request for donation to support Kellie Leitch. There are two reasons why I will not and refugee screening is not one of them.

First…as an MRA I object to the continued existence of “status of women”…that entity was created by an Order in Council of the Trudeau the eldr regeime, it was never put to a vote in Parliament it was rammed down our throats as compliance to recomendations of a “royal commission” when ignoring reccommendations is capricious discretion, and the Conservatives could have recinded that Order in Council with the stroke of a pen without even refering the matter for a vote in Parliament ….but they didn’t.

It has been a firm policy of MRA groups in Canada that if you get the “status of women” portfolio that is the kiss of death on your political career if you did not use that tenure to end that undemocratic function of government policy. We do not have permantly appointed communists “representing” workers collectively and there is no excuse giving feminists appointed policy power beyond the reach of voter wrath.

Second reason is that the first question on the questionaire was wether or not I support hard line resistance to legalizing marihuana… response is that the Conservative Party will not receive one more nickle from me until they drop that non-sense.

Who else is running for leader? Make yourself know to me and what your platform and priorities are.

As for the question on screening immigrants…..we did it screening post war Nazis and if they lied on the forms that was grounds for loosing citizenship and deportation, end of story.

As for being scolded by the media….ALL OF YOU GROW A PAIR!!! You do not have the right nor the power to tell anybody else who their friends and who their enemies are and NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO TELL YOU who your friends and who your enemies are. It is no more complicated than that.
commented 2016-09-05 23:39:29 -0400
Progressives will not vote for conservatives so why even listen to them.
commented 2016-09-05 23:15:05 -0400
- So having concerns about bringing in phony refugees is racist but ignoring the plight of real refugees (like Yazidis & Coptic Christians) is okay? Great to see how concerned the media party is for the welfare of the people they peddle their socialist propaganda to. Crying “racism” has been effective in shutting down debate in the past but the race card has been overused & has lost it’s power (at least over Conservatives.)

- I don’t buy the poll results regarding the US presidential results. Trump is packing stadiums & Clinton’s having trouble filling phone booths. When the validity of the polls were called into question Trump suddenly went from being behind by double digits to being where he is now. It looks to me like he pulled ahead after the Democrats screwed over Sanders & got caught doing it & has styed ahead ever since. It looks like they’re trying to manipulate people with these polls.

- It’s great to see the growth of independent media. The mainstream media in the West has sold out to globalist interests.
commented 2016-09-05 23:13:35 -0400
“Should the Canadian government screen potential immigrants for anti-Canadian values as part of its normal screening for refugees and landed immigrants?”


We would be stupid not to.
commented 2016-09-05 22:44:34 -0400
Anonymous, the spineless, leftist regressive fucktard hiding behind the fake name is the real prick on this site. Well, him/her along with the other mentally and morally bankrupt leftist regressive fucktards that post here. It is the majority of the urban pukes that think like you clowns. Things like, what make is your hand bag or how much for that watch, are what is important to you maggots. Well… be clear, when shit hits the fan and it will hit hard and in large quantities, you low intellect leaches will be the worst off. Do not look for help from us rural folks, it’s not going to be there but for a few.
Immigration without assimilation is an invasion.
commented 2016-09-05 22:34:29 -0400
I was disappointed with Rona Ambrose’s response to the issue having chose not to get smeared with the crushing accusation of being a racist she kowtowed to the race rhetoric . I am so tired of politicians who care more abut their political careers than their duty to keep the rest of us safe. I see little difference between the media cover up and the way the Catholic church covered up it’s crimes for so long. They need to realize all that came crashing down one day and law suits were filed and criminals sent to jail. You would think they would have learned from that but sadly they are living in a delusion. I’m not only for a screening interview but I would like them to take a polygraph while being questioned. What is it going to take before we wake up? A nuclear facility being successfully attacked? By then the there might be a backlash that will rest squarely on the shoulders of the government and the media whose loyalty was given at the cost of betraying the citizens. Clearly basing on the growing anger in Europe these politicians and their publicity puppets have lacked the foresight to plan for what if this mass immigration doesn’t go as planned? How will the government’s around the world respond when someone with questionable loyalties wants to join the military particularly the branch that would allow them access to WMDs. Is it OK then to ask their if they have any anti-patriotic values? Of course not that would be “racist”.
commented 2016-09-05 22:21:32 -0400
Richard Wakefield: “Why on earth are we importing a culture that considers women are the property of men?”

Excellent question, one I ask every day, to anyone who will listen (and you can see the fear in people’s eyes as they try to shut down the conversation, lest we be considered bigots for even entertaining these thoughts.)
commented 2016-09-05 22:13:38 -0400
Couple weeks ago I was at a McDs with my grandson. There were four Muslim families there. The men were together at the front of the store. The women, with their faces covered were at the back of the store. I was appalled that we would bring such sexist segregation into Canada. Why on earth are we importing a culture that considers women are the property of men? So much for the feminism movement.
commented 2016-09-05 22:08:58 -0400
PHILIP TESSIER I’ll bet you live in the country you stupid prick.
commented 2016-09-05 22:06:27 -0400
ROY JEANINE True conservative thinking is insane you dimwit.
commented 2016-09-05 22:03:47 -0400
Firsrt of all the headline is another lie. The majority of Canadians are happy with the situation. Only a small minority of bigots aren’t. Some of them are in here.
commented 2016-09-05 22:03:09 -0400
Ezra has a great idea about crowd funding news stories With the corrupt liberals in power I’m sure some one has or can get the goods on them, there is so much news going on in Canada
Remembering the corrupt native reserves the billions being spent on them the lack of proper auditing
If THE REBEL would do this every one would be watching
commented 2016-09-05 21:57:01 -0400
Sean Penson, can you any stupider? It can’t be racist, since Muslim and Islam are not races. You are a fool!
commented 2016-09-05 21:47:23 -0400
Laurence Coakley — very interesting, thanks for posting those poll results. The Liberals will have to tread lightly; if they keep taking Atlantic Canada for granted (ignoring the convention on a regional SCC appointment, and now bringing in more unwanted refugees), they won’t be able to count on their Atlantic voting bloc.

