November 22, 2018

Trudeau scraps Harper law mandating union financial transparency

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

On this week's episode of The Gunn Showauthor, researcher, and activistBill Tufts joined me to discuss Trudeau protecting his Union buddies.

WATCH my interview with Bill to see how Trudeau's first act as Prime Minister was to scrap a Harper-era law forcing unions to be transparent about their political spending and activism.

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commented 2018-11-23 13:31:07 -0500
Correction: Sat 24 is the demonstration in front of the UN offices in Toronto.
commented 2018-11-23 10:16:45 -0500
What if half the 7973 from Ontario who have signed the petition, showed up today outside the UN offices in T.O. and they each brought someone with them?
Until we do something about unions, who, what and how they are indoctrinating our kids in public schools and the activist academics in Universities, the little soldiers for their anti Canada post-nation agenda will continue to be pumped out, and our problems will continue. They don’t call it a culture war for nothing, “Our children are the future” and no truer words were ever spoken.
commented 2018-11-23 10:04:19 -0500
I was really heartened by the turnout in Calgary for pipelines. We need a heck of a lot more of that. They will do their best to ignore us. Look at the crowds in Britain, they don’t appear to make any difference, but don’t they really? I think it makes the politicians sweat bricks. It has to make a difference. What does it cost us to try?

Today, Saturday the 23 at 1:00 there is a demonstration outside the UN offices in Toronto. There will be some apologist post-nation defenders there, who have no problem handing Canada over to the globalists, and they must be outnumbered. I mean we must obliterate their numbers. Please go down if you live in Toronto. The numbers of Ontarian’s who have signed E petition 1906 to stop the signing of the UN global migration pact are significant. If that is any indication, the turnout today should be good. Make it count Ontario.
commented 2018-11-23 09:27:25 -0500
“Although there is no way for you to know that because you do not know what I have or have not done, but that isn’t my point, and I think you know that. "

And my point, PETER, was that anyone/everyone can do it. I am a nobody, but at some point I came to the realization that there was absolutely nothing preventing ME from getting up off my arse to start the ball rolling.
commented 2018-11-23 08:37:37 -0500
I definitely agree that MSM will distort all efforts to curtail/shrink the power and size of our government while promoting socialist agendas. They too are largely bought and paid for. The similarities between Justin waving to non-existent fans on a tarmac, and that of Maduro speaking and waving to non-existent throngs of adoring citizenry (replete with sound effects), is eerie at best.
However, the dairy farmers who recently protested in Montreal have already been promised their next round of government funding to replace protectionism. Our government loves citizens who are “owned”. To initiate a political initiative that is even more powerful in the cause of free markets, personal liberty, eliminates corporate welfare, funds debt reduction, balances budgets, etc., one would need to inspire hundreds of thousands of Canadians to take to the streets, sign petitions, write their MPs and so on. Are Canadians really FOR those political objectives any more? Are people like you and me really inspired to go out and convince 20 more people to join that effort? That is the question.
Personally, my answer is “once burned, twice shy”. I’ve tried really hard. I don’t solely blame the MSM or their bias, or the socialism taught in public schools; I blame the citizenry itself. It continually puts short-term personal gratification over hard work and long-term national prosperity every time. I think we’re screwed.
commented 2018-11-23 07:51:04 -0500
Morning Shawn.

Well, The Rebel does do activism and/or covers other protests fairly.

I understand that these comments are here today and gone tomorrow. I was not making a position that these comments are of any use. I was looking for ideas other than typing.

Even “typing” such as sending letters to your MP, or “typing” such as signing petitions, or “typing” such as making your own blog, or even making your own Youtube videos is all fine and good, but Jamie was meaning more than that, and that is good!

But what other than protests are there? Protests have a limited impact in my opinion, especially since the main stream media if they cover it at all lie about the number of people and also display selective clips to distort the protest’s intent to make it look bad. And if the media in Canada will be mostly under Trudeau’s thumb then what good are protests if they will only be covered fairly by just a very few not-so-well-known media outlets?

