“Anti-racist” (anti-White) Cancel Culture Bans Another White Author: Fight Upper Canada School District’s Cancelling of Agatha Christie

Fight Upper Canada School District’s Cancelling of Agatha Christie

“I know poetry is not dead, nor genius lost: nor has Mammon gained power over either, to bind or slay: they will both assert their existence, their presence, their liberty and strength again one day. Powerful angels, safe in heaven! they smile when sordid souls triumph, and feeble ones weep over their destruction. Poetry destroyed? Genius banished? No! Mediocrity, no: do not let envy prompt you to the thought. No; they not only live, but reign, and redeem: and without their divine influence spread everywhere, you would be in hell–the hell of your own meanness” – Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), which oversees 79 schools comprising 27,000 students in the counties of Lanark, Leeds-Grenville, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry, and Prescott-Russell, has ordered principals to ban teachers from assigning Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel And Then There Were None (1939). A spokesperson for the school board declared that the book contains “offensive content”, and that given its publication date of 1939, it is “no longer relevant or engaging to students”. According to the spokesperson, the UCDSB regularly culls its book selection to ensure that it only offers “fresh, engaging, timely and relatable materials to students” rather than classic historical works. The UCDSB, like all major Canadian institutional power structures, operates on the unexamined belief that everything that came before our present era is automatically suspect, parochial, and “no longer relevant or engaging”.

The UCDSB claims to be following the Ontario College of Teachers Professional Advisory on Anti-Black Racisma radical Left document which condemns the introduction of “predominantly Eurocentric (i.e., white, patriarchal) teaching materials in all subject areas of the curriculum”. This same document defines “whiteness” as “a dominant cultural space with enormous political significance, with the purpose to keep others on the margin”.

Rather than encouraging teachers to inculcate a love and knowledge for Western history in their students, the Ontario College of Teachers calls on teachers to examine how their privilege helps “maintain systems of oppression and colonialism”, and to use their privilege to “dismantle those systems”. We can conclude, based on the UCDSB decision to cancel Agatha Christie, that this dismantling will entail a wholesale Cultural Revolution style elimination of the Great Books written by that most maligned race: dead white men and women.

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) was “one of the best-selling novelists of all time, having written 66 mystery novels and 14 plays in the early 1900s”, including Murder on the Orient (1934) and Death on the Nile (1937). Over 2 billion of her books have been sold in over 100 languages; this is only surpassed by Shakespeare and the Bible. Europeans invented the mystery novel, beginning with Wilkie Collin’s The Woman in White (1859). Europeans, starting with the Ancient Greeks, invented the novel itself. European civilization reached the highest heights of human achievement by exhibiting a prolific, continuous creativity and restlessness of the imagination. Canada, Europe’s ethnic and cultural heir, rather than taking pride in this and creating yet more great works, is cancelling European culture in our schools.

The Council of European Canadians is calling on parents in the Upper Canada School District to protest, and on our readers to contact the following organizations and individuals, with the purpose of eloquently denouncing their complicity in the replacement of EuroCanadian culture in schools:

  • Upper Canada School District Manager of Communications: communications@ucdsb.on.ca
  • Upper Canada School District General: inquiries@ucdsb.on.ca, or (613) 342-0371, or 1-800-267-7131
  • Ontario College of Teachers: 416.961.8800 and Toll Free (Ontario Only): 1.888.534.2222

Chanal Pfahl, a Teacher Questioning Critical Race Theory, the Latest Victim of Intellectual Censorship Within Ontario’s Education System

Teacher under investigation for speaking out against CRT in schools

Chanel Pfahl, a 29-year-old high school teacher is under investigation for very mundane comments she made about critical race theory on a private teacher Facebook group back in February 2021.

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More and more, we hear about these fringe ideologies making their way into our publicly-funded institutions and taking reign because anyone who dares question or speak out against them is guilted into submission by way of smearing, ad hominem attacks, or is censored and punished.

