May 26, 2017

Irony Alert: Whistler-Blackcomb parent company the victim of activist attacks, now attacks Rebel

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Whistler-Blackcomb picked a fight with The Rebel due to pressure from an anonymous US based lobby group called Sleeping Giants. I’m disappointed that such an iconic part of my life has taken a shot me, my friends and colleagues at the fastest growing media company in Canada but there’s an irony here that you should know about too. 

Whistler as a destination has always been a part of the lives of everyone in the lower mainland. In fact, I don't know a single person who hasn’t visited, spent money, and enjoyed all the resort has to offer.

And despite it being a worldwide destination, Whistler always had this small town resort feeling but that changed in 2016, when the locally owned ski resorts, were sold to the US based globalist Vail Resorts for a cool $1.4B.

Environmentalists and activists hate ski resorts and golf courses, something parent company Vail Resorts operates in numerous places around the world and despite sucking up to environmental groups, Vail has still been on the receiving end of eco-terror attacks on their resorts.

Watch as I provide a few examples of attacks from radical activists that illustrate why this move by Whistler-Blackcomb and their PR hack Sarah Morden (the mayor’s daughter) is so misguided and ironic.

They’re now bowing to those same activists on behalf of Sleeping Giants who I don’t think would stop their activism against Vail or Whistler-Blackcomb just because they made a rash knee-jerk decision to do something “virtuous” by pulling ads from our site.

I hope Whistler-Blackcomb will reconsider but I’m not counting on it unless they hear from us.

Let Whistler-Blackcomb know that their reactionary decision to bow to pressure from an anonymous US lobby group targeting a company supported by the grassroots, won't be accepted so easily.

Please sign and share our petition at BoycottWhistlerBlackcomb.com to let them know how you feel.

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commented 2017-05-27 22:10:07 -0400
Funny how the left needs our cash all the time, since they are so much smarter and run things so much better than us eh Andrew. Like i have said many times, we can live quite well without you , but you cannot last without us. And you know that is true.
commented 2017-05-27 22:08:07 -0400
Andrew since we work hard we know how to have fun , we do not walk around looking for things to offend us.
commented 2017-05-27 22:07:24 -0400
Andrew we work for a living unlike you. I bet many of us pay more taxes than you do as well. And many people in Alberta cannot go there now due to the NDP you love so much.
commented 2017-05-27 11:15:27 -0400
Really Andrew that is a complete joke people who read the rebel don’t have finances to go skiing you are one very close minded person
commented 2017-05-27 09:37:36 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, “millennial cis-gendered female” with a habit of leaping to unfounded conclusions…
I agree with Michael Krchnak’s comments, and would add, ask Mommy or Daddy to help you pay closer attention to your medication schedule.
commented 2017-05-27 03:50:57 -0400
Fox news needs to take the same approach as the rebel when it comes to dealing with advertiser boycotts.
commented 2017-05-27 03:07:31 -0400
On Twitter, the Sleeping Giants group has pages for various countries – U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, etc. I clicked on someone’s link to the Canadian page to see what other companies they were going after, besides Whistler. I was blocked. I’d never been on it, had never seen it before but I was blocked. I guess they’re checking to see who follows either the Rebel or Ezra or both and blocking them.

I signed the petition the other day but I can’t remember how you found out about what they were doing, in the first place. If you’re able to see other companies they’re targeting, please let us know.
commented 2017-05-27 01:01:43 -0400
Wee man Andy…..you continue to outdo yourself with your classless posts.
Do try to keep your obsession with The Rebel under control, might I suggest keeping up with your meds. Idiot!
commented 2017-05-26 23:05:29 -0400
I don’t see any negative to someone whose identity as a Rebel Reader is that core to their persona, voluntarily excusing themselves from the premises. Better for the rest of us.

I doubt anybody that reads the Rebel can afford Whistler anyway.
commented 2017-05-26 22:33:41 -0400
WILSON , keep us informed as to further news
My grandkids go over there to ski and board , will have a good talk with them concerning my will
commented 2017-05-26 19:49:03 -0400
Thanks Christopher, I e-mailed last night after listening to Ezra’s report. Can you update us in the near future as to how many Rebels have signed the petition? Thanks.
commented 2017-05-26 19:46:58 -0400
I used to go to Whistler (when they had the original Whistler brewery) to hike and mountain bike and relax in relative tranquil natural settings – then the metrosexuals swamped the place and turned it into a commercial yuppie swamp – so I took my recreational business up the road to Pemberton – no slopes, no skiboad trash like the Trudoughs to foul up the local culture.