November 23, 2018

(WATCH) Michelle Rempel: Free speech in Canada died today

Rebel Staff

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel (Calgary-Nose Hill) explains why Trudeau's decision to give nearly $600M to failing media outlets will threaten the future of journalistic independence.

It's looking like The Rebel will be the only media outlet in Canada that isn't receiving taxpayers money. We refuse to accept funding from the Trudeau government.

So we have a favour to ask of you: since all of our competitors are about to get a massive pay-off from Trudeau — can you please help us compete?

We don’t need $595,000,000. But we could sure use $595,000 as we gear up for the 2019 federal election.

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commented 2018-11-26 04:47:07 -0500
Under the Constitution, Canadians were NEVER guaranteed the freedom of speech unlike the US under the 1st Amendment – so Michelle I don’t know where you are getting your information.
commented 2018-11-24 02:44:30 -0500
Dale Warren WELL SAID!
commented 2018-11-24 02:41:03 -0500
George Zvanitajs Trump is not dividing anyone , the left is in attack mode and they are fanatical power hungry zealots. Your grasp on reality is not too strong.
commented 2018-11-24 01:53:00 -0500
A Free Press is actually one of the Four Pillars of Democracy. It puts our entire democracy at risk. It will trickle down into things not initially considered. For example, businesses don’t want to set up shop in a country that’s going in the direction of Canada, with it’s anti-business stance and then add a bought media. They will simply say to themselves, "Canada is “going Venezuela”, and shy away.

By interfering with the press in any way he’s abusing his position of trust. It warrants a criminal charge for Breach of Trust.
commented 2018-11-23 21:12:41 -0500
I like President Trumps talk all the’s straight from the cuff and the heart..and there is nothing racist or any kind of bigotry in all of his speeches and comments.. I listened to most of them before the Election..just to be sure that he was genuine.

Keep on truck’in President Trump..
commented 2018-11-23 20:16:43 -0500
I appreciate Trump, but love him or hate him, ignoring his accomplishments is ignoring reality.
I would add that it is utter ignorance to call him a racist and I will take his speaking style over slick willy or smooth talking slime bag Obama any day of the week.
commented 2018-11-23 20:10:50 -0500
I agree Ron, its hypocritical, and if Scheer didn’t know that capitulating to the bullies was only going to give him more grief, one would hope he would realize by now. It seems Rempel is banning anyone who asks a tough question on twitter, or anyone who questions anything at all. A lot of people are complaining about it. I hate to say it, but even Ahmed Hussen ridiculed her it in Parliament about it. Its not a good look and they just seem to keep shooting themselves in the foot.
commented 2018-11-23 20:05:28 -0500
How’s that working for him, NDP SUCKS?
commented 2018-11-23 18:38:25 -0500
@ GEORGE ZVANITAJS . . . . the “Divider” in chief in the USA was the Manchurian President Barrack O’bumbler . . . . he never missed an opportunity to jump into a situation without ever knowing the facts . . . hence the Police acted Stupidly on Professor-gate . . . Trevon could be my son . . . and the insanity over the Ferguson incident . . . where he was 100% WRONG.
The insane left is ALL about Division, hence the “Identity” Politics . . . 24/7 !

Reality is George . . . Trump has saved the USA from the Insane Radical Left . . . where BLM marxists and Antifa fascists still trample freedom of speech & assembly like their fellow travellers in the 1930s . . .

Trump has turned the Economy 180 degrees, by eliminating all the insane Obama regs and opening up Federal Lands to oil & gas drilling. Cut taxes across the board including the Corporate Tax . . . and Unemployment now at 50 year low. Trump’s policies have created almost 1/2 Million NEW Manufacturing jobs in the USA & an annual GDP of over 3% . . . O’bumbler said that was Impossible !

George . . . if you are not bright enough to see what is going on in Europe today . . . we are starting to see the same problems in Canada’s major cities . . . but we are at least a decade behind the Euro model of daily stabbings, by the followers of the religion of pieces !
commented 2018-11-23 15:28:56 -0500
Ron. Come on man. The CPC are not appearing on the Rebel because it will create a shit storm with the msm and you should already acknowledge that fact. Ezra and the Rebel have been branded by Trudie as islamophobes, xenophobes, white supremacists and it doesn’t matter that it isn’t true. Why give the media carte blanche to attack? The same strategy was used with the paris climate agreement. The bait was set and if the CPC voted against the agreement then the media firestorm begins with accusations about climate change deniers and the CPC would have to spend time and resources fighting the bogus science. I believe it was CPC MP Scott Reid who tweeted “this was not the hill to die on.” The media are actually having a problem because the CPC are denying them ammunition and the paris agreement motion would have been passed by the Liberal majority regardless if all of the opposition voted against.

