August 15, 2019

Trudeau had the government take over the political leaders' debates. And surprise — he decided to kick out Maxime Bernier

Rebel Staff

Who should run the debates between the party leaders?

In a free country, the answer is: anyone. In fact, pretty much the only wrong answer is: the government.

Think about your local community — voting for an alderman, or a local politician. If the debate is held at the local Rotary Club, or a local church, or school — what’s the difference? The last people who ought to control election debates ought to be the government — since it’s the government that turns in the balance.

You don’t want a mayor choosing who gets to challenge him as mayor.

Well, surely that applies at the national level too, only more so. And we’re talked about this before — how the Liberal government just decided, one day, to take over debates, and appointed their hand-picked people to run them. They nationalized these debates. And the bail-out media, just rolled over.

The Liberals are deciding which of their opponents they want there. They can’t avoid Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh. But what about the smaller parties? What about Elizabeth May — really just a me-too for the Liberals? What about the Bloc Quebecois — can they participate? The party almost disappeared, and obviously it’s irrelevant in English Canada.

What about Maxime Bernier’ and his People’s Party?

A few elections back, Elizabeth May — who was in the single digits in polls, didn’t have a full slate of candidate, and was really just a one-person pundit — the media really campaigned to get her in the debates, and the ruling Conservatives broke down and agreed.

Maybe that was a good thing; but in the end, it wasn’t up to the Conservatives.

But not now. Now, the Liberals can make the strategic decisions about who they want. They just order it.

Last year, here’s what Trudeau’s spokesman, Karina Gould, said

Maxime Bernier would be eligible to appear in the 2019 leaders’ debates if his upstart People’s Party successfully nominates candidates in at least 90 per cent of ridings, Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould said Thursday.

By the way, Bernier has a lot more candidates nominated than the Liberals. The Liberals have dozens of unfilled seats, no candidates. Trudeau will eventually hand-pick them. (So much for local democracy.)

Bernier surely exceeds the Liberals in nominations. But he’s being excluded.

I know a lot of my viewers are Andrew Scheer supporters. Not fans — I have yet to meet someone who truly loves Andrew Scheer. It’s more of a loyalty thing, a passive thing. Fine. Many say Bernier is going to split the vote. And there’s some truth in that.

But that’s a completely different thing than having Justin Trudeau, through the power of the government, banning a candidate who has just as much right to be there as, at least, Elizabeth May. And, insanely, — the leader of the Bloc Quebecois.

I want Andrew Scheer to beat Justin Trudeau in the upcoming election. I’m not a member of any party. But I want to have a choice — I want Canadians to have a choice — and to even hear that there is a choice out there.

Maxime Bernier probably doesn’t have a statistical chance at becoming the prime minister. But he is certain to put forward ideas that many Canadians share — especially ideas that are considered politically incorrect. Ideas that the establishment club doesn’t even want to talk about.

Whether or not you like Bernier isn’t the point. It’s whether or not you think governments ought to be able to ban their challengers. And surely any conservative can be against that.

If your goal is to tamp down populist anger in the country, I’m pretty sure banning dissenters from a debate is about the worst way to do it...

NEXT: Our reporter Keean Bexte went to the notorious Roxham Road, where countless fake "refugees" have illegal crossed the U.S. border into Canada ever since Trudeau tweeted out his invitation to the world. 

Tonight he joins me to talk about the shocking things he saw and heard.

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commented 2019-08-16 12:12:09 -0400
Try walking across the border INto Mexico and see what happens. They wouldn’t be escorted, They would be removed in a body bag.
commented 2019-08-16 12:05:33 -0400
BILLY HOWARD commented 11 hours ago
Bernier has said he would fence off Roxham Rd. and other popular points of illegal entry. It’s common sense and most Canadians agree this “open borders” policy must en”

These days, there are far more refugee claims being made at ports-of-entry than people being intercepted at non-crossings (a phenomenon which peaked in August 2017) This is the same problem with Trump’s border fence – the majority of American illegals are overstaying legal visitors, not people who entered illegally.

“They are aliens illegally present our country. They should have been refused entry and deported immediately Instead of RCMP bellhop service.”

They can’t be refused enty. They’re already in Canada when arrested. And, they’re entitled to a hearing prior to deportation, although the system is more than a year backlogged.
commented 2019-08-16 11:58:43 -0400
REBELATION . commented 15 hours ago
I’ve seen videos of RCMP warning would-be crossers that it’s illegal and they’ll be arrested. Then, they stand aside while the people cross into the country and then they arrest them.