All of the above happened to Chanel Pfahl, a 29-year-old high school teacher, after she made a few very mundane comments on a private teacher Facebook group in February of 2021. Her comments were in response to a post made by a teacher asking for curriculum geared toward the political movement Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the doctrine of Critical Race Theory (CRT).

The basis of her comments was that teachers should model “kindness to everyone” and that they “should speak out against any form of discrimination that they see, including those brought on by anti-racist movements.” She noted that in places like Britain, it is illegal to teach CRT without providing “a balanced, opposing view.”

These comments resulted in the launching of a formal complaint against Chanel. She was ridiculed, ostracized and othered by her colleagues. An investigation was launched by the Ontario College of Teachers, which resulted in Chanel being suspended for one week without pay.

This punishment was not good enough for the complainant. They have now escalated the complaint, and Chanel is once again being investigated by her college for comments that happened over a year ago.

As a result, we have put Chanel in touch with top notch lawyers through The Democracy Fund, who are representing her at no cost to her. We are crowdfunding her defence here.

We have also created a petition to Stop CRT from entering schools. Through the Ontario Bill 67, the Racial Equity in the Education System Act, school boards will be required to create and enforce racial equity plans. They will also penalize anyone who is perceived to be violating this mantra. You can sign our petition to Stop CRT, send an e-mail blast to your local elected representative, and chip in to cover Chanel’s legal expenses.

London, Ontario City Council Delays Discussion of Censoring of Pro-Life Flyers

London, Ontario City Council Delays Discussion of Censoring of Pro-Life Flyers

Last week the London City Council met to discuss a proposed by-law that sought to censor the free expression of pro-life activists by banning pro-life flyers that show the truth of abortion through graphic imagery.

They decided not to go forward with this by-law, instead asking city staff to consider legislation forcing pro-life groups to stick their flyers in envelopes with content warnings.

Some councillors, such as Councillor Stephen Turner, correctly acknowledged that a city council cannot regulate the message of pro-life protestors, and voted against referring the proposed bylaw back to staff. Most city councillors voted in favour of this though.

In a few months, we’ll likely see these unconsititutional by-laws come back to London’s City Council as city staff prepare the by-law to force pro-life groups to hide their flyers with trigger warnings. Until then, we need to keep emailing the London City Council to let them know that censoring the pro-life movement is unacceptable.

Please sign our petition demanding that London’s City Council reject any by-law which seeks to censor pro-life protest. It is not the place for governments to step in and exert control over peaceful protest. Thank you for all your help in combatting these attacks on freedom of expression.

Best wishes,

James Schadenberg and the entire CitizenGO Team

P.S. If you have already signed, please share the petition with your friends.

Here’s the email we sent you earlier on this:

City Councillors in London, Ontario are trying to attack the free speech of pro-lifers and censor the pro-life message. On Tuesday, March 22nd, they will be debating and possibly voting on two proposed by-laws that were explicitly designed to stop the distribution of pro-life flyers that show the reality about abortion through graphic imagery. Please sign this petition demanding that all London City Councillors reject the proposed by-laws which seek to censor the free expression of pro-life activists.

Dear Paul,

I have an urgent petition I would like you to consider signing.

City Councillors in London, Ontario are trying to censor pro-life activism and hide the truth about abortion in their city.

There are two by-laws being proposed to London’s Community and Protective Services Committee that were explicitly designed to censor pro-life activists by stopping the distribution of pro-life flyers that show the reality about abortion through graphic imagery.

One of these by-laws proposes fining people for delivering unaddressed flyers to properties that have “No Flyers”, “No Junk Mail”, or “No Unsolicited Mail”. The other bylaw bans the distribution of any flyer that contains graphic imagery, with the example being “dismembered human beings or aborted fetuses” but also bans anything that “may cause or trigger a negative reaction to the health and wellbeing of any person at any scale”. The maximum fine for violating either of these bylaws is $5,000.

These by-laws censor peaceful pro-life protests and deny pro-life activists their freedom of expression, which is guaranteed to them in The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. On Tuesday, March 22nd, they’ll be debating and possibly voting on these by-laws!

