August 02, 2019

How the Trudeau government is rigging the leaders' debates in the upcoming federal election

Rebel Staff


We’re less than 90 days away to the 2019 Canadian federal election. But most Canadians aren’t paying attention right now. After Labour Day, it’s going to be a quick sprint to October 21.

One of the moments that wake everybody is the leaders' debates.

Look at this, from the Liberal press release announcing the rules:

In the interest of time, and as a starting point for the upcoming 2019 debates, the Government has established clear criteria for participation by political party leaders. In 2019, debates would include leaders of political parties that meet two of the following three criteria At the time the general election in question is called, the party is represented in the House of Commons by a Member of Parliament who was elected as a member of that party.

That is a rule written to address precisely one person — Maxime Bernier.

That’s the rule now. Trudeau says so. Even if the media want it otherwise; even if all the party leaders want it otherwise.

In the past, those were all private decisions. But now there’s actually a government commission for debates.

And — extra gross — they’ve appointed former Governor General David Johnston to run it. Why is he doing errands for Trudeau?

And look at the news today:

Who will be the reporters shaping the questions, shaping the themes? It’s Trudeau’s pets.

Here’s the government’s list of approved journalists:

CBC News, Radio-Canada, Global News, CTV News, The Toronto Star and the Torstar chain, HuffPost Canada, HuffPost Quebec, La Presse, Le Devoir, and L'Actualité.

So, the Ottawa-Toronto-Montreal establishment. Five out of the ten institutions are based in Quebec. Two are state broadcasters. The newspapers are bail-out media from Trudeau’s $600 million election bribe.

And the Toronto Star? I saw this news story in Blacklock’s, the great independent outlet in Ottawa: 

The largest daily newspaper in Canada, the Toronto Star, yesterday estimated its take of federal media bailout money is worth the equivalent of $115,385 a week. Payroll rebates will see publishers awarded up to $13,750 per newsroom employee.

Yeah, gee, do you think they’ll have a theme or section of the debate about the carbon tax, or Trudeau’s war against pipelines and industry; do you think they’ll talk about the foreign policy mess he’s created with India, China, Saudi Arabia, everyone?

Or do you think they’ll talk about the climate "crisis"?

I’ve said it before:

Under Trudeau there will be only two types of media soon, only two types of conversations at all:

Those approved by the government, and those banned by the government. Nothing else.

How do you feel about that?

NEXT: Our intrepid reporter David Menzies joins me to talk about his investigation into the LCBO.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-08-07 09:20:08 -0400
If you buy gas for a car you should not vote Liberal. If you heat a home, you should not vote Liberal. If you have a modicum of common sense you should not vote Liberal. If you feel that far too much of the government of Canada is controlled by the Quebec elites, you should not vote Liberal. If you think Trudeau lied about the size of his unnecessary deficits, you should not vote Liberal.
commented 2019-08-07 00:34:51 -0400
Who voted for Trudeau?
I believe males up to 40 voted Trudeau for legal pot.
Females up to 40 or 50 because of his looks, and the socks were part of that new un-Harper look.
The US breaks it up, therefore guessing isn’t necessary.
Here is what CBC recently said:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cbc-election-poll-demographics-1.5189750
commented 2019-08-06 13:35:25 -0400
Most conservatives “got it” before he was elected Jill. Unfortunately there were just too many millennials (sorry millennials) who were just too excited with the thought of legal pot and swallowed the cbc lies about Harper. That is what got that poser elected. You are scolding the wrong group of people here. ‘I told you so’, to people who didn’t vote for him is annoying at best.
https://www.mity.com.au/blog/writing-readable-content-and-why-all-caps-is-so-hard-to-read

