September 18, 2019

Media union Unifor is trying to block conservative newspaper columns — after I wrote one for the Globe & Mail

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

This week the Globe and Mail published an article by me about media freedom, the Liberal government and us here at The Rebel.

I wrote about how I had to be smuggled in to a Canadian government press conference by the U.S. Secretary of State, because the Canadian foreign minister blocked me, because she hates The Rebel.

I wrote how Sheila Gunn Reid was banned from a press conference in London by Chrystia Freeland — and in that case, other journalists were so disgusted, they refused to come if we couldn’t come.

My column, by the way, was so popular that my name was trending on Twitter in Canada.

Now, if you’re a regular Rebel viewer, nothing in that op-ed was news to you. But having a column in the Globe and Mail brought these facts to the attention of people who had probably never seen them before: the fancy people, like bankers and civil servants. I bet a lot of people who read it had never even heard of the Rebel before. I was pleased to see it.

But Canada's left wing extremists had a cow — and not over what I wrote about. I read 100 or more criticisms of my op-ed. And not one of them challenged a fact that I wrote, or even challenged my conclusion, that the Liberals don’t believe in media freedom. There actually was no debate about that. Because in 2019, leftists don’t debate. They deplatform.

Then I read a media gossip site called Canadaland. And I realized it wasn’t just complainers on the outside, mad that the Globe and Mail ran my piece on media freedom. Union bosses were mad, too.

The Unifor media union wrote a letter, from within the Globe and Mail, demanding that the Globe ban me from writing anything in the newspaper ever again. It was signed by a Unifor shop steward and junior web editor named Mason Wright.

We know that Unifor chief Jerry Dias and Justin Trudeau are close friends; they campaign together; Trudeau put Dias on his NAFTA negotiating team, which was a diplomatic disaster, but Dias wanted the PR moment. These guys are close friends. Was this a personal favour to Trudeau or Gerald Butts?

TONIGHT I'll read you the letter Unifor sent to the Globe and Mail, which is full of untrue statements and personal smears.

Unifor is a campaign SuperPAC. We thought that would only mean that they buy TV ads and billboards and leaflets and polls during elections. You know — campaigning on the streets.

But now we know differently — they intend to campaign within the news media. Hidden from view. Sabotaging me, but who else?

Oh, and none of this will be reported as an expense, or a donation in kind to Elections Canada.

As Trudeau himself has taught us, following the law is just for the little people.

Election meddling. Unifor tilting the campaign. Unifor claiming its journalists all support censorship. Unifor acting in secret.

Now that actually is news, isn’t it?

NEXT: Sheila Gunn Reid joins me to talk about our brand new billboard for my new book, which hit #1 on! See more at

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commented 2019-09-19 21:34:09 -0400
Why the repeat from yesterday?
commented 2019-09-19 10:30:47 -0400
LIZ ROSIE commented 8 hours ago
Mason Wright and Unifor have no shame whatsoever.
Liza, I think you can expand that to most Canadians as well. Trudeau could stand in the street and pitchfork live babies into tree shredder and the Canadian sheeple would still vote him.

How can anyone watch the growing litany of The Groper’s stupidity, corruption, hypocrisy, treason and narcissism and still support him? Anyone with a shred of self respect would be embarrassed to tears and crawl under a floor tile.

But not these wacky Canuckistsanies. Damn the humiliation, full speed “forward”.

“Keep moving forward and build on the progress we’ve made, or go back to the politics of the Harper years.” LPC

Interesting definition of “forward”.

