June 06, 2018

Russell Hillier on Trudeau’s “naive” foreign policy, Ontario’s election & more

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


Tonight on the show I chat with best selling Canadian author and teacher, Russell Hillier, about a little bit of everything.

Hillier is the brother of the first Canadian soldier who went to fight with the Kurdish military to stop the spread of the Islamic State in Northern Iraq. He co-authored “One Soldier”, with Dillon to tell the story of his experiences in the fight against the Caliphate.

The brothers have another book out now - a novel this time - called Pawns of War.

It’s a military thriller, loosely based on real life people and experiences, which he hopes will fill a void in Canadian literature because there aren’t enough books that men and boys actually want to read.

But I wanted to talk to Hillier for another reason, too, since his dad is Ontario PC MPP Randy Hillier. Russell has some pretty confident predictions for the upcoming Ontario election!

Join me tonight to hear what Russell has to say about the scourge of returning ISIS fighters walking Canada’s streets as free men, the depressing state of Canadian literature for males, and what Thursday’s Ontario election means for the rest of Canada.

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commented 2018-06-07 15:31:32 -0400
- If Harper were still Prime Minister now, Canada would be working with the US instead of against them & the Canadian economy would be booming. We wouldn’t be inviting terrorists to set up shop in our country. Elections have consequences. A new book to get. Canlit is a joke. Go around it.

- Advanced polls have the PCs at about 43%. Conservatives are getting out the vote. A lot of the NDP support is coming from Liberals who aren’t happy about the Liberal party. They are less likely to vote. Patrick Brown was a Liberal. If Wynne thought she was going to face Ford she would have stepped down before the election. Now the Liberals are facing the possibility of losing official party status.
commented 2018-06-07 09:37:00 -0400
One can say one believes in AGW and believe it will cause a fraction of a degree change over 100 years. It does not necessarily mean you believe in catastrophic AGW.
commented 2018-06-07 08:55:42 -0400
I did hear Doug Ford say he believed in man made global warming during the last leaders debate, did I not? Thank God for a Libertarian alternative.
commented 2018-06-07 06:58:39 -0400
Obviously Ontario has been governed by overwhelming hubris and arrogance. This is the only conclusion that one can reach when trying to understand how the Ontario Liberal Party so misjudged the angst and anger the citizens had towards them and Wynne.
The outright rejection of Wynne’s policies hopefully will carry over and be directed at Trudeau. That’s if Ontarians are politically intelligent enough to reject Horwath and her gang of misfit activists and would-be communists.
We’ll know in a little over twelve hours.
commented 2018-06-07 02:37:42 -0400
Great show Sheila!! Great interview with Russell, and am really looking forward to reading his books.

Tried ordering / getting Russell’s book(s) and Amazon shut me down?? – after all the books I buy through them!! Seems we have allowed way too many tyrants to sell us things!
commented 2018-06-07 02:14:07 -0400
Hopefully Hillier gets voted in, his sons were raised with values and heart. Something the lefties are lacking.
commented 2018-06-07 00:48:06 -0400
Excellent show Sheila!
commented 2018-06-06 23:19:00 -0400
When will Canadians realize that EVERY member of the Trudeau family is mentally ill? The Trudeaus have always expected Canadian tax payers to light themselves on fire in order to keep their illiterate, umeployable, welfare leeching immigrants warm. They need the ignorant third world vote…because no clear thinking, educated, and intelligent Canadian EVER votes Liberal.
commented 2018-06-06 23:07:58 -0400
I know I’m preaching to the Choir her, but Vote Blue Ontario. You know you don’t need inexperienced radicals that want carbon taxes, regulations on business and individuals all while virtue signaling their way into the land of unicorns and rainbows. Your hydro bill and carbon taxes are the ticket to their “success”.
commented 2018-06-06 22:05:52 -0400
Security threat on Parliament Hill.
Who leaked the phone call with Trudeau and Trump to fake news CNN?
PMO has a traitor in their circle of American haters. This needs investigated.
Trump is on to the dancing buffoon Trudeau.
commented 2018-06-06 21:53:41 -0400
Go Trump and go Ford. ISIS and Trudeau are the same thing and have the same “inclusive” goals. They are both security threats to the US and Trump is right as usual on that. If Trump wants to take out terrorists he should set his sights on Parliament Hill.
commented 2018-06-06 21:39:50 -0400
Fantastic show Sheila! I really enjoyed the interview with Russell Hillier and the varied topics. He made some excellent points about the state of Canadian literature & the ticking time bombs the government has allowed to return & walk freely in our country…these jihadists belong in prison, using existing laws!!!