Free Speech Supporters Demand that Rogers Rehire Don Cherry

Several dozen supporters of free speech from a number of groups, including the Canadian Association for Free Expression, the Canadian Nationalist Party and the Yellow Vests, rallied in support of fired broadcaster Don Cherry Saturday afternoon. The protest took place outside Rogers HQ, which owns Sportsnet and which fired the controversial broadcaster for pointing out last weekend that immigrants, who feast off Canada’s milk and honey and freedoms, should honour the veterans who fought to preserve these rights. Under the old Red Ensign, the flag of the Real Canada, they called for the reinstatement of this iconic hockey and broadcasting legend. Mr. Cherry is the latest victim of the “cancel culture” of political correctness.


Signs denounced corporate cowardice, the intolerant cancel culture and called for defunding the far leftist Canadian Broadcasting Agency that leeches over $1-billion a year to pump Cultural Marxist propaganda into our living room.

Rogers Cable Practises Political Censorship & Withdraws Invitation to Dr. James Sears to Participate in “All Candidates'” DebateDr

Rogers Cable Practises Political Censorship & Withdraws Invitation to Dr. James Sears to Participate in “All Candidates'” Debate
Dr. James Sears, the energetic editor of the satirical YOUR WARD NEWS is running for the Canadians’ Choice Party in Ottawa Centre against Yasir Naqvi, the Liberal and Pakistani Attorney General, who after months of Zionist and other agitation, authorized charges under Canada’s notorious “hate law” against Dr. Sears and publisher Leroy St. Germaine, on November 10, 2017
 


A standard feature in elections is for the local cable company to allocate a certain period of time to each candidate so that they can be better known to the public. This is not only a public service but is fair, considering that the cable companies hold a virtual monopoly in an area and a licence to make a great deal of money.
 
Accordingly, on May 10, Dr. Sears received an e-mail of Stan Newton, a producer at Rogers’ TV Ottawa inviting him to an all-candidates debate, May 15.
 
—————————- Original Message —————————-
Subject: ROGERS TV – Debate for Ottawa Centre
From:    “Stan Newton” <Stan.Newton@rci.rogers.com>
Date:    Thu, May 10, 2018 17:41
To:      “Dr.James.Sears@CanadiansChoice.com
<Dr.James.Sears@CanadiansChoice.com>
————————————————————————–

Hello James,

We have a debate for Ottawa Centre next Tuesday, May 15th at our studio,
details are below.  Could you please confirm your attendance, either way,
as soon as possible?

Thank you
Stan

Stan Newton
Producer

Rogers TV
475 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa, ON K2A 3Y8

stan.newton@rci.rogers.com
o 613.759.8616

However, the next day he was un-invited for the most blatant political reasons. A Gavin Lumsden from Rogers informed him: ”  It has come to our attention that you have made public statements and espoused views that are entirely inconsistent with the values of Rogers TV.”

The statement in laughable. We are to believe Rogers TV has values other than making money? The Ottawa Centre candidates include a Liberal, and NDP socialist,  a Progressive Conservative, a Green Party representative, a Libertarian, a Communist and a representative of the None-of-the-Above Party. So, can we assume that Rogers’ alleged “values” are consistent with those of the Communist Party? The evil blight of communism left a trail of at least 100-million corpses in Russia, Eastern Europe, Cuba, China,Vietnam and Cambodia in the 20th Century. So, apparently, if Mr. Lumsden is to be believed, Rogers is cool with psychotic mass murder but entirely rejects Dr. Sears’ spirited defence of freedom and patriarchy.
 
Subject: Rogers TV Debate : Ottawa Centre
From:    “Gavin Lumsden” <Gavin.Lumsden@rci.rogers.com>
Date:    Fri, May 11, 2018 18:43
To:      “Dr.James.Sears@CanadiansChoice.com
<Dr.James.Sears@CanadiansChoice.com>
leader@NCparty.ca” <leader@NCparty.ca>
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Mr. Sears,

I am writing to follow-up on earlier correspondence from my colleague Stan
Newton.

Since the invitation to the Ottawa Centre Candidates’ Debate was issued to
you, it has come to our attention that you have made public statements and
espoused views that are entirely inconsistent with the values of Rogers
TV.

As a result, I am writing to inform you that you will not be permitted to
participate in Rogers TV’s English and French candidates’ debates for the
riding of Ottawa Centre on May 15th.  Your invitation is hereby rescinded.

Gavin Lumsden
tv Rogers / Rogers tv – Ottawa
475 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON  K2A 3Y8
Gavin.Lumsden@rci.rogers.com<mailto:Gavin.Lumsden@rci.rogers.com

 
CAFE has filed a complaint with the CRTC from whom Rogers holds its licence to make money and supposedly serve the public good.
 
Paul Fromm
Director
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR FREE EXPRESSION