October 20, 2015

If you feel like the unions bought this election, we need to talk

Brian LilleyArchive

The union groups that registered with Elections Canada to get involved during this election may not be the only reason Justin Trudeau is back in his childhood home but there's no doubt they played a significant role.  

A large number of "Anybody But Conservative" groups registered with Elections Canada to spend money and campaign against the Conservatives. They made ads and co-ordinated massive strategic voting initiatives funded by union dollars.

If we don't deal with the third parties and the large amount of union dollars flowing in, we're essentially allowing PACS even though Canadians have said they don't want that.

We should have this discussion but don't expect the rest of the media to talk about it. Some of them had their own PACs.

Well, they won't talk about it but the Rebel Media will.

As we get the figures on who spent what, where they spent it and what effect it had, you can be sure you'll get that information right here.


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commented 2015-10-21 10:39:06 -0400
Todays web rating for TheRebel is – 639
commented 2015-10-21 10:36:32 -0400
ROD FOLEY, “I cannot believe fellow citizens would vote for a socialist guy…what is the deal with Canada?” However, as Theo Caldwell pointed out, Canada’s culture (as cultural Marxism (socialism achieved via evolution rather than revolution) continued its long march through the institutions, including through the left-dominated media, and educational institutions) has “so completely drifted away from anything we used to know”. This did not happen overnight! Could you imagine, some 50 years ago what the outcome would have been for a federal political party where its leader demanded that his party’s candidates must support abortion? Could you imagine our political parties at the time of World War II arguing about who our enemy was and a threat to our security and freedom?
commented 2015-10-21 10:35:08 -0400
I fully agree with you. Unions should not be allowed to fund or comment on elections. No special interest group has the right to sway peoples minds.. They only do it for reasons of self interest. Idiots, like Trudeau, jump in to bed with them, they want to win and do not care how they do it.

I see that Trudeau has started his campaign to shame Canada. BBC Worl News has just announced that Canada has deserted the coalition in the Middle East and is pulling out it’s fighter jets. This, being the first act of string pulling by his Muslim Puppet Masters.

Po Po the Puppet Trudeau, You are nothing but a waste of space. Do something constructive, like take a a four year holliday.
commented 2015-10-21 10:05:46 -0400
Brian, a snowball’s chance in hell for any change now that Trudeau has been elected. LLRFU, interesting analysis. The Cons also failed to learn how to counter Saul Alinsky (Rules for Radicals) tactics employed by the left. With respect to not being “bold” and “we all pay for it going forward” (“pay” for it financially and otherwise) with Trudeau’s election, we now have a situation of an official, state-funded propaganda mouthpiece in the CBC. Canada’s own Pravda. Well done comrades.
commented 2015-10-21 09:58:45 -0400
It is interesting Deborah and LLRFU have opposite opinions on who is to blame, and I can see that both are in essence saying the same thing. It is to the blame of the main stream media, unions, and journalists all of whom exhibited a striking lack of morality and ethics with their continual campaign against Harper in conflict of interest as all of them had much to gain, but were required if not by law but by ethical standards to be neutral. Yet LLRFU has a valid point that the Conservatives must become far more aggressive and stand up for themselves … ourselves … and not simply assume that people will see the MSM and union corruption and respond appropriately.
commented 2015-10-21 09:50:38 -0400
I lay the blame strictly at the feet of the corrupt unions, and the MSM and their corrupt union. Journalists were lying through their teeth, while the lied and viciously attacked our PM until he was unseated. Canada will be going down now, due to greedy unions and their greedy members!
commented 2015-10-21 09:41:04 -0400
I blame Harper. He put restrictions on corporations, but not unions or associations. He was too scared to do so, and we all pay for it going forward. I also blame Con’s for not knowing how to fight the left. To be bold. To go after the media outright for being bias. For not forcing them to maintain the Duty of Care that comes with being a Free Press, which you do simply by being outspoken about it. He stood up to Putin, but not the CBC and other media. Also, Cons tend to assume the public knows what’s going on around them. Huge mistake!!
commented 2015-10-21 09:14:39 -0400
Thank you to all the unions and their members for giving us our very own Kim Jong-Un. Now watch as our country and countrymen are oppressed, lied to, and discriminated by this clown, and his ship of fools.
commented 2015-10-21 08:53:59 -0400
Sam Young said, “The unions didn’t buy the elections. They bought the NDP and Liberals.”