The Rebel is a catalyst for the msm to be used as a weapon against the CPC. Scheer does not need or want any more attacks then is necessary. Look at the lineup to see who they are up against. Liberals, NDP, Greenies, Max, George Soros, Tides Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, UNIFOR. Why would the CPC want to give the msm the ammo to be used against them? It is self defeating and time consuming.

Do the CPC criticize the Rebel? No. The CPC are publicly ignoring the Rebel. Ezra was not censored by the CPC. He was refused entry to the policy convention.
commented 2018-11-23 14:31:56 -0500
Mette Reed, Thanks for acknowledging you were wrong about the infiltration by extremists into the Canadian Armed Forces. Maybe you are wrong about other points as well, such as me being brainwashed just because I feel sorry for my American friends one of who said she was "ashamed of having a racist, misogynist, who can`t put together a grammatically correct sentence without the use of a teleprompter’ in the White House. As a Canadian I don`t know why I should care about the sad situation south of our border but I do, as it has a spillover effect on our country as well. Also, we have enough problems with the Trudeau government that I should probably spend more time worrying what is happening in Canada and let the Americans deal with their own problems.
commented 2018-11-23 14:17:13 -0500
Michelle your protest would have more legitimacy if you came on the Rebel to talk about this. Don’t forget that the Conservative Party of Canada censored the Rebel from attending its recent Convention in Halifax! In that case Sheer determined what was trusted media source.
commented 2018-11-23 13:57:59 -0500
As for Trump, he has done more to divide his country in just 2 short years than any President before him.
Nonsense. Opposition to Trump is what has caused the division but the lefties blame him for everything including food past the best before date. During the Civil War the US was divided, right? How much more divided could you be? Well, you could be as divided as the US is now.

The US of the Civil War was divided over a couple of issue, slavery being a major one. But otherwise both sides held the same values and beliefs. That is not so today. We are far more divided on both sides of the medicine line. Who moved? Not Trump. He is far closer to what the US and the West have always been. He is sitting where the US has always been. So what changed? The infiltration of marxism, that’s what.

So don’t blame Trump for division. It was there long before he came along. It has been brewing for 100 years. Trump is simply the first leader with a backbone since Reagan and the left go into derangement syndrome. Blaming Trump for division is like a guy who beats his wife and says, “See what you made me do!”

Here is the background of all this. As always I don’t expect leftists to change their minds based on anything so mundane as empirical evidence- due to the Three Pillars of Leftiedom and all.

Bill Whittle, The Narrative
commented 2018-11-23 13:33:35 -0500
EVIL, EVIL, EVIL!!!!! SATANIC, SATANIC, SATANIC!!!!! There’s no other way to describe it.
commented 2018-11-23 12:52:51 -0500
Well he said he admired China and now he will mimic China to control the media .
commented 2018-11-23 12:23:15 -0500
The divisions in America, are a direct result of a war between globalism and nationalism (patriotism, love of man and country, borders and sharing with ONLY those who enter legally and want to co exist and have respect for the west.)
Hillary, Obama, and the long laundry list of globalist post-nation greedy traitors, are pushing something that will destroy the west. Does George think Trump should sit by or welcome it like Trudeau is doing in Canada? The division comes from the push back, and that push back is the obligation of every person who loves America. It is also the obligation of every Canadian. Without leadership, respectful to our nation and the people who built and have respectfully come to share it, Canada is listing badly. I pray the day is coming for the listing Canadian ship to right itself. Who is responsible for the division in Canada? Has Justin’s diversity united us or torn us apart?
For being divided, Canada wins hands down.
commented 2018-11-23 12:18:51 -0500
Trudeau’s aspirations for title of dictator coming to fruition. This is fascism.
Wow George, this is one time your Vet. cred is superficial to the argument.
….and what Mette Reed said. Kudos Mette.
I wonder how that RCMP investigation of Justin’s terrorist collaborations is going? Thanks Tom Quiggin.
commented 2018-11-23 11:59:32 -0500
More Liberal votes:
Own the mass media.
2 million overseas non-resident Canadians get to vote (including all those old anchor babies)
Minimal or “No ID” required to vote (vouching, “vote early and often”)
The new Global Compact for Migration states gov’ts are to “empower migrants to become active members of society” and be “fully integrated”. So encouraging them (non-citizens) to vote is compliant with UN Agreement, and we know Trudeau likes to appease the UN.
commented 2018-11-23 11:54:31 -0500
George Zvanitajs. I was mistaken, Military was wrong. Islamist extremists have infiltrated Canada’s Security Services and all levels of the Canadian government. The numbers of Radicals are growing while the people and our idiot government are in denial of the dangers. Canada and our US neighbours are in ever-increasing danger! And, according to the experts, it’s only a matter of time before there is a major attack on the US. Trump has not divided the US, that was Obama!
commented 2018-11-23 11:38:17 -0500
Add to this M-103, Baby Doc Trudeau’s veiled threats to Facebook and Google, his refusal to answer questions from specific media outlets, having his security team strong-arm citizens who call out tough questions to him (or heckle him), and his admiration for “China’s basic dictatorship”. We are really sunk.