Please join our campaign demanding that all London City Councillors reject the proposed by-laws which seek to censor the free expression of pro-life activists.

These by-laws were drafted largely as a response to activism that pro-life groups such as The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) have done in London in 2020, though these forms of activism have happened in London long before then from groups like London Against Abortion.

Radical pro-abortion groups such as Pro-Choice London and Viewer Discretion Legislation Coalition have been doing everything they can to censor London’s thriving pro-life movement. They’ve been crafting their own petitions and lobbying politicians, with the support of the mainstream media at every step.

So even by-laws that pretend to be neutral by censoring all flyers must be called out for what they are: an attempt by radical-leftist activists to use the government to censor their political opponents.

CCBR has stated that they believe they’re being denied their Charter right to freedom of expression, and other local pro-life groups such as the London Area Right to Life Association have stated the same.

We must not allow the government powers to be weaponized against the pro-life movement. Sign our urgent petition asking that these by-laws, and any proposal to censor pro-life protest, be rejected by all London City Councillors.

Governments must never ban the distribution of “triggering” images when they depict the harsh reality of evils that are occurring in society.

Images that cause discomfort or even have graphic material have been essential to many protest movements, whether it be ones opposing unjust wars and tyrannical dictatorships, or social evils such as slavery and child labour.

It’s always in the interests of those in power who support such evils to sanitize these evils and keep them invisible. It’s the only way their propaganda can be effective.

This is why there are bubble zones around abortion clinics throughout much of Canada, and why London is trying to punish anyone who dares to show an image of an aborted baby in public. These images decimate the narrative that abortion is merely a “women’s choice about her body” and shows it for what it really is: the brutal killing of an unborn human child.

We must stand up for our right to freedom of expression, and not let governments decide which peaceful protests are allowed, and which are not.

Please sign our petition demanding the London City Council vote against any proposal which seeks, either implicitly or explicitly, to curtail the freedom of expression of protestors and that they allow peaceful protests and conversations on difficult and controversial subjects like abortion to go on without government interference.

Thanks for all you do,

James Schadenberg and the entire CitizenGO Team

Pocahontas (Senator Elizabeth Warren) May Face Consequences for Censoring COVID Book

Warren ripped for 'another example' of trying to
              censor views she doesn't like

Dizzy Lizzie January 28, 2022

Elizabeth Warren may face consequences for practicing censorship

By Andrea Widburg

Elizabeth Warren, a mediocre law professor who parlayed a fake Native American identity into a gig at Harvard and a seat in the United States Senate, thought that, once in government, she’d try her hand at censorship. When Joseph Mercola and Ronnie Cummins wrote a book about COVID with which Warren disagreed, she used her position as a Senator to try to get Amazon to censor the book. Although Chelsea Green Publishing filed suit in November, people are finally becoming aware of the suit.

I’m always amazed when someone who ought to know the law doesn’t—or feels entitled to ignore it. As a lawyer and a law professor, one would expect Warren to be familiar with the First Amendment. That’s the one that says that “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” As government has grown, that principle has been extended to the federal government as a whole, whether it’s an executive agency, Congress, or a politician acting under the color of his or her role in the government. (And of course, to state governments via the Fourteenth Amendment.)

Nevertheless, on September 7, 2021, writing in her capacity as a United States Senator, on official Senate letterhead, Warren sent a very long letter to Andy Jassy, Amazon’s CEO, expressing her concern that Amazon itself was publishing misinformation by allowing Mercola’s and Cummins’s book, The Truth About COVID-19: Exposing the Great Reset, Lockdowns, Vaccine Passports, and the New Normal, to appear on its bestseller list and daring to give it a favorable ranking. After waffling on for pages several pages, and mendaciously claiming the book was “potentially unlawful,” Warren “asked” Amazon to modify the algorithms to destroy the book’s ranking.

