April 07, 2018

Is Trudeau blocking Rebel viewers' donations to veterans?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On Friday's show, I reported on donations from Rebel viewer's to veterans groups being blocked and why I think the Trudeau Liberals are involved. 

This all began around Christmas when the CFB Borden newspaper called for collection from soldiers for the Christmas hampers. We didn't think it was right for soldiers to fill the gap, so we decided to help.

We raised more than $15,000 and sent David Menzies to deliver the cheque to the base, but they refused it.

After researching alternatives, we found a military charity called Canada Company. They provide scholarships for children whose parents fell in combat, or summer camp for kids whose parents are serving overseas, or even just helping veterans get jobs.

They said they'd be happy to take the cheque, we were even able to send David to their office and film him handing it to them

Everything was going well until they called us claiming they couldn't accept the cheque and asked us to destroy our footage.

David has a website, called CallOffYourDogs.com, with a petition to tell Harjit Sajjan to stop blocking money for veterans and their families.

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commented 2018-04-10 01:29:38 -0400
John Rambo ye they are lies. The left is full of them and so are you.
commented 2018-04-08 05:01:48 -0400
Well said Drew.!!!!!
Charities operate on the generosity of people with disposable income… No government should lawfully be able to intimidate nonprofit charities nor should they be able dictate any policies because those charities do not rely on government for any form of capital.
commented 2018-04-08 04:11:09 -0400
Space Moose lies about the Rebel are hardly a basis for this and it is not from the Rebel, it is from us.
commented 2018-04-08 03:41:55 -0400
Ezra needs to be realistic. Considering the reputation of the rebel, can you really blame some organizations that want to avoid having anything to do with the rebel?
commented 2018-04-07 23:13:11 -0400
Some get a handshake and a thank you and some get a food voucher… Damn spellcheck
commented 2018-04-07 23:12:25 -0400
Some get a handshake and a thanks some good food voucher… LOL
commented 2018-04-07 23:12:25 -0400
Some get a handshake and a thanks some good food voucher… LOL
commented 2018-04-07 22:37:00 -0400
May I add to my last comment…The Rebel should not be made to jump through special hoops..This is appalling and UN Canadian!!!…to say the least..
commented 2018-04-07 22:26:35 -0400
FLAT EARTH. .FLAT WATER ….Good idea for a start.. but…isn’t there a bunch of new out of towners… trudeau voters on that Base? Make sure it goes to the rightful recipients…
commented 2018-04-07 22:14:24 -0400
Maybe the Chaplain on the base can talk to whoever took this stand and remind this person donations came from Canadians who support our troops and we wanted to help families in need.

