December 18, 2015

Let's Rebuild the Right!

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

As I said after the Liberals won the election: For conservatives, the main issue right now isn’t the Conservative Party of Canada. The main problem is — everything else.

The real challenge for conservatives for the next four years is the lack of any non-partisan conservative infrastructure in Canada.

What we are missing are the forces in the larger culture that help shape ideas and influence and advocacy. The left has all that in place, in the universities, in think tanks, the unions, environmental groups, NGOs, the media, law firms and more.

Have you ever wondered how the left funds and manages all this activism?

WATCH tonight's show:

I'll tell you how the left does it -- and how we can start to replicate that on our side.

I also talk to a couple of special guests about my ideas.

Going forward, I'm going to put together a proper blueprint, with a group of allies. It’s got to be bigger than me, and bigger than the Rebel.

If you’re interested in rebuilding, SIGN UP HERE at and we'll keep you updated as we go forward.

I really believe that together we can fix the conservative movement in Canada.

I promise you I’ll do my part. I hope you'll join me!


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commented 2015-12-19 19:26:39 -0500
AB Patriot is exactly right.
commented 2015-12-19 18:03:07 -0500
Ron Christensen: Unfortunately soem conservatives want to live in the past or hold this idea that they alone have the right definition of what a conservative is, There is a place for everybody but I don’t think Joe Clarke or Brian Mulroney’s brand is gaining any traction. People don’t need to read to much into the election loss other than we (the ones who no one will vote for) have been in power for 10 years. I have seen many governments fall simply because the voters go tired of the same old faces and considering our economy seems to be stuck in the mud I can understand the desire for change. Once the people find out what the liberal government is about they will realize they weren’t so bad off under Harper. It does seem some old time conservatives would rather spend the rest of their days licking their wounds.
commented 2015-12-19 17:52:57 -0500
Ron Christensen: You act as though the last 10 years never happened.
commented 2015-12-19 15:25:42 -0500
You cannot rebuild the Right until it is completely cleansed of the liberals in its ranks.





…And far too many more.

These are people who have done nothing their entire lives but work in government. They have one sole motivation: to live off the avails of the state and the taxpayer. They live for privilege, endless deficits, and terminal cycles of deceit. You cannot unite the Right around this cadre of liberals.

Best to destroy everything and start again – start again with citizens of true conservatism, dedicated to reshaping the world in the conservative ethos. When looking for these people, better start now; there are few of them left.
commented 2015-12-19 15:06:14 -0500
Ezra, dont forget about the 3 million firearms owners who are looking at the Liberals implementing a complete disarmament of all Canadians. The Conservatives is our only option, and we are a huge group if we can get our act together. I’m presenting this new policy for the CPC’s next convention in May of 2016. We need as many people behind this as possible.
commented 2015-12-19 14:54:51 -0500
Unfortunately the left is at war with the right. It is an ideological war that sometimes becomes physical as we have seen with rioting and protests. The left here considers themselves to be morally and ethically superior to anyone who thinks differently than they do and will pull no punches to impose their ideology on anyone who challenges their authourity. And they have embedded themselves within all aspects of our society. The schools indoctrinate the young and the partisan and biased media enforces it by scornfully and maliciously attacking challengers. Like the totalitarian rule in North Korea, I am certain that they would like to imprison opponents as David Suzuki has called for. Or even worse, make them disappear. While this is not a threat at the moment, we must be wary of any inroads in this direction. Chretien’s gun registry was perhaps a prelude to such a thing and some people were sent to jail for defying him and his edicts.
The left has allowed foreign influence to infiltrate and finance this totalitarian rule.
Canada has been hijacked and many citizens brainwashed to believe their lies and propaganda. We are being manipulated and used and those that see the truth are dismissed and made fun of.
Your ideas are good Ezra as we must fight fire with fire. But this really is a war and it will take great effort and money to defeat the enemy within.
commented 2015-12-19 13:24:14 -0500
When will you right wingers tilting off the edge ever get through your heads that your brand of conservatism will not wash with the majority of Canadians? What I used to be was a Progressive Conservative and that is where the party needs to go. Fortunately, for success the PC party needs to limit your ilk to only minimal influence—in a bottle on a high shelf in a corner with the lid tightly corked!
commented 2015-12-19 13:17:59 -0500
ANDY NEIMERS You are absolutely correct and I saw my error after I clicked. Too bad this site couldn’t offer something simple like editing capabilities eh?
commented 2015-12-19 13:12:08 -0500
I think what Rachel Mcconnell says is crucial, " If Conservatism is to exist in our country, there needs to be an effort to remove leftism/political correctness from our schools. "