Chelsea Green responded in November by suing Warren for violating the First Amendment, although news of that filing only reached the media recently. The lawsuit relies upon Bantam Books, Inc. v. Sullivan, 372 U.S. 58 (1962). Bantam Books involved a newly-created Rhode Island Commission which had the task of educating the public about any written material that could harm the morality of or otherwise corrupt Rhode Island’s young people. In Bantam Books, the plaintiff publishers sued, alleging that the commission was violating their First Amendment rights. The Court held, in relevant part, that government representatives sending letters to booksellers to pull books constitutes a form of censorship that violates the Constitution.

Specifically, the government cannot relieve itself of the First Amendment’s prohibitions by urging a private party to act on its behalf. In the same way, when Biden told social media companies to censor views with which he disagrees, that too violated the Constitution. The only thing is that he was just telling the media companies to do what they’re already doing.

In the original November 8, 2021, press release about the lawsuit, Chelsea Green had this to say:

Plaintiffs allege Warren’s letter contained blatant falsehoods and unsubstantiated accusations about the book and that Warren’s claims, even if correct, would not alter the book’s constitutional protectedness.

“Senator Warren broke the law and betrayed our fundamental right to free speech,” said Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder of Mercola.com, a natural health website. “No politician is above the law, I will do everything in my power to defend my constitutional rights as an American.”

Ronnie Cummins, co-founder of the Organic Consumers Association, said: “Constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech is necessary if we are to achieve a system of participatory democracy and solve the interrelated crises that threaten our survival — health, food, environment, climate, politics.”

“The government trying to ban books is a very dangerous slippery slope to totalitarianism and cannot be allowed,” said Margo Baldwin, Chelsea Green president and publisher.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., chairman, Children’s Health Defense, said: “If a government can hide what it’s doing by censoring its opponents and silencing dissonants, it has license to do anything that it wants. Sen. Warren must be held accountable.”

I wish Chelsea Green luck. Like all leftists, Warren is a bully and it’s high time that she was seriously reprimanded for her bullying ways. I’m only sorry that the lawsuit cannot include a request for compensatory and punitive damages.

Another Victim of the War in Ukraine: Canadians’ Right to See News From Russia Squelched

RTC bans Russian state-controlled TV channels RT, RT France from Canadian airwaves

[As if the CBC isn’t state propaganda, the taxpayer-funded voice of the Ottawa elite. Trudeau and the CRTC’s decision to deny access to Russia Today denies Canadians the opportunity to access a different point of view. Trudeau, the arch control freak, who desperately wants to limit what Canadians can say on the Internet, complains: “There is a significant amount of disinformation circulating from Russia, including on social media, and we all need to keep calling it out.” Perhaps, there is and in Ukrainian media too. Remember to Snake Island Hoax — the 13 brave Ukrainian soldiers who answered a Russian gunboats demand to surrender with “fuck you” and were all blown up. Truth: They surrendered and are all alive. Canada’s Fake News media is also notorious for its lies and suppression. Canadians should have the right to access foreign media and judge for themselves. — Paul Fromm]

Broadcasters Rogers, Bell and Shaw removed RT from their networks in February

Peter Zimonjic · CBC News · Posted: Mar 16, 2022 1:24 PM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago

A placard protesting Russian broadcaster RT is displayed at a rally in Toronto against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month. (Chris Helgren/Reuters)

Canada’s telecommunications regulator has removed the state-controlled Russian television network RT from Canadian airwaves.

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced Wednesday afternoon that it was removing RT and RT France from the list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution in Canada.

The decision means broadcasters in Canada are no longer legally permitted to carry the channel.

The multilingual 24-hour news channel launched in 2005, when it was known as Russia Today, and now appears in more than 100 countries, according to its website.

Funded by the Russian government, the channel has long been described by critics as a propaganda outlet for the Kremlin.

