Trudeau Trying to Shut Down Independent Journalism in Canada, Says Rebel News Founder

by Michael Tennant
Reprinted with permission from

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to silence journalists who challenge his policies while giving special privileges to those who toe the line, an independent Canadian journalist told Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tuesday.

Ezra Levant, founder and CEO of Rebel News, said the Trudeau government has instituted a “Qualified Canadian Journalism Organization license” that gives licensed journalists tax subsidies and other favorable treatment.

“It’s not yet illegal to do journalism without the license,” Levant said, but he fears that “the worst is yet to come.”

Trudeau has hardly kept his disdain for independent journalism in general, and Rebel News in particular, a secret. “Last year,” noted Carlson, “Justin Trudeau tried to have Rebel News banned from covering a debate in Canada, and a judge overturned the ban and allowed a reporter inside the debate hall.” When the reporter asked Trudeau a question, the prime minister responded with insults, saying that Rebel News had “spread misinformation and disinformation” on his Covid-19 policies and that he wouldn’t even “call it a media organization.” Read Full Article >

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