August 01, 2019

The NDP officially comes out as the anti-free-speech party

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Rachel Notley, the disgraced former premier of Alberta, has made opposing free speech on university campuses her latest cause.

As I mentioned earlier this week, the first universities in the province are now rolling out their free speech principles, based on a template from the University of Chicago. This is good for everyone.

But here’s what Notley wrote yesterday:

This is not about free speech on campus - we already have free speech.

This is the UCP dictating that universities and colleges owe everyone, including hate groups, a platform.

She was replying to a comment from her former education minister, David Eggen. (Remember him?) Eggen was tweeting about letters sent from the new Alberta government to universities asking them to adopt their own free speech policies. Eggen found this scandalous.

Here’s Kathleen Ganley, who was Rachel Notley’s justice minister until they were thrown out by voters:

My colleague @davideggenab received these letters from post-secondary leaders concerned about the extreme Chicago Principles, which will allow hate speech to spread on #abpse campuses #ableg 

Now, if she means by hate speech, simply speech that she hates, she’s 100 per cent right. Because no longer will left wing extremists be able to ban their “enemies” from speaking.

Then someone points out to her that hate speech, as defined in the criminal code, is still banned under law. And she says:

Hate speech is prohibited. On its face this should be enough, but that standard to prove is high and the wait to hearing long. Basically the privilege group gets to spew hate, those affected can try to get legal remedy at cost to themselves.

So what she means then is that, sure, hate speech, the criminal code variety, is still banned. And that’s enforced by police and prosecutors.

What she wants banned, and she’s sad that it won’t be banned anymore now that she’s not in charge, is speech by “privilege groups.”

That’s quite something to hear from a rich white liberal lawyer.

TONIGHT I'll show you all the expressions of NDP outrage over this adoption of common sense free speech principles by Alberta universities and colleges. There are many more.

All the NDP's disgraced former ministers, and their party staff, are making this their big push. They’re just coming right out and saying it — they’re against free speech. On campuses, of all places.

They’re not even pretending anymore. They were pretending until they lost the election. Now they’re showing us who they are, and always have been.

And I’m not surprised that the mainstream media doesn’t have a word to say against any of this censorship by the NDP — in fact, judging by their coverage of it calling free speech “controversial” — it looks like the media party agrees with Notley:

Some voices just shouldn’t be heard...

NEXT: Our Alberta Bureau Chief Sheila Gunn Reid joins me to talk more about this — and about her ongoing battle against holdover NDP bureaucrats who are persecuting her for writing a book! 

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

 

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commented 2019-08-07 11:01:14 -0400
You are free to say anything you please – - – - just so long as we can censor it first !
commented 2019-08-06 12:35:16 -0400
commented 2019-08-02 21:51:21 -0400
I agree with a lot of the comments below concerning Canada.. The Brits..etc..

My 2 cents for Ezra is.. Lets make sure we help ourselves first(Canada).. The best analogy I could say.. is.. When you’re on an Jet Airliner going down(Canada) and the oxygen masks drop… The able body people are to put the masks on first.. so they can help and assist others that need it.

Ezra.. we need you here Brother.. Have you thought about that Canadian.. The Rebel Media in person advertising Tour? Before the Election.. It’s getting real close.
commented 2019-08-02 20:25:20 -0400
ron joseph commented 19 hours ago
ROBERT SLOANE—-The Brits have to learn to stand up for themselves. I sure as hell will not pay their way. Brits need to grow a pair. They brought Hell upon themselves, so
deal with it.
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Well said about Britain, but I think the US may help us out when we have a Totalitarian Government. Maybe only 3 months away.

Ron Joseph.. I think(imo).. President Trump would help out Canadians a lot more if we get Trudeau and his crew out of the PMO on our own. That’s why we have to rally and embrace Mad Max’s PPC Party.
commented 2019-08-02 19:55:27 -0400
Last thing NDP Marxists want is Free Speech . . . eh Rachel !
commented 2019-08-02 11:34:43 -0400
“…Sheila Gunn-Reid, our favorite person…”
Hear, hear!

