“SHOCKING”: Journalists’ union is registered to campaign in the federal election

I talk a lot about Canada’s “Media Party,” but even I couldn’t believe what I saw when I was researching “third party campaigns” on the Elections Canada website.

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  • Gary

    Ezra, don’t be shocked if Ellin Bessner tries to smear Harper over that Egyptian with a Canadian passport that was jailed in his homeland during a protest while a civil war was brewing .
    People with a mental illness that could get them self hurt used to be locked up , today they are called Activists and feed at the Public trough .

  • DMB

    Ezra doesn’t call them the Media Party for nothing!

  • mauser 98

    dirt bag movie reviewer Jim Slotek from the Sun is a ringleader

    • jim_slotek

      Just a correction. Dirt bag I may be, but I’m not a member of CMG. I’m in the Southern Ontario NewsMedia Guild, and we’re taking no political position in this election – unlike the papers we work for.

      • mauser 98

        i stand corrected. not CMG

        you and Southern Ontario NewsMedia Guild had no problem taking political position in last provincial elections….wasssup?
        Wynne taxes, lies, corruption , bribes , OPP criminal investigations(on hold till 2025) give the proletariat buyers remorse?
        whodathunkit?
        millionaire trust fund brat Shiny Pony Trudeau not liberal enough?
        Mulcair dual citizenship… oooooooooooops
        what if Harper were a dual US / Canadian citizen?
        mmmm.. await your Churchillian repartee

        • jim_slotek

          “And you madam, are ugly. And in the morning, I will be sober.”

          • mauser 98

            OK ..ugly and right

  • ontario john

    I noticed today ads on tv from some sort of support the CBC group giving the standard anti-Harper crap and begging for more money. Because as everyone knows, the CBC should have more money.

    • Clausewitz

      Enough to make you want to puke. I was unaware of any drastic cuts to CBC funding coming from the Harper government. But WTF to the left the continual lie repeated often enough becomes the truth for them.

  • Minicapt

    If journalists could not report on the overt criminal activities of the Conservative Party of Canada, their news broadcasts would be of CanCon music.

    Cheers

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      At work this week I had finally had enough CanCon.
      There is a speaker on a shelf a foot above my workbench in our shop that has been spewing CanConCrap for the two years I’ve been there.
      It was seven thirty in the morning and 92 SHITI FM started playing that coke jizz song by Sloan as I was drinking my first cup of coffee.
      Having recently quit smoking my fuse is somewhat shorter these days.
      I reached into my tool bag for my flushcuts and cut the speaker wire.
      Very satisfying.

      • shasta

        Try CJNU 93.7 – Worked for me when I was in Winnipeg. A bonus was little to no advertizing especially after midnight.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I’ll try it.
          Looked it up online.
          Gotta be better than the aural assault that is classic rock radio.

      • pike bishop

        The Can Con has infected the Sirius Sat radio too. If BTO comes on the 70’s channel I switch over to the 80’s channel and Corey Hart is playing. How can BTO’s “American Woman” be Can Con?

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          BTO, otherwise known as Men Without Necks, did not record American Woman.
          Randy Bachman, the B in BTO, recorded that song when he was with the Winnipeg band The Guess Who.
          Who also suck because they are way over played.

          • pike bishop

            Thanks. I don’t really hate them but I was not put on this earth to subsidize Canadian guitar strummers. If 1% of 70’s classic rock is Canadian I will eat my hat.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I know.
            Note to radio programmers: 54-40 have more than one song.
            From the can con wiki page:
            ‘The percentage was increased to 30% in the 1980s, and to 35% effective January 3, 1999. However, most new commercial radio stations licensed since 1999 have been licensed at 40%.’

          • pike bishop

            Wow, 40% Can Con on a classic rock station. These damn leftists really are the Borg, worming there way into everything, even earworms.

        • mauser 98

          cancelled my Sirius few years ago

          and Stern is now pablum middle of the road Hillary fan

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            There are so many interesting podcasts you can download out there on the internet why bother with Sirius?
            My current favourite is Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast.

          • pike bishop

            It started out great (2005). It was about 12$ a month with lots of right wing talk. Some I’d never heard of before. When the CBC got their filthy mitts on it, it went to 20$ a month and Andrew Wilkow is the only RW talker left who I really like. Lots of left wing talk and Can Con on the music channels.
            Stern was never my cup of tea.

          • Exile1981

            I cancelled mine at christmas.

      • Clausewitz

        I mostly listen to Jango these days for music. Pick an artist you like and you get similar songs from other artists as well, and no Can Con restrictions.

  • Maggat

    This is pointing to a very serious problem shaping up for the gov’t and Canada. These fools have the power and the access to print and airwaves to swing an election. Amazing, when their job is to be simply doing objective reporting.
    Good going Ezra!

    • Alain

      Yes, the Left are using all their fire power aided by foreigners to bring down the government. I have no idea how I get on any of their mailing lists, but I get what I call junk mail from some of them. This week was Friends of the CBC claiming Harper will, gasp, end the CBC. Then today was one from some group, cannot recall which since it went directly to trash, claiming Harper will end our great socialised health care system. Of course they did not use the adjective ‘socialised’. We are back to lies and fear mongering like Harper will put guns and soldiers in our streets.

  • andycanuck

    And TVO and TFO are publicly funded with tax dollars.

    • Justin St.Denis

      TVO sucks the big one and has for years now. TFO is predictably numb.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Didn’t they take down Dion with that question he if you were prime minister question he couldn’t figure out the tense of?

  • Justin St.Denis

    I am surprised that Ezra is surprised by this level of biased bumfucking in the Canadian MSM. It’s been an open secret, so to speak, for years now.

    • Clausewitz

      Decades actually.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Biased bumfucking is my new catch phrase.
      Shine on you crazy diamond!

      • Justin St.Denis

        Thank you. I did come up with that one myself. 😉