By now you've probably seen that billboard in the news. It looks like it's officially from Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party, but it was actually produced by a registered third party campaign group in the upcoming election.
These billboards simply read, “Say no to mass immigration.” They don’t say "no to any immigration" or even "no to refugees.”
By "mass immigration," they mean open borders-style immigration, like at the Roxham Road crossing. At least 50,000 fraudulent "refugees" have already walked across that illegal border crossing from New York state into Quebec.
Ahmed Hussen, Trudeau's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (and himself a Muslim refugee from Somalia) plans to bring more than a million more immigrants to Canada in the next three years, 40 per of them being uneconomic — they’re either old and sick or illiterate or refugees. So, he's literally bringing in long line-ups for our hospitals, food banks and schools.
As Angus Reid’s poll shows, most Canadians think we have too many immigrants.
When this billboard went up, it wasn't a shock to normal Canadians, only to the official keepers of ideas, both Liberals and some timid Conservatives.
At first, the billboard company, Pattison Outdoor, resisted this fake controversy, but within days, they posted a grovelling apology and ripped up their contract with the third party group.
And then — even more bizarrely — the third party group itself collapsed. Frank Smeenk, the head of True North Strong & Free Advertising Corp., disavowed "any sympathy with or support for the views expressed by donors who paid for and selected the content of their advertising."
This doesn’t make any sense at all — other than the one explanation that I can think of:
The donors were so bullied by the Media Party, they thought: I can’t participate in democracy anymore.
This isn’t just the deplatforming of a billboard; this isn’t just the silencing of the majority of Canadians point of view.
It’s the deliberate conditioning of Canadians that they must shut up and withdraw from the political playing field if they don’t buy into the narrative.
You can disagree with the billboard, and Bernier. But to silence him — and to shut down the billboard company and to scare the donors?
Yeah, that’s not Canadian. At least that’s not what Canadian used to mean...
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