Here’s a little ditty from “The Producers”, to celebrate Notley’s Canadian-style fascism!
‘Springtime for Hitler’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPXHRX8Q2hs
commented 2019-08-02 11:03:52 -0400
John Williams,
well said but I still have to wonder, WHERE THE HELL ARE THE OTHER MILLIONS OF CANADIANS as this former country continues to be completely ERADICATED AND OUR LIVES FURTHER AND FURTHER UNDER FULL DICTATORSHIP?
WHY AREN’T CANADIANS OUT IN THE STREETS, ON GOVERNMENT LAWNS AND SO ON PROTESTING EVERY SINGLE DAY AND SHUTTING OFF ALL TAXES??
THEY ALL MERELY SNEER AT US AS NONE HAVE ANY FEAR OR RESPECT WHILE IT STILL IS OUR MONEY WHICH PAYS ALL THE BILLS- INCLUDING THEIR EVER ESCALATING SALARIES, PENSIONS AND PERKS!
the lefties, muslims and other groups ALWAYS ARE IN THE STREETS COMPLAINING ABOUT ONE THING OR OTHER AND THEY ARE PANDERED TO BUT THE REST OF US LAW ABIDING, WORKING CITIZENS ARE REMAINING SILENT!
better get out there and be HEARD WHILE WE STILL CAN BE BECAUSE AFTER OCTOBER WE WILL HAVE NO SAY, NO VOICE , NO RIGHTS, NO FREEDOMS,NO DEMOCRACY AND IF AT THAT LATE POINT IN TIME WE DO DECIDE TO STAND UP OUT OF DESPERATION, TRUDEAU , OUR LITTLE NAZI, WILL SIMPLY CALL IN THE U.N. TROOPS TO KEEP US ALL IN LINE!
DON’T USE IT, YOU LOSE IT! DON’T DEMAND IT, YOU LOSE IT!
FACT!!
commented 2019-08-02 10:55:43 -0400
Hugh MacKay, thank you Hugh.
Well said .
YOU and I are TRUE HONEST CANADIANS.
Too bad the majority of the almost 40 MILLION here now, AREN’T and don’t give a damn about anything other than THEIR ENTITLEMENTS OFF OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY!
commented 2019-08-02 10:52:44 -0400
Funny considering these individuals who are diligently taking away OUR FREEDOMS, RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY, have ALL had the LUXURY of growing up in this FORMER FREE, DEMOCRATIC, WEALTHY , ENVIED, RESPECTED NATION themselves but have all decided the rest of us need to be SILENCED!!
When did they all become GODS??
Typical LEFTIES, okay for them but NO ONE ELSE – unless of course you are one of their SPECIAL PEOPLE/GROUPS!
FUNNY THOUGH IT STILL IS OUR MONEY FOR THE MOST PART WHICH PAYS THEIR SALARIES, PENSIONS, PERKS AND TO BUY THE VOTES THEY NEED TO STAY IN POWER OVER US ALL!\
I sure know what would fix that in one hell of a hurry, but I can’t do it myself and sadly canuks simply don’t get it and DON’T GIVE A RATS ASS as long as they continue to GET THEIR OWN ENTITLEMENTS!
WELL THERE IS NO MORE MONEYOUR MONEY THAT IS BECAUSE WE THE LITTLE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LOSING OUR JOBS, GOING BANKRUPT, LOSING OUR HOMES AND NOW COUNTRY SINCE THE SECOND TRUDEAU AND HIS NAZI’S/TERRORISTS TOOK POWER!
Unfortunately canuks aren’t able to understand that SIMPLE FACT either and so will keep them in in october at which point we all will be lining up to plan our own funerals!
commented 2019-08-02 06:45:34 -0400
“That’s quite something to hear from a rich white liberal lawyer.”

Small “l” liberal?
Really?
Wow. Who’d a thunk it?

