February 20, 2019

Trudeau proposes censorship of social media before the election — and Scheer says the plan doesn't go far enough!

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Look at this CBC story:

Minister tasked with safeguarding election calls on committee to look at regulating Facebook, Twitter

Isn't that the opposite of safeguarding the election? Isn’t meddling in free speech actually interfering in the election?

Gould invites committee to study regulation or legislation in lead-up to federal election

We’ve had free elections in this country for centuries — obviously Canada is only 152 years old as an independent country. But we were British North America before that, and we elected all sorts of local and provincial officials.

The Internet really came into its own in the early 1990s and we've had eight federal elections since then.

Trudeau certainly used those technologies to spread the message. But that’s the thing — now that he’s in, he wants to pull up the drawbridge. And you know what? The other parties are willing to go along with this:

Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould today called on a Commons committee to look at the possibility of the Canadian government imposing new rules on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in the lead-up to the next federal election.

Twitter and Facebook and YoUtube and Google already tilt left, and censor sites based on ideology.

In the weeks before the French elections, Facebook shut down 30,000 pages that supported Marine Le Pen. Facebook claimed they were “fake”. But what does that mean? Who made the decision? Do you trust Mark Zuckerberg?

We know that Twitter deletes accounts of anyone they don’t like — including some of our former staff, from Tommy Robinson to Laura Loomer. Our YouTube page has been demonetized, along with many other conservative sites.

Back to the story today:

(...) Gould suggested the committee take a closer look at the role of social media in elections.

"I would encourage this committee to do a study of the role of social media in democracy, if that is something that you think is interesting," she said. "To hold the social media companies to account.”

One of the things we always say the free press is, "The media holds the government to account." Sure, the opposition does, too. But they don’t talk about everything — only the things that suit them.

Now look how that is inverted: The government now proposes to hold media companies to account.

TONIGHT I'll take you through more of this disturbing announcement. It's vitally important that every Canadian learn exactly how the government proposes to control the media narrative.

So what did Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives say in reply?

The Conservatives said they want more, harder, stronger rules against foreign meddlers. OK, let’s talk about that.

But I’m not worried about the free speech rights of foreign nationals in our elections. I'm worried about our free speech rights here in Canada.

That’s exactly what Gould was talking about. But when it was her turn, Stephanie Kusie, the Conservative critic, didn’t make that point.

Is it because they, too, don’t like voices on social media talking about things they don’t like to talk about — they hate talking about Islam, they hate talking about immigration, because it’s embarrassing to them, at least the CBC says so.

I don’t know. But I do know one thing — they’ll come for us here at the Rebel , as sure as day follows night...

NEXT: Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter and I talk about Gerald Butts' resignation, and developments in the SNC-Lavalin scandal.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-02-23 08:29:00 -0500
“Scheer is actually winning … Bernier will fall flat…”

A faux blue suit troll advocating for a faux blue suit party leader, no surprise there.

As time marches on the party consists more and more of faux blues than actual blues. Not too long ago Liberal MP Leona Alleslev crossed the floor to join Scheer and was rewarded with a rather impressive portfolio instantly, how quick that was swept under the rug. Conservative in name only.
commented 2019-02-21 22:12:33 -0500
Nothing to ad to my link?
There you have it.
Go to your safe space if you need a feeling break, Charred.
I will analyze my link.
Scheer is actually winning in the polls after the bailout AND the journalist union spoke out against the Conservatives.
I think more Conservatives align with Bernier’s policies but since I don’t think he made a deal with the media, Bernier will fall flat and to get a grass roots full head on charge against the Liberals in this election would be an epic feat to accomplish by any measure. The PPC has not peatered out in its growth, but its hit a plateau for now. How it does AFTER this election is when it can start swinging hard poltically. It does not have a robust official platform and without that, there can be no votes.
commented 2019-02-21 20:22:56 -0500
Mark Chadwick commented 7 hours ago
Max and anyone that is running for the PPC should sue elections Canada and the people or persons excluding them from any public debate . I should be afforded the same rights as anyone else that donates to a political party period . The government is taking a chunk so they are liable and anyone else that denies access to the debate is also liable . This is a democratic country still and it’s about time they start acting like it .

Good post and agree Mark.
commented 2019-02-21 17:20:08 -0500
Charred Remains,
You are purely delusional retard full of an epic amount of bullshit.
You have no excuse to be crazy and mean. You’re sanctimonous and overly sensitive as well as a pervert in your humour.
I’m not in love with Puglaas so stop fanticizing about lesbian sex because it ain’t going to happen.
I was RIGHT about the Liberal maneuvering and I’m grossed out by it as well as from Scheer. Next time ask my feelings instead of spouting off the handle you clad tailed codswalloped probabley wall-eyed inbred!
Go back to the streets where you’re king of the grifters. If I get nailed for this comment, I don’t care.
God, you’re a drama queen. SPEAK POLITICS AND NOT SHADE.
P-O-L-I-T-I-C-S.
Watch. Analyze. Speak.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/nationalpost.com/news/politics/andrew-scheer-on-election-2019-ive-got-a-lot-of-things-lining-up-against-me/amp
commented 2019-02-21 16:39:44 -0500
Andrew Scheer
A Liberal steer
Got all dressed up in blue
On climate change
And censorship
He’s just like Turdo two.
commented 2019-02-21 14:49:00 -0500
They plan to regulate the media, by excluding those from that $595 Million dollar piss-pot of cash that they dont like.