FEFW – good point.
commented 2018-04-07 22:02:03 -0400
If charities are unwilling to accept the money then perhaps volunteers should go door to door and hand out gift vouchers to the brave men and women and their families with our thanks circumventing the need for a biased distributor
commented 2018-04-07 21:25:51 -0400
After watching the entire video of Menzie presenting the cheque, I think it’s pretty obvious why they changed their minds.
commented 2018-04-07 19:35:37 -0400
Ron Joseph, not to offend but who in parliament is going to hold the Liberals to account? Who will ask this question to the MND within the Liberal Govt? We have a 15K cheque going to hungry troops at CFB Borden but apparently blocked by the Liberal Govt. Tell me the Liberal govt is not involved with the Base Commander no accepting the cheque and I am done. To simple but no answers, hungry families need food, but the Liberals will never admit they force the CAF to not take this cheque.
commented 2018-04-07 19:18:35 -0400
Kevin Croxall—Thank You for your input. You described the system and the way it should work under a honest Government. I was beginning to get my faith back, and therefore a reckoning of this strange situation of no one wanting money until you mentioned getting The Leader Of the Opposition involved.
I quickly lost my new born faith.
commented 2018-04-07 18:29:36 -0400
I am ashamed to know or learn that the CAF is taking political direction from the Liberal Government. There are troops potentially going hungry right now at Borden but the Base Commander is more worried about his direction from Ottawa from civilians and his military chain of command than worried about the folks he commands. Ask General ret Leslie MP this question see where his loyality lies Privates and Corporals who cant feed their families or the Liberal Government.
commented 2018-04-07 18:15:46 -0400
KEVIN CROXALL that is some interesting information, I am sure it will be helpful to those trying to get to the bottom of this.
You gotta love that Streisand effect.
commented 2018-04-07 17:31:40 -0400
Agreed. It also tells me someone senior in the CAF chain is a coward and is being subservant to a civilian in the MND/DND and potentially taking direction with a political spin. I am 100% positive that the CFB Borden Base Commander would have taken the charity cheque, as it was earmarked for Privates/Corporals and others facing financial problems along with Junior Officers not able to fend for their families. If you are Private on a 9 month or year long course in Borden you are entitled to bring your spouse/children with you and housed in Married Quarters on the base. Take $1000 or more out for rent on base and looking after a non-working spouse and children, not much left of the paycheque hence the food baskets during the year. Not uncommon for Triwalls (large cardboard boxes) to be located in HQ buildings and troops donating canned and non-parishable goods for donating to needing families on the base. This scenario was worse in the past prior to the CAF getting some decent pay raises.
commented 2018-04-07 17:10:29 -0400
And that’s the thing Kevin, if the military is to be truly at arms length, yet it is at arms length via a minister in the Trudeau cabinet, then how can it be at arms length? Same goes for the RCMP. When the gun grab happened in High River, PM Harper was very careful to state he didn’t have the authority to order the RCMP to return the guns, but did state he was concerned with what was going on. Now it seems that arms length relationship is gone with the RCMP acting as baggage handlers for illegal border crossers.
commented 2018-04-07 17:02:19 -0400
Communicating with a Base Commander is akin to speaking with a CEO of a corporation, in other words you wont get to him pending the topic. First stop would be the Base Public Affairs Officer, a Captain who is the speaking face for the base to the media et al. My concern, if your position is taken that the Liberal govt is involved in this, is the military is and always will be a non-political entity who is arms length from the govt via the Minister. To get to the Base Commander in Borden, this “Directive” of not accepting the cheque would have gone through or was approved by Chief Military Personnel (CMP) who is a LGeneral (“3 Star”). Also, knowing your production is in the air, there would be message traffic going to Ottawa to advise senior military staff and the MND. This would be a great question for the Conservative opposition to ask the MND, of course he would not answer the question, just mumble something about taking care of the troops.
commented 2018-04-07 16:38:42 -0400
Kevin Croxall, would you have a way of reaching out to the General to get his side?
commented 2018-04-07 16:25:26 -0400
Gordo Rambo Steele, who else would deny the donation? Charities do not deny donations from the likes of the Rebel without backroom political pressure since they are, get this, non-partisan. If they were partisan as you suggest, they would be cutting their donations literally in half or worse. Your argument falls flat on it’s face, as you always do. As for the Rebel “agenda”, that would be one of a combination of private enterprise and goodwill getting people together to help using their reach via their business. Of course they want it known where it came from, the contributors, those nasty conservative minded people who know what it takes to take care of their fellow man, something completely beyond the comprehension of lefties who are genuinely in it for themselves at every turn, at the expense of, in this case, military families; truly pathetic your in left style.
commented 2018-04-07 16:22:51 -0400
Off topic. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is taking on the Jihadi Justin Lieberals over the “attestation” issue over Gov’t monies and is looking for donations. I have already contributed…….
commented 2018-04-07 14:36:37 -0400
This scenario is maddening. I was posted at CFB Borden for 16 years, every Thanksgiving and Christmas there would be food baskets made. Units on the base would be assigned “Military families” to support. Only one person in the unit knew who the family was to protect their privacy. This is not something new that just started….but not accepting funds for this purpose is new. As a Senior Disciplinarian within my unit, I had the ability tap into a food bank held by the Base Chaplains. The Chaplains new that if I had a member who needed assistance, the member was vetted to actually be needing this service. I know that Sobeys, Zehrs and other grocery stores and restraunts donated gift cards strictly for this purpose. In your 15 minute production you never did provide evidence that the Liberals were behind this…as I am sure they are, but I would love to know they are giving direction to a Base Commander in this regard. I bet the CDS, General Vance would love to know that his soldiers are being denied donated food. That would be a neat email.
commented 2018-04-07 14:16:29 -0400
Little Rambo, your last post has already been addressed in other threads.
commented 2018-04-07 13:19:04 -0400
The left tries to avoid reason and common sense on just about every level in this day and age and can not let anyone else have a victory. They are vile and undermine freedom around the world at every opportunity not just in Canada. I should include in my will a clause that states that I was a conservative as most of my assets, such as they are, were to go to veterans organizations because they and their families sacrificed not because they supported a particular political party.
commented 2018-04-07 12:17:41 -0400
John Rambo, your trolling masters are going to be asking for their money back due to your pathetic performance. As usual, just like your aliases, you offer absolutely nothing of substance, no counter argument with even a shred of evidence. The Rebel is offering a perfectly plausible argument, and you are right on just one thing, that no charity would refuse donations; except in this type of case where the liberals interfered, no doubt threatening action against their charitable status and/or operations, most likely in cutting funding and status. That makes the most sense. Otherwise, why would they film the handover, then not only state they are refusing the money hours later, but requesting the footage be destroyed. That just stinks of liberal interference, just like the stench you bring here. Get set to return your trolling money, the liberals will surely be coming for it due to your pathetic performance here.
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