This is a ‘crime in progress’, and they’re obligated to stop crimes from happening"

How do you propose they do that? There’s no “crime in progress” until they actually cross the border, ten they’ve committed the crime, which is a discrete event (they either are or they aren’t), and as you note, are arrested.

They can verbally warn them, but until they actually cross the border
a) They have committed no crime. Canada has very strong habeas corpus laws under the Charter that prohibit unlawful arrest. And, unlike the US, we actually tend to respect them.
b) They are not in Canada. The RCMP has no jurisdiction over foreign soil.
commented 2019-08-16 11:48:22 -0400
From a Imam being interviewed by Robert Spencer, (some time ago)…..
“It is perfectly acceptable for a man to have sex with his son, once the child is big enough. Six years old should be a safe age”.
How old is Trudeau’s Son?
commented 2019-08-16 11:36:10 -0400
I am boss of my own will. Come to join under link to earn $75 per hour by watching tv with family in spare time. Earn as much as you spent time. If so please copy the link and full fill your dream………
commented 2019-08-16 11:02:41 -0400
There are numerous conservatives like myself that don’t feel that our voices are being represented by Andrew Scheer and his CPC Party.
Effectively , we are being disenfranchised by a government that cannot stand any scrutiny or objection to their policies that would be voiced by Maxime Bernier .
It’s a gross infringement and abridgment on free speech rights .
And Andrew Scheer is more than happy to participate ,proof that he is no conservative.
commented 2019-08-16 10:13:45 -0400
Didn’t Baby DocTrudeau promise us that he would have the most open and transparent government in Canadian history? In his mind its “Job done!”

Now he choses who will be his opposition, and just as he and his ministers run from The Rebel, he now runs from someone who would ask him the really tough questions; not what hair products he prefers.

The debate will be between a moron, a drunk, a regional leader who wants to break up the country, and a spineless waffler wetting his pants.
commented 2019-08-16 09:53:48 -0400
just a quick thought: give Jonathan,“Jessica” Yaniv a job standing at the illegal crossing point. That should scare anyone from crossing there.
commented 2019-08-16 09:49:11 -0400
They are not refugees. They are coming from a country that is considered safe for true refugees.

They are not migrants. A migrant is someone who is permitted into a country legally, not someone illegally crossing a border. There are legal means of entering Canada,

They are aliens illegally present our country. They should have been refused entry and deported immediately Instead of RCMP bellhop service.
commented 2019-08-16 09:07:36 -0400
Convert, submit or die….
commented 2019-08-16 09:02:11 -0400
The fact that the candidates appear to think that they need to rely on the Islamic vote to enable them to win, dose not bode well for the future of Canada. This Country, to the best of my knowledge, is a Christian Country, therefore Christians should decide it’s future. Not inbred heathens who intend to kill us all.
commented 2019-08-16 08:50:33 -0400
Looks like Max isn’t the only Canadian Politician that honors his promises, minutes ago I saw that the UN wants Quebec to take more Refugees and the Quebec Premier said “No”. CBC News Ticker Tape.
commented 2019-08-16 07:48:31 -0400
Mr dress up and smiling Andy are afraid of a debate with Max . Because it would gravitate to issues that they would rather avoid , but the Canadian voters would be very interested in hearing . But what would you expect from a dictator that admires China .
As for breaking the law he has taken full responsibility and assures us it won’t happen again till next time . Like the fox saying I will use the back door next time not the front . This country is a joke . I’m sure the Chinese are all back slapping each other over Canada’s PM telling them about the rule of law .
John go back to the CBC . I mean Gerry
commented 2019-08-16 06:59:25 -0400
liza Rosie,

Sounds like you finally decided to live in the real world and acknowledge that Bernier won’t be PM and it won’t even be close. He is going to be decimated. You should have realized that the second he announced the PPC, but I guess better late than never.
commented 2019-08-16 06:55:20 -0400
Alberta Maga,

