May 242011
 

Skewing the News is unacceptable.

Due to the history of vilification of parental rights groups and their representatives by Radio Station CKNW, and the broadcaster’s persistent misrepresentations of the facts on important public matters, such as the Burnaby School District draft policy, Parents’ Voice has decided it will not provide any further interviews to radio station CKNW until such time as their reporting becomes fair and balanced.

Background
The CKNW campaign of vilification includes:
1997—2002 – A campaign of hate and vilification was commenced by former talk show host Rafe Mair and broadcasted by CKNW—a campaign that a BC Supreme Court judge found to be promoting hatred and contempt for prominent parental rights activist Kari Simpson and those who supported her. CKNW management allowed Rafe Mair to lie repeatedly on air about her. Rafe Mair refused to have Simpson on his show, and cowardly refused to debate her.

Bill Good, another CKNW talk show host, has accused parents of teaching their children “bigotry”—and then childishly denied it; that is, until he was challenged to produce the tape of the show. Good also lied to his audience about a situation involving parents who pulled their child out of a militant gay activist teacher’s classroom. Bill Good lied by asserting that it was because the teacher was “gay.” In fact, the teacher, James Chamberlain, is a proven liar, and was abusing his role as a teacher by exploiting his students for an ideological purpose. The list of his unprofessional conduct is long and disturbing.

Recently, Bill Good has again proven his bias on the gay agenda by broadcasting misleading information concerning the current debate. Bill Good is also a coward; his refusal to debate Kari Simpson on the issue clearly demonstrates this.

CKNW reporter Brett Mineer interviewed Ron Gray, vice-president of Parents for Democracy in Education, in March 2011. The news clip aired in an edited form that omitted important and scientifically verified information provided by Gray. Then, in typical CKNW “skew the news” form, Jon McComb, commenting on that news clip on CKNW’s The World Today, made a comment that put words into Gray’s mouth, followed by McComb’s mocking comment. Of course, Mr. Gray was excluded from this carefully-edited “smear the parents, twist their message” distortion. McComb, like Bill Good, used the fact that he has the last word on air to bash the parents’ right cause by his distortion of Gray’s interview and his position on the relevant issues.

Philip Till—in keeping with CKNW rhetoric on the Burnaby issue—stated on the morning’s “news” commentary: “Some can’t accept discussion of homosexuality.” (In fact, Parents’ Voice has been trying to have a rational discussion, but propaganda and chanting mobs have been the only response.) Till also said, “I don’t care what your religion or culture is, if you have a problem with your School District trying to prevent your child from becoming a homophobic bully, there’s something wrong with YOU!” This is a classic “straw man” argument: no one connected with Parents’ Voice or Parents for Democracy in Education has ever said anything that remotely suggests that they favour bullying.

The list goes on:
CKNW’s historical record of censoring the news that involves factual information about the gay agenda and the political abuse of the education system includes the failure of a single CKNW talk-show host to interview parent representatives who were assaulted by the International Socialists and militant gay activists when they held a parents rally in Robson square. This event was the lead story for three days on other media stations. CKNW talk show hosts Rafe Mair, Bill Good, and Philip Till censored all reporting of this violent attack against parents, free speech and parental rights.

Further, CKNW’s lawyers are also well aware that the trial judge involved in an important libel case that they won was not qualified to preside over the case. That judge was embroiled in a serious legal matter involving libel defamation and religious intolerance—and committed what appear to be acts tantamount to obstructing justice, namely fraudulent conveyance. CKNW’s lawyers know the decision was wrong, and when invited to act lawfully and responsibly to remedy the situation, i.e., a new trial, they refused. The matter is far from being settled and has now become an on-line reality show, DRIVE FOR JUSTICE, that will debut June 7, 2011 online at RoadKillRadio.com. It appears that CKNW as a news source relies on judicial corruption, rather than upholding the Rule of Law.

It is the position of Parents’ Voice that these deliberate acts by CKNW to Skew the News have contributed to gross societal ignorance of the facts about issues material to the Burnaby controversy. Parents’ Voice has found the reporting of CKNW to be contemptuous of the truth–at best–-and therefore refuses to provide them with any form of interview until such time as they can demonstrate balanced and fair reporting of the facts.

Parents’ Voice appreciates the advent of the Internet, and that the ability it gives us to communicate our message to individuals has dramatically changed this debate. Media outlets likes CKNW, which deliberately manufacture misleading news, will thus soon become deservedly despised and irrelevant. The world of communications has changed.

Parents’ Voice appreciates those media outlets that have provided a fair and balanced reports of the issues in the Burnaby School District—issues that involve the safety and well-being of all children. Parents’ Voice will continue to make ourselves available to you as trustworthy sources of news and information.

Contacts for Parents’ Voice:
Daud Ismail – daudism@hotmail.com
Charter Lau – charterlau2011@hotmail.com
Gordon World – gordonworld@hotmail.ca
For more information on the historical record of CKNW and the gay political agenda visit http://roadkillradio.com/2011/05/24/gay-activists-political-abuse-of-public-education/

Or Contact Kari Simpson tel: (604) 514-1614 email: Kari@roadkillradio.com

Apr 172011
 

Ezra Levant gives RKR a sizzling preview of his coming daily SUN-TV talk show
Canadian iconoclast Ezra Levant told RoadKill Radio Tuesday night about his hopes for the latest phase of his career: host of a one-hour public affairs talk show on the new SUN-TV network.

