November 03, 2016

Notley cancelled water bomber contracts days before Fort Mac fire (but there's MORE to this EXCLUSIVE story)

Rebel Staff
 

This week, The Rebel had probably our biggest scoop ever: Our Alberta bureau chief, Sheila Gunn Reid, reported that just ten days before wildfires tore through Fort McMurray, causing the largest fire evacuation in Canadian history, Rachel Notley’s NDP cancelled every water bomber contract it had. 

Then they simply “forgot” to put out to tender new water bomber contracts until literally the day before the fire hit the city.

In the middle of this crisis, water bomber companies were contacted by the NDP — not to get them to help fight fires, but to get them to sign confidentiality clauses, to keep the NDP’s incompetence a secret.

The NDP tried blocking our requests for public records, and demanded a $4,000 fee.

So we set up the website WhatIsSheHiding.ca, and asked viewers to help us pay the fine, because that’s really what it was: A fine for practicing journalism.

With viewers’ help, we paid it.

And we found out the damning truth about the biggest story of the year.

But in the two days since Sheila blew the lid off this story, not a single other reporter in Alberta has followed up on the story, despite us posting all of the documents on our website, for our competitors to use. To me, that’s actually just as important…

Sheila Gunn Reid joins me to talk more about this story, and why the rest of the media is trying to ignore it

NEXT: Dr. Brian Day and discuss the latest developments in his costly court challenge to the Medicare Protection Act.

Day says the Act, which prevents Canadian patients from paying for private (and faster) access to health care, violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

FINALLY: Your messages to me about the week's news!

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commented 2016-11-04 15:59:49 -0400
Hey Ezrasux….Pretty weak piss your packing. Better go recharge before your battery goes dead. Sounds like you’ve been drinking too much of your own piss.

DJBT,Wynne and Notley
commented 2016-11-04 13:59:46 -0400
LOL, the paid troll dusted off his old Jimmy Da Sylva alias. The stench of desperation now coming from the paid troll is getting rather humorous indeed, his boss must be getting nervous for some reason.
commented 2016-11-04 13:54:21 -0400
Ezrasux lol your a full of shit progressive liberal asshole, truth means nothing to you you pos.
commented 2016-11-04 13:50:02 -0400
We really are mirroring the US in our government and media corruption… I would love to see you guys really get into the corruption of our government with such things as the long history of Bombardier stealing money from the Canadian taxpayers. Yes you briefly, superficially touch on the most recent theft of our tax dollar by Bombardier…Pipelines, there must be a humdinger behind those… …..but lets get deeper as the stench of corruption has been coming from Ottawa for years…. I think you will be surprise or perhaps you wont….become the Project Veritas of the North….
commented 2016-11-04 13:42:59 -0400
Hello Ezrasux’s,

I am a true North American, and very proud of my country and the USA. Here you are stating shit about all of “us” that happen to follow the Rebel Media Group.
Where do you get the right to do that? Are you a Muslim or a fucking leach off of society? Yes! I can see you are a leftard, but what else are you? It isn’t that nice being called all those things is it? I am a very strong Conservative thinking individual with very strong views to freedom and freedom of speech. It is conservative’s like me that allow you to speak the way you do. If it was up to the leftards and the NDPig followers in both countries you would be already arrested and on trail for the the crap your saying.

The leftards have created safe spaces, the leftards have changed the schooling to include same sex education, the leftards have taking the right to discuss Muslim problems around the world, the leftards have taken mother and father out of the vocabulary of laws in this country. But most of all, now read slow so you understand!

THE LEFTARDS HAVE BEEN TAKING MONEY FROM THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WANT TO DESTROY WESTERN VALUES AND WESTERN THINKING.

So you need to just calm down.
commented 2016-11-04 13:29:55 -0400
Hey zersux…..have you heard about the guy getting sued by Mr. Levant? http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/ezra-levant-sues-second-twitter-user-for-criticizing-fort-mcmurray-disaster-relief-campaign.
The only boring asshole on this site is the one who keeps posting the same link over and over. You also are a classic hypocrite about spewing hate, read your own posts you fucktard. You have serious issues, get help for your illness. Oh ya…….fuck you!
commented 2016-11-04 13:16:00 -0400
Yeah I made a mistake typing (for) twice by accident. So fucking what? The best of us do it. My point still stands.
commented 2016-11-04 13:13:47 -0400
Fuck all of you. You’re not real conservatives or libertarians and the rebel does not accurately represent conservatives or libertarians well. You’re a bunch of boring ASSHOLES and I wouldn’t be surprised if most of you have convictions for for hate crimes against arab people.
commented 2016-11-04 13:02:16 -0400
Just BTW EZRASUX…The cruise is paid for by the people who can afford to go. The group charter makes this available at a discount. If Ezra is giving his employees a bonus (which I don’t know, I’m only guessing), it is a taxable perk for income tax purposes…nobody works for nothing…they are not conscripts…they are not slaves…

