This Monday is the only English language election debate that Justin Trudeau will participate in. But his hand-picked debate commission has banned our reporters, and other conservative media from even attending to debate.
It’s a shocking violation of freedom of the speech and freedom of the press.
They only told us about being banned today. So we immediately hired a law firm that’s going to work all weekend, and they’ll go to court on Monday to seek an emergency injunction!
To be clear, we’re not seeking to be amongst the five journalists allowed to actually ask Trudeau questions — he’d never allow that. We just want to be allowed in the building at all, like a hundred other journalists will be.
We’ve been banned — but other media, like China’s Communist propaganda arm, Xinhua, have been welcomed. It’s outrageous.
The official excuse is that our opinions are too strong. That’s a laugh. As you know, the biggest journalism union in Canada, called Unifor, has officially formed an election SuperPAC to promote Trudeau. Imagine them calling us partisan!
They’ve done this to Andrew Lawton, too, the journalist from True North. They’re keeping out anyone who leans conservative.
So both True North and Rebel News have decided to seek an emergency court injunction on Monday morning, to stop Trudeau’s hand-picked debates commission from keeping us out of the building. We’re going to court.
But I need your help. In order to get this law firm to work on an emergency basis, to work all weekend, I had to send them a retainer of $10,000 today. I know that sounds high, but it’s two lawyers and their staff, all weekend, and a big application on Monday. That’s how much it costs. Remember, the government has unlimited lawyers on their side — paid for by your tax dollars.
This really is David and Goliath.
Please go to LetUsReport.com. Help me raise the $10,000. This is about freedom of the press; it’s about making the election campaign more democratic and meaningful; and it’s about stopping Trudeau’s bizarre war on journalists that he seems to be getting away with during this campaign, and no-one else is stopping him. Well, we’re going to stop him.
Please visit LetUsReport.com — thanks.
P.S. Imagine if Stephen Harper had banned liberal-leaning journalists from attending the official debates — it would be the top story on the news — Harper cracking down on freedom of the press! Well, that’s what Trudeau, his hand-picked debates commission, and all the Media Party journalists are doing to us.
No-one will help us if we don’t help ourselves — please click here to help me cover the $10,000 legal bill. We’ll be in court on Monday!