…and its never too late.
commented 2019-08-06 12:34:30 -0400
commented 2019-08-06 12:21:56 -0400
Rick Sloane,
ahh and NOW YOU GET IT!
I told you so- back BEFORE YOU ALL ELECTED HIM IN 2015 and NO ONE CARED!
well here we are and it is simply TOO LATE TO STOP HIM so, START PLANNING ON WHERE YOU ALL WILL LIVE BECAUSE THIS IS NOT OUR COUNTRY ANYMORE AND THE ONLY THING OF OURS WELCOME HERE IS OUR MONEY WHICH WILL ALL BE TAKEN FROM US AFTER OCTOBER AND WE WILL LITERALLY BE IN THE GUTTERS.
wonder how long before the u.n. troops patrol here to keep we canadian slaves in line??
commented 2019-08-06 12:19:20 -0400
James Hall,
EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m so glad some canuks are actually getting what I warned you all back pre 2015 election!!
Too bad it’s TOO LATE NOW as we all sat back and SAID/DID NOTHING TO STOP HIM WHILE CONTINUING TO HAND OVER ALL OUR HARD EARNED MONEY TO HIM SO HE COULD COMPLETELY DESTROY OUR COUNTRY, ECONOMY, RIGHTS, FREEDOMS AND NOW LIVES.
too late -which is good news to most folks because now the yellow bellied TRAITORS DON’T HAVE TO DO A THING TO STOP HIM!
CARRY ON SHOPPING WHILE THE REST OF THE WESTERN WORLD IS WAKING UP AND TAKING DOWN THEIR GLOBALISTS!
we will be the only western SEWER ON THE PLANET and will have NO WHERE TO GO BECAUSE THE REST OF THE FREE WORLD IS KICKING OUT THEIR TRAITORS AND DON’T NEED WE TRAITORS!
lol, you all had THE BEST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET AND YOU ALL BLEW IT AS YOU WERE TOO BUSY SHOPPING AND DEMANDING YOUR ENTITLEMENTS while sticking your tails between your legs!
commented 2019-08-05 21:41:27 -0400
The scum is a dictator installed by the globalist terrorist UN.
Him and Buttslicker and Climate Barbie work for the destruction of Canada
commented 2019-08-05 20:39:31 -0400
Trudeau is acting more and more like a fascist dictator. Take the whole thing to the courts.
He is worried the PPC is gaining traction in Canada. Trudeau … what a slime-ball.
commented 2019-08-05 09:47:16 -0400
It would help a little more if the Rebel would help a little more. A little more exposeure is one foot in the door.
commented 2019-08-05 08:38:24 -0400
Robert Greeley asked, “Peter.. What are you doing to help out and make Mad Max the PM? It all starts from each individual doing what they can..”

My vote for his candidate in my riding … Kelly Day.

Liza said, “If the PPC could gain the balance of power they would have some say and it would be a step forward.”

That’s a big IF.

Liza said, " … because of the (not applicable) vote split factor. … "

We will have to agree to disagree on that point.

Liza, everything you said about Scheer and Trudeau being different sides of the same coin is completely true, but I would still rather have the “heads” side of the coin than the current jackass side of the coin we have now.