“RT’s programming is not consistent with the standards against which Canadian services are measured nor the policy objectives set out in the Broadcasting Act,” the CRTC said in its decision.WATCH | Canada bans Russian state-controlled RT:

Canada bans Russian state media from airwaves

5 hours agoDuration 2:06Canada’s telecommunications regulator, the CRTC, has removed the state-controlled Russian television network RT from Canadian airwaves. 2:06

“The CRTC is also concerned with programming from a foreign country that seeks to undermine the sovereignty of another country, demean Canadians of a particular ethnic background and undermine democratic institutions within Canada.”

The decision is not a surprise. On March 3, the CRTC published a “preliminary view” that suggested it was inclined to ban the channel.

“The Commission is of the preliminary view that RT’s programming may not be consistent with the Commissions’s broadcasting regulations, in particular, the abuse comment provisions such as those set out in Section 5 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations 1987,” the CRTC said on its website. 

Under Section 5, abuse is defined as words or images that “expose an individual or a group or class of individuals to hatred or contempt on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or mental or physical disability.”

Broadcasters pull RT’s plug

The CRTC said in its decision Wednesday that non-Canadian news services should be held to the same standards as Canadian news outlets.

“Freedom of speech and a range of perspectives are a necessary part of our democracy. However, it is a privilege and not a right to be broadcast in Canada,” said CRTC CEO Ian Scott in a statement.

Jason Woycheshyn, president of the Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association, was one of the individuals who made a submission to the CRTC. He asked the CRTC to ban RT, arguing that there is “no need [for] or interest” in Russian propaganda in Canada.

“That’s the basis upon which we are requesting that the CRTC ban all access, whether it be on the airwaves, television, radio or internet, to Russia Today or any other state-sponsored propaganda media Russia is currently promoting,” he said.

Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of state-funded RT television network, right, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kremlin’s first deputy chief of staff, Alexei Gromov, left, attend an exhibition marking RT’s 10th anniversary in Moscow on Dec. 10, 2015. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo/Associated Press)

On Feb. 27, Rogers, Bell and Shaw announced that they would no longer carry RT.

“Customers who subscribe to RT as a pick and pay service will receive a credit in the next billing cycle,” Shaw said in a tweet at the time.

The following day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that while broadcasters had started removing RT from their lineups, he would ask the CRTC to review the broadcaster’s licence to ensure that any decision to ban the channel goes through an arm’s-length process.

“There is a significant amount of disinformation circulating from Russia, including on social media, and we all need to keep calling it out,” Trudeau said at the time.

The day after Trudeau’s announcement, Regina-based Access Communications announced that it too was removing RT from its AccessNexTV Stream lineup.

People’s Party Censored YouTube Globalists, Moves to Rumble & Odyssey Channels

People’s Party Censored YouTube Globalists, Moves to Rumble & Odyssey Channels

Since our founding, the People’s Party has been on YouTube, and I’ve been posting to it for over a decade, back when I was a Cabinet Minister. YouTube is a great way to reach people.

But they’ve gone too far with their censorship.

In the past month, we’ve received two strikes to our channel for promoting what YouTube calls “covid misinformation,” in two videos that were recorded last year.

These were the episodes of the Max Bernier Show where I interviewed Dr. Roger Hodgkinson and Dr. Julie Ponesse. Two serious persons with an interesting viewpoint.

But YouTube simply doesn’t want us to discuss anything that covid fanatics find controversial. So our account has again been frozen for two weeks.

The promise of social media and the internet was that it would give us, the people, freedom to communicate and free access to all types of information.

But now, we seem to be going in the exact opposite direction. Information and knowledge, discussion and debate, these things are being more and more restricted by Big Tech companies.

Viewpoints that threatens the globalist elites’ narrative are actively removed, and dissidents are cancelled.

I’m not going to put up with it anymore. That’s why we’ve decided to move to other platforms.

We will continue to post on YouTube until they decide to cancel us permanently. But we’re moving our main video operations to Rumble.

We’ve removed all of our videos from YouTube. They are now available on our Rumble channel and our Odysee channel.

So I strongly encourage you to follow us on these platforms. They are free-speech alternatives to YouTube.

Rumble is also a Canadian company based in Toronto. So, we’re not only leaving behind censorship; we’re also adopting a homegrown Canadian solution.