I’ll take Harper for 50 cents.
commented 2019-09-19 01:58:08 -0400
Excellent comment Alberta Maga… “Union” twerps dictating what a supposedly “free press” in Canada is to support as “gospel” is the supreme example of of a supposedly “fourth branch of the government” giving up its very FUNDAMENTAL principles to some goons who have never even been one day on a newsroom floor… Are there no real journalists left in Canada? Hey Jerry Dias – have you ever spent one fuckin’ day as a journalist Or all you just “all mouth”???
commented 2019-09-19 01:56:56 -0400
Mason Wright and Unifor have no shame whatsoever. They actually think they have some moral high ground. Exposing this for all severely normal Canadians to see is the best medicine for it. I don’t think most people are comfortable with this kind of censorship. Pretty brazen of them. Do they not recognise the historical comparisons of their actions? Dias is most definitely a thug and I bet he has some skeletons in his closet.
commented 2019-09-19 01:09:33 -0400
Sick of power tripping insecure twits thinking they get to command others.
commented 2019-09-19 01:08:21 -0400
Unifor can get bent and Jerry can kiss my Diass. Friggin Twerp.
commented 2019-09-19 00:20:39 -0400
The union UNIFOR supports Justin “Harry Belafonte” Trudeau! Day-OH! Day- eh-eh -oh!
“Daylight come an me wan go home”. Belafonte was a brilliant artist. Trudeau is Mr. dress-up with a tickle trunk that contains some very dark make up.
commented 2019-09-18 22:57:02 -0400
The chickens are coming home to roost for sock boy – or should I say the UN’s sock puppet!
commented 2019-09-18 22:56:46 -0400
Keith I’m confused, did my comment infer anything else? The media party is making dissing them real easy. They are idiots, and yes they are dangerous too, and Ezra is doing a bang up job exposing their garbage and nefarious and possibly illegal carrying’s on. They just can’t stop doing stupid things and it gives Ezra all the fodder he needs to show them and the Liberals to Canadians for what they really are.
They need to be shamed? They need to be decimated, defunded, kaput.
commented 2019-09-18 22:45:24 -0400
LIZ ROSIE commented 5 mins ago.

Agree with you Liz but the Media Party is also selling out Canada with their false news all for the sake of a few bucks from Trudeau. They need to be exposed and shamed.
commented 2019-09-18 22:36:38 -0400
The hits just keep on coming. The media party is giving you so, so much fodder. This is hilarious.
commented 2019-09-18 22:12:04 -0400
Mike Lavigne commented
Check this out!
“brown” face groapie Trudeau?

New links are constantly popping up – Trudeau is a GLOBAL embarrassment:
“Tens of thousands of social media users took to Twitter to react to the photo shortly after it was released…”
commented 2019-09-18 22:05:49 -0400
Valid point Ron….hopefully there is something on the horizon to oust those parasites from power.
commented 2019-09-18 22:02:22 -0400
‘Mason Wright…He’s so white he’s pink…’ (12:20)
I think he looks like he’s closely related to Uncle Fester…

The ass Dias resembles a slow-witted, hanger-on brother of a cheap street thug…and he has a really pointy head…LOL.

N.B. Don’t misinterpret these digs at the physical ‘characteristics’ of these two…their character is manifest in their physical characteristics…and the election fraud they’re committing…for their fine feathered friend, Jihadi-Justin-Groper.

Say no to fascism!
commented 2019-09-18 21:54:24 -0400
Great job on the trailer, I appreciate the work and time that went into it, however does
Central Alberta have a HOTBED of Liberal voters that you want to spend money to convince them to vote otherwise.
I have read that of the Liberal’s 4 Alberta seats, they will lose 3. So you have done all this work to save 1 seat. Of the Liberals 184 seats, 152 were from Ontario and East. Shouldn’t that part of the Country be where you should be focused and have the truck Billboard and other gimmicks?
commented 2019-09-18 21:53:03 -0400
No remorse… no mercy…. no compromises…. no prisoners…
commented 2019-09-18 21:47:06 -0400
Most socialist prime ministers only get a brown nose kissing up to union bosses. Junior got an entire brown face.
commented 2019-09-18 21:40:15 -0400
Union Leaders along with Trudeau and the Marxist party, called Liberals are nothing more than legalized Gangsters. Trudeau himself specializes in Connery and practices it all the time. Keep your eye on him as the election approaches and you will see many examples of his cons…The man who would be Allah.
commented 2019-09-18 21:39:30 -0400
I am seriously pissed of about how UNIFOR (on their website) has claimed to be descended from the CBRT&GW.

Jesus, give me the strength to get through this…

I was one of the nearly 90 percent of CBRT members in western Canada to vote AGAINST that hostile takeover by the CAW. But we lost, because our members who worked in the Quebec City/Windsor corridor ( who outnumbered us greatly) voted about 90 percent FOR.

Please, don’t even get me started on this, except to take note of this one observation…

The first two letters in UNIFOR are…
commented 2019-09-18 21:16:57 -0400
Ha ha. Did Justin go to pedophile island? Regardless he’s part of the cult of death
commented 2019-09-18 20:58:03 -0400
Having worked for the federqal government, I know what brown-nosed some of them are. They wouldn’t even go to the bathroom without a directive. The CBC is so repulsive these days because of ladder-climbing sycophants By the way, I never made it off the first wrung because I thought too much..
commented 2019-09-18 20:51:46 -0400
Tells me your really getting under the skin of the Left. Which means your doing a bang up job. Don’t stop now!