I hope you are right that Maxime takes the country by storm. God knows I want the same result as you … a true Conservative government. I just don’t see it happening. I hope I am wrong and you are right.
commented 2019-08-05 08:24:47 -0400
Shrug. One of the main reasons turdo & Co. is doing blatantly underhanded thigs like this is because there is zero chance of effective pushback from scheer-the-steer.
commented 2019-08-05 01:33:49 -0400
Wow, Even the intelligent Susan Riley liked Max back then, of course that was years before Trudeau’s Bribery Pot started rewarding Journalists for saying nice things about Justin.
commented 2019-08-05 00:03:22 -0400
“Political courage”
That’s Max.
commented 2019-08-05 00:01:33 -0400
Quite amazing indeed Keith, and awesome. Max’s views have basically stayed the same right from the beginning of his political career.
Impressive. Ya gotta love it.
commented 2019-08-04 22:16:56 -0400
The real racists of course are the Trudeau liberals and the lunatic US Demoncrates who view EVERYTHING through the prism of race and identity politics. They certainly don’t judge people for their character just their “race” and victim group status.
They also seem to harbour a virulent and irrational anti – white racism themselves.
As usual the MSM/ CBC / enemedia complex don’t acknowledge this glaringly obvious fact and our academia is so hunkered down in their gender study safe spaces that they’re terrified of anything remotely resembling the truth.
What a ridiculous joke
commented 2019-08-04 20:09:06 -0400
- have at least one MP elected under the party’s banner;
- intend to run candidates in at least 90 per cent of the country’s ridings; and
- have captured at least four per cent of the votes in the previous election or be CONSIDERED BY JOHNSTON TO HAVE A LEGITIMATE CHANCE TO WIN SEATS IN THIS ELECTION , based on public opinion polls (which allows for the possibility of upstart or breakaway parties).
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The opinion polls part worries me because I don’t trust them. I hope Johnston does the right thing. Bernier needs two out of the three. He will have the ridings, but he needs Johnston and the polls to be honest and co operate. What are the chances? Maybe 50/50.
commented 2019-08-04 20:02:27 -0400
It was so and prepared for, even before Trudeau was elected. Our PM has clearly forsaken the people of Canada and is trying to rob them of their birthright. Hopefully some balance will be possible when we defeat the globalist/Islamists. We are going to have to figure out how to assimilate those we can’t return, because most who are here will remain here. Whether Canadians were consulted in the first place or not we are going to have to successfully integrate those here and in future only allow those who will share our Canadian values. Most importantly, Canadians are going to have to make a lot of babies real fast.
commented 2019-08-04 19:37:07 -0400
LISA, I just read your last comment…The Prime Minister of Canada is on the side of the Muslims, this is our biggist problem.
commented 2019-08-04 19:25:45 -0400
WW3 has started…..with the help of the Prime Minister of Canada and others.
commented 2019-08-04 19:19:12 -0400
JILL WARD commented.

[…] I wish Canadians were as enraged right now…
(Then)… He continues to destroy our country…….

Jill, I don’t think he wants to destroy Canada, just Canadians. His dream is a Canada run and controlled by semi illiterate savages imported by his Muslim friends and under Islamic Law. The mony’ied elite will live in warmer climes, collecting their profits earned with cheap Islamic labour.

White Canadians are fast becoming endangered people, they will not be around for much longer.
commented 2019-08-04 19:12:12 -0400
I saw that article and vid Jill. It was really disturbing watching him preach his hatred of us in both English and Somali (as most of the crowd had no English). What Ahmed is doing is inciting hatred and violence in people fresh off the boat who’s only information about Canada is from their fellow Somalian friend Ahmed Hussen. He is telling them that Canadians are racists, he is telling them that we are a country in which integration and assimilation is not required. How do you undo the damage this man is doing to Canada, the country that took him in? He is proving that Islamists only want Canada for what they can take. He is highlighting the difference between modern cultural Muslims and political Islamists, those who are here to subjugate non Muslims and moderates and insert sharia law into every aspect of Canadian society. Its pretty clear who the supremacist is and its not us. Wanting to protect our country from what amounts to a take over, yes a take over Hussen, is not supremacist. Expecting assimilation into our society is not supremacist. Expecting Islam to drop the political is not supremacist. People who do not assimilate are and will always remain paper citizens, not fellow Canadians. The choice is theirs to make for those already here. For those who aren’t yet here don’t come if you won’t assimilate.

The Liberals are lying about just about everything. They are afraid that Max is gaining ground. They are right, he is and this is why.
commented 2019-08-04 18:47:19 -0400
STEPHEN E. commented 1 day ago.
How about The Rebel, True North, The Canadian Taxpayers Federation. and The Sun get together and have an Internet broadcast of your own candidate debate………..

‘That’, Stephen is a dam good idea. All we have to do is convince Ezra.
commented 2019-08-04 18:02:44 -0400
James Hall,
well said.
Have a read : https://tnc.news/2019/08/03/knight-liberal-racism-dog-whistles-are-disgusting/

