January 18, 2018

Canadian Journalists for "Free" Expression petitions Trudeau to Ban Trump

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's show, I reported on the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) petitioning Justin Trudeau to withdraw President Trump's invitation to the 2018 G7 summit in Charlevoix, Quebec.

When we hosted the day-long conference called Rebel Live, the CJFE stationed a billboard truck outside the venue in protest.

The CJFE hired Kevin Metcalf, an Antifa-style extremist who lead protests against a Toronto comedy club hosting a free speech night and wrote an article condemning Jordan Peterson and Lindsay Shepherd.

WATCH my video to see why I think their petition to ban Trump is only more proof that the CJFE has been taken over by far-left censors with no interest in upholding press freedom.

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commented 2018-01-21 02:29:59 -0500
James MacMaster… “Monty Python” indeed… Having a degree in journalism and having worked as a journalist in Ontario, I wonder how they “convolute” and “spin” their stance to even their closest relatives, and their children??
commented 2018-01-18 21:12:52 -0500
I hope they succeed.

It would guarantee a complete loss of trade between the two countries.

Showing how totally stupid people who support this truly are.
commented 2018-01-18 16:26:58 -0500
This CJFE is straight out of Monty Python. Here is the parade of stars on its board :
http://www.cjfe.org/our-board

If you wish to contact them and tell them what a joke they are, as I just did (see below): http://www.cjfe.org/contact-us

“In the wake of your silly attempt to ban Trump from entering Canada, I have this to say. What a bunch of silly, partisan hacks you are. It is laughable that you would promote yourselves as having anything to do with free expression.”
commented 2018-01-18 16:11:13 -0500
Metcalf has been called the photographer of Antifa. If there is a rally to shut people up, he’s there on the antifa side of the barricades filming everyone on the peaceful free speech side. Of course he wrote pieces criticising Peterson and Shepherd, the guy is anti free speech and thought.

We are all personally influenced by right and wrong speech,and thought. People have different levels of comprehension for various reasons. When people haven’t understood the whole issue, what someone is actually saying or where an opinion comes from, by that I mean the source(s) (of) information which dictate the opinion expressed, then any response is more of a bodily function than an educated opinion. Like a forced belch or fart on demand. Having said that, none of it should be silenced. No one, media outlet or government should have the power to manipulate the information people receive so they may make educated choices for themselves. How much nanny state are these naive leftists willing to put up with in order to maintain control of a narrative decided upon by powers above them, anyway? They have forgotten how to think independent of the collective.

CJFE should live up to their name or disband and stop insulting authentic efforts for free thought and speech in Canada.
commented 2018-01-18 12:34:17 -0500
These CJFE dolts are hired by the Lieberal Party as is the ANTIFA cowards and the BLM Thugs.. They use these clowns to distract us from their underhanded agenda.
commented 2018-01-18 12:33:54 -0500
CJFE is a member of IFEX, and therefore must adhere to the rules and policies of IFEX.
And who makes these rules and governs IFEX? Note also that one of their three main stated activities is activism.
IFEX Convenor: Roula Mikhael – Maharat Foundation, Lebanon
Deputy IFEX Convenor: Owais Aslam Ali – Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), Pakistan
Treasurer: Omar Rábago Vital – Centro Nacional de Comunicacion Social (CENCOS), Mexico
Gilbert Sendugwa, Africa Freedom of Information Centre (AFIC), Uganda
Ioana Avadani – Centre for Independent Journalism – Romania (CIJ-Romania)
Jillian York – Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Jodie Ginsberg – Index on Censorship
Nedal Al Salman, Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Bahrain
Karin D. Karlekar – Pen American Centre, United States
Bulbul Ahsan – MediaWatch, Bangladesh
Berna Akkizal, Initiative for Freedom of Expression, Turkey
Pedro Vaca, La Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP), Colombia
Paula Martins, ARTICLE 19

The IFEX Secretariat

The IFEX Secretariat, based in Toronto, Canada, runs the day to day operations of the network.

The three main areas of work for the staff are: Information and Audience Engagement; Campaigns and Advocacy; and Member and Network Development