January 11, 2018

Section 13 returns? Liberals consider letting Canadian Human Rights Commission censor the internet again

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Do you remember Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act?

It was the censorship provision, that banned anything “likely to” expose a person to “hatred or contempt”.

That’s absurd — hatred and contempt are human emotions. You can’t legislate emotions.

Under Section 13, truth was no defence. "Fair comment" was no defence.

So not surprisingly, for decades, the law had a 100 per cent conviction rate.

At first, the Human Rights Commissions' kangaroo courts went after working class whites who made politically incorrect jokes online.

Then they turned on me and my old Western Standard magazine, for publishing the Danish cartoons of Mohammed. They also prosecuted Mark Steyn and Maclean’s magazine for criticizing radical Islam.

That finally led to a backlash, and the Conservative government repealed Section 13 in 2012.

It was a small win for freedom, but it only happened because Harper had a majority.

In fact, one of Trudeau’s favourite Liberal MPs, Irwin Cotler, later introduced a private member’s bill to put Section 13 back.

That was in 2015, right after we started The Rebel. At the time, I explained that Cotler's bill would literally let the Human Rights Commission keep the identity of a complainant secret from the public.

Secret complaints by secret enemies, about politically incorrect people to be silenced.

That’s the Liberal idea.

So here’s the news today:

"Ottawa looking into restoring repealed online hate speech law, Langley activist learns: Correspondence with federal minister reveals the federal government is looking into bringing law back"

The way this story reads, this "Langley activist" is a bit of an internet crank. I think he’d be called a troll. But he calls himself an anti-hate crusader. And he wants the government to censor his enemies.

Do you doubt it’s coming?

In our age of "trigger warnings" and "safe spaces," of course it is.

If Trudeau brings back Section 13, it will sail through Parliament.

Andrew Scheer and the timid federal Conservatives won’t even put up a fuss.

And when it does pass, they’ll come for us first...


Maverick undercover journalist James O'Keefe (author of American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News) joins me to talk about his latest "Project Veritas" video expose, this time revealing Twitter's methods for "banning" politically incorrect users.

Then another journalist, Canada's Christine Williams, discusses being fired from the board of an anti-racism agency, over an allegedly "Islamophobic" article.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!


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commented 2018-01-12 21:29:25 -0500
liberalism around the World..is a mental illness..If you say or print in words what a liberalist has done…YOU!! YES YOU!!! are the one going to be charged for hate speech!! Because YOU didn’t do the dirty deed! YOU just passed on the truth on what happened..That’s just not acceptable to the sick fack’en liberals…
commented 2018-01-12 17:16:10 -0500
RON JOSEPH, thank you Ron for bringing a glimmer of hope and a little ray of sunshine to a dismal day with your news of GREGOR ROBINSON leaving politics.
Although I don’t live in Vancouver (my oldest son and his family do live there), I am in PG, I still follow BC news and politics such as is reported by the “truthful” (I almost chocked while typing that description) CBC. So I am well aware of the despot Gregor Robinson and all of his antics.
So yes, that is indeed good news and I hope and pray along with you and I suspect a host of others that the little potato despot Trudeau follows suit – I mean we can hope, can’t we?
commented 2018-01-12 14:17:58 -0500
PAUL MCCULLOUGH commented 2018-01-12 14:00:32 -0500 Thank You

Great and truthful post. For once I just can’t add anything to it.
Thank You
commented 2018-01-12 14:06:32 -0500
ZUZANA SIMPSON commented 2018-01-12 01:00:52 -0500;

I doubt that Duck Duck Go has anything to do with your problem. You need to create a a QR code for The Rebel URL. Depending on your Browser, I use Maxthon, fully updated. Look for an Icon that is like a square that has three small squares in the corners, at the bottom right corner it is like an S on it’s side. Click on this and it opens a binary code that you can scan with your phone and create the required QR code.
If you cannot find this Icon I would suggest that you Download Maxthon, it’s free, make sure that it is updated to the latest version.
On my PC the Icon is located at the right hand end of the search box.
commented 2018-01-12 14:00:32 -0500
- The Liberals hurt my feelings every day. Does that mean I can have them censored under section 13? Of course not, it’s about censoring anyone that goes against their narrative. So as their scandals mount & their popularity declines they want to censor the citizens. No surprise coming from a government that’s vying for the title of most corrupt in Canadian history.

- I’ve been following the Project Veritas videos. I’m also a contributor. They are one of the few groups doing actual investigative journalism. The big 3 social media sites (Twitter, YouTube & Facebook) are in the control of the far left. The mainstream media has lost it’s power to steer the narrative & they want to get it back by silencing dissenting voices on the internet. I use DuckDuckGo as my main search engine & have accounts with alternatives to the big 3 social media sites (Gab, BitChute, Minds, etc.) so I at least have somewhere to go if I get banned from them (which I’m surprised hasn’t happened yet).