The public school system in Canada is corrupt, and our Universities are churning out left wing robots. Conservative parents need to start pushing back, at the ground level with school boards, as well as with their wallets and some common sense at the University level.

Harper was trying to make unions more accountable, Trudeau is enabling the corruption. How do we deal with union interference?

I would like to welcome those who visit from the left side of the tracks. I know in the past I have been less than patient, but that was more when the comments were nothing but insults, devoid of any merit. I’m sure the left who visit here are learning something. I am certainly gaining a better understanding of how their minds rationalize. Plus its good for business. Keep coming even if its just to lurk. Ezra I’m impressed with your ideas. Onward!
commented 2015-12-19 12:58:55 -0500
Jay Kelly. Did you even read Sean Penson’s post to understand why I said that? Go read it. They guy’s a hard line lefty!! And to be clear, it’s the Left that are the violent stupid half of society, as I’ve stated many times on here.
commented 2015-12-19 11:56:20 -0500
And you Ron Christensen are going to have to improve your syntax if you want people to listen to YOU… “Followers” is plural so it takes the verb “are”… “Follower” would be singular and take the verb “is” which you used….
commented 2015-12-19 11:51:03 -0500
You are absolutely correct, Ezra. We need to work together to rebuild the right.
commented 2015-12-19 11:43:19 -0500
I’m not really surprised some of the lefties are strongly opposed to this idea. They have had it too good for too long. I do agree with with Rebelations comment about needing a legal arm. Far too long people seem to be getting away with crimes and no one held to account. It is time we stop playing defense. I do think at times some need to tone town the rhetoric but I also reject the notion that what Trudeau was offering was so much better. Everyone knows no matter who is in power voters get fatigued over a long period of time (hey we were in power for 10 years everyone cheer up) and since Harper failed to make his long turn strategy known for resurrecting our economy the status quo was no longer feasible. I do think the toughest challenges will be in combating the unions the, the liberal dominated courts, and the liberal owned media. As much as I love the rebel I still see a need for having a conservative TV station or two for those who do not get their news from the internet. I know all this is money but we need to find ways to get the message out to a bigger audience. I can honestly say that I have altered some of my opinions on issues because of the reasoned arguments presented by Ezra and others often because I was only getting the one side of the story. This is one line you should pitch. Whether you agree with us or not it is important to hear both sides of the story. If you were on trial would yo want a jury who only heard either the defense or prosecutions testimony? Whether you agree or not a best informed juror hears both sides whether they agree with it or whether they reject it. I still watch a fair bit of CTV and CNN a little CBC etc. ( Guys please let’s not tell anyone they aren’t welcome here). I do value the commenters contributions whether I agree or not and form time to time those I don’t agree with make legitimate points or they are fuel to the rest of us get our daily chuckle/blood pressure test.
commented 2015-12-19 10:53:29 -0500
Fred Albertan is absolutely correct. Stephen Harper, in hindsight was way too nice – the CBC should have been dismantled and completely de-funded. It is a hive of corruption, HR infractions, culture of cover-ups and entitled spending. Left without taxpayers’ money, the CBC would shut down within 1 or 2 months.
commented 2015-12-19 10:45:09 -0500
Well if Ezra Levant is i charge of rebuilding the right, we can be sure the progressives will be in power for a very long time. The followers of this so-called media site is incapable of growing. The vast majority of Canadians reject this little corner of the world and rightly so.
commented 2015-12-19 09:53:13 -0500
I don’t have time to watch any clip that is longer than a few minutes, so my comments are in response to the headline…not necessarily the content of the clip.

