The War on Peaceful Protest

Canada's Government used the Emergencies Act in 2022, to limit Canadian's Charter Freedoms without justification. One of those freedoms is the right to peacefully protest. The emergencies act gave the Prime Minister dictatorial powers which he used to freeze bank accounts and oppress Canadians.

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Looking back at the Freedom Convoy (Part 2)

Joining The Rupa Subramanya Show is one of the lead organizers of the Freedom Convoy Benjamin Dichter, where he gives us the inside story of the protests and how hard they tried reaching out to government officials but to no avail.

Rupa and Benjamin also reflect on last year’s Public Order Inquiry, looking into what led to the decision to invoke the Emergencies Act. Lastly, they talk about the future of the Freedom movement and how the protests will be remembered.

Looking back at the Freedom Convoy (Part 1)

The Freedom Convoy was the biggest story of 2022 – the historic protest influenced the end of Covid mandates and lockdowns, exposed the bias of the legacy media and concluded with never-before-used war measures by the Trudeau government. Joining The Rupa Subramanya Show is one of the lead organizers of the Freedom Convoy Benjamin Dichter. Rupa and Benjamin discuss the origins of the Convoy, the inner operations of the protest, attempts to work with the government and police, plus much more.

Autism, Academics, and Animals

In this episode Dr Jordan B Peterson and Dr. Temple Grandin discuss the pros and cons of visual and verbal thinking, as well as categorization, animal welfare, targeted activism, and the importance of hands-on learning opportunities.

Temple Grandin is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has designed for handling livestock are used by companies all around the world. Her work has also been instrumental in implementing animal welfare auditing programs, now used by McDonalds, Wendy’s, Whole Foods, and many other major corporations.

Rebel News, independent media, and disrupting the status quo

True North's Andrew Lawton speaks with Ezra Levant on Rebel News, independent media, and disrupting the status quo.

When Sun News Network went off the air in 2015, it looked like the end of conservative media in Canada. But Ezra Levant launched a new company from his living room. Nearly eight years later, Rebel News has 50 staff in sites around the world, and has influenced a wave of independent media. In this interview with True North's Andrew Lawton, Levant talks about why he chose media over politics, why Rebel has succeeded where Sun News failed, and why independent media is the future.

News this week

It's not shadow banning, it's visibility filtering ...
Twitter's Secret Blacklists. Teams of employees were tasked with suppressing the visibility of accounts or subjects deemed undesirable or dangerous—all in secret, without informing users.
Liberals halt debate on online news law C-18, send it to the Senate. The way Bill C-18, also known as the Online News Act, was pushed through the House of Commons and on to the Senate is “an utter embarrassment,” according to a leading observer of the file.
Taxpayers applaud Alberta government defending firearms owners. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is applauding the move by the Alberta government to defend firearms owners and taxpayers by deterring the seizure of legally owned guns.
Another tax hike for Canadians (ft. Dan Kelly). Canadians are getting ready to ring in the new year, along with a new payroll tax increase — courtesy of the Liberal government. The tax hike will take effect on January 1, and will see Canadians lose up to $300 in take-home pay.
Microsoft-signed malicious Windows drivers used in ransomware attacks. Microsoft has revoked several Microsoft hardware developer accounts after drivers signed through their profiles were used in cyberattacks, including ransomware incidents.
Trudeau-appointed Senator dismisses Chinese election interference claims. Senator Yuen Pau Woo told the Senate on Thursday that media reports referencing a foreign influence campaign by the communist Chinese government constituted a “witch hunt.” The national security document in question warned Cabinet that “subtle but effective foreign interference networks” targeted 11 candidates in the 2019 election.

The Woke Capture of the Legacy Media

On this episode of The Rupa Subramanya Show (True North), Rupa and Tara discuss the ideological capture of legacy media by woke leftist ideology and the decline in the quality of Canadian journalism. Why did the legacy media fail to cover the Freedom Convoy accurately? Why is trust in media at all-time lows? Where does Canadian journalism go from here?

SIXTH Trudeau gov ethics scandal!