Well you can always join the separation movement in Alberta. If Twitter is any indication, the rest of Canada is quite fine with Alberta trying to make it on it’s own with no connection to the benefits that being part of Canada provides. Good luck.
commented 2019-08-16 06:50:32 -0400
We all know that Little Sir Trugrope can’t handle competent people in any interaction. He’d wad up like a well used piece of bubble gum if cornered in a serious debate with Max Bernier.
commented 2019-08-16 06:24:08 -0400
There’s nothing stopping indepentent debates being set-up except who would televise it CBC?
commented 2019-08-16 04:31:05 -0400
Our corrupt Perp Minister flouts the law with impunity, generously funds the state propaganda ministry, buys off the private media, intimidates internet service providers to be even more biased against conservatives than they already are and sets the rules for the debates. He is a clear and present danger to our democracy.
commented 2019-08-16 02:20:04 -0400
The amoral unapologetic wannabe dictator of Canada must be shuffled off stage and never again allowed to participate in anything political in this country. He is an abysmal failure at all levels yet Liberal donkeys (my apologies to all donkeys for the reference) continue in their foaming mouth support of the most degenerate PM in history. Trudeau can’t abide anyone pointing out his massive flaws and failures thus he bans Max from the leader’s debate…he knows Max will verbally grind him to pulp in front of Canadians. LET MAX SPEAK and give Canadians another option.
Roxham Road illegal migrant crossings has increased in 2019 and according to TVC the number crossing from Jan to June exceeds 28,000, the highest amount ever in documented illegal crossings. The increased illegal entry continues to rise with no abatement action by the Libranos. Thank you Ezra for considering placing a reporter on sight to document the rising number of lawbreakers entering Canada. It is disgusting to know they receive better treatment than Canadians do in their own country. Build a wall at Roxham and turn all illegals away, period.
commented 2019-08-16 02:05:03 -0400
Billy Howard there is no way Justin will get an majority. Heck it looks like Scheer has won over much of the Islamist vote that Trudeau is counting on by the sounds of his promises and pledges to them in the vid of their luncheon meeting together.
Political Entryism

Justin might pull off a minority and if he does Scheer will only have himself to blame.
Scheer might get a minority.
or none of the above.

CPC base can’t afford to split off "
That train left the station months ago Billy.
commented 2019-08-16 01:55:04 -0400
John Wick how is your violent city doing? LMAO! Now keep propping up your criminal PM!
commented 2019-08-16 01:39:09 -0400
I wonder how much money will be cut from the media bailout after Justin gets back in if he does? I would quite enjoy seeing the useful idiots faces when they realize they were merely being used for a short time.
commented 2019-08-16 01:37:42 -0400
John Wick i will vote for the PPC as well, if Justin gets in again after he has proven to be a corrupt lying thief then so be it, Canada can lie in ruins for all i care, it would be a good lesson for the idiots who voted for him anyways. Let him ruin Alberta then wonder why there is no money to transfer.
commented 2019-08-16 01:29:47 -0400
Bernier has said he would fence off Roxham Rd. and other popular points of illegal entry. It’s common sense and most Canadians agree this “open borders” policy must end, but we’re so determined to rid ourselves of the worst PM in history, the CPC base can’t afford to split off and give Dear Leader another majority, which I’m afraid looks likely thanks to the Media Party. The SNC scandal will soon be muted by MSM to help their boss Justin get re-elected.
commented 2019-08-16 00:59:19 -0400
Sh!t.. that fly is still buzzing around.. swat
commented 2019-08-16 00:55:25 -0400
Alfred Obray,

Vote for whomever you want – even if you know deep down they are going to lose.

My point was that some people here were convinced that Bernier was actually going to win and that he has HUGE support. He can’t win and he has very little support by comparison.

As long as you know that going in and don’t buy into any delusional hype that Liza among others here have constantly spewed, then that’s fine. Bernier is going to lose massively, but if voting for him will make you feel better when it comes to your conscious – go for it.
commented 2019-08-16 00:54:43 -0400
Ezra, please stop calling LibCon / LeftyLite Pandering Andy ScheerCPC Conservative because there not. They’re a bunch of hateful, Narcissistic little Tyrants ( just like the Liberals, Ndp and Greens ) who need to be taken out to the Woodshed. The Hate and Racism < True Racism, not the Fake stuff that they throw around ) that comes from these Bullies, Clowns is staggering. There are Ex Muslims Exposing the Tyrannical LeftyLite Andrew Scheer / CPC. He has surrounded himself with the Enemies Of Yisrael & The West.

To the lost people in the Saul Church / Every Denomination – those Of whom also spew Anti Max / Anti PPC Hate – there’s absolutely no difference between you and the World – you don’t Represent Yeshua – so you might want to think about that. Praying for you ❤️🙏🏼🔥🇨🇦🇮🇱💙

Maxime Bernier and We The People, We The PPC, We The Individual are Principled, Determined, Tough and Strong – we won’t back down, we won’t cower – we stand up for Truth, Justice, Right Over Wrong, Good Over Evil, we WANT EVERYONE in Canada to SUCCEED and we’re Fed Up with the Status Quo. ❤️🙏🏼🔥🇨🇦🇮🇱💙
commented 2019-08-16 00:14:35 -0400
Illegals are flying into the US, then being bussed to the border to be picked up by the RCMP and taken care of thanks to the Canadian tax payer. They are better dressed than we are. What is going on. Are they flying from other countries or other parts of the US?