In any event, Kenney and crowd should start referring to the NDP trash as the Anti Free Speech Party – all day, every day.
commented 2019-08-02 02:38:17 -0400
Ezra and staff
I want you to bring the fight to Canada ! I agree with Robert Sloan below
We need to defeat the Trudeau Liberals
We need to support Sheiia, beyond that Canada only support from me
We can build the empire later
I have been here a long time and generous, you best listen
regards
commented 2019-08-02 01:43:41 -0400
Money For Nothing… Dire Straits… Listening to it now..
commented 2019-08-02 01:33:43 -0400
Money for nothing……one has to wonder who the fools are that voted in those three among others? Makes one shake their with bewilderment!
commented 2019-08-02 01:31:02 -0400
Jessica Yaniv is a Freak. I’ve even heard it’s a Pedophile. I do not know if it’s true, but lets at least go with Mentally Unstable.. So, what are we going to do with such dangers to our Society? Do we let the Mentally Unstable run free? Do we let the Pedophiles run free? Any person protecting that, should be investigated..
commented 2019-08-02 01:20:15 -0400
Free speech is the cornerstone of a democracy.
Notley, Ganley and Eggen are why the NDP will never see power again in Alberta.
Excellent discussion and thanks for explaining the legal fees.These can be long uphill fights, but you’re right, lose and we’re next.
commented 2019-08-02 01:17:11 -0400
Ron, I do believe that we will be rid of Trudeau this Fall. I have a good feeling about it. Even Quebec is turning on it’s beloved Son. Either way, Trump will win again. That will be a kick upside the head to Trudeau, should Canadians make the same mistake…
commented 2019-08-02 01:07:53 -0400
Someone needs to tell Notley Jessica Yanivs hate speech without telling her who said it.
commented 2019-08-02 01:04:16 -0400
ROBERT SLOANE—-The Brits have to learn to stand up for themselves. I sure as hell will not pay their way. Brits need to grow a pair. They brought Hell upon themselves, so
deal with it.
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Well said about Britain, but I think the US may help us out when we have a Totalitarian Government. Maybe only 3 months away.
commented 2019-08-02 00:56:03 -0400
Tired of Socialists Elitists thinking they get to decide what we can say or do. GO TO HELL NOTLEY!!!
commented 2019-08-02 00:55:12 -0400
Well then lets silence Marxist scum like the NDP first.
commented 2019-08-02 00:52:49 -0400
I notice some Albertans aren’t too confident driving beside big, deep lakes like the Okanagan. Maybe she will get nervous and move back to Edmonton to be with her Scum Union Friends.
commented 2019-08-02 00:27:17 -0400
We have Gems in Ezra and Shelia when it comes to fighting the fight for freedom in Canada today. I pray to God for all of us and the Rebels success! My money is literally on the Rebel.
commented 2019-08-01 23:50:23 -0400
Send her to Cambridge Bay? It’s very nice this time of year…
commented 2019-08-01 23:34:19 -0400
Crap! We don’t want that witch in BC.
commented 2019-08-01 23:28:52 -0400
All Rachel Notley is good for is witch-hunts. She is an incredibly vicious little woman.
Sad really, her father Grant Notley was a politician of stature, capable of intelligent debate. Rachel did not inherit much from his gene pool. The sooner she moves to her newly constructed house in Kelowna, the better.
commented 2019-08-01 23:19:56 -0400
I will give again, but only when The Rebel brings it’s fight to Canada, and fights for Canadians. The US has Trump, so there is no need to send a Rebel Reporter to the US. The Brits have to learn to stand up for themselves. I sure as hell will not pay their way. Brits need to grow a pair. They brought Hell upon themselves, so deal with it. Until then, my financial support goes to those that support Canadians…
commented 2019-08-01 23:01:12 -0400
REBELLATION:
Are you SERIOUS? He was the father of community organizing, the orchestrator of social chaos in the US.
He dedicated that book to SATAN because he admired Satan! He preferred Hell because he “would organize it”.
commented 2019-08-01 22:42:46 -0400
should read… It reflects badly on Kenney.
commented 2019-08-01 22:41:03 -0400
There is no ‘running out of money’. Not supporting those we put on the front line would be out of the question. We expect the Rebel to fight the fights and we expect to support and pay legal bills from time to time. We put out large for Tommy over the years and this suit against Sheila will be bankrolled as well, by supporters. Its not the first time and it won’t be the last. This is war and truth will win. Turning Sheila into a martyr will be the biggest mistake Notley ever makes. It is a reflects badly on Kenney, that he didn’t clean house when he got in.
Small amounts add up. I’m sending another modest contribution, wish it could be more.
commented 2019-08-01 22:39:55 -0400
Let’s remember to thank Sheila’s husband, kids and family.