I guess I wanted to know from Jamie or maybe even you what else is there other than protests that can be done that is not “typing” behind a keyboard.

I am all out of ideas. Looking for some.
commented 2018-11-23 05:08:36 -0500
Canada moves closer to a full on dictatorship. SIGH!
commented 2018-11-23 04:06:59 -0500
PETER NETTERVILLE: “So, now that you have laid out your credentials for all to see, back to what I was wanting you to provide …”
Hi Peter. I think Jamie did provide; not credentials, but a “how to” laundry list. A wise man who once inspired me, years ago, said at a meeting, “Politicians are not leaders, they’re followers”. They sniff the political wind. They hate bad press. They love photo ops (typically while giving away your money). So, it’s old fashioned activism that works to change the game. Bodies in the streets, placards in hand, causing a disruption, making a scene, is what draws the newspaper writers and the TV cameras. It embarrasses politicians and either draws them out to declare that they’re going to fix a problem, or alternately run and hide (which voters notice). It’s hard, time consuming work, but ultimately it’s far more effective than bitching online. These posts are here today / gone tomorrow, never seen by 99.75%% of the population, so that’s ineffective. Jamie’s point, I think, is that some have done that work, saw temporary success, but ultimately Canada’s socialist state has compromised just about everyone. Even “independent contractors” won’t stick their neck out too far publicly because they have government contracts. The poor depend upon housing/food assistance, farmers depend upon tariffs or subsidies, teachers/nurses depend upon their powerful unions, large corporations rely upon preferential regulations to suppress competition, etc. Stirring in a healthy dose of abject apathy, I just don’t see the potential for any successful “call to arms” against the tyranny of big government in Canada. Bernier will give it a good try, and I’ll certainly help him and his conservative push as much as I can, and I pray that I’m wrong, but I’ve read these tea leaves many times before.
“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” said the princess.
commented 2018-11-22 19:59:45 -0500
“So Peter, I have done a hell of a lot more that you”

Although there is no way for you to know that because you do not know what I have or have not done, but that isn’t my point, and I think you know that.

You made a statement in an attempt to motivate people to do more than just type, but you did not and still have not offered any suggestion(s) of what more to do than type.

So, now that you have laid out your credentials for all to see, back to what I was wanting you to provide … what other than typing are you suggesting we do?

List them and I will see what I can do from the list, and others can see the list and do what they wish from the list as well.
commented 2018-11-22 18:57:41 -0500
“…Canadians are worth the effort. …”

Damn. That should be “aren’t”
commented 2018-11-22 18:55:57 -0500
“I guess you are are just all puff and bluster with no substance. "

Heh, I was waiting for someone to say that.

Here’s a bit of history, PETER NETTERVILLE.

Back in ’03, ’04 we had a rotten Municipal Council here in North Glengarry. At the same time, the McGuinty Government was coming down hard on rural landowners with enviro-legislation that pissed all over property rights.

A few of us had had enough…so we formed the local Landowners Association. Shawn McRae and myself organized a tractor blockade of Hwy 401 and put over 400 farms vehicles on the highway – blocking it tight for half a day. We organized 2 tractor convoys to Parliament Hill, we blockaded the Mississippi Conservation Authority offices in Manotick, and we brought 2 busloads of rural property owners to Queens Park along with tractors. Locally, we put up huge signs on Main Street and wrote countless letters to Editors pointing the finger at local politicians who were pissing away our tax dollars. We stormed MNR meetings, harassed provincial and federal political rallies, and made ourselves real pains in the arse.

We were threatened with arrest on more than one occasion, and we were the target for police intelligence operations and intimidations. Our businesses suffered along with our home life.

The end results? At the next municipal election, 5 of the 6 council members who were causing all the grief were tossed out on their arses. A local medical officer of health who was cracking down on church suppers was forced into early retirement, and tax rates went down and the bureaucrats went into retreat.