Everyone can surely see that.
commented 2019-02-21 13:59:53 -0500
Another poster, I can’t remember the name, posted that Buffalo Chronicle link the other day. No one made comment on it. I read it then but wasn’t sure about sources for the article, and actual author, and wanted to see if anything else came up about it first . If this information is true, it is quite bad.
commented 2019-02-21 13:51:27 -0500
Regarding Scheer. Listen carefully to what he does not say and what his head mp’s do say. The mps are the only ones who echo ‘SOME’ of what Bernier is advocating. Scheer will never wrap his mouth around “we will use our government privileged to get pipelines built”. He has never said that. Since he hasn’t and won’t, who could hold him to what his underlings have said. He will ignore the whole thing. He says no carbon tax, but is fine with Paris accord. He’ll be fine with a tax, he’ll call it something else. These UN Migration Compact worshipers will lie and cheat Canadians to control us and flood our country. Scheer won’t reduce numbers, he will increase them. He has not said otherwise.
commented 2019-02-21 13:38:04 -0500
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBd5rO5pLFU
Peoples Party of Canada Introduction – Maxime Bernier – PPC
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https://buffalochronicle.com/2019/02/19/scheer-wants-bmo-and-treasury-official-questioned-in-snc-lavalin-probe/
Scheer wants BMO and Treasury official questioned in SNC-Lavalin probe

“The Bank of Montreal has been using intermediary business service providers to ‘effectively bribe’ the elected officials of Indian Act-governments in British Columbia in exchange for pipeline approvals”

" Worried that the practice violates the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the United States, (a conviction under that law would result in criminal prosecutions and trade sanctions against BMO), banking executives hurridly lobbied Finance Minister Bill Morneau in late May, and were able to quickly secure a transaction that would effectively nationalize the pipeline, while offering favorable terms of indemnification to the investors involved in the project."
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ba boom.
commented 2019-02-21 13:06:04 -0500
Max and anyone that is running for the PPC should sue elections Canada and the people or persons excluding them from any public debate . I should be afforded the same rights as anyone else that donates to a political party period . The government is taking a chunk so they are liable and anyone else that denies access to the debate is also liable . This is a democratic country still and it’s about time they start acting like it .
commented 2019-02-21 12:09:56 -0500
A BOUNTY on antifa thugs!
WOW!
THEREBEL, taking it to a whole new level!
YEE HAW!
Look out you lefty progressive globalists, and other liberals…we’re coming for YOU!

Canada for Canadians.
commented 2019-02-21 11:45:58 -0500
Foreign agents don’t have “free speech” in Canada.

I suppose there’s a very simple answer. Take social media, and display anything that originates from a sketchy IP (which is to say, foreign, VPN, or multiple accounts from the same IP) in red wingdings font .This will allow the bots their freedom of expression, but immediately make it apparent that they should be viewed skeptically.
commented 2019-02-21 11:10:13 -0500
It’ll be a sad day for Canada if Justin is re-elected in October 2019…Canada will become so debased after another Trudeau term that it might well be impossible to salvage…either Justin goes or Canada as we know it goes…
commented 2019-02-21 10:45:23 -0500
Dollars to doughnuts, I will bet ANYBODY that aborginal file had to do with SNC-Lavalin’s building of the LNG pipeline. I’ll take your bets now!
If I’m wrong, I’m still half right because native issue.
commented 2019-02-21 10:35:17 -0500
Well, then I was right again this was over an aborginal stance to begin with! What was aborginal file exactly?
Blackmailing the boss eh? I think the national post gave a "look, squirrel! article because Puglaas has not backed off with her attorney. It was a token peace offering, just the start and she’s veying for the iron throne none the less.
commented 2019-02-21 10:26:35 -0500
The Mop and Pail reports that Sings Like a Bird told the Liberal cabinet that the SNC Lavalin pressure was improper. The Laurentian elite who run the party will not be amused.
commented 2019-02-21 09:56:02 -0500
All liberals are greedy and needy! The bullies in our society gravitate to the liberal party of con artists because they are selfish, and immature, and want to wield power over those they consider beneath them, or who do not agree with them. They ultimately want to take everything away from you, including your right to individual thought, and speech, and your ability to defend yourself. You really can’t believe anything they say or do!
commented 2019-02-21 09:54:08 -0500
Justin Trudeau is the Inspector Jacques Clouseau of Canadian politics, bumbling his way from one scandal to another. But where Clouseau is absolutely hilarious, Trudeau is downright tragic.
Scheer on the other hand would not let the people “who supported him” vote, in regards to supply management at the Conservative convention. But is that any wonder.