Edward Jobin said. "The number of stories on other online news articles were so frequent and obviously biased it was evident the fix was in on this election. … I could see the same forces lining up that took Tim Hudak down now stacking up against Harper. "

These two gentlemen have pin pointed the crux of it. Between the unions and the media, and yes even the news media in Canada online, the deck was stacked against Harper.

In a true democratic society, this should never be able to happen. External forces outside of the parties themselves should not be allowed to affect the outcome of an election. That would make the election the most honest and uncorrupted.
commented 2015-10-21 08:46:49 -0400
i’m still semi depressed. i cannot believe fellow citizens would vote for a socialist guy that has never had a full time job to be prime minister ! what is the deal with Canada ? it’s like bizarro world!
commented 2015-10-21 07:33:45 -0400
Nathan W.
Regarding your allegation that the Conservatives spent more money and still lost, what value do you put on the biased news coverage favouring the Liberals?
commented 2015-10-21 07:25:48 -0400
Sell the CBC
commented 2015-10-21 07:24:04 -0400
The CBC has a conflict of interest. They will receive increased funding in return for favourable coverage of the Liberal Party. This is a real scandal which will do great damage to Canada.
commented 2015-10-21 04:43:06 -0400
No problem with unions buying elections.

But unions need to disclose their financials.
commented 2015-10-21 03:26:19 -0400
This is a disgrace, especially the CBC which stand to make far more money than any conservative scandal. And then there is so many things that I really don’t feel like getting into. I’m not sure who should be more ashamed, voters or the many people that will have outreached palms.
commented 2015-10-21 02:43:21 -0400
Gary Doer, the then premier of Manitoba, used to be the president of the Manitoba Government and Genral Employees’ Union. That alone should say a thing or two. And for the record, I would like to thank Stephen Harper for getting Doer out of the position of being our premier. Without Doer in charge of the Manitoba NDP, the party is a wreck. With luck, the NDP will fall further apart and lose the next provincial elections.

To this day, I still say that Harper getting Doer out was the most important thing Harper ever did for Manitoba. I especially loved it when the Winnipeg Free Press got mad when Doer praised Harper for how he handled himself.
commented 2015-10-21 01:28:35 -0400
I spoke with a guy this evening who told me he works in a public union regulated position… he was told by his union rep not to discuss politics or he will never advance… he asked, “why”.. the union rep asked him is he unconditionally supports the NDP, and the guy answered " I prefer not to answer that"… then the union rep said “there you go, that’s why”… he thought to issue a complaint, but was told that he would be kicked out of the union which would oblige his employer to fire him (because he would no longer be a union member, a condition of employment)… now just imagine if the employer did this instead of the union.!!!
So what’s the answer???? How to fight these bastards? Any ideas?
commented 2015-10-21 00:59:18 -0400
I found the TV coverage in Ontario very slanted and face it many people get their news from TV which in Canada is mostly liberal dominated. The story on here showing the woman at the center of the Niqab controversy having links to radical Islam had one brief interview with Tarek Fatah and I saw no other mention of it again after that. Not surprising as it would thrown into question Trudeau’s judgement and I don’t think the MSM wanted that. The number of stories on other online news articles were so frequent and obviously biased it was evident the fix was in on this election. And it’s not that I never question Harper on some issues and even disagree with a few of my conservative friends on others but to see the kind of demonizing articles that Ray Heard referred to was grotesque all the while ignoring Trudeau’s bold admiration for basic dictatorships. I hoped against hope Harper might win a minority but I didn’t have much confidence. I could see the same forces lining up that took Tim Hudak down now stacking up against Harper. Definitely a conflict of interests.
commented 2015-10-21 00:52:11 -0400
The unions didn’t buy the elections. They bought the NDP and Liberals. If unions have enough money to throw at politics, then they are charging their members too much in union dues.
commented 2015-10-21 00:38:24 -0400
Nathan W : Are you implying we need to alter our thinking?