I think the first thing that is needed is an alliance of financially independent (no governmental assistance) groups such as tax-payer federations, small business representatives, and property-rights advocacy orgs. for the express purpose of refining and condensing messages and marshalling forces for a public education campaign. The unbelievable ignorance of the public (left and right) on important issues such as public debt; the connection between “free money”, taxation, and the economy; the erosion of property rights; the true state of “the environment”; and the actual cost of government on a dollar-in/dollar-out basis is astounding and depressing. In other words, all those things that no political party or the media wishes to touch.

The absolute best ad in Ontario’s last election was one lonely billboard in the GTA put up by a taxpayers’ organization that showed a sad looking little kid underneath a message about the debt he was going to inherit – an issue that was completely avoided by press and politicians on both sides of the aisle during the campaign. Does anyone out there in this age of cyber communication have the smarts and guts to get the message through to young people that, in addition to being on the hook for their own ever-increasing share of the public debt, they will also have the added burden of shouldering the IOUs of the baby-boomers? And there is no shortage of other points that should be addressed. One out of five working people in this country get a government cheque. Is it not a valid question to ask the other four whether this a ratio that can be sustained? And can someone please come up with billboards (and the cyber equivalent) that outs the many multi-millionaires who fund their expansions, pay their utility bills, and meet their payroll obligations courtesy of tax-dollars extorted from guys and girls who are struggling to keep their own small businesses viable.

The Nation’s biggest enemy is the colossal ignorance of a voting public, where members treat politics as a once-every-four-year chance to cheer for their favourite team in some kind of weird Stanley Cup playoffs – where points are awarded for tripping, slashing, and cheating, and guts and honest effort are worthy of game misconducts.

Now, I really have to get to work. There’s a multi-millionaire business guy out there who wants another government grant.
commented 2015-12-19 09:30:25 -0500
You are correct, Ezra. It will be a huge job. Harper ought to have sold the CBC instead of protecting it; what was he thinking?
commented 2015-12-19 08:24:14 -0500
Hi Ezra,

The US has many conservative webcast/blog sites. Canada has one. Your startup model is proof and should be used to assist others to do same.

Yes, you are creating your own competition, but Canada’s Conservative voice needs to be more fragmented.

You may be Canada’s lone Conservative voice, but there needs to be a larger Canadian online presence for Canada’s Independents. In the US, 20% are Republicans, 20% are Dems and 60% are Independents. Some use the term “small c”, but I think this label is socialist fodder and should be avoided. Independents is the correct reference.

If Conservatives / Independents, which I believe comprise the absolute majority in Canada, are to organize, it needs to be done online and you hold the keys to doing this successfully as a business.

Remember, we are with you.
commented 2015-12-19 07:59:11 -0500
Like a lot of Conservatives on here, my husband and I voted mostly Liberal when we were younger. It’s what we were told to do by the Union, and by the Media. It wasn’t until we reached our late 30’s that we could see for ourselves what the Liberal Party and the left in general were all about. Today’s kids don’t stand a chance. They start their indoctrination to the left in public school, and those that move on to higher education, are bombarded with leftist thinking. All of which is confirmed for them by the media. Those that don’t go to college or university, are often preached to by their union on how they should vote. If Conservatism is to exist in our country, there needs to be an effort to remove leftism/political correctness from our schools.

I had an interesting conversation with a young Liberal the other day. She was cursing Conservatives and saying how much better Canada is under Trudeau. I asked her “Why do you think that?”. Her reply was “Don’t you watch TV?”. I let her ramble on for a bit and asked her “What did the Conservatives actually do that affected your lifer personally?” That she couldn’t answer. Let me say that living in Ontario, I can point to a lot of things that the Liberals have done that affects us personally. Since the beginning of the McGuinty/Wynne era, my personal wages have gone up by $11.50 per hour. My net income has gone up by $40 per month. Hydro bills have gone through the roof, and a lot of new taxes and green fees have been added. Liberals are manufactured in this country during the most impressionable years of their lives. It has to stop.
commented 2015-12-19 07:04:18 -0500
Anthony James write “…I’m a converted Liberal to Conservative person after working 40 years the light clicked on!”

