November 21, 2018

Is Unifor’s anti-Conservative political stance “resistant” to the will of union members? (Guest: Bill Tufts)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


Big Labour has started campaigning for left-wing politicians early, a year out from the next federal election.

Canada’s mega union, Unifor, has declared itself the “resistance” to Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer in a comical photo showcasing a handful of sour union faces posed around a stern looking union boss named Jerry Diaz. The image has spawned dozens of bad jokes and memes.

Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union representing auto workers, oil sands workers, and journalists alike, has the money, the means, and the media, on their side.

However, suddenly the CBC is interested in conservative third-party spending in elections.

CBC’s resident conspiracy theorist, Wendy Mesley, spoke to the founder of Ontario Proud, Jeff Ballingal, about how his small conservative social media meme-based political action group is shaping the way people view conservative politics, now that he’s got his sights set on Justin Trudeau.

You see, CBC didn't care much when American environmental groups were dumping millions of dollars into the arms of Canadian activists to block Canadian pipelines and cripple the Alberta economy.

They don’t bat an eye as Unifor declares war on Conservatives, using union dues from members to wage political battles with little to no spending transparency required.

But now that conservatives are fighting back, the CBC is worried about big money influencing politics. Give me a break!

Joining me tonight in an interview recorded earlier this week to talk about how Big Labour sways Canadian elections, the mainstream media and influences geopolitical outcomes, is author, researcher and activist, Bill Tufts.

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commented 2018-11-24 10:40:23 -0500
My S-I-L is a permanent resident and a non-Canadian (in fact I have 2 of them) and neither one will vote Liberals FYI
commented 2018-11-24 10:34:39 -0500
Spoke to a client recently who works in the oilfield (one of the few) and he also goes back n forth to Texas. He said that things are going to get worse in Alberta and in Texas they can’t keep enough workers. So I advise that if you have oilfield experience, go to Texas! As for the UN, Tufts is absolutely correct; Trudeau is more for the UN than Canada so there must be something there for his “after political” career. It simply will enhance his ego whatever it is.
commented 2018-11-24 10:24:20 -0500
And Bombardier is (or has) just laid off 5,000 people.
commented 2018-11-24 10:21:41 -0500
People should be demonstrating in the streets! This is really bad for democracy as it exists and Trudeau needs to go. Harpers’ law needs to be reenacted to prevent a further erosion of our democracy.
commented 2018-11-23 04:23:04 -0500
Twenty-three BILLION dollars given away to foreign nations and pet projects of dumber than a rock Baby Doc Trudeau. When this idiot came to power, he said we would have three years of “small” $10 billion deficits, which immediately grew to over $30 billion the first year (wiping out an inherited surplus of $7.5 billion, ergo $37.5 billion in additional deficit).

So with about $100 billion in new deficits since the fool on Parliament Hill took over, $23b of that is give-a-ways.

Just within the past few weeks it has come out that we are financing India’s low cost housing program to the tune of $2 billion. What about Canadians in need?

$600 million for third world abortions; what about Canadians needing medical attention?

$41 million for Afghanistan to give money to its veterans, yet a week earlier Princess Feminist Justin told a Canadian veteran there just isn’t any money for our veterans.

Equally idiotic “economists” say the government won’t go bankrupt. Perhaps they should understand that government money is actually the hard earned funds of Canadians, and not something the government earned.

Now 2 million Canadians living abroad for years, if not decades, get to vote in federal elections – they have no stake in the vote, but we who live here do. Now add in 3 million non-citizens, which includes illegals, temporary labour, fence/queue jumpers, and so on, get to decide Canada’s future. No other country does this, and for very good reasons.

But the Liberals will probably win the next election. Andrew Scheer will have more Conservative voters staying home than would vote for him. How sad for us as the choice would be between an idiot PM or a weathervane PM. Heck, the NDP might sneak in a win. Any way you look at it, we are so screwed.
commented 2018-11-23 01:11:14 -0500
Today, unions, and especially public sector unions, are hotbeds of communists and organised criminals!
With all the laws we have had forced on us by the ‘bureaucracy’, why do we even need unions anymore?!