And theREBEL turns over rocks that MSM just won’t …which is why I don’t mind the fee.
commented 2016-11-04 12:19:30 -0400
@ezrasux…the fellow to which you refer is in no way having his freedom of speech curtailed. He will be free to repeat what he said in court. In fact he can still say it now if he still believes ir is true. When he is in court he can present as part of his defence that he honestly believed the accusation to be true.

If Ezra can prove there was financial loss as a result of what was said , that has legal penalty.

Without seeing any of the paper trail and taking on faith what has been presented in the media, I would have to conclude that this fellows allegations were false.

People SLAPP sue Ezra all the time…he got fed up and started doing it back.

Keep your Ezraphobic hate speech out of this safe space………:-)
commented 2016-11-04 12:12:13 -0400
EZRASUX CBC FORCES ME TO PAY, I DO NOT SUPPORT THEM, YET I AM FORCED TO PAY FOR THEM WHY. YOU BLEET ABOUT EZRA YET CBC WILL NOT EVEN TELL US HOW MUCH THE TALKING HEADS COST. WHY DO TAXPAYERS HAVE TO SUPPORT CBC, ARE THEY THAT USELESS THEY CANNOT SUPPORT THEMSELVES.
commented 2016-11-04 12:11:58 -0400
Ezrasux – you wouldn’t recognize a true conservative if one walked up and slapped your face. Don’t try to tell true conservatives what they would or would not do because you haven’t got a brain, let alone a clue. And you haven’t a clue how the media system works. What a fool you are, who follows other corrupt fools.
commented 2016-11-04 12:04:30 -0400
Ezra is a con artist who can afford a large caribbean cruise and still has the nerve to ask for donations for his legal bills and his fake news site. He piggybacks off infowars, breitbart, theblaze, and even TYT, rabble, huffington Post and the CBC. Does Alex Jones make people pay money to listen to him scream and yell? No. Does TYT make you pay money for their content? NO. If your paying money to watch his boring Skype chats with old geezers who agree with him on everything then you’re a fucking idiot. A true conservative would never waste $ on that shit. I know you’re doing charity fraud. (Come sue me mother fucker.) http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/ezra-levant-sues-second-twitter-user-for-criticizing-fort-mcmurray-disaster-relief-campaign
commented 2016-11-04 11:49:57 -0400
I have sent this info onto Brian Jean (I hope I got it to the right one) in case he is not aware. I believe that opposition parties need to bring this up to the Notley government directly. Albertans need to know and they deserve answers. This will also draw more MSM in.
commented 2016-11-04 11:35:00 -0400
EZRASUX:

I know that this is a tough concept for someone so illiterate that they cannot spell a simple word like “sucks”; as in, “The bureaucrat sucks the tax payers dry.” However, before posting an article to support a viewpoint, it is a good idea to read, if you can read, the article for the context that will support your thesis.
commented 2016-11-04 11:03:20 -0400
The NDP hold the public in contempt, so they hide like the communist cowards that they are, so that they aren’t questioned by the people. They should be charged with criminal negligence and have to foot the bill themselves. I think the insurance companies need to start a class action lawsuit against the NDP. Rachel’s embarrassing charade of dressing down Brian Jean, when he was asking for assistance, is sickening to watch. Her arrogance and contempt for the people, will be what brings her and her party of communist clowns down.
The fact that no other MSM has picked up this story is because they have all been bought and paid for. They sold their journalist souls to the devil, and now they have to keep up the charade of lies and deceptions, to cover for political corruption. They are ultimately trying to destroy theRebel.media by ignoring them. They do so at their own peril.
commented 2016-11-04 10:46:22 -0400
Anonymous you mean like the CBC forcing me to fund them with my tax dollars. You even trying to spin this into a forced to pay liberal BS crap is pathetic. So don’t send them money its simple. Same should be done to the cbc they should have to survive on revenue and NOT ONE DIME OF FORCED PARTICIPATION FROM TAXES SHOULD BE SPENT ON THEM OR HANDED TO THEM. It just seems to upset leftys that something can exist on its own without the gov involved.
commented 2016-11-04 10:10:44 -0400
Anonymous commented 5 hours ago

“How much are all these freedom of info requests going to cost the rebel? Please tell me the rebel will not be asking its viewers to pay for more stuff.”