Frederick, we constantly need to find new ways to reach out to Canadians with our message of freedom and truth. We also have to pay for ads. — Maxime Bernier


Even black men can be fired for not being “woke” enough

Even black men can be fired for not being “woke” enough

[Jamil Jivani exposes how as a “diversity” hire as a radio host for 1010 Talk Radio, an operation of Bell Media, he ran into censorship. He wasn’t the expected White-hating, professional victim Black. He was politically conservative, an advocate for free speech and a man not afraid to call out minority faults. For instance, he exposed the violent underworld of Toronto rap music, revealing that being a rap musician, in 2021, was the riskiest line of work in Toronto — 8 rappers were killed that year. This was not the political line, Cultural Marxist victimology that Bell expected.  Eventually, Jivani was fired. Once again, we see how vile and opposed to our basic freedoms, like freedom of speech, are so many Canadian corporations. — Paul Fromm]

Part one

One of a five-part series on my departure from Bell Media and iHeartRadio

Jamil JivaniFeb 1

French President Emmanuel Macron made international headlines when he expressed concerns that American cultural influence is creating division in France. As a Canadian, I have made similar observations in my country, too. 

Wokeness—a political agenda with a superficial commitment to diversity and inclusion—has become a global ideological movement. And, more than government policy, it’s big corporations pushing this agenda and punishing those who refuse to comply.

Weeks after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis in 2020, Bell Media hired me to be part of the iHeartRadio talk network as a radio host. From my perspective, Bell Media/iHeartRadio recognized that despite its publicized commitment to valuing people from different backgrounds, they had yet to ever hire a fulltime black talk radio host in their Canadian market. What my experience made clear is that the company failed to consider what it would mean to sincerely engage someone from a black community, without expectations that we conform to the pressures of tokenism.

Elite institutions often make assumptions about a person’s political views based on what he looks like or where his parents are from. Soon after being hired, I could see that Bell Media/iHeartRadio erred in making the same assumptions. I felt that they were hoping to have hired a liberal stereotype of a black man who espouses their expected political talking points. Bell Media/iHeartRadio was not prepared for a black man who loves his country, rejects victimhood politics, maintains strong ties to his faith community, and shares heterodox views on a wide range of issues.

In June 2021, executives encouraged on-air talent to decry our country as racist in the lead up to our independence day. On the day before Canada Day, our radio shows were made to air multiple audio clips per hour that defined our country by the worst, most racist parts of its colonial history. My show was exempt from this mandatory content because of its time slot, and I decided to counter this divisive narrative. That day, I celebrated my country by interviewing immigrants, veterans, and others who love Canada.

Months later, corporate executives shared by email a vision for diversity and inclusion that involved dividing employees up by race, gender, and sexuality for “equity consultations.” I refused to participate, and suggested that the company ought to demonstrate a commitment to true diversity: diversity of thought.

Bell Media/iHeartRadio failed to acknowledge that the radio shows I hosted were uniquely diverse and inclusive, even though I didn’t conform to the company’s political agenda. We welcomed more black journalists, professors, and business leaders than any other show in our markets. Guests included Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, Brown University’s Glenn Loury, rapper and writer Coleman Hughes, social entrepreneur Tanya Lee, sports journalist Jason Whitlock, and Canada’s first black Minister of Justice, Alberta’s Kaycee Madu. The shows I hosted featured regular commentary from Jeff Charles of RedState.com, The Blaze’s Delano Squires, Kentucky State professor Wilfred Reilly, and Samuel Sey of SlowtoWrite.com.

By December 2021, Bell Media/iHeartRadio attempted to pressure me into being a liberal stereotype. In spite of my efforts to engage a wide range of guests and ideas, one executive in particular began to question my commitment to “Diversity and Inclusion” (I assume she capitalized the letters D and I to show how serious she was). Her attempts came across to me as actually questioning my willingness to parrot her preferred ideological talking points on identity politics.