https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/terence-corcoran-bernier-didnt-lose-the-leadership-it-was-stolen-by-dairy-lobby-fake-conservatives

Ezra, you are getting funnier, seriously made me laugh regardless of the seriousness of what is happening. Trudeau, his Cabinet, his party, Singh, May and Scheer have all given you enough content to do a comedy segment from now until election time because the bunch of them are a joke.
commented 2019-02-21 08:51:03 -0500
What Scheer and Trudeau are saying is:
We have to censor your free speech rights to ensure that our democratic elections are free so that we can protect ,maintain and preserve your right to uncensored free speech" .
In other words,you destroy it to maintain it.
One doesn’t need to be an expert in syllogisms to ponder the fallacy in it all.
commented 2019-02-21 06:59:28 -0500
The solicitor general’s ’client" is the Canadian population, and not solely the PM. On behalf of Canadians, I give her consent to speak freely.

Scheer never fails to disappoint. He is no more than a Trudeau lite. So many proposed infringements and taxes which he bobble-head nods in agreement. There is just enough time for him to step down and a new leader be chosen before the coming election.

Miss Stephen Harper yet?
commented 2019-02-21 06:48:19 -0500
wow, the little tyrant and his puppeteer butts (who is STILL IN THE BACKGROUND AND BEING PAID) already have this next ILLEGAL ELECTION- AND YES IT IS ILLEGAL BECAUSE OF THE NON CANADIAN INVADERS BEING ABLE TO VOTE AND THE FOREIGN MONEY AND INTERFERENCE BEING ALLOWED BY TRUDEAU, but that isn’t enough!! NO, They want to CONTROL WHAT WE THINK, SAY , SHARE AND EVERYTHING ELSE.
WE ARE TALKING A TYRANT /DICTATOR/DESPOT WHO IS SO INSECURE , CORRUPT, VILE, DANGEROUS , THAT HE HAS TO COMPLETELY CONTROL WE CANADIANS TO THE POINT WHERE WE WILL SOON BE DENIED LEAVING CANADA!
TIME TO BEG TRUMP TO SEND UP HIS TROOPS AND BRING THESE BASTARDS DOWN BEFORE THEY COMPLETELY CRIPPLE US AND THAT IS ON IT’S WAY!
Why did you canuks ALLOW THIS?????
He TOLD YOU ALL EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS AND WHAT HIS PLANS WERE BEFORE THE 2015- another ILLEGAL ELECTION, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The only way we are going to get rid of him is if he is TAKEN OUT BE FORCE or HE DROPS DEAD!~
the entire regime MUST BE REMOVED FORCIBLY if we have ANY HOPE TO SURVIVE!
ARe you all INSANE????????????????
commented 2019-02-21 02:50:58 -0500
This will backfire and they will regret it.
commented 2019-02-21 02:50:21 -0500
Who the hell are either of these pukes to censor anything?
commented 2019-02-21 01:45:14 -0500
Censorship has already started. I couldn’t access this show on my ipad because the url was blocked by a content blocker. Finally found that it was an ad blocker app that I had, Purify, that I immediately deleted. The show is not an ad, maybe because of the title, it triggered the app to block it. This censorship stuff is completely insane and because of that, i will vote for Max Bernier.
commented 2019-02-21 01:17:53 -0500
JOHN WILLIAMS commented 10 mins ago
I think JWR and Tru-“uh?” are trying to preserve the party just a little bit before the election so they have an army to rule with.
They don’t want to annihilate a party they may both want to head.
Puglaas won’t be bought though. She’s after the iron throne.
commented 2019-02-21 01:02:34 -0500
Trudeaus boast that Jody Wilson-Raybould is in his cabinet “speaks for itself” shows how out of touch and incompetent he is in running a political party not to mention a country. I’m waiting before I have an opinion about
what Puglaas is doing before she speaks. If she jumps back into bed with Trudeau the bile in my mouth will require something very strong to get rid of.
commented 2019-02-21 00:55:45 -0500
Shoe leather?
Here’s a some of every comment on the Rebel.
NO STEP ON SNEK!
And proud of it.
commented 2019-02-21 00:04:02 -0500
JAN G commented 38 mins ago.

Did you never scroll down to the bottom of the comments and are almost there when the video starts because it is programmed to auto start? You then have to go all the way back to the top to turn it off. Ezra being Ezra often has a lot of comments. Hard on the shoe leather and the Scroll Button