October 19, 2017

Opposition parties say burqa ban doesn’t go far enough. Vive le Quebec!

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


The government of Quebec (a Liberal government, by the way) voted to ban government workers, and those doing business with the government, from wearing face-obscuring masks, such as the burqa and niqab.

This law doesn’t go very far. It doesn’t apply to the private sector.

But hearteningly, Quebec opposition parties want this law to go even further.

Quebeckers in general agree. They still care about their culture. Justin Trudeau tells us being Canadian doesn’t mean anything — we’re post-national. He only says that in English, though — he doesn’t dare tell Quebeckers that their culture is meaningless.

He simply tweeted this yesterday:

"When it comes to what people can & cannot wear - my position has always been known, and it's where I'll always be”

Remember when Stephen Harper’s government defended citizenship courts that asked would-be Canadians to take off their masks? Trudeau made opposing that into a signature campaign issue — and the media did, too.

But now Trudeau is just tweeting. No suing or going to court.

Because he knows support of this in Quebec is enormous.

And for all of Trudeau’s claims to love the burqa, he loves his Quebec votes even more.

But if you think he’s a coward, what about the other nine provinces and three territories?

And what about so-called Conservative MPs?

What about Andrew Scheer...?

TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Barbara Kay with more on Quebec's burqa ban; Germain Belzile of the Montreal Economic Institute on how the Energy East pipeline cancellation is the latest evidence that investment will continue to flow out of Canada under Liberal policies.

FINALLY: Your messages to me! 

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commented 2017-10-22 22:03:10 -0400
Some thoughts on culture!

Cultures are constantly mixing, changing and evolving. The culture vulture approach of white washing the past and trying to preserve cultures intact is impossible and the attempt only leads to cultural stagnation.

To defend ones cultural values, language, religion and traditions is natural and good with the exception of those aspects that contravene basic human rights. For example Poland and Quebec standing up for their good cultural values, traditions and language is heroic and honourable. On the other hand defending cultural practices such as female genital mutilation, honour killings or violent jihad against another culture is deplorable.

To force ones culture on another is normally undesirable except again where basic human rights demand it. For example can one argue that the British officer that forcibly ended the practice of burning widows with their dead husbands did wrong?

In regards to the case of banning face coverings the basic human right for security should take precedence over the desire or tradition of concealment.

To freely share, integrate or copy the good aspects from another culture is complementary and commendable. This is the kind of diversity that leads to the progress, development and the betterment of human societies. For example is not sharing an innovative medical advance that saves lives or learning another language a good thing and a compliment to that culture.

To discourage the “integration” of cultures through encouraging separated multi- cultural / language communities leads to the “dis-integration” and weakening of the society as a whole. Unfortunately this is the divisive Liebral / Left approach which only leads to the strengthening of government control over the society to the detriment of the freedoms of all.

Present day western democratic culture has been built over hundreds of years from an amalgamation of cultural contributions from many different cultures and ethnic groups yet the Lieberal / Left likes to characterize and vilify it as the creation of white colonial capitalists. This narrative is erroneous but necessary to tear down western democracy and replace it with a global socialist / communist utopian regime run by a totalitarian elite.
commented 2017-10-22 20:13:38 -0400
Shobhna Kapoor, you raised excellent points. Great post.
commented 2017-10-22 18:07:57 -0400
Barbara Kay stated that she felt the Quebec burka nan went too far in the case of municipal services like public transport. I can tell that Ms Kay is a bit of an elitist and doesn’t rely on the daily grind of public transport. I take the 54 Lawrence bus in Scarborough almost daily and many women in niqabs and burkas get on near a mosque. I feel very uncomfortable sitting next to these women because I don’t know if they actually are women and they can easily conceal a weapon under the burka. If one of them attacks me how can I identify her/him/zir? Ms. Kay probably drives a car every place and we working class minions will bear the brunt of Islam on the streets and public transport before the media elites and politicians will. The fact that terrorist attacks take place regularly on public transport in Europe now is hardly reassuring.
commented 2017-10-21 23:54:21 -0400
Ron Joseph, great post, I agree.
commented 2017-10-21 15:51:59 -0400
Should have been " baiting", not bating.
commented 2017-10-21 12:57:27 -0400
Barbara Rossi, Thanks for sending my opinions to Scheer, re: Face Coverings
I consider you and Carole Masse intelligent and strong women from Quebec, and The Rebel is lucky to have you both.
You probably understand that commenters sometimes say bad things about Quebec and other areas just to get a response, so a debate will start. (Its called Bating) I do it a lot to the British, as I don’t know what they stand for, if anything.
It would be an idea if EZRA’S show were to have a French interpreter in order to increase the Rebel viewers in Quebec. It would have to be done in a professional way, like in Parliament, where it looks like the speaker is actually speaking French.
Being from Quebec at one time, I know they don’t all think like Trudeau .
commented 2017-10-21 11:31:42 -0400
To Carole Masse,