I took their pressure as an opportunity to stand up for myself and my community. I detailed to senior management that the radio shows I hosted were indeed diverse and inclusive by embracing heterodox perspectives on important issues. I explained that the views expressed on the show reflect different strands of political and cultural thought in black communities, including black Christian traditions. I also asked for, but never received, specific examples of how exactly my black guests and I weren’t aligned with the company’s values. 

To make a long story short, I was lied to. Bell Media/iHeartRadio took me off the air, with a promise that we would discuss all of my concerns in the new year. In January 2022, during a phone call where I expected to speak with senior management and iron out our differences, I was informed that due to a “corporate restructuring,” I was being let go. That would be the end of our conversation about “Diversity and Inclusion” with a capital D and I.

Needless to say, the firing appeared to be a mix of retaliation and cowardice. It felt like they wanted to punish me for standing up for myself and also bury my substantive concerns about the company’s ethics. I personally believe Bell Media/iHeartRadio fabricated a restructuring narrative to avoid confronting the reality that their vision for diversity and inclusion does not welcome black men who think for themselves.

I am a black man. I am also a conservative, a proud Canadian, a son to a wonderful mother, a Christian, and a lawyer. None of these elements of my identity contradict each other. But too many big corporations have decided to push a political agenda that suggests people like me either don’t exist, or should hide our authentic selves for the sake of careerism. 

My experience shows exactly why it’s critical for politicians and business leaders to challenge the power of woke capital. What these companies are doing is not just business; it’s politics.

Look out for part two of this five-part series on Monday, February 7.

If you can relate to my experience, please consider contacting SpeakForOurselves@macdonaldlaurier.ca. We’d love to hear your story and help you share it with others. Visit www.SpeakForOurselves.ca

UK University censors Ancient Greek poem in case it offends women and students

 UK University censors Ancient Greek poem in case it offends women and students

byAlex Constantine

UK University censors Ancient Greek poem incase it offends women and students 1

Reading University has decided to censor a section of a 118-line, ancient Greek poem that makes reference to domestic violence and the ’10 types of women’ for fear that it could trigger distress and offence, reports the Daily Mail.

According to the report, officials at Reeding University   cut several lines from the 2,000-year-old “Types Of Women” poem by Semonides of Amorgos, which is taught to first-year classics students, on the grounds that it could ‘potentially trigger’ distress even though no students had complained to date.

The decision sparked backlash amongst some academics fearing a ‘slippery slope’ towards censorship with some critics such as Jeremy Black, emeritus professor of history at the University of Exeter calling the decision “ridiculous”.

“This is beyond naive. It is positively ridiculous and has no place in academia.” said Black.

‘If we applied this same kind of censorship to the news we would end up with a most limited and ignorant view of the world.’

The 118-line poem is controversial because of the way women are portrayed:

It says Greek god Zeus created ten types of women, each represented by an animal or an element. Nine – those deriving from the pig, fox, dog, earth, sea, donkey, ferret, mare and monkey – have negative connotations, with only the female who comes from a bee considered to make a good wife.

Ewen Bowie, an emeritus fellow at Corpus Christi College and Prof Emeritus of Classical Languages and Literature at Oxford University, said ancient works needed to be ‘understood in context’.

‘When you start censoring reading lists you are putting your foot on the slippery slope down towards censoring what is being sold in bookshops.’ he added.

In response to the backlash, the University of Reading, did not acknowledge the removal of the ‘offending’ reference as a form of censorship.

‘The portion of the poem now omitted involved a brief reference to domestic violence. That portion has subsequently been removed because, while the text as a whole is vitriolic, that part seemed unnecessarily unpleasant and (potentially) triggering.”

A spokesman for the University of Reading said: ‘We do not censor academic material.

‘Students have access to all texts relevant to their course and are encouraged to read and discuss a wide range of material.

‘Content warnings are used to encourage discussion and study in a way that allows students to be aware of difficult or controversial material before being confronted with it.’

