December 05, 2016

3,000 Rebels rally in Edmonton — and Media Party goes crazy

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

We had an amazing rally in Edmonton on Saturday. It was cold, but close to 3,000 people RSVP'd, and they kept pouring in. Four big buses brought up folks from Calgary and Red Deer.

We handed out about a thousand “Stop the Carbon Tax” signs. That was the central message of our protest.

Unemployment is now 9 per cent in Alberta, and it’s going to get worse, thanks to Notley’s NDP.

So when one of the speakers was talking — Chris Alexander, the former federal Conservative cabinet minister, who is now running for leader of the party — someone from the audience broke out in a chant of “Lock her up”! (It was an homage to the chant at Donald Trump rallies in the states, whenever he talked about Hillary Clinton...)

It was just a light-hearted moment, a way for the crowd to blow off steam.

Chris Alexander smiled, but he didn’t join in the chant. He said, “Vote her out” instead.

Well, the NDP’s government spin doctors went crazy. One of them is a former CBC staffer named Kirk Heuser, who tweeted out the lie that Alexander had led the chant of “Lock her up” — which you can see he didn’t.

Scott Gilmore, of Maclean’s magazine, who happens to be the househusband of Catherine McKenna, Trudeau’s environment minister, condemned Alexander for daring to speak to 3,000 people worried about their families. He even called those 3,000 people “pigs.”

Canadian Press, iPolitics, CBC — they all did stories on the rally.

What’s more disappointing, though, is that Conservatives Michael Chong and Deepak Obhrai chimed in, condemning our “bad behavior” and “hate mongering.”

And you know what? I don’t care if the chant was ridiculous and offensive. What's truly ridiculous that Notley is bringing in a carbon tax when unemployment is 9 per cent. I want to offend the premier. It’s my right as a citizen, and a free man.

The Rebel will stand with our viewers, and the 3,000 hurting Albertans who were there, and 3 million more who oppose the carbon tax too.

NEXT: Chris Alexander himself joins me to talk about what really happened at our rally, and the hysterical reaction to the event.

THEN: Claudia Rosett comes on to about her new essay about "escaping" from "The Life of Julia," Obama's disturbing video promoting the idea that the government should care for everyone, especially women, from cradle to grave.

Rosett talks about breathing a sign of relief after Donald Trump's election, because she hopes he will at least refrain from trying to run Americans' lives.

FINALLY: I read your messages to me (and remind you about


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commented 2016-12-08 07:01:39 -0500
McKinnon’s husband calling voters ‘pigs’….just what I expect from left wing politicians and their families…even worse than Hillary’s condemnation of voters…bet all Liberals call us all pigs at home too…AS THEY FEED AT THE TROUGH….now who are the real pigs?
commented 2016-12-06 21:23:50 -0500
@peter Netterville moved….

“Ezra, as a subscriber I would have no issues with this video being moved outside the paywall.

Just a suggestion."

as a subscriber I second that motion.
commented 2016-12-06 18:19:07 -0500
It’s a shame the media didn’t display more outrage at Justin Trudeau’s praise for Catro who did much more than lock people up.
commented 2016-12-06 17:57:59 -0500
we would have loved to be there,but times are tough right now…thank you rachel and justin
commented 2016-12-06 17:02:19 -0500
Just remember everybody what Michelle Obama said during the U.S election campaign (Who really gives a crap what she said. It was probably written for her by some other brain dead moron anyway, maybe her sickening husband.) “When they go low, we go high.” Like that idiot reporter calling the Alberta carbon tax protesters pigs. What about in the states when Trump won, Hillary and Obama’s side had violent protests out in the streets, threats to kill Trump and just rampant screaming and more threats by wild out of control Hillary supporters. Hypocrites. What a joke.
commented 2016-12-06 14:22:57 -0500
There is a party already started called WCC that’s Western Canada concept… Look them up online.
They are about separating from central authority and they will give you a detailed account of where the west stands right now as a result of our provinces bound to the Laurentian elites.
commented 2016-12-06 12:16:31 -0500
- As their popularity continues to dive & policies continue to fail the mainstream media is desperate to produce an kind of victory they can for their leftist political masters – no mater how ridiculous it looks. Chong et al may as well cross the floor & sit with his Liberal pals. They’re CINOs (Conservatives In Name Only),

- “Progressives” never have facts or reality to back their policies so they sell them with stories – selling with emotion. So when a rally like this happens with real people expressing their real pain, the “progressives” go into panic mode.

- Julia was also the name of the woman Winston Smith fell in love with in the book “1984” as well. They also made Julia look like a faceless drone in that government ad.
commented 2016-12-06 11:37:35 -0500
Hi Ezra
My Wife & I along with my Parents were at the rally on Saturday, it was my parents first rally and my second, (a bill 6 rally was my first). I received a phone call from my father on Monday afternoon as he was watching the CBC news. He was surprised at how much untruth (lying) came out of the CBC coverage. I would say a strong majority of the people at the rally were older and was their first rally, most have grown up watching the CBC! Well the CBC laid their hand on the table for all to see, "the most untrustworthy news network in Canada. What a surprise, not.

