About a month ago, The Rebel was included in a Public Safety Canada report, drafted by Public Safety Canada's Center for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence.
The report synopsis says:
“The Canada Center... was launched to provide national policy leadership, support local level initiatives, and coordinate action-oriented research countering radicalization to violence... The focus is on preventing the radicalization to violence of all kinds, regardless of where it originates.”
A contributor to this Public Safety Canada report suggested increased censorship for The Rebel as one of the government's “measures to prevent or suppress violence” suggesting “while focussing [sic] on educating Leaders, service providers who work with youth, also ensure better controls on Media (e.g. Rebel) and social media (Facebook & Twitter) & their hate inciting communications.”
My so-called “hate inciting communications” apparently include my ongoing access to information investigations into Liberal scandals and misspending.
We wanted to know how we came to be included in that Public Safety Canada report compiled by Ipsos. Who said this nonsense about us and who decided to include attempts to censor our mainstream conservative news and commentary outlet as a reasonable suggestion to prevent violence?
We asked the government to provide copies of all documents regarding the inclusion of The Rebel or The Rebel Media in the “The Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence - What we heard” report since January 1st, 2019.
And magically they have no documents. According to bureaucrats, “a thorough search was conducted and Public Safety Canada was unable to locate any records responding to your request.”
The report cites a contributor's quote verbatim. How can the selection of that quote attacking us have no paper trail?
Was the quote completely made up by the authors of Public Safety Canada's report or are the bureaucrats responsible for it now obscuring how and why they selected it?
Either way, it looks like Public Safety Canada is more concerned with keeping the Liberals safe from our scrutiny than keeping the public safe from real threats.