Very well said. I agree with you on everything.
commented 2017-10-21 11:17:37 -0400
Having been entrenched in a dislike for Quebec for some time now, and for a myriad of reasons, I’m finding it difficult to see Quebec as a good guy in this much needed fight-back against the Islamic Invasion…
All the politician-BS coming from Couillard, pre-burka-ban, does not hold him in very good stead with me, either…
The segment with Barbara Kay was informative and somewhat hope-inducing – I hope Quebec sticks to it’s guns and doesn’t cave in to Justin’s Islamic Invasion bullying…someone’s got to start the push-back!
Push Back!

“With a flick of his tail.” Good one!
commented 2017-10-21 08:16:53 -0400
Then I guess rebelmedia is odd too, because the poster’s names are in caps at the top of each comment, LISA. Here I was, thinkin’ that maybe it was because it just stood out better.
commented 2017-10-21 03:37:38 -0400
“I put caps for emphasis, LISA.”
Exactly. Odd to emphasis someones name with caps, Jamie.
commented 2017-10-20 22:35:38 -0400
“I don’t know what you call your caps, but it comes off as aggressive, Jamie. Passive aggressive. Just sayin.”

I put caps for emphasis, LISA. I didn’t know that emphasis equals aggression. Holy mackerel. Sensitive bunch.
commented 2017-10-20 21:49:44 -0400
Sorry about posting 3 times, have no idea what happened there or even how.
commented 2017-10-20 21:46:49 -0400
One good thing about this is I know what I’m doing if I ever decide to rob a bank. Basically religion is the thing that keeps women covered in some way, sheitels and Amish bonnets to signify a woman is married exist too. This said, there are jobs where you shouldn’t cover your face, agreed.

The more important point is the whole idea of religion (or frankly any sort of what is essentially a member’s club) having influence on laws that affect every individual should be intellectually repellent in 2017.

Religious dress of any kind has no place in a government office that deals with the public, end of story. Separation of church and state is a divide that cannot be crossed.
commented 2017-10-20 21:46:47 -0400
One good thing about this is I know what I’m doing if I ever decide to rob a bank. Basically religion is the thing that keeps women covered in some way, sheitels and Amish bonnets to signify a woman is married exist too. This said, there are jobs where you shouldn’t cover your face, agreed.

The more important point is the whole idea of religion (or frankly any sort of what is essentially a member’s club) having influence on laws that affect every individual should be intellectually repellent in 2017.

Religious dress of any kind has no place in a government office that deals with the public, end of story. Separation of church and state is a divide that cannot be crossed.
commented 2017-10-20 21:46:47 -0400
One good thing about this is I know what I’m doing if I ever decide to rob a bank. Basically religion is the thing that keeps women covered in some way, sheitels and Amish bonnets to signify a woman is married exist too. This said, there are jobs where you shouldn’t cover your face, agreed.

The more important point is the whole idea of religion (or frankly any sort of what is essentially a member’s club) having influence on laws that affect every individual should be intellectually repellent in 2017.

Religious dress of any kind has no place in a government office that deals with the public, end of story. Separation of church and state is a divide that cannot be crossed.
commented 2017-10-20 21:46:45 -0400
One good thing about this is I know what I’m doing if I ever decide to rob a bank. Basically religion is the thing that keeps women covered in some way, sheitels and Amish bonnets to signify a woman is married exist too. This said, there are jobs where you shouldn’t cover your face, agreed.

The more important point is the whole idea of religion (or frankly any sort of what is essentially a member’s club) having influence on laws that affect every individual should be intellectually repellent in 2017.

Religious dress of any kind has no place in a government office that deals with the public, end of story. Separation of church and state is a divide that cannot be crossed.
commented 2017-10-20 19:31:12 -0400
I don’t know what you call your caps, but it comes off as aggressive, Jamie. Passive aggressive. Just sayin.
commented 2017-10-20 17:44:00 -0400
“And Jamie, before you insult me once again,…”

Insulted you? What are you talking about, CAROLE? I said nothing to insult YOU. I detest your province for its politics, not its people…especially the good people. And if it’s any consolation, I detest my own province just as much. You and I would probably agree on most things.

“I have paid more taxes so far than the taxes of your entire family.”