Adding to David White’s comment:

The reality is, F.o.I. requests should not cost The Rebel a penny. This is government information which every member of the press should have freedom of access to without cost. Reality, as I have posted before, any Alberta constituent should receive information at no cost through a simple request for information through their M.L.A. Yet there is an Non-Democratic pay wall imposed to prevent information getting to the voters.

You, Anonymous, may not be curious in knowing how an easily extinguishable fire sighted on a Saturday was allowed to become uncontrollable and then destroy 40% of a city four days later. However, I sure am and cannot afford the $4 000 democracy prevention fee of the Alberta Government, so am glad I can partially fund the fee.

This is my democratic choice as opposed to the Carbon Tax, as David White points out. A tax undemocratically imposed since it was not campaigned upon nor put to subsequent referendum. The Non-Democratic Party of Alberta.
commented 2016-11-04 08:36:46 -0400
@anonymous…If the Rebel asks for money in order to pursue stories we would like answers to, and we are willing to give them the money, what the FUCK difference should that make to you. They are not DEMANDING that YOU give money. I thought at times you showed a modicum of intelligence, apparently I was wrong. It is called crowd funding and is done by choice. Not like a carbon tax which every one will be FORCED to pay. Go to your FREE cbc site. Oh, my bad again, your’s and my taxes pay for that. Too confusing for you????

Dump jt, kw and rn
commented 2016-11-04 04:31:21 -0400
How much are all these freedom of info requests going to cost the rebel? Please tell me the rebel will not be asking its viewers to pay for more stuff.
commented 2016-11-04 01:44:24 -0400
Paul McCullough, you would make a great ad copy writer. It sounds like a late night TV ad:

“It’s corruption, it’s incompetence, it’s the Alberta NDP. But don’t call yet! You also get the Mainstream Media: They don’t do journalism, they do propaganda & news suppression! All at one low price of your vote! Vote now and vote often! Call the number at the bottom of your screen! Crooked operators are standing by!”
commented 2016-11-04 01:14:25 -0400
LUGENPRESS!!!! TELL THE TRUTH!!!!
commented 2016-11-04 01:02:25 -0400
“Incompetence” or “malice”? I’d go with “incompetent malice”! Why have no lawsuits been lodged? In addition to this story not being picked up by the mainstream media, how about the ‘opposition’, the Wildrose Party? They should be hammering the NDP relentlessly on this story!
commented 2016-11-04 00:53:21 -0400
Well we all know that dastardly global warming was the culprit. You all must remember that well dressed ndp hack from Taber, the pork chop with the bad hair, he told us so.
Notice how pm selfie tried to pose and play the role. Last I heard the feds were MIA.

Rachael probably went through 3 packs of smokes rushing back to the Red Star in Edmonton for coctails and gloat with bus driver Mason, that queer Eggen, high school munchkin Phillips. The invisible energy minister was somehow missing. I heard Rachael whispered, “we did it and nobody suspects a thing”!!!!

The clip where skank Rachael excoriates Brian Jean in the legislature just prior to the debacle should be played over and over again.

While they are at it they could also play the clip where our departed Jim Prentice tries to explain the consequences of cancelling the coal contracts. I really don’t think the average Albertan realizes what that folly is going to cost. All for an ideological pipe dream. They are pure evil and MUST be stopped.

DJBT and the 2 witches
commented 2016-11-04 00:17:41 -0400
Great journalism Sheila. I asked on an NDP site “when is Notley going to apologize to Fort Mac residents for burning their houses down”. Not getting much response. LOL. I am going to write letters to other media to try and get it going.
commented 2016-11-03 23:46:44 -0400
Regarding the new releases on the Alberta fires, the Rebel is punching above their weight. Go to Brian Jean or Kenney and hand the ball off to one of them. Who cares about MSM?
As I am a shit disturber, I would send the documents to the Insurance People.
commented 2016-11-03 23:39:14 -0400
CBC. Hmmmm, anti-dumping laws perhaps?