We received a tip that Alberta Health Services was blocking a Rebel story about refugees from their Wi-Fi network, and after investigating, we found more than just content-based censorship. We also uncovered evidence of bureaucrats trying to skirt government records retention laws.
It all began back in September when, through exclusive access to information documents, we found that the Trudeau liberals were giving $50,000 in cash benefits per year to each migrant family that entered the country.
It was outrageous, especially since Trudeau told Canadian veterans they were asking for more than he was willing to give.
So, we started a petition at 50000.ca, to demand that Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan and Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hassan, treat our military veterans at least as well as migrants.
Immediately after launching the petition, we received an email from someone who works in the belly of the government beast that included screenshots showing that our petition website was being blocked by Alberta Health Services!
Ezra tweeted out the tipster’s screenshots and the internet went crazy, although it was hardly surprising to me that the same far left-wing government that had an armed sheriff remove me from a press conference, would block our website on government servers.
But still, we filed a Freedom of Information request to find out how our website came to be blocked and to see how the AHS bureaucrats were doing after news of this latest Notley NDP censorship went public.
What we discovered was the sort of panicky back-and-forth you might expect with nothing terribly out of ordinary. However, there was one very incriminating, very short email mixed into the government frenzy.
Watch as I show you some of the dozens of emails that rolled back and forth as we tried to find the reason Rebel should be blocked.
One of those emails had a suggestion that their conversations should be taken “offline.”
It seems the bureaucrats at Alberta Health Services are quick learners. By taking their conversations “offline,” they’re ensuring that their internal office conversations never see the light of day.