MPs – Including Conservatives – Vote To Shut Down Video Feed Of Free Speech Advocates Testifying At House Committee

Canadians deserve total openness from the government, not a bunch of politicians telling us what we can and can’t see.

In a disturbing and brutally ironic moment, the video feed of free speech advocates Lindsay Shepherd, Mark Steyn, and John Robson was shut down.

And the people who shut it down are the people who are supposed to be defending our freedom and rights – MPs.

The shutdown was reported by Andrew Lawton. Here’s what he shared on Twitter:

At the Standing Committee for Justice and Human Rights, where @NewWorldHominin @MarkSteynOnline and @thejohnrobson are testifying on online hate at 8:45. Watch live here: (link:…

“A Liberal MP has introduced a motion striking comments made by Michael Cooper last week from the official record, citing the “discriminatory” nature of them. Unreal. Literally wants to erase speech from transcript.”

“NDP member speaking in favour of motion. Says he’s not against people having ideas, but rejects some ideas being given a public platform.”

“John Brassard, Conservative MP, says this motion is a “stunt.” NDP says it’s not because there was an “attack on a witness” last week in committee.”

“Motion to scrub Michael Cooper’s citation of Christchurch manifesto passes along party lines. Conservatives all abstain rather than voting against it.”

“NDP MP Garrison is now filibustering, asking why this committee meeting is being televised. He knows witnesses only have until 9:45 to speak. He’s making it so they have no time.”

“NDP has introduced motion to suspend television broadcast of this meeting. Again, every minute spent discussing this is a minute taken away from @MarkSteynOnline @NewWorldHominin and @thejohnrobson.”

“All committee members, including the Conservatives, just voted to suspend television broadcast of testimony by @MarkSteynOnline @NewWorldHominin @thejohnrobson. Unbelievable.”

While shutting down a video feed to hide the views of free speech advocates is to be expected from the Liberals and NDP, but it’s disappointing that the Conservatives on the committee also voted to shut it down.

We clearly have a serious problem in our country with politicians who arrogantly think that they should be able to decide what we see.

In fact, their job isn’t to tell us what we’re allowed to view – particularly when it comes to the working of the government – their job is to protect our freedom to make our own choices.

Politicians are supposed to be defending freedom of speech, and we must hold every politician accountable when they fail to do that.

A link to the audio can be found here.

Spencer Fernando

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Ken (Kulak)

The last vestiges of freedom are being destroyed by this government and Scheer’s Conservatives are being complicit in this. This is not surprising coming from Trudeau as he admits he has an affinity for the Chinese form of government, but it is shocking coming from Scheer’s liberal lite bunch.


Conservatives should be ASHAMED of Voting along with the NDP and Liberals, Voting Down the Video Feed to Hide the Views of Free Speech Advocates. Every Conservative Supporter is a Free Speech Advocate, and the Conservative Party Voted Against the Very People who Support them! Unbelievable! Who are we to Support or Vote for?? Obviously we are being Lied to and Taken for Fools by this Party!

Don Piche

If they’re all prepared to go to this extreme – than just imagine how receptive they’ll be to willingly implementing Canadians wishes with regard to both reforming these practices and the power they currently wield… there is so much fundamentally wrong with this picture!! Our so-called representatives are actively turning the tables on us and becoming dictatorial rogues instead of contented public servants!!


Disgusting to see all parties and going down this rabbit hole. Not a Good day for Canada… Thankfully Spencer Fernando if it was not for you we would never hear what is going on!

Jill Ward

so, what do you plan to do about it? Scheer showed us what he was when he was elected leader of the fed. conservative party just as trudeau showed and told us all exactly how despicable and treasonous he was long before the 2015 election and look where we are! I have been saying all along THE ONLY ONE WHO IS PRO CANADA IS MAXINE BERNIER! VOTING FOR ANY OF THE OTHER FOUR WILL CONTINUE OUR SWIRL DOWN THE THIRD WORLD SEWER! Canadians are going to be completely ERADICATED IF WE DO NOT STAND UP FOR CANADA, OURSELVES AND OUR… Read more »

Major Tom

The Marxists are on the move………..

Brian Dougan

John Robson and Mark Steyn carry a lot of weight; although without the clout of a Rush Limbaugh. John is well known to the Ottawa conservative radio audience. They both have a solid mainstream platform; so I don’t think that this will be swept under the Liberal rug.

David MacKAY

IN the Conservative Party lead by “Trudeau Lite” aka: Andrew Scheer it is now apparent that Canadians voted for conservative so as to have conservatives tell them what they are allowed to hear and not hear at public hearings. Scheer is proof that Joe Clark’s leftist Red Tories have taken back the party.
Little wonder the people party was able to establish election committees staffed by former Tories in all of Canada’s federal riding in under four months. Don’t believe the polls

Alec Taprobane

Had enough of milquetoat “Progressive” Conservatives? Maxine Bernier has a political party for you. What do you have to lose?