February 27, 2017

Free press assault brewing in Ottawa: Does RCMP proposal go too far in name of security?

Brian LilleyArchive

Forget sunny ways between Justin Trudeau and the media - there is a proposal to fingerprint journalists that want access to Parliament Hill, to run them through criminal background checks.

Trudeau could stop this assault on the free press, the question is will he?

Let me know what you think.

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commented 2017-02-28 14:34:37 -0500
Whatever, this is a non issue for me because I want to stay as far away from Parliament Hill as possible. I don’t want to be infected with their disease known as bull s***
commented 2017-02-28 14:24:58 -0500
Zaccardelli, The Mountie in the custom made riding boots he always seemed to be wearing. I remember this asshole.
commented 2017-02-28 13:08:24 -0500
Is it not ironic that the very politicians that tell us we need to accept all Muslims and welcome them and tolerate them are the very politicians that fear for their lives.

Justin, ask yourself this! Who created the threat? Could it be you and your traitorous cabinet of leftist Globalists?

Why do you think you deserve protection, but the Canadians do not!

What makes you so special? What makes you above the law?

Could this really be about screening the journalists so that only the media bias in your favour is allowed to cover any of your inane self serving policies or is this about security for you & your politically correct friends?

Frankly, I really do not care what happens to the criminal scum that run this country.

Thomas Pratt
commented 2017-02-28 12:36:56 -0500
The hardest part of protecting an idiot, is protecting him from himself. He thinks that everyone loves him.
commented 2017-02-28 08:57:30 -0500
RCMP…….Canada’s Gestapo. Trudope is doubling down on his dictatorship ambitions. Wonder if the lugenpresse, so in love with him begin to change their minds?
commented 2017-02-28 03:30:22 -0500
Ah yes – the Mounties…. As I posted earlier I lost most of my respect watching the High River gun grab unfold… And as of now still has not be explained!… In my last years before retirement, I worked with a good friend who was ex-Mountie and even ex-CSIS… We used to have long and frank talks during our lunch hours… His opinion was that the RCMP “went off the rails” during the Chretien years when Giuliano Zaccardelli was appointed Commissioner in 2000 and went along with playing “social engineering cop” rather than Mountie… It’s been sad ever since, which is such a damn, damn shame…
commented 2017-02-28 01:14:02 -0500
Gord Day are you serious? He takes selfies all the damn time. And this is about control.
commented 2017-02-28 00:35:18 -0500
Chris..
You are so far ahead of the curve with your statement because most people absolutely do not have an understanding what it means to have Rcmp who is unelected and unaccountable making a law in this country and enforcing it at the point of a gun…
commented 2017-02-28 00:26:01 -0500
As Brian points out, all the reporters are well known. If a new face shows up, how hard is it to call their office to confirm they’re legit? There’s something very sinister about this!!
commented 2017-02-27 23:30:51 -0500
I think a key consideration has to be to whom are the “clearance” decision-makers accountable to, and how will their decisions be audited. What are the rules to accept or to deny clearance to a journalist, and what is the public means to guarantee the process is legit and not politically motivated?
commented 2017-02-27 22:48:59 -0500
And BTW, how many Rebel fingerprints will get through the gate ?
RCMP get your poop together, we are not or should be a police state. F…Me
commented 2017-02-27 22:45:06 -0500
I have yet to vote for any RCMP official. For them to arbitrarily decide what fire arms are legal, to totally screw up any and all security details. They are an administrative nightmare. The police should not be dictating anything to the citizens, PERIOD
commented 2017-02-27 22:18:42 -0500
Journalists targeted as potential jihadis? Okay … so two people groups have now been earmarked in Canada for fingerprinting: suspected tax evaders and journalists. There’s no telling who’s next.
commented 2017-02-27 20:12:37 -0500
Gord Day, do you think we will have a sovereign nation to keep secure?

Only the elite will have security, everything else will be stolen or sold off, including its citizens.
commented 2017-02-27 19:05:58 -0500
National Security trumps a press pass! Anyone who gets within 10 feet of the PM, should be strongly vetted.
commented 2017-02-27 19:00:59 -0500
Brian, I am a big fan, but I gotta disagree with you on this one. In my military career, I carried a Top Secret clearance, but was still vetted anytime I flew the PM, and other dignitaries around Canada. That was 25 years ago.
It is a different time! The world has changed, and NOBODY can be above suspicion! You are starting to sound like the Ontario Teachers Union.
Journalists are not exempt from bad actors in thier midst, than any other group. Don’t like it? Find another job!!!!
commented 2017-02-27 18:50:25 -0500
Lmao, I thought that the parliament hill shooter was no big deal! Attention! Lone wolf attackers go to rm.109 for finger printing BEFORE considering attacking any mp’s, this is imperative or you will not be allowed on the grounds to inflict your jihad, thank you for your cooperation Government of Canada.

What a hoot!!!!!
commented 2017-02-27 18:40:21 -0500
Trudeau wants his own Police Force, something like the KGB or the Gestapo. He is aware of the growing opposition to his M103 Motion so he needs to have a means of keeping his evil agenda secret. The easy way is to keep the Press at bay.
commented 2017-02-27 18:28:17 -0500
Make that untalented sycophants.
commented 2017-02-27 18:27:24 -0500
The RCMP has become a bureaucratic nightmare. From arbitrary firearm classification, to confiscation like Bruce Clark mentioned below, to special group quotas, to having special criminal record checks if you have a birthdate corresponding to an offender, to fingerprinting the press. All decided by bureaucrats in the Force, and not the front-line. No wonder the Force is losing quality front-line officers and getting the talented sycophants instead.
commented 2017-02-27 17:54:30 -0500
Another nail in the coffin of the RCMP. This force turned into the Key Stone Cops a long time ago. High River and now working the border crossing as Bell Hops for illegal aliens.
commented 2017-02-27 17:24:21 -0500
The RCMP are turning into the PM’s bullies. This is just another attack on free speech. They should be ashamed of themselves. I know I’m ashamed of what they’ve become. This was a free country, with law and order, for the most part, until liberal criminals stole power through an illegal election.
commented 2017-02-27 17:22:31 -0500
Gotta disagree with you on this one, Brian. When I was a teen taking a summer job at a Federal Crown Corp where weapons were made, I was required to get fingerprinted and vetted. Anyone in attendance at any government facility on a regular basis should have no less scrutiny, and nothing less for the Parliament complex. That includes “Journalists”. It wasn’t so long ago that a "Canadian journalist " was arrested and detained for months by the Egyptians for being associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and carrying drones destined for Hamas to be used against Israel. He said they were going to be used to carry medicine. Released and now gainfully employed as a prof at UBC ( Journalism ), I wouldn’t want him anywhere near government facilities in Ottawa. By the way, as I write this drones are now being used by ISIS in Mosul in their counter-offensive.
commented 2017-02-27 17:14:00 -0500
Yeah sure… But only IF the RCMP identifies those high-handed buffoons in their ranks who pulled off the High River gun grab…. Fair enough?…
commented 2017-02-27 16:59:57 -0500
If this is what Junior does to his stooges what is he going to try with the rest of us?
commented 2017-02-27 16:51:30 -0500
the little dictator has a GOD complex!
commented 2017-02-27 16:25:42 -0500
RCMP has too much power.