if wish canadians were as enraged right now as I am. But then again, I am a TRUE CANADIAN WHOSE FOREFATHERS BUILT THIS FORMER COUNTRY AND ALONG WITH FUTURE GENERATIONS OF MY FAMILY, LAID THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR IT AND US.
MOHAMMADS DAD RAN FROM CONSCRIPTION AND HID UNTIL HE COULD EMERGE AND WHEN HE DID HE WAS SUPPORTING THE NAZIS!
Just look at the wonderful life trudeau jr. has had in this FORMER sovereign, free, democratic nation but I guess that was okay for him as he continues to destroy our country and lives while he and his family continue to live the billionaires life off our dime with the biggest and best security in the land ensuring none of them will ever be in the danger he continues and is escalating upon us!
WHERE HAVE ALL OUR TRUE CANADIANS AND TRUE CANADIAN HERO’S GONE??
land of COWARDS AND TRAITORS TOO STUPID AND GUTLESS TO EVEN FIGHT FOR THEIR OWN LIVES!
commented 2019-08-04 17:55:27 -0400
catch this:

https://tnc.news/2019/08/03/knight-liberal-racism-dog-whistles-are-disgusting/

talk about an ingrate!
little bastard comes here as an alleged ‘refugee’, we pay for his entire life including university so he can inject himself into our government so he can bring all his tribes here to live off of us for life while never contributing, assimilating , working, contributing and so on.
these are the ONLY PEOPLE TRUDEAU AND HIS REGIME SERVE: ISLAM, ILLEGALS, FAKE REFUGEES, TERRRORIST, CRIMINALS AND OTHER FOREIGN PARASITES!
meanwhile they are all banding together to erase us and the former canada turning it into THEIR LAND!
commented 2019-08-04 04:59:46 -0400
If the CPC is worried about getting their message out: walk the walk. A Conservative party’s refusal to participate in the ‘debate’ will undermine its legitimacy – which is not statutory. Their boycott would become the single most most interesting things about the debate. The efforts of the left to outflank each-other on the left wing will not engage most Canadians. Alas, Andrew Scheer’s progressive party intends to play by the rules of the left, accept the language and dialectic designed by the left, in a forum designed and hosted by the left. That party and its supporters are leaving very little to chance. They are dead set on achieving failure. Their vaunted ‘fiscal conservative’ strategy begins with the federal Conservatives leaving themselves beholden to the hand-outs of the partisan liberal government!
commented 2019-08-04 02:26:57 -0400
Andrew Stephenson—-“My gasoline car couldn’t generate enough heat to clear the windows in the worst of winter."
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Andrew, I would take Liza’s advise regarding the Thermostat.
Revving the car to 2000 RPM’s makes the fan go faster therefore cooling the motor instead of letting it idle, which will let it warms up.
commented 2019-08-04 02:00:13 -0400
“My gasoline car couldn’t generate enough heat to clear the windows in the worst of winter.”
Clearly you need a new thermostat for your car Andrew. Inexpensive part quick to install at your local garage. It will fix your ineffective car heater.
And wouldn’t “revving” your car at stoplights cause unnecessary emissions? I am surprised that you even have a car.
commented 2019-08-04 00:20:06 -0400
Sorry Rebels for interrupting Stephen E.‘s fantastic idea of a separate debate without Trudeau’s rules. We were talking on subject, with Elizabeth May at the debate perhaps telling us about electric cars.

Having a Leaders debate without Trudeau and likely not Scheer would be entertaining, but who would broadcast it and by doing so give up their share of Trudeau’s Bribery Pot?
What MSM Company would give up $115,000. a week just to be fair to Max and the PPC?
Scheer should pretend that he wants to be fair to all parties and report that he won’t be showing up. He may even gain some Leftist votes as they will wrongly think he has morals like Jody.
commented 2019-08-03 22:49:43 -0400
“I hear the problem is inside heat when it is 30 below, unless it has a 1950’s VW gasoline heater. (Tesla High Teck) Maybe Gas-Stations will survive to fill up inside heaters of electric cars.”

They have cabin heaters. It decreases the range, but again, if you’re puttering around the city, that’s not that big a problem (in fact, the majority of the range decline is due to heating needs, rather than battery capacity, which isn’t’ a problem as long as the battery itself is warm). The battery can also act as its own block heater, so forgetting to plug them in at night isn’t quite the problem it is for gasoline cars, which as you know is perhaps the most frequent cause of people being late for work in winter.

My gasoline car couldn’t generate enough heat to clear the windows in the worst of winter. I have not so fond memories of revving to 2k rpm at stoplights to try and generate even a little bit.