Donald Trump made a similar statement in that the older he got the more he became a conservative. We have to figure out ways to engage younger people. It will be difficult because when people are trying to find their way in life, they embrace promises of being looked after easier. Even though liberal promises are not sincere, young people will still be more likely to respond to promises of being looked after than the conservative message of us looking after ourselves. Liberal philosophy is that big government looks after people whereas our philosophy is for the folks to make their own paths and then contributing to society along the way. The appearance of getting stuff for nothing will always be more attractive to the younger generation, so we have to find a way to effectively point out liberal hypocrisy. Ezra and his team are doing a good job for a start, but there must be a movement by conservatives at large to make a lasting effect in our society.
commented 2015-12-19 06:37:30 -0500
Sounds great,,,,I suppose I’m a converted Liberal to Conservative person after working 40 years the light clicked on! sometime through those years!! of working and raising a family. Now that I’m retired I can actually spend my time to investigate both sides of a argument! One area that I believe most working people do not have time to do – hence blindly follow the crowd. I tried looking up what it means to be conservative in Canada and found various things some I agree with and some I oppose of course, but nothing concrete. I believe if your starting to rebuild the foundation it needs to be solid people need to be treated equally and fair. I have my opinions but I think the party needs this foundation across the country and may need some changes to previously held beliefs! For instance Marijuana laws my thought how could they the former Conservative government not see that this one issue would garner numerous votes. Conservatives should not be so far right that they can’t change even for the sake of the party. Of course this is one issue but there are many more right to life, abortion etc. Back to my original comment – I ask what does it mean to the majority of people to be conservative this needs to be addressed for a good foundation — it may mean a little different vision? Hopefully something they will not mess up in the future! Keep up the good work Ezra and team I’m a fan!
commented 2015-12-19 04:28:02 -0500
Belinda, I mean are you gay or lesbian? Should you really be commenting on here?
commented 2015-12-19 04:25:21 -0500
Belinda, excuse me, but do really belong on here? You seem critical of Business being involved with money. Are you queer?"
commented 2015-12-19 03:58:15 -0500
Also I notice Global has yanked Notley’s vulgar laughing hyena video – I hope many of your viewers shared the video before it was nixed.
commented 2015-12-19 03:54:11 -0500
Great ideas Ezra – only thing I really don’t agree with is about letting business get involved with money – we don’t want to end up like our neighbours to the South. Keep businesses out of democracy – by the same token we need to find ways to keep the Unions and Third Party’s out of our elections altogether.
commented 2015-12-19 03:12:48 -0500
Rebelation —forgive me, but do you really belong on here?
Ezra Levant is struggling to build up an argument that “the Right” can be rebuilt in Canada.
After the defeat of Harper and after so many “right-wing” arguments have been ridiculed, Levant hopes for a place, a nation, where another side can be heard clearly.
There is a place for legitimate discourse in Canada, but you and your ilk pretend that the right is ignorant and cannot enter in to any sort of dialogue.
Please join in a conversation.
commented 2015-12-19 02:41:13 -0500
Sean – forgive me sir, but you don’t belong here!
commented 2015-12-19 02:37:08 -0500
Legal Arm
All great, but you need a legal arm too, including a legal commentator on the show, discussing all the activist decisions being pumped out almost weekly, and how it’s tearing down democracy. How many lawyers are there in the Jewish community Ezra? And how many are active in the fight? None! How many Christian or Jewish lawyers seek intervener status in important cases? None! I feel that the lawyer types we have now are great, but they’re playing softball, where as the Left are playing hardball. Never mind the lawsuits that don’t affect these Lefty’s personally, like the woman for City of Toronto banning the Christian singers. She won’t suffer if they win the case, and she’ll simply try again next year. They’re always on the offensive, and we on the defensive. You start slamming them with criminal charges – then see how fast they smarten up!!

If you give me the air support, I’ll start with a private charge against Wynn for the millions spent that were 100% unaccounted for in the Auditor Gen’s Report. That is a Breach of Trust! Deal?
commented 2015-12-19 02:02:31 -0500
Don’t burn yourself out Ezra, we need you.
commented 2015-12-19 01:54:24 -0500
SHARON MACLISE commented 3 hours ago
" In fact there is not a political Party anywhere in this country that is Right."
In fact The Christian Heritage Party is a truly fiscal and social conservative party. Check out their policy platforms.