…we’re having a postal strike in Canada…just before Christmas…again!
commented 2018-11-23 00:07:11 -0500
The accountability bill Harper brought in was crucial. Unions have way too much power. Look at how they abuse it. Its disgusting.
KEITH BARNES commented 1 day ago
If the CBC is really worried about big money influencing politics then perhaps they should consider shutting themselves down.
hear hear, what a bunch of bloody hypocrites!
commented 2018-11-22 14:31:10 -0500
Bill Tufts talks about political, but there is another very serious aspect of this corruption issue.

When a Conservative government passes a law, often time the Liberal court judges will overturn the law.

That issue must be addressed at the same time as the issue of the lack of political will.
commented 2018-11-22 14:05:58 -0500
The CBC being worried about registered third party activists which support the Conservatives strikes me as extremely hypocritical considering they are fine with the unions actively campaigning against the Conservatives and for the Liberals with union money taken from union members!
commented 2018-11-22 13:54:56 -0500
So any group that backs conservatives & conservative causes is to be put under a microscope, meanwhile, illegals are being encouraged to vote in the next election, the media party is being paid off with taxpayer handouts & corrupt unions are backing the Liberals. We’ve also been warned by the Liberals that they’re on the lookout for “Russian meddling” – code for they’re looking to justify further censorship of opposition. Unifor isn’t the resistance, they’re the establishment. I’ve been sharing the hell out of that petition re. the UN compact on migration. I’d encourage others to do so as well.
commented 2018-11-22 09:31:56 -0500
Looks like the UNION GOONS have been looking in Saul Aliniskys book.
commented 2018-11-22 08:24:53 -0500
Clearly, most Canadian media platforms have confirmed their status of political activists. This is a very troubling message sent out by UNIFOR and all Canadians should be aware that most media are 100% discredited. They will fabricate, twist and deceive with their choice of headlines. Out the door with professionalism, real journalism, ethics and honesty in the news. Those whores in the media now eat in the hands of the Trudeau Regime and we the taxpayers are paying them.
commented 2018-11-22 03:04:49 -0500
Craig James these clowns would say the same about any conservative.
commented 2018-11-22 03:03:55 -0500
Craig James the Rebel did it first. These union hacks are just being marxists.
commented 2018-11-22 00:07:02 -0500
“The will of the union members”….never underestimate the value of humour in any given situation….
Union rank & file members have little,if no say,in what transpires in modern-day union negotiations.They signed away closure via their support a long….long….time ago.
Under the guise of “progressive advancement”, unions have demanded outrageous and irresponsible concessions based on the the input of their membership……crap to that.
Discount the deadwood and “factually-challenged” input of members of any union dispute and you will find a very strong socialism-based machine that has an agenda that bears no resemblance to the members it is supposed to be representing.
Wendy Meddlesome,is, as her usual approach suggests…..well…..Wendy Meddlesome.
They always know the buttered side from the dry…..
commented 2018-11-21 23:01:16 -0500
If the CBC is really worried about big money influencing politics then perhaps they should consider shutting themselves down. They are the worst of big Marxist spin doctors, using our money to enhance the evil of Justin Trudeau and his gang of NWO Communist Morons.
commented 2018-11-21 22:44:57 -0500
Bill Tufts was a breath of fresh air, especially after listening to the Liberals today trying to make this years budget look good.
My question for him would be, why does he think the Liberals will lose the 2019 Election when most polls say the Opposite?
commented 2018-11-21 22:23:52 -0500
Bruce Atchison: I realize the initial purpose of unions was to represent the workers….but that disappeared many,many years ago.My last employment was as Postmaster at Canada Post and I can relate to you that representing employees is about the furthest thing from the union’s mind.At present,for example,Canada Post had offered the (on again/off again) striking members $1000.00 to call a halt to the proceedings with Christmas approaching.The union never presented it to the members for consideration.
Not only are union dues spent on political parties,but they are spent on political parties in other countries.A number of years ago, CUPW was funding South American dissidents with Canadian postal union funds.(our brothers & sisters,as they referred to them…). More recently,they have funded Hamas organizations.This is the state of things in the present world.Are you aware that Diaz(top union guy) was on the NAFTA Canadian negotiating team.Exactly what was he doing there??
commented 2018-11-21 21:55:20 -0500
Unions should be barred from any sort of influence on political parties. Their job is to represent workers to the employers. Getting unions out of politics will let the people have a louder voice. But as usual, money talks and ethics walks.
commented 2018-11-21 21:21:07 -0500
Union Dues should NEVER be spent on political parties. Their job is to represent the workers to their employers. Big labour must be stopped!