Calgary Cop, Const. Brian Denison, the Latest Victim of COVID Censorship

Anti-vax police officer who compares vaccine mandates to Holocaust resigns

[The latest victim of COVID censorship is a 27-year veteran of he Calgary Police Service, Const. Brian Denison, who publicly criticized imposed vaccines or vaccination mandates. He had been “suspended without pay last month and told he couldn’t speak publicly about a city policy that states officers who aren’t fully vaccinated must submit to regular testing. Governments have used the constantly hyped fear of COVID to bulldoze away many of the rights supposedly guaranteed by the Charter as they impose Medico-Stalinism on Canada. Const. Denison’s comparing to the vaccine apartheid measures adopted by businesses and government to events in National Socialist Germany may be a bit over the top, but, in a free and democratic society, he should have the right to utter an opinion, even if Canada’s vociferous Jewish lobby objects. — Paul Fromm]

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Calgary Police Const. Brian Denison on Wednesday, July 5 2017.
Calgary Police Const. Brian Denison on Wednesday, July 5 2017. Photo by Bryan Passifiume /Postmedia Network

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A city police officer who has compared COVID-19 vaccination rules to Nazi genocide says he’s resigned from the Calgary Police Service.

Former constable Brian Denison, who was once a member of the service’s hate crimes unit, said he quit the force after being suspended without pay last month and told he couldn’t speak publicly about a city policy that states officers who aren’t fully vaccinated must submit to regular testing.


“I’ve been muzzled by the police service,” Denison told a downtown anti-vax rally on Saturday.

“I turned in my resignation because I could not abide by what they were doing . . . their orders are wrong, do not listen to them.”

CPS on Monday confirmed Denison is no longer employed by the police service.

Denison, who was with CPS for 22 years, called for other officers to follow his example.

“Let me be clear about the CPS — they don’t own you . . . the government doesn’t own you and can’t tell you what you put in your body,” he told the cheering crowd.

In a video he recorded while in uniform in late September, he said society’s widening exclusions of the unvaccinated was headed down a similar path taken by Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

“ Those who are vaccinated, a lot of them, look down on us that are unvaccinated . . . it’s very reminiscent of the world war Hitler was persecuting against the Jews, ” he said. …

On Saturday, Denison said Canadian governments’ COVID-19 vaccination policies show “the correlations are there — what happened in history — and they’re happening again.”

Last month, a leader of the city’s Jewish community said that comparison is grossly inaccurate and offensive, but said he was willing to discuss the issue with Denison.

Censoring Dissent in the Ontario Legislature: Independent MPP& COVID Crackdown Critic Belinda Karahalios Banned for 90 Days

Censoring Dissent in the Ontario Legislature: Independent MPP& COVID Crackdown Critic Belinda Karahalios Banned for 90 Days: Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios ousted from Ontario Legislature over vaccination status

Karahalios argued proof of negative test meant she was not in contravention of rules

CBC News · Posted: Dec 07, 2021 2:50 PM ET | Last Updated: December 7

Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios responds to Speaker Ted Arnott’s request she leave the chamber at Queen’s Park because she is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and a recent positive test for the virus means she must remain out of the chamber for 90 days starting on the day of the test. (Ontario Legislative Assembly/YouTube)

Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios was removed from the Ontario Legislature on Tuesday morning because she isn’t vaccinated for COVID-19.

Karahalios recently tested positive for the virus.

As such, Speaker Ted Arnott told her the current advice from the public officer of health is that Karahalios must be out of the chamber for 90 days following her positive test.

Karahalios argued she should be allowed in the chamber because she provided proof of a negative rapid antigen test.

“I’m not in contravention of the rules.”

Arnott asked Karahalios to leave at least three times before she was escorted out.

Karahalios has been outspoken in her criticism of vaccine mandates and lockdowns during the pandemic.

She was elected as a Progressive Conservative in 2018, but was removed from the caucus in July 2020 after voting against a bill that allowed the province to extend or amend some emergency orders a month at a time for up to two years without consulting the legislature.

She has since gone on to form the New Blue Party with her husband, Jim Karahalios.