Ratio'd on True North. In the least surprising news of the year, another Trudeau government cabinet minister has been found guilty of breaking ethics laws and using taxpayers money to enrich their friends. Minister of Small Business and International Trade Mary Ng gave $20k worth of taxpayer money to her close friend for “media training.” The ethics commissioner said “there’s no excuse” for this violation, but it looks like Ng won’t need one anyways. Watch Ratio’d with Harrison Faulkner.

Danielle Smith keeps triggering the left

Ratio'd on True North. The Alberta Sovereignty Act officially passed last week and legacy media journalists, particularly from Ontario, have been unable to control themselves over the prospect of a province other than Quebec standing up for its own interests. Watch Ratio’d with Harrison Faulkner.

News this week

The fight against political interference ...
Blacklock’s Reporter vows to fight eviction, while press gallery calls it “well-founded”. Independent news outlet Blacklock’s Reporter says they are retaining legal counsel with a plan to fight their recent eviction from the National Press Building, which houses outlets from Ottawa’s Parliamentary Press Gallery (PPG).
Twitter Files trigger epic meltdown. The Twitter Files – a huge story detailing political interference inside Twitter during the 2020 US Presidential election by journalist Matt Taibbi dropped on Friday. The reporting confirms that senior officials inside Twitter were taking orders from the Joe Biden campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to suppress damaging information on the platform leading up to the election.
Saskatchewan Revenue Agency Act Introduced. The Government of Saskatchewan introduced the Saskatchewan Revenue Agency Act aimed at establishing a new agency to pursue greater autonomy in tax collection.
A-G finds Covid relief waste included payments to the deceased, inmates. A new Auditor General report found that the federal government dished out tens of billions in Covid-19 relief to “ineligible recipients” including people who were already dead and inmates serving time in prison.

The Great Climate Con

Dr Jordan B Peterson and Alex Epstein discuss the undeniable need for fossil fuels, the toxic underlying nihilism of the “climate concerned” left, the need for balance between conservation and human progress, and the unexplored worth of wild potential.

Alex Epstein is a philosopher and energy expert who argues that "human flourishing" should be the guiding principle of energy and environmental progress. He is the author of the new bestselling book Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas—Not Less. He is also the creator of—a source of powerful, well-referenced talking points on energy, environmental, and climate issues.

News this week

Double standards and intrigue ...
Trudeau accused of double standard after China protest comments. On Tuesday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke his silence on the ongoing protests in China, saying he supports the rights of Chinese citizens to “express themselves”.
Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon tax. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is highlighting a fundamental unfairness about the federal carbon tax: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is requiring taxpayers in other provinces to pay a higher carbon tax than in Quebec.
Germany signs gas deal with Qatar after being snubbed by Trudeau. Germany has secured a long-term liquified natural gas (LNG) deal with Qatar only months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the country that supplying the European country with ethically-sourced Canadian gas lacked a “business case.”
Dutch farmers protest as Netherlands set to acquire 3,000 farms to meet climate goals. A bitter dispute between the Dutch government and roughly 3,000 farmers is escalating as the government moves to close thousands of farms to meet the country's 2030 nitrogen emission targets.
Ethics prof sees echoes of Nazi Germany in Canada. A professor of theology and ethics at McGill University believes Canada is showing disturbing parallels with Nazi Germany as previous societal values are being abandoned. It’s one example of many where lobbyists, government, and business have aligned with a counterculture.
Musk releases the Hunter Biden papers proving Twitter did suppress the laptop story. Internal communications between Twitter staff confirm the social media giant colluded to suppress the The New York Post’s story in 2020 about incriminating information found on an abandoned laptop computer owned by Hunter Biden, son of then presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Royal Bank agrees to buy HSBC's Canada unit for $13.5B. The purchase gives Royal Bank, already Canada’s largest bank by assets, about 130 more branches, including about 45 in the West Coast province of British Columbia.
More benefits will make media dependent on Liberal government, says former CRTC rep. A former Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) vice-chair is criticizing a bid by Global News to gain access to secure payroll rebates via tax measures, warning that it could make media companies dependent on the Liberal government remaining in power.