- Islam was on it’s way to reformation but was stopped by globalists. Look at pictures from Iran before the revolution. It looks like any Western country. The Muslims in the West used to largely been those escaping the radical hellholes & wanting to start a new life. Not anymore. Globalists want to flood the west with sharia loving radicals who will attack the “infidels” & “apostates” & vote for those who will offer them the “free” stuff that they feel entitled to. Trudeau is a globalist. Always expect him to act as a globalist. They want to turn the world into a prison planet.
commented 2018-01-12 12:48:56 -0500
I’m gobsmacked by your entire show today!
Anti-Islamic bigotry or Islamophobia.
I wonder which category the following would fall under:
‘There is no moderate or radical Islam – there is only Islam!’
“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apa­thy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property—either as a child, a wife, or a concubine—must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.”
Winston Churchill, from “The River War”
commented 2018-01-12 12:24:07 -0500
PAUL DIXON commented 2018-01-12 11:42:07 -0500 Thank You
Nice post and the truth. Just watched the Town Hall meeting he had in London. The two hecklers are interesting to watch. Now, they were loud and disruptive but so what. I’m retired now, I remember in my youth going to political meetings with hecklers there. Its’s part of the Democratic system. I never saw before a guy standing up at his seat and not moving yelling his position at a political person (this case the Prime Minister) and having the Prime Minister’s security and the local Police surround him, than grab him and forcibly remove him for just yelling his position. The PM should have said come on down here, I will give you a mike and tell me how you feel or just had someone give him a mike and say O.K. tell everybody here and myself your question. This action by the Police is very very disturbing.
commented 2018-01-12 11:42:07 -0500
I love the comments we are getting on this comment board. Keep it up.

The situation with our government is very simple: Trudeau is setting up a nest egg for himself – that is what he has lived on his whole life from his father, and what he is setting up for himself now for later. He has no interest in “Making Canada Great”, largely because he does not consider Canada to be great. So he has Saudi/Muslim/Agha Khan and George Soros money lining is pockets. He schmoozes up to the UN at every step. Goal: Lots of money in the bank and a cushy UN position after he is dumped by Canadians. He couldn’t care less what Canadians think about him – only what they think about his socks and hair! Most of his cabinet and other Liberal MP’s know that they are there only because of him and his duping of voters in the last election (similar to all those NDPers in the prior election who slid in on Jack Layton’s coattails). These sycophants genuflect before anything Trudeau says and does – he is their god.

So Trudeau does ANYTHING he and his jihadi buddies in the Wahabi mosque figure promotes their agenda, and there is no resistance within the Liberal party.