That may well be true – because brutal taxation is the inevitable result of a province that pisses away money on language police; $5.00 per day daycare, heavily subsidized post-secondary education; and a host of other useless, indeed, counter-productive, programs. And for that, I truly pity any thinking PQ taxpayer – including you – who grudgingly pays through the teeth for The Great Illusion (that satisfies the majority) of womb-to-tomb government benevolence.
commented 2017-10-20 15:31:37 -0400
Liza and Jamie, you are right but many Quebecers do not speak English and we all know that the news coverage is totally fake. Maybe one day, The Rebel will have a French correspondant to cover the province where many need a reality check. And Jamie, before you insult me once again, I have paid more taxes so far than the taxes of your entire family. I am and have always been against the transfer payments because free money encourages laziness, fraud, and big gov’t. To the contrary, I believe that the social programs in Canada, welfare, pensions to bureaucrats, child benefits, etc. etc.. should be slashed. We cannot afford any longer our communist regime.
Lisa, I would fight with you too.
commented 2017-10-20 15:03:22 -0400
You are right Jamie, people who voted for Trudeau did have their heads up their arse. Justin counted on that, and he will count on it again. Why do you think he hates the Rebel and all alternative media so much? We need to pluck them out one by one if necessary. Not for their salvation, but FOR OURS!
It’s going to be messy job, but somebody’s gotta do it!
commented 2017-10-20 13:59:55 -0400
“I asked people who voted for Trudeau if they were aware that he was in favour of the full face covering while being sworn in as new Canadians. They ALL SAID NO, they were not aware and had they known, they would NOT have voted for him. "

Then their stupidity is the problem – and PM turdo la doo is merely a symptom. I hear the same thing about the refugees: “But this is crazy – we didn’t vote for THAT!” My answer on both matters is the same, “Then you must have had your head up your arse and voted for his Bambi eyes, because his position was no secret”.
commented 2017-10-20 13:46:16 -0400
Barbara Rossi, fantastic. Justin is pretty good at keeping most of his agenda close to his chest until he is ready to make the move. He has tricked many people who voted for him. He is disingenuous, self serving and a treasonous huckster.
commented 2017-10-20 13:05:39 -0400
I am a French-Quebecer, born and raised in Montreal, now living in Gatineau. Right after the last federal elections, I asked people who voted for Trudeau if they were aware that he was in favour of the full face covering while being sworn in as new Canadians. They ALL SAID NO, they were not aware and had they known, they would NOT have voted for him. Trudeau is good at keeping his position on this issue OUT of the minds of Quebecers. On this topic, my mission is to inform as many fellow quebecers as possible because it is a deal breaker for many.
commented 2017-10-20 13:01:17 -0400
RON JOSEPH commented:
Quebec—-great start to solving a huge future problem.
Ezra, I was so happy with Quebec’s progress, and was hoping that it would spread across the Country. Then you mentioned that deadbeat Scheer; what an opportunity he is going to miss by not getting behind a Face-covering ban for the rest of the Provinces. He would be in the lime-light with 71% of Canadians behind him; instead he will remain quiet.
Do the CPC Executives have the same lack of foresight problem as Scheer?

Ron, I copied & pasted your comment and sent it to Andrew Scheer, letting him know what many of us conservatives think these days. I also let him know that I am praying that God gives him the courage to stand up for our country….. and fast!
commented 2017-10-20 12:29:56 -0400
Carole is one Quebecer, and I know many, that I would be proud to fight beside to save this country.
commented 2017-10-20 12:28:22 -0400
This is what happens when fundamentalist Muslims are accommodated and allowed to carry out the demands laid out in Islamic law in our western country of Canada. We get a generation of kids who may as well have been brought up in …pick an Islamic country. Unless, like this woman they find their way out of the ‘religion’ of Islam they will never be Canadians. Never.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgTP4Pasf7A
My Chat with Activist Yasmine Mohammed (THE SAAD TRUTH_407)
Just check out the first 3 minutes to get the idea.
commented 2017-10-20 11:44:45 -0400
" Being xenophobic and mean is the only way to survive. "

Well, that, and transfer payments and Government sleeze, CAROLE.
commented 2017-10-20 11:38:13 -0400
Mette Reed—This is one of the few instances where your PETITION IDEA would work. Imagine the pressure on our weak Provincial Governments if 100’s of thousands of citizens signed up for a all-out Burka ban, using Quebec as the template.
As some suggested, IGNORE SCHEER, Trudeau’s little helper.
commented 2017-10-20 11:24:31 -0400
The Rebel needs to increase its presence and activity in Quebec because that is the weak spot and the soft underbelly of support that holds up trust fund baby “bin Zoolander” Trudeau. He will easily spit in the face of ROC culture but the Laurentian elite will turtle in terror at offending Quebec culture so the Rebel needs to force their hand from Quebec.
commented 2017-10-20 10:33:28 -0400
Never thought I would ever consider to moving to that Island (Quebec that is )..But its not out the question now as the Islamic Republic of “TruWynne” is fast becoming unsafe…As what happened in Edmonton…Tomb of Unknownsolder…CDN Tire in East End Toronto only the beginning ..

Trudeau made this country unsafe and used our tax dollars to import this Terror