But then, the provincial and federal governments figured out that the quickest way to a dairy farmer’s heart was a promise of a government cheque. So the Feds promised relief for the BSE crisis, and the province hinted that it would seriously consider a crop risk management plan, and all of a sudden the tractors started disappearing.

The BSE compensation turned out to be a cruel joke – whatever pittance was offered by the government was deducted at point of sale by the purchasers, and 15 years later the crop guys are still whining for a “full and fair” risk management plan.

So Peter, I have done a hell of a lot more that you….and for that matter, with the possible exception of Shawn McRae, probably more than anyone else on this site.

And now you’re probably going to ask why I’m not doing it anymore. Tell you why. Because unless things have changed – and there is absolutely nothing to convince me of that – Canadians are worth the effort.

As a matter of fact, with the advent of blogs and forums, the situation has become worse. It provides the right with a surrogacy for real action with the welcome and necessary cover of anonymity.

Things will just have to get a whole lot worse I guess.
commented 2018-11-22 18:19:53 -0500
“Everyone waits for someone else to start the ball rolling. So the answer is in the mirror.”

Ooooooh, so now there is a real cop-out answer from the brash “But all you’re doing is still typing?” cry to action statement.

I guess you are are just all puff and bluster with no substance.
commented 2018-11-22 18:16:22 -0500
“…so what’s the answer…”

Everyone waits for someone else to start the ball rolling. So the answer is in the mirror.
commented 2018-11-22 18:07:37 -0500
Jamie MacMaster said, “But all you’re doing is still typing?”

Alright! Someone who is willing to DO something about it!

So Stan, what’s your plan … other than typing about in, I mean.
commented 2018-11-22 17:59:56 -0500
You scratch my back and I’ll do anything for you.
Trudeau reminds me of the corrupt Cardinal McCarrick. Will sell his soul for self satisfaction and power.
commented 2018-11-22 17:32:54 -0500
Totally agree,so what’s the answer I’m ready ,willing,able to do something but that’s what we gotta figure out. The only purpose of these sites to converse with like minded people and vent a little bit. We have to stop Trudeau hands down because he is taking away our freedoms and eroding our democracy!! We need Canadians collectively to show Trudeau we are a force to be reckoned with,open to suggestions because you are right typing on a website ain’t going to change anything!! The things Trudeau has done ,he should have been brought before a tribunal for treason and crimes against the Canadian people. Trudeau isn’t playing by the rules,and we shouldn’t be either this is our country not his!! If it were up to me Butts and Trudeau would have been run out of Canada a long time ago,these are strange times and I’m especially surprised that Canadians continue to put up with Trudeau’s crap.
commented 2018-11-22 17:03:15 -0500
So, turdo screws Alberta.
And he screws Saskatchewan,
And he buys the press with your money,
And he sticks a carbon tax up your arse
And he schemes about confiscating your guns
And he scraps accountability on Indian Reserves
And he opens your border to anyone and everyone
And he conspires with your banks to acquire your personal data
And pisses your money away on projects that enrich only his buddies
And now this.

But all you’re doing is still typing?
commented 2018-11-22 15:07:07 -0500
Cause we all know the punk in Ottawa is all about fair elections!!2
commented 2018-11-22 14:48:44 -0500
The only way to combat this is an abundance of citizen journalists. Talented, well versed people that earn a trust worthy name. Trust worthy to the public and nobody else.
commented 2018-11-22 14:47:27 -0500
The mafia just won. Instead of in the streets, through legislature.
commented 2018-11-22 13:53:14 -0500
The uneducated voted for ‘first past the post’ Trudeau, let us hope that they are educating themselves now, for future lessons are going to be a lot harder.
commented 2018-11-22 12:55:56 -0500
Labour unions were vital in the communist/Bolshevik revolution a hundred years ago. That led to many decades of communist poverty, war, genocide, etc. In Canada’s case, the “revolution” is a taxpayer funded coup that will impose a similar tyranny with Trudeau at the helm.