May 26, 2017

TIDES Out! Clean up Canadian politics by shutting down foreign money

Brian LilleyArchive

We’ve been saying for a while that we need to clean up Canadian politics by shutting down foreign money from groups like the TIDES Foundation but we also need to change the rules for what third parties can do in elections.

A while back, my fellow Rebel Christopher Wilson started a petition to get TIDES money out of BC politics, where it looks like they just had a major impact on the election.

Now I want to take this national.

The foreign money from groups like TIDES and the Oaks Foundation out of Switzerland, not to mention international labour unions funnelling money into Canadian political causes, is used to ensure that conservatives or free enterprise oriented parties are never elected again.

Watch as I explain the problem and then fill you in on what we can do about it.

Even in the U.S., land of big money politics and free speech, the types of groups that run similar campaigns are regulated.

Canada has long had third party restrictions in elections and attempts to challenge them in court — such as Stephen Harper and the NCC’s Supreme Court challenge — have failed.

So if we are going to have regulations on third parties, let’s make them count.

They need to cover these shadow campaigns I’ve described. Right now, they can spend unlimited amounts and even use foreign money to do it.

If you agree, I’m going to ask you to sign our petition at TidesOut.ca and call on the federal government to fix this.

And while you’re there I’m going to ask that you consider chipping in a donation to The Rebel so we can continue to follow stories like this.

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commented 2017-05-26 21:39:59 -0400
There is no doubt many Countries and individuals helped Trudeau win; but why couldn’t the Conservatives with their Majority and the most money, plus a smart experienced Leader take care of the problem that was consuming them. The following is from Lilleys previous video on this subject.
Its all and good that some of you wrote and complained to Elections Canada, and basically they told you that you are unimportant and don’t bother them.
The problem here is our incompetent majority Government at the time. That is why they lost; they couldn’t take care of themselves. They let a complete , unqualified moron beat them.
Today they called me for another donation. they said it was so that they could fight Justin Trudeau. I told her ( knowledgeable woman) they already get paid well to do that.
On Saturday I hope that we get a strong leader that has the muscle to protect the party, not a Malcolm Turnbull, Rona Ambrose or especially not a Theresa May.
commented 2017-05-26 20:57:22 -0400
Why isn’t the CBC screeching about how “OBAMA HACKED THE CANADIAN ELECTION!”? After all, didn’t he send his entire election team up here to craft Turdeau’s final-weeks campaign videos etc?
commented 2017-05-26 19:10:52 -0400
Special interest intervention in elections should be a federal crime Foreign money washed into campaign should be outlawed and both special interest and the candidate they pimp should be charged and taken off the ballot.
commented 2017-05-26 18:46:42 -0400
Does anyone remember that the Tom Mulcair’s NDP owed tax payers 4-million for using public office to campaign? That debt mysteriously disappeared. I’ll bet the Tide’s fund covered it, when Tom agreed to throw his support to junior.
commented 2017-05-26 18:43:26 -0400
Identify the funds coming into Canada. Tax the gross funds at our highest rate on source and then tax the remainder at the same rate directly against Canadian recipients. If we can’t stop the funds from entering let’s make some money on it.
commented 2017-05-26 13:45:35 -0400
The Liberals and NDP are only interested in what lines their pocket and the power that provides that money. The moral path will never be followed so long as their greed for money and power is satiated. This is because most of them have no moral center aside from what they can take and what they can control.
commented 2017-05-26 13:27:44 -0400
Although I readily signed the petition and fully support all the efforts to stop this filthy interference in Canadian politics that has been supported by the filthy Liberals and the despicable NDP, I agree with Peter Netterville – NOTHING will be done to put an end to this by the corrupt Trudeau and his Liberals – NOTHING.
The petition will be ignored and the Dirty Liberals will continue to live high on the hog as long as they can.
The only way to stop this is to get lame brained corrupt Trudeau OUT, and decimate the Liberal party and the NDP in the next election, although I sincerely wish that this could happen much, much sooner – like NOW.
commented 2017-05-26 12:35:31 -0400
Well, if the foreign money had no effect on the last Federal election, then the lefties shouldn’t mind foreign money being prohibited from being used in our election campaigns.
commented 2017-05-26 12:25:32 -0400
OMG! (expressed with stereotypical lefty outrage) Foreigners are "hacking " our elections!
commented 2017-05-26 11:58:50 -0400
Brian Lilley makes it clear. I agree. Noticed that when Stephen Harper seemed to have run out of $$$, then the Lib ads on radio were introduced and ramped up. I’m a loyal conservative and would never listen to the BS but I knew others would listen and so it turned out. When he had coin for big rallys in Ontario, I wondered where it all came from. Be loyal to a cause and you won’t get hoodwinked.
commented 2017-05-26 11:34:31 -0400
I do agree with you Brian Lilley.
commented 2017-05-26 11:18:30 -0400
The problem is that Conservatives play within the rules to make the changes that need to be made ( i.e. petition, peaceful protests, letters to MP, etc, etc) and the Left don’t give a shit about the rules.

The Left do whatever the hell they want, and the main stream media is more than happy to support the corruption from the Left while “ripping a Conservative a new one” for farting in the wrong place.
commented 2017-05-26 11:13:02 -0400
Time to take Canada back! Soros and the Tides Foundation out! Dump the boy globalist and his Liberal cockroaches in 2019
commented 2017-05-26 11:08:48 -0400
As long as the Liberals & NDP get foreign money to finance their parties to interfere in Canadian elections to their advantage then there is no snowball’s chance is hell that they will ever stop their corruption.

What I am saying is that there is not even one honest bone in any left wing politician in Canada. They are all corrupt to the core of their dirty souls.

A petition will do absolutely nothing while the Libranos are in power.