Unfortunately, the Conservative Party is a rudderless ship at this point, which means that we will probably have another four years of Trudeau after the next election – four more years of him and his groupie MP’s padding their portfolios and pocketbooks.
commented 2018-01-12 11:12:54 -0500
Shutting down dissent by declaring it hateful speech is true Marxism. Until we stop calling this government Liberal and start referring to them as socialist Marxists, we will continue to be under their boot.
commented 2018-01-12 10:40:58 -0500
Hypocrite—Definition of Trudeau
1. a person who indulges in hypocrisy.
synonyms: pretender, dissembler, deceiver, liar, pietist, sanctimonious person, plaster saint;
informalphony, fraud, sham, fake
commented 2018-01-12 10:29:43 -0500
Trudeau says he values diversity, then doesn’t respect diversity of opinion. It’s a big joke!
commented 2018-01-12 10:06:51 -0500
MARK CHADWICK commented 2018-01-12 09:54:12 -0500 Thank You.
I haven’t been in Victoria B.C. for years but have read about this raw sewage issue. Considering that the Victoria area is where all the Green echo fruit-loops are from. You would think they would be all over this sewage issue like a cheap suit.
commented 2018-01-12 09:54:12 -0500
Victoria BC still dumps raw sewage into the ocean and no one is trying to stop it . This is unacceptable from a virtue signaling province like BC today . I guess Trudeau think banning tankers makes it ok . And where are all these environmentalist that blocked the LNG expansion ? Guess they don’t like paddling their kayaks literally up shits creek .
commented 2018-01-12 09:43:42 -0500
RON JOSEPH commented 2018-01-12 01:41:14 -0500 Thank you.
I also heard about Mayor Moonbeam (Gregor Robinson) Quitting. He knew he was toast after his Communist Vision Party lost the last by-election in Vancouver. This guy has a trail of BS behind him. All his bike lanes that cause traffic chaos in Vancouver. Going to demolish the Georgia Viaduct because he doesn’t like cars. The city of Vancouver sign o gate when he paid $8000 for a new Vancouver sign design that an 8 year old could have done on a computer. He had to back down on that one after the uproar. Said he wants Vancouver to be the Greenest City in the World and will outlaw Natural Gas in the city. Pass’s Socialist bylaws that favour the Tennent an punish a Landlord in conjunction with the dysfunctional landlord tenant act and you wonder why no Mutual fund, Pension plan or Insurance Company has built a for rent tower in Vancouver in years. His shady land deals.
Oh, I was born in Vancouver and live in Metro Vancouver.
commented 2018-01-12 09:10:35 -0500
Gregor Robinson is leaving before he gets arrested. He’s a coward, like all traitors are!
commented 2018-01-12 04:23:10 -0500
I can’t wait to hear what Craig Needles has to say on the Trudeau heckler.
commented 2018-01-12 03:35:04 -0500
Anybody catch the fact that CTV News had the temerity tonight of actually showing The Boy Blunder’s goons escorting a women, questioning his policy re returning ISIS fighters, out the door at a town hall meeting in London, Ontario tonight?… The fat woman in the red hijab, screen left, was laughing with delight… Speaks volumes about what “university town” London has turned into in recent years I gather?….
commented 2018-01-12 03:17:00 -0500
I fear your opening will come true, Ezra. Trudeau will gag the Rebel with the new M103 dictate before the next election campaign. And Scheer will be condoning this attack on the free press, which ironically would be self-destructive since the Rebel will be the only media that would (likely) be supporting the CPC. You can guarantee CTV, Global, and the rest of the MSM will lean Liberal (I didn’t include the CBC because we all know it’s actually Justin’s main propaganda tool).
Canadians won’t have access to objective media that can challenge Trudeau’s words of Utopian socialism, Sharia compliance, globalism, and “energy poverty is good”.
Good bye freedom and prosperity. Hello Canazuela.
commented 2018-01-12 01:57:24 -0500
I would like to see Project Veritas infiltrate some Canadian leftist organizations. Maybe send an infiltrator into the human rights commission?
commented 2018-01-12 01:41:14 -0500
Martin Ashfield—Being from BC, I received great news 3 hours ago; GREGOR ROBINSON is leaving Politics. Never has a Canadian Mayor screwed up a City more than he did to Vancouver.
Now if only Trudeau would follows Gregor’s lead.
commented 2018-01-12 01:30:48 -0500
Keith Barnes—Actually I salute you for putting forward a solution. I listen to many American Conservatives complaining for the past year about on-line censor, but that’s all they do is complain.
commented 2018-01-12 01:25:43 -0500
The saddest day of my life (70 years) was when Jihadi Justin Trudeau got elected as the PM of my Canada.
The happiest day of my life will be when I hear that this despot Is dead.
As far as the (Ezra calls them ‘Timid’) useless and cowardly conservatives are concerned – they are dead to me and unfortunately are dead to all of conservative Canada.
I wish that Mr. Harper would come back.
commented 2018-01-12 01:24:16 -0500
The SJW idiots who are fine with this will also be bitten by this. And they are too dumb to figure that out.
commented 2018-01-12 01:00:52 -0500
Help! I switched to Duck Duck Go from Google and it works great, except I can’t log in to Rebel Premium on my iPhone. Any ideas?
commented 2018-01-11 23:50:00 -0500
Ezra, help me. If you don’t stop the auto start on the video’s, I am going to end up blowing a hole in my TV.
commented 2018-01-11 23:45:58 -0500
RON JOSEPH commented 2018-01-11 23:19:38 -0500;

Hey Ron, all Ezra needs is an old Ocean going Fishing Trawler that is ready to be scrapped. As long as it has a usable Galley and Sleeping Quarters plus a good generator. It could be towed out to International waters. Sure all this would cost a few bucks and he would need some help funding it but it is not impossible.

Sorry, no back yard.
commented 2018-01-11 23:40:48 -0500
If cartoons of Mohamed could be deemed Offensive by this potential re-introduction of this legislation…then couldn’t you say the same thing about daily Political cartoons in every single newspaper…those can be offensive…and mean spirited too…probably because there is a lot of Truth in them…but nonetheless…
commented 2018-01-11 23:34:11 -0500
I am disappointed that Ezra gives such prominence to the so-called Muslim ‘reformers’ and ‘progressive Muslims’. . Stop modifying the word “Islam” so that we now create these fanciful entities like “political Islam”, “radical Islam”, “supremacist Islam” and “Muslim-Brotherhood-interpreted Islam”, as if they are not representative of the true Islam.
As Recep Erdoğan the current President of Turkey has declared, “These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.” That is, Islam is Islam; there are no modifiers and has been such for over 1400 years.
Inventing these categories like “radical Islam” or “political Islam” helps support the false narrative embedded in M-103 that the various terrorist activities have no connection to Islam and Islam’s teachings or the example provided by the life of Muhammad. A very dangerous idea that will seriously impede our ability to deal with the threat of Islam. Such is the narrative promoted by Justin Trudeau who in 2015 declared, in the wake of the shootings on Parliament Hill, “Canadians know recent acts of terror committed in the name of Islam, are an aberration of your faith.”

Ezra values the insight of Pam Geller. Invite her on your show to clear this up. Otherwise, you are suffering from cognitive dissonance.
commented 2018-01-11 23:19:38 -0500
Keith Barnes—Do you have a spare Ocean-Going Ship in your back yard so Ezra can set up the cables?