Remember dumber than a rock Trudeau running away from Rebel reporters, refusing to acknowledge their physical presence?

Our idiot in chief Trudeau has just allowed 2 million former Canadians living abroad to be able to vote in federal elections, and has proposed allowing anyone living in Canada – no matter what their legal status or how long they have been here – the right to vote. Ergo, anyone who jumped the queue the week before an election will be allowed to vote. Three million non-citizens, as of now, will be able to vote and make decisions for Canadians in Canada.

Citizenship will have no value other than the right to be taxed to pay for illegals, “refugees” coming via safe harbour nations, and people shopping for the best welfare cheque country to move to. Would they vote for a government that wants to restrict them or a government that give them $50,000 annual financial support? Who would point this out to the Canadian public? Certainly not a paid off press.
commented 2018-11-23 11:34:11 -0500
George Zvanitaj’s, I guess that you are not familiar with Canadian Terror Expert Tom Quiggin and his recent investigation into the Canadian government nor do you have a glue about the American President. No point in explaining much as you seem to be so out of touch with reality, I wouldn’t know where to start. I have NO time for brainwashed Canadian Trump haters!!
commented 2018-11-23 11:04:11 -0500
Mette Reed, I served in Canada`s military for 35 years and worked with Canadians and Allies from all faiths, colors and beliefs and did not see anything to indicate we were being infiltrated by extremism of any kind.
Can you give me one factual example of the Canadian Armed Forces being infiltrated by Islamic extremists. As for Trump, he has done more to divide his country in just 2 short years than any President before him. Using him as an example Canada should follow is just plain ridiculous an potentially very dangerous..
commented 2018-11-23 11:01:00 -0500
I’m confused, your saying “The Rebel will be the only media outlet in Canada that isn’t receiving taxpayers money.” Then, “We refuse to accept funding from the Trudeau government.”

How can you “refuse” to accept funding that wasn’t offered? Or was it offered and your refusing to accept it? Can’t be both.
commented 2018-11-23 10:09:04 -0500
The leftist media are already like little puppy dogs who follow the liberals everywhere they go.If the liberals are in power they act like the state media,if they are in opposition they act like the opposition media.This a blatent attempt to keep them in the fold and to influence others to get on board the gravy train.No indepentant journalist except rebel media.Shouldnt be that way.Abuse of power at its worst.
commented 2018-11-23 09:42:09 -0500
The Canadian government has allowed and encouraged this country to be used as a terrorist haven for Islamic extremists and they have infiltrated all levels of our government and our military. If the lying Conservatives were/are so concerned, why don’t they speak out and tell Canadians the truth? Why don’t they start working with Trump to clean this threat to both our countries up and get Trudeau put in Prison! They are on the same team that’s why. And, here’s Rempel pretending to be so concerned about this. Great way to take the emphasis off of the real problem and that’s more Islamic extremism entering our country through the UN Global Compact. Nobody is getting their news from this Media anymore, that’s why they have to be bailed out. So what has really changed other than the fool Trudeau spending more money in order to destroy the economy as fast as he can?
commented 2018-11-23 09:32:13 -0500
In retrospect, this might be the best thing that ever happened to The Rebel. If people realize their news is coming from the Propaganda Ministry they will turn to other sources.
commented 2018-11-23 09:30:30 -0500
The start of good old Third World bribery and corruption.
________________________________________________________________________________"If you have an opinion that is contrary to the government, how are you going to compete?"
Well, it won’t be by Scheer the Steer sucking up to the media that Trudeau just bought.

You might want to tell him to give some time- at no monetary cost- to The Rebel. Otherwise the Conservatives are so screwed.

Wakey, wakey!