Category Archives: Canada

March 22, 2017

Jordan Peterson vs. McMaster U. snowflakes (Video)

Jay Fayza of TheRebel.media is also a McMaster U. student, and he says the disruption of Prof. Jordan Peterson’s recent talk on his campus is nothing new…

March 12, 2017

How controversial U of T prof Jordan Peterson became a lightning rod

Jordan Peterson says he never set out to be a centre of controversy. But when that controversy came, he also didn’t turn away.

The University of Toronto psychology professor has found himself at the centre of a firestorm involving, depending on whom you ask, gender identity and freedom of speech — the result of his now-famous/infamous declaration to only call students “he” and “she,” and not “they” as some individuals in the transgender community prefer to be known. He also announced he was steadfastly opposed to Bill C-16, federal legislation that seeks to add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination.

Making this stand on YouTube took Peterson onto computer screens around the world, and made him an academic celebrity of sorts.

He’s in Ottawa for two public speeches this week — one Thursday, the second Saturday at the Ottawa Public Library at 120 Metcalfe Street. (It’s from 2 to 5:30 p.m., seats are first come, first served.)

So how did this university prof become a figure of such controversy? What motivates him to say the things he does?

“I’ve been watching the rise of political correctness on campuses basically since the early 1990s,” he said Friday in an interview with the Citizen. It seemed to go away for a while, he said, then “over the last five years, it has come roaring back.”

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March 5, 2017

Supporters, critics clash at Montreal protest over federal Islamophobia motion

Heavy police presence as protesters gather at Montreal City Hall.

Far right groups in Quebec joined forces Saturday under the banner of their opposition to a proposed parliamentary motion condemning Islamophobia, taking part in a series of demonstrations across the province.

The largest crowds were in Montreal where some 150 protestors were confronted by a counter-protest around twice that size organized by a so-called anti-fascist alliance.

Several scuffles broke out as police struggled at times to keep the two groups separate.

A brief fist fight erupted when the opposing sides met in front of Montreal’s city hall, leaving one person bloodied. Opponents of the far right groups tossed blocks of ice as the protest wrapped up.

But for the most part the two sides were content to hurl insults at each other. From the anti-fascists — a coalition which includes many far left groups — came chants of “Immigrants in, racists out.”

From the far right came cries of “liberty.” A mimicked wolf howl could also be heard from members of La Meute (Wolf Pack in French), who accounted for the largest contingent among the far right groups.

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March 4, 2017

An incendiary discussion at Ryerson U – Jordan Peterson (Video)

A few weeks ago, Dr. Oren Amitay, who has been defending me in online discussions hosted by the Ontario Psychological Association, invited me to address his psychology class (to which other students were invited). We discussed freedom of speech, ideological possession, unconscious bias and the Implicit Association test, and other issues germane to psychology and the modern world.

March 3, 2017

The Looming Split in Canadian Conservatism (Video)

Tonight, I break down what you need to know about Ontario’s blasphemy motion. Who is behind it? Why should you oppose it? And why did PC Leader Patrick Brown endorse the motion?

Then, national columnist for the Sun newspaper chain Anthony Furey joins me to discuss the looming schism in Canadian conservatism.

Will common sense prevail, or is the Party destined to cave to those on the top?

Plus, we’ve got your weekly top headlines and Quote of Honour!

Video linked here at original source.

March 1, 2017

Controversial Toronto mosque holds open house (Video)

David Menzies attends an open house at the Toronto Masjid mosque that was at the centre of recent protests after an Imam’s hate-filled sermons went viral.

February 26, 2017

The Women’s Court (Video)

If that title doesn’t frighten you – then you have been sleeping. Bill C-337 will ensure that all sitting judges in Canada are trained in feminist thought. Prepare yourself accordingly.

February 18, 2017

“Liberals playing identity politics” with Islamophobia motion (Video)

Conservative Party leadership candidate Andrew Scheer tells Faith Goldy of TheRebel.media why he opposes the Liberals’ “Islamophobia” motion.

February 16, 2017

Canadians have had it with the elites

The report includes such gems as “80% of people think the elites who run institutions are out of touch with regular people” and “69% say we need to prioritize Canadian interests over the rest of the world.”

The elites in Canada are about to be hit by a tidal wave of anti-establishment sentiment. The country is ripe for a populist uprising.

People are losing faith in government. Their trust in media is further slipping. Even non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are taking a hit in the public’s eye.

If the elites don’t get their act in order, ordinary folks will see to it that they’re toast at the next available opportunity.

This isn’t me talking. This is a report from one of the world’s leading public affairs firms.

“Canada can no longer count itself immune from the global trend of populism and sinking institutional trust,” reads a release from Edelman.

They’ve just released their 17th annual Trust Barometer, a massive global opinion survey, and this is the first year the results put Canadian sentiment clearly in the anti-establishment category alongside the U.K., United States and France.

The survey was conducted over a long-ranging period that straddled the U.S. presidential election, from last Oct. 13 to Nov. 16.

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February 15, 2017

A Picture of Mohamed – Jordan Peterson (Video)

This five minute video addresses the issue of Islam in Canada, and in the rest of the West. I made it in part because the Canadian Parliament this week will discuss a motion, M103, discussing limitations on “Islamophobia.”