“The theme is one word,” said Levant: “Freedom. It’s about the individual and the State. And we’ll be able to talk to people all across the country.” The network and Levant’s new show premier April 18! …full story

Click here to listen to Ezra with Kari Simpson and Terry O’Neill, including their discussion of the Leaders’ Debate, on RoadKill Radio archives.
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You finance the destruction of your privacy—and bureaucrats think you don’t care!
British Columbia is in the forefront of a massive expansion of government accumulation of private information about citizens. The BC plan is beguilingly called, ‘Citizens @ the Centre: BC Government 2.0’

But what’s really at the centre is all your private and confidential information. And at the periphery will be tens of thousands of portals, giving bureaucrats access to your secrets.

Ms. Michael Vonn, Policy Director for the BC Civil Liberties Association, spent an hour on RoadKill Radio Tuesday night revealing hidden dangers in the system that the provincial government doesn’t want to talk about. …full story

Click here to listen to the whole hour interview on RoadKill Radio
Click here for the Citizens@the Centre: BC Government 2.0 document
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Burnaby School District DECLINES RoadKill Radio’s request for an interview!!
Shock…gasp! Actually, no surprise here; it is amazing what happens when parents find out what is going on in their schools and informed media (RKR & LifeSite News) start to ask questions!

RoadKill Radio first talked about this issue on our March 15, 2011 broadcast when we first became aware of the Burnaby School District’s proposed ‘homophobia/heterosexism’ policy. Since that time, community associations and parents have united their efforts to put a stop to this absurd and dangerous policy.

In a recent correspondence declining our invitation to appear on RKR and explain the District’s reasoning behind this policy, the Burnaby School District states…full story

This week on RoadKill Radio more election coverage and current events that matter!

Apr 172011
 

Shock…gasp! Actually no surprise here; it is amazing what happens when parents find out what is really going on in their schools and informed media (RKR & LifeSite News) start to ask questions!

RoadKill Radio first talked about this issue on our March 15, 2011 broadcast when we first became aware of the Burnaby School District’s proposed ‘homophobia/heterosexism’ policy. Since that time community associations and parents have united their efforts to put a stop to this absurd and dangerous policy.

In a recent correspondence declining our invitation to appear on RKR and explain the District’s reasoning behind this policy, the Burnaby School District states:

Hello Kari:

Thank you for the invitation to be interviewed on RoadKill Radio however we respectfully decline.

As I mentioned on the phone, the Homophobia/Hetrosexism Policy (#5.45) is currently in the policy development process. The Policy Committee of the Board is currently compiling input on the draft policy received to date and will be meeting in late April or early May to review all input and to finalize a recommendation to the board. The draft policy will return to the board for consideration of adoption in late spring. Should the Board adopt the policy; the superintendent’s office will then distribute policy statements, regulations and procedures to schools.

Thank you for your interest,
Gilian Dusting
Acting Communications Manager
Burnaby School District 41

RKR co-host Kari Simpson believes this is a “regressive and dangerous policy, driven by left-wing political activists.” Simpson recalls in 1997 the NDP adopted a similar resolution when they were government. “The NDP were obliterated in the next election, being left with only 2 seats, this is something the elected officials sitting as school trustees for Burnaby should give serious and sober thought to,” says Simpson.
Click here to read the full story in LifeSite News

Feb 262011
 

Kids First Parent Association of Canada

Media release: Police called to prevent leaflet at public forum held on public property!!

February 23, 2011 (Burnaby)—On February 22, 2011 the West Vancouver Police were called to prohibit the distribution of an information leaflet at a public forum, held at a municipal theatre.

The West Vancouver School District and the West Vancouver Memorial Library held a “community forum on Early Learning” featuring Dr Fraser Mustard, a well-known advocate of universal daycare and all-day kindergarten. Helen Ward, President of Kids First Parent Association of Canada handed out a leaflet in opposition to Dr. Mustard’s policy message in the venue’s foyer.

The leaflet consisted of quotations from Dr Mustard, his colleagues, and economists, with sources. It provided Kids First contact information.

A woman who said “this is our event” demanded that Ward leave the premises saying it was a private space and that distributing information without permission was illegal. She loudly warned patrons that Ward was “handing out propaganda” and that they should not take the leaflet. She took the leaflet out of the hands of several patrons.

Ward declined to leave stating that it was a public space. The woman (who refused to identify herself except as Cathy) brought in the theatre manager and a man named Andrew. At this point Ward agreed to stand outside, but was told she must stand on the sidewalk. Andrew phoned the police saying they were “worried” and that Ward had “a partner inside.” Constable Harding of the West Vancouver Police said that the public theatre attached to the public high school was private property owned by the School District and advised Ward to stand on the sidewalk, which she did.

“This reaction to a mild mannered democratic protest shows signs of paranoia. The event promoted a political agenda using tax payers’ dollars. The groups running the event accept millions of public dollars and used space paid for by the public, and then seek to exclude public voices,” says Ward. She goes on: “It is reprehensible to deny free citizens the right of protest—a simple pamphlet, distributed quietly—at a public event, held on public property, using Canadians’ tax dollars.”

Click here for the “information leaflet
Click here for the full RKR interview with Helen Ward
Click here YouTube highlights of RKR show

For further comment please contact Helen Ward at 604-291-0088.