John Day — I was just looking at a survey, commissioned in 2011 by the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation. I think it might be the one to which you referred?

Isn’t it incredible that our society has devolved in 5 years to a point that it is “racist” to even ask these questions (which, those of us with any brains can recognize, have nothing at all to do with race and are in fact about beliefs, which are highly MUTABLE and as such not subject to constitutional protection for citizens, never mind prospective citizens.)
commented 2016-09-05 21:39:06 -0400
On traiteress ctv news last night, jerk brian mulroney and both RONA AMBROSE said immigrants and refugees should NOT be screened about our Canadian values, I couldn’t believe my ears. Mulroney is like stupid Joe clark and now also Preston manning, they are all turning against true conservative thinking. I guess they were never true conservatives after all. What in the heck is wrong with these idiots? Another stupid, clueless woman in charge of our federal conservatives in ottawack. We have plenty of these foreigners using our goodwill and not contributing much. Stop the inflow for now as we have so many Canadians out of work. Stupid clueless trudoop, no morals, no standards, and no conscience.
commented 2016-09-05 21:29:21 -0400
I went and explored a few news links to gauge reaction to Kellie Lietche’s poll question. CBC had closed comments but another site hadn’t. I was astounded by both sites comments. Kellie Lietch is seen on both as un-Canadian.

So I have to wonder. Do our left wing SJW’s really believe it’s OK, in Canada, for wives, sisters, cousins and gays to be encased in tires and set on fire, to be stoned to death, to be thrown off tall buildings and then stoned, for the sins of homosexuality, having an opinion, wanting to live a free life? And are they further OK with cutting out little girl’s clitoris’s so they can never experience sexual pleasure. And if I understand the process, it is done without any sort of anesthesia. If there are any people here who have an issue with Kellie’s poll. I’d love to hear the reasoning. Because I sure don’t get it.

And I’m not endorsing Kellie Lietch at all. I just believe she has asked a fair quesion.
commented 2016-09-05 21:28:11 -0400
Steve Hicken

Instead of assuming the worst, send Kellie an email encouraging her to stick to her guns, as I just did. Here’s her email address;
commented 2016-09-05 21:27:10 -0400
Bernier is trying to distance himself from Leitch, I told him on his FB page, there is no point voting Conservative to get a Liberal copy. Why can we not have a party that speaks for ordinary citizens ? Particularly those who are Canadian born and those taxpayers that are forced to support thes refugee/invaders
commented 2016-09-05 21:25:25 -0400
Chuck Johnston was a very interesting guest Ezra. Yeah, keep an eye on it, maybe dip your big toe in the waters when the right story/subject matter comes up, see what happens. Good job!!
commented 2016-09-05 21:22:37 -0400
Hey REBEL , I like your private sector work ethic showing up on Labor Day

EZRA , I like that idea of the REBEL being able to get politically incorrect breaking news from a bounty hunter type clearing house - partner , fee what ever , GO FOR IT !!!!

Only in Canada , we use our own international airports to voluntarily bring in our enemies!!!
commented 2016-09-05 21:19:52 -0400
I’ll bet a buck Kelly buckles. They all do.
commented 2016-09-05 21:19:49 -0400
There’s a huge concern about jobs being replaced by Tech. This concern is legitimate. Forget the whole Muslim issue, we need to cut immigration because we’re going to end up with a huge underclass of unemployed ppl, and it’s not fair to us or them?

We should only take ppl through A) the foreign worker program (they have jobs lined up and they’re chance of success is almost 100%), Hi-tech folks, the best and the brightest, and the business class. That’s it!!
commented 2016-09-05 21:18:24 -0400
Interesting! When the Liberals asked the same question in a 2011 Ipsos Ried poll, nobody gave it a second thought. BUT a Conservative asking the SAME question is RACIST! It is only how the media party portrays it that REALLY matters!
commented 2016-09-05 21:15:35 -0400
On the CTV Atlantic news with Steve Murphy, on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, there was an interesting CTV Atlantic Web Poll briefly cited, which is included below:
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CTV Atlantic Web Poll
As Canada prepares to receive a second wave, how do you feel about the resettling of Syrian refugees?
It’s been going well and they are a welcome addition.
438 (19 %)
It’s been OK for the most part, but more preparation is needed.
493 (21 %)
We’re not prepared and shouldn’t be accepting more at this time.
1428 (61 %)

Total number of votes: 2359
commented 2016-09-05 21:15:18 -0400
Since they won’t get a woman in office in the US maybe we could get one here in Canada. Kelly,face the storm. You understand what hard work is