You can go take a walk off a cliff, buds…
commented 2015-10-21 00:22:58 -0400
Nathan W said, ““why do they hate us so much””

I have tried explaining whay this is the case, but I think you mind is limited to leftist propaganda. Programmed.
commented 2015-10-21 00:21:16 -0400
Rod Hailey said, “Elections Canada allows foreign funded lobbyists to participate in our elections…! This is blatantly illegal, yet they get away with it.”

That’s because they support the Liberals or the NDP, but if the lobbyists supported the Conservatives, Elections Canada would be all over it like flies on crap.

It is frustrating what the left in Canada gets away with.
commented 2015-10-21 00:16:13 -0400
Once again, it is okay for the left to do it, but all hell would break loose if the right did the same thing. The left are the very definition of hypocrites.
commented 2015-10-21 00:04:02 -0400
Tides = George Soros.

If Justine wants to be a good boo-ey, he’ll bar Soros from this country entirely… Harper certainly lacked the strength to keep Soros out… Unlike Putin, who’s recognized Soros as a globalist civil unrest agitator.

But something tells me Soros has definite opportunities in Trudeau, a white-knight for the globalist chessboard perhaps.
commented 2015-10-20 23:53:37 -0400
Hey Wayne, thanks for the tip. I almost never watch CBC or CTV, so I might as well drop them and save the money.

Brian, thanks for that report; I know I wouldn’t get it anywhere but here at THEREBEL.MEDIA. And I get a lot of other information from the comments here that are generated as a result of yours and Ezra’s and others’ reports.

Really looking forward to the one hour nightly show on THEREBEL.MEDIA. Can’t wait until you get it off the ground.
commented 2015-10-20 23:51:55 -0400
After the Sun went off the air we canceled our cable package, it was no longer worth the expense of having cable.

Brian Lilley is absolutely correct. This Fed election like the ON provincial election was bought and paid for by the unions and foreign funded lobbyists.

The unions ensured a win for Wynne. The OPP[A] attack: I remember that no mention of “union” was on it for the first few airings, then it was pulled and modified then aired again (found it in youtube)
came across that really badly sung attack ad on Hudak (check out the pic of the fireperson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjB0grsPLrA
On a side note:
Ha, look what I came across (rant against ON Libs)

The unions took control of the Ontario provincial election, it was a farce not democracy. It was no different federally in my opinion. The only difference was the person that they were attacking (Hudak in On, Harper Fed.Gov.). Funny thing in both instances was the fact that the Liberals screamed that they were being unfairly attacked and lied about but in reality it was they and their backers that were doing the lying and unfairly attacking.
commented 2015-10-20 23:49:43 -0400
Let’s get this straight.

The Conservatives spent more than anyone, and still lost even though nearly every paper in the country endorsed them.

Instead of playing the blame game, you should be asking “why do they hate us so much” and try to change.
commented 2015-10-20 23:27:47 -0400
Lilley is spot on. Elections Canada allows foreign funded lobbyists to participate in our elections…! This is blatantly illegal, yet they get away with it. Greenpeace, the Dogwood Initiative AVAZZ are all funded by Tides…the latter ever lists their New York address on the Elections Canada website!
commented 2015-10-20 22:59:04 -0400
Government employees should not have a vote – period. If I have to explain the conflict of interest involved, you are either too stupid to use air properly or too corrupt to walk free. .
commented 2015-10-20 22:42:46 -0400
You can save money and drop the CBC and CTV if you go to your television provider and ask for it. The " manadatory carriage" of the CRTC is for television providers not customers. I saved $40 per month on Bell Television by dropping CBC and CTV. They also threw in unlimited internet so I would not cancel my TV entirely. Now I got more money to give to The Rebel. I wish that I could do a rebel yell while typing.