The announcement by the Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau that the government will provide nearly $600 million over the next five years to bail out the financially strapped Canadian media and news organization sounds innocent and uncontroversial as though it were equivalent to providing additional monetary support to the over-stretched health-care sector in the country. This announcement came in the fall fiscal update or economic statement preceding the anticipated budget that will be revealed ahead of the 2019 federal election.
The heads of Canadian media organizations immediately popped their champagne bottles in praise of the Liberal government of PM Justin Trudeau. The union representing employees of the media and news organizations across the country, UNIFOR, went jubilant and felt vindicated that its slogan of “Resistance”, presented as “Andrew Scheer’s worst nightmare”, had so quickly resulted in the opening of the government’s wallet to deliver taxpayer’s money to an industry, which in a free society must thrive or shrivel on its own capacity, or lack thereof, to be independent and jealously protective of that independence from any real or perceived support received from government.
The recipients of this handsome largesse by a Liberal government with its own agenda, public or hidden, will insist that their independence to report on news and present editorial opinions cannot be tarnished in a democracy, such as Canada. They will arise bristling like porcupines to protect their virtue against anyone who dare question their Faustian-bargain with the Liberal government, or denounce anyone who suggests that typically those privately engaged in shady transactions are most shrill in publicly broadcasting their virtue.
But despite whatever quantity of ink or digital bits and bites they expend to gild their virtue, this same media will not convince the public of its independence who understands well that the individual paying the piper calls the tune. The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau has just bought the Canadian media and news organizations in time for 2019 federal election to sing for the Liberal party, and with it went on sale for $600 million of taxpayer money any pretence of a “free press” that until now had some credibility.
For long has the public known a free press is the unconditional requirement of a free society. Once Czarist Russia-then the communist Soviet Union-now Putinist Russia, Maoist China, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Castroist Cuba, and any number of third world states that sit and pontificate about human rights and freedoms at the United Nations have never had any use for free press. There the press, and those who work it, is simply an arm of the government that control and dictate the lives of people according to its ideology, or the whim and caprice of the ruler.
Canadians will certainly recoil at the thought, or suggestion, their country is on a slippery slope and if unchecked will arrive at some version of a controlled state-directed society. In the mostly frigid temperatures of the Canadian habitat, however, some Canadians may likely not mind the warmth of friendly and reassuring news provided by the Canadian press courtesy of the Liberal government. But Canadians aware of their history and the sacrifices made in defence of freedom will not be deceived by the touch of a velvet glove bearing a controlling-fist that is bent upon telling Canadians how to live and think and speak and associate “freely” in what remains until now of Canada as a free society.
The Liberal announcement of more than a half billion dollars for the media came not even a week after the country had paused on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice or Remembrance Day, November 11, to honour the memory of Canadians dead and maimed in wars fought to defend freedom against the advance of tyranny. The unseemly rush in paying the piper to play the Liberal tune selected by Justin Trudeau was in keeping with his stated ideology that Canada has no core identity, and is a post-national state. In other words, in Justin Trudeau’s Canada there is no tradition to revere, no sacred value to defend, no identity to preserve and, instead, as in Cole Porter’s imagined land, “anything goes.”
There may well be Canadians who might shrug and say if the government is fast and loose in handing out money, it would then be silly for an individual or an organization to decline taking what is offered. Accordingly, the media may not be faulted for readily accepting what the Liberal government has announced in easing its straitened financial needs. We therefore have to examine the Liberal government’s agenda beyond the stated purpose of helping the media adapt to the digital age that has disrupted its existing business model.
Let us first take note that there is just about no one more dangerous to subverting a country’s established traditions and practices than someone elected into office who happens to be a hollow man with head stuffed with unexamined ideology. Justin Trudeau is such a man. Historians will vainly labour long after he is gone, how a man lacking in any discernible talent, except for a name, was elected to the office that was once graced by men of such distinguished abilities and even elegance, such as Wilfrid Laurier and his own father Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
Justin Trudeau’s head is stuffed with the straws of “globalism” as packaged and sold by the unelected bureaucrats of the United Nations and the filthy rich gnomes of Davos. When he lauds the idea that Canada has no “core identity”, then given the natural law of physics that no empty space can remain empty it follows for Justin Trudeau that Canadian identity should hitherto be one that meets the approval of those gathered as devotees in the Church of Globalism.
A defining principle of globalism is that the world is borderless, and the idea of sovereign nation-states and nationalism is obsolete and reactionary. In this borderless world the governing authority is the United Nations and its agencies possessing the legitimate authority to legislate international law that then is incumbent on member-states to enforce.
