WATCH: Jerry Dias Laughably Claims Unifor Being On Media Bailout Panel Is About ‘Free Speech’

He can’t really be that clueless…

Jerry Dias continues to double-down on Unifor’s appointment to the Media Bailout panel, and his arguments are getting more and more laughable by the day.

His latest response to the criticism of Unifor’s inclusion is that it’s about ‘free speech.’

You can watch his comments in the video below:

“UNIFOR Boss @JerryPDias says the decision to appoint his openly anti-Conservative union to the panel helping lay out the criteria for who qualifies for the gov’ts $600 million media bail out won’t impact journalist integrity. #ctvqp #cdnpoli”

Dias then later said “I reiterated my belief in the editorial integrity of Cdn journalists.”

Of course, if Dias really wanted to support Canadian journalism, he would have rejected Trudeau’s horrendous move to put Unifor on the bailout panel.

By escalating his attack on Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives, by praising the Trudeau government, and by continuing to defend Unifor being on the panel, Dias is repeatedly undermining what shreds of confidence Canadians may have had in the establishment press.

Trudeau’s move to appoint Unifor is a blatant and aggressive power-grab, part of Trudeau’s attempt to co-opt the media and turn it into a tool of the Liberal government.

Every move Dias is making continues to reinforce the fact that Trudeau is using the media bailout as an anti-democratic assault on the Opposition and on Freedom of the Press.

And the idea that the government is giving money to the media is exactly the opposite of free speech, something Dias is either clueless of, or is pretending not to know since ignoring it serves his interests.

Either way, this a very dangerous moment for Canada.

Spencer Fernando

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Diane DiFlorio

Does Jerry actually belief the nonsense he spews?


Jerry Dias makes big money as a union boss so he is just a communist elite LIEberal and maybe he was a part time drama teacher too since he behaves like Trudeau always trying to be on TV and in pictures. Going to run in politics Jerry?

old white guy

Of course he can be that clueless, he is union man.

Elizabeth Thorne

M-103, the motion supported and voted for by all the Liberals except Justine who in a cya moment was out looking for unicorns, and all the NDP, it was all about free speech?

ARE you tired of all the lies and horse pucky? Vote them out, no party status. Canada is a great country and FREE.

Ken (Kulak)

I suspect that Jerry Dias’s version of free speech is somewhat akin to the former Soviet Union’s definition of free speech, and that would be speech that is only acceptable and supportive to socialism.

Shawn Harris

Both Trudeau and Dias claim to support the mainstream media with this bailout and yet, they both fail , either deliberately or out of ignorance, that they will achieve the opposite results they so desire. The public already has a great deal of suspicion and distrust with the mainstream media and this bailout will only deepen that distrust and suspicion. While causing the public to suspect that anything the media says is just to parrot what Trudeau and Dias want you to hear or read. And lost in all this noise about saving the media, is the reputations of some… Read more »


All this bailout is, is a glorified AdScam all over. The one thing you have to say about the Liberals, they really are very creative with corruption, if they get caught one way they just repackage and try again.