POLICE STATE: Canadian journalist arrested on the street for breaking story on crooked mayor

POLICE STATE: Canadian journalist arrested on the street for breaking story on crooked mayor https://youtu.be/-seF45od5C0

I was arrested on Wednesday.

Five police cars plus three private security vehicles were sent to apprehend me. It was a massive, coordinated police raid.

Only two days earlier, there had been a terrible gangland shooting in the same city of Brampton, Ontario — in broad daylight. Seven shooters were still at large.

But police felt that I was a bigger threat, and they sent a huge squad to take me down.

Had I shot anyone?

Was I a drug dealer?

No. I had done something much worse.

I had done journalism.

They literally arrested me and stuffed me in the back of a car. Take a look. Watch the whole thing.

I had caught the local mayor, a disgraced politician named Patrick Brown, sneaking into a hockey arena that he had closed to the public. He had slipped in for a private game with his buddies, while telling Brampton kids they were banned.

It was an international embarrassment for Brown. Sneaking into a hockey rink he had closed to everyone else. Lying about it. But he’s still doing it. Because he thinks he’s untouchable.

And ever since, I’ve been harassed by local police, who have literally told me my journalism is now illegal — and says our entire media is banned from Brampton property for a year!

That’s wrong. That’s unconstitutional. And that’s the problem.

It’s not just Patrick Brown breaking his own rules. It’s now the Peel Regional Police who are acting as Brown’s personal enforcers.

What an outrage. And complete silence from left-wing civil liberties groups, opposition politicians and — worst of all — the entire Media Party. Not a peep from the CBC, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and certainly not the Canadian Association of Journalists. Only my friend Joe Warmington of the Toronto Sun mentioned my arrest, and Marc Patrone of a radio station in Mississauga.

Everyone else thinks this is just fine.

But it’s not. Imagine: a politician ordering his personal enemies list banned from public property. I’m not even his enemy — I’m just a reporter who happened to catch him breaking his own pandemic rules.

In Canada, we believe in the rule of law, not the rule of man — especially corrupt, small-town mayors like Brown. He may treat the city as his private fiefdom, but the Charter of Rights says differently.

In the end, the police had nothing to charge me with. I was literally standing by myself, on a public sidewalk, not even talking to anyone. It must have been embarrassing to try to come up with a criminal charge for that. The best they could come up with was a $65 ticket for not leaving the property when asked.

A ticket. Like a parking ticket. But for all that, they sent five police cars, three security cars, and arrested me and jammed me in the back of a car like a gangland murderer.

As Ezra says, we’ll spend $65,000 if we have to, appealing this ticket all the way to the Supreme Court — and making every one of those police officers testify why I was treated like a greater menace than a gangland shootout that day.



Dear Ted,

First, Justin Trudeau’s office in Ottawa recruited a backbench Liberal MP to introduce a motion on so-called “Islamophobia,” M-103.
If that were not bad enough, Justin got Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s office at Queen’s Park in Toronto to recruit an Ontario backbench MPP to introduce THIS “Islamophobia” motion:
Motion No. 37 – That, in the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should reaffirm that diversity has always played an important part in Ontario’s culture and heritage; recognize the significant contributions Muslims have made, and continue to make, to Ontario’s cultural and social fabric and prosperity; stand against all forms of hatred, hostility, prejudice, racism and intolerance; rebuke the notable growing tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric and sentiments; denounce hate-attacks, threats of violence and hate crimes against people of the Muslim faith;condemn all forms of Islamophobia and reaffirm its support for government’s efforts, through the Anti-Racism Directorate, to address and prevent systemic racism across government policy, programs and services, and increase anti-racism education and awareness, including Islamophobia, in all parts of the province (bold formatting, added).
But it gets worse.
On February 23rd, the Ontario PC caucus, led by Patrick Brown, helped pass this motion UNANIMOUSLY. Ayes:  81. Nays: ZERO.
Did you get that? No Ontario PC MPP voted against THIS “Islamophobia” motion. Not one.
In the last Ontario PC leadership campaign in 2014, Ontario conservatives had high hopes. They saw TWO candidates, Patrick Brown and MPP Monte McNaughton, campaigning on the deeply held commitments of grassroots, Ontario conservatives, including family-friendly, child-friendly and senior-friendly policy.
Near the end of the campaign, MPP Monte McNaughton endorsed Patrick Brown who won the race becoming Leader of the Ontario PC Party and Ontario’s Leader of the Opposition.
Sadly, Patrick has gone further and further to the left, becoming more and more LIBERAL and less and less recognizably conservative.
Grassroots Ontario conservatives thought that maybe there was still hope for the future with Monte McNaughton. But now, it’s clear that Monte no longer wants to stand with grassroots conservatives, let alone speak for them.
On February 23rd, MPP Monte McNaughton voted for the Ontario Liberals’ “Islamophobia” motion in the Ontario legislature!
I cannot support that. I cannot endorse that. Like you, I want our federal Conservative Party of Canada to be a Big CONSERVATIVE Tent. Not “liberal-lite.”
If you want to stop the liberal lite drift, and make sure our FEDERAL party is a Big CONSERVATIVE Tent, I ask you to support my campaign to Lead the Conservative Party of Canada.
Help me replace Justin and his friends with a rock solid, CONSERVATIVE Government. Register, NOW, to vote in the leadership election (click here). I ask for your vote.
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Brad Trost
P.S.: To learn more about my concerns with any so-called “Islamophobia” motion, click here.
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