It is this idea of globalism that excites Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government. And it is in the pursuit of this idea that he is bent upon turning Canada into a laboratory of the globalist agenda, whether it be his devotion to the religious-type dogma of climate change peddled by the UN or his rush to embrace the UN proposed Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to be adopted at the Intergovernmental Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, on 10-11 December 2018.
Most Canadians are unaware about the details of the Global Compact prepared by UN co-facilitators, Mexico and Switzerland, that their Liberal government is committed to sign. It is in the context of this agreement about to be adopted that the various decisions the Liberal government has taken on immigration, migration, climate change, and prohibition of any discussion on Islam and Muslims as “Islamophobic”, including the $600 million largesse to the Canadian media, can be explained.
The Global Compact is a detailed UN document that spells out the requirements for member-states to adopt as policy on one of the most disruptive issues of our time: global migration. We are witnessing the disruption brought about by an open border policy on migration in Europe, and the immense political unrest in the United States caused by “organized” movement of asylum seekers from Central and South America headed north.
It is the UN view that in a borderless world migration from the global south to the global north must be “safe” and “orderly”, and that the rights of asylum seekers must be respected. In UN-speak “migration” is a right and “immigration” is not a privilege given by a sovereign nation-state to applicants. Justin Trudeau has bought into this UN agenda, and without any consultation with Canadians has decided to impose it on them.
Article 33 of the Global Compact states:
We commit to eliminate all forms of discrimination, condemn and counter expressions, acts and manifestations of racism, racial discrimination, violence, xenophobia and related intolerance against all migrants in conformity with international human rights law. We further commit to promote an open and evidence-based public discourse on migration and migrants in partnership with all parts of society, that generates a more realistic, humane and constructive perception in this regard. We also commit to protect freedom of expression in accordance with international law, recognizing that an open and free debate contributes to a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of migration (emphasis added).
In pursuance of the stated objective member-states are required, therefore, according to article 33 (c):
Promote independent, objective and quality reporting of media outlets, including internet-based information, including by sensitizing and educating media professionals on migration-related issues and terminology, investing in ethical reporting standards and advertising, and stopping allocation of public funding or material support to media outlets that systematically promote intolerance, xenophobia, racism and other forms of discrimination towards migrants, in full respect for the freedom of the media (emphasis added).
In the language of the UN-speak the media outlets of member-states are required to adhere to the objectives adopted in the Global Compact, and refrain from any critical discussions of these objectives that would be deemed as unethical and against the UN norms or standards consistent with the ideology of globalism for a borderless world.
The $600 million Liberal government’s largesse to the Canadian media is the soft velvet touch of control and censorship so that the media abides by the UN standards, even as the ritual of protecting freedom of speech is embedded in the fine print of the Global Compact. In accepting the government’s largesse the Canadian media in general then becomes the cut-out of the mother corporation, the CBC funded by taxpayers, where all news and all opinion all the time happen to be slanted to the centre-left Liberal view of politics, economics, and culture, and occasionally token and highly controlled conservative view is offered to maintain the façade of free speech.
When the media buy-out is viewed in the context of the Global Compact that the Liberal government is prepared to adopt, it becomes evident that Justin Trudeau and his government in Ottawa are committed to silence any free and open discussion of the globalist direction in which Canada is headed.
Earlier in March 2017 parliamentary motion M-103 was adopted by the Liberal government that condemned any critical discussion of Islam and Muslims as Islamophobia. Islamophobia, in the UN-speak, is bigotry and racism, and could then be liable for censorship or prosecution under the “hate speech” provision of the human rights commissions in Canada. This is consistent with the recent ruling of October 25, 2018 by the European Court of Human Rights that criticism or insulting the Prophet of Islam is tantamount to inciting hatred and is not, therefore, protected free speech. It is also consistent with the effort of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – the largest bloc of 57 member-states in the UN – to declare any criticism or insult of the founder of Islam and the religion as blasphemy in accordance with the Shariah law.
We can now see the pattern emergent of what sort of Canada is on the make under Justin Trudeau and his Liberal party. This is the making of a borderless Canada where the UN-devised international law will take precedence over legislations enacted by elected representatives of the Canadian people that go against it. In time this process, if not reversed and revoked, will turn old Canadians over-run by newly arriving migrant population into citizens of the world and a politically correct multicultural Canada into a North American protectorate of that emergent segment of 21st century UN-administered borderless world.