November 24, 2017

Did Vancouver City Hall force Vancouver Sun to retract a story?

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

In April, The Rebel, Vancouver Sun, and Global News all ran stories about an RCMP investigation of a controversial land swap entered into by the City of Vancouver and Brenhill Properties. 

We’ve reported extensively on this seemingly fishy deal.

Interestingly, after running stories on the RCMP investigation, all three news organizations received a letter from Lawson Lundell, the legal team representing Brenhill, insisting that while the RCMP were reviewing documents and the complaint, they felt a formal investigation was not ongoing.

We disagreed, since we had an email from the RCMP stating it would continue to investigate but both Global News and The Rebel added the note from Brenhill in an update to our stories.

But the story didn't end there. Within a week, the Vancouver Sun pulled down their story completely. It vanished.

Thanks to documents leaked to The Rebel, we now might have an idea why.

Watch as I explain the timeline of events and share communications that transpired that seem to show just how willing the City is to try to kill reporting on this story.

We think there’s more the city isn't telling us about this deal so we’ll be appealing to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for related documents that we believe the city has either lost, destroyed, or is hiding.

Stay tuned!

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commented 2017-11-27 12:07:06 -0500
James Hala—You could be correct as Gregor lives in the most expensive area in Canada. The cheapest house in Shaughnessy is 8 million for a 2 bedroom house.
To my knowledge a Mayor doesn’t make a salary to afford that type of living.
commented 2017-11-26 01:24:00 -0500
Moonbeam is a payed off Chinese mole…..check his bank account….. The MSM won’t touch it with a ten foot pole
commented 2017-11-26 00:15:20 -0500
That is pretty funny. What a bunch of crooks. I am glad the RCMP are investigating.
Good work Christopher.
commented 2017-11-25 19:12:38 -0500
WILSON , keep dredging the swamp ; sometimes when the wind is on my course, I can smell it way up here
commented 2017-11-25 18:24:09 -0500
“Did Vancouver City Hall force Vancouver Sun to retract a story?”

In an era of politically controlled media do you even have to ask this question?
commented 2017-11-25 09:12:11 -0500
“the regressive movement leaders have one thing in common…living well and getting rich off the tax payer. "

Pretty much. CM. And I include pink Conservatives like Scheer, Brown, etc in that group.
commented 2017-11-25 08:00:57 -0500
G. Soros told his PUP GR to do it.
commented 2017-11-25 08:00:57 -0500
G. Soros told his PUP GR to do it.
commented 2017-11-25 02:29:53 -0500
Realized just after posting that, that “he/she” is no long valid ?!?… My bad…
commented 2017-11-25 02:28:18 -0500
Good. Good idea Ron Joseph!… But each such submission should also have a 25 word or less “tag” reminding us of what he/she represents…
commented 2017-11-25 01:51:01 -0500
Of all Canadian Politicians, I consider Greger Robinson #2 on my list of the top 10 most hated people. If people East of Vancouver only followed part of his career, you would agree.
I would welcome anything that can be done to put his atrocities in the limelight.

If, once a year, all Rebels sent in their most unpopular list of 10 people; I already know the top 5, the rest would be a fun guess.
The results would make an inexpensive and popular show for Ezra.
commented 2017-11-25 01:30:43 -0500
Mayor MoonBeam is close friends with Justin. Nothing surprises me regarding Vancouver leadership and corrupt practices.
commented 2017-11-24 22:32:26 -0500
Can any of these socialist ,marxist, progressive , enviro kook scum actually live the way they demand others to? Can any of the trolls tell me of any socialist who lives frugally and green when they have a choice in the matter?
commented 2017-11-24 19:18:03 -0500
Keep digging Christopher, there is definitely more to this story!
commented 2017-11-24 18:58:44 -0500
It really does not matter where or when they are in power. Regressive socialists are all amoral crooks. From Baby Doc federally, through Ontario, Alberta and BC provincial governments, down to municipal councils and school boards, the regressive movement leaders have one thing in common…living well and getting rich off the tax payer.
commented 2017-11-24 18:48:07 -0500
This could be very satisfying and fun to watch play out, the Doorknob Mayor going down…with all his rainbow unicorn and fairydust friends – down to the curb. Ha ha! (ala Nelson Muntz)
Stay on ’em like a badger, Wilson – we want blood!