As for Jason Kenny, he just lost a lot of support with his tweet in support of the CBC’s position on the rally! I am willing to bet rural Alberta will give Brian Jean their support again!
commented 2016-12-06 10:58:24 -0500
The highly sensitive and offended left wing losers make me laugh out loud. I’ll take their name calling and smear jobs any day, because it means that we have hit the mark, by speaking the truth, and are exposing their hypocrisy, and agenda. The more offended they get, the better I feel. It’s their attempt to keep the public in the dark. I love when the light of truth exposes these traitors to our freedom and democracy. So oink-oink, you liars and deceivers!
commented 2016-12-06 10:49:08 -0500
I think it is offensive that a government screws it citizen by taxing the hell out of them.Not revealing your agenda before being elected is offensive.It is offensive that a government works to kill jobs.They have a lot of nerve calling anyone pigs when we know who the pigs are…
The media has no shame.
commented 2016-12-06 10:36:17 -0500
You might be right Deborah..
I am a Wild Rose card holder and I will certainly not be throwing my support behind Brian Jean as I did in the past..
I will still vote Wild Rose as opposed to any other party just because they are not PCs or NDP… thus removing any possibility of another NDP government.
commented 2016-12-06 10:10:28 -0500
Real people are hurting and all the mentally challenged politicians care about is a harmless chant ! How low can you go ?
commented 2016-12-06 09:35:18 -0500
Quite frankly it appears that we don’t have a real contender as a conservative leader in AB. It sickens me to think that Rachel the communist might just sneak in again for a second term. And the second term will destroy AB forever. We need to turn up the volume at these rallies, and use this as a tool like the left does. They don’t like it one bit that we conservatives are starting to speak out publicly, instead of letting the NDP and the MSM bully us into a corner. I think if we don’t get rid of Brian Jean as leader of the WR, that we are doing ourselves in. Brian Jean caves too easily to be a leader. Derek Fildebrandt should take his place. He’s an excellent speaker and he’s passionate about AB.
commented 2016-12-06 08:54:43 -0500
i am definitely NOT voting P.C EVER AGAIN! they are sell outs. WILDROSE is who im staying loyal to! Libertarian for frederal. Screw Progressives!!!
commented 2016-12-06 08:51:24 -0500
im so afraid that the leftist media party are winning. it makes me so sad.
commented 2016-12-06 08:31:18 -0500
Ezra, as a subscriber I would have no issues with this video being moved outside the paywall.

Just a suggestion.
commented 2016-12-06 08:26:05 -0500
The media, the left, and red conservatives call the people at the rally and The Rebel various names because they have no rebuttal to what the people are protesting over, so they make up something to get angry over.

The critics to this protest have no counter argument to the substance of the protest, so instead of being honest and reporting on the protest with OBJECTIVITY they do exactly what Brian Gorman accused The Rebel of doing. Yet I bet Brian Gorman would not accuse the main stream media of the same thing.
commented 2016-12-06 08:24:41 -0500
I’m ashamed that I have gave the CPC and the Wildrose my hard earned money . They showed their true colours ! People are really hurting in Alberta and they cater to the political left and downplay what the rally was really about . Shame on you ! I wish there was a political party that ran on the platform of separation for Alberta because that’s where my donations would be going .. What a joke these people are ! Alberta for separation ! Oh yeah I almost forgot . Lock them up ! Traitors
commented 2016-12-06 03:44:56 -0500
And don’t worry about Chris Alexander or even Brian Jean for that matter because the soon as the mainstream media was on them they were all down talking the crowd t
like they didn’t have the right to criticize or voice their disgusted opinion of our present administration.. it’s not like the crowd used profanity it’s not like the crowd uttered threats it was a peaceful demonstration and these people were angry and rightfully so… I am disgusted with the actions of the speakers as soon as the mainstream media put them under the spotlight.
I was at that rally and it was a peaceful demonstration… When I was watching the news today they were making it out like the people had no business voicing their opinion and their anger against policy’s and new legislation that makes them choose between heat or food..
They have no shame and they have no conscience… All they do is think of themselves and they hate it when somebody stands against them.
One little NDP skank even went so far as to say “if they don’t like what we’re doing vote us out”
commented 2016-12-06 02:52:27 -0500
I watched the rally coverage on CTV news. I noticed that at no point did they mention the rebel or Ezra’s name. They only said that the rally was organized by the right wing. It is too bad that the mainstream media can not even bring themselves to acknowledge the rebel.
commented 2016-12-06 01:55:46 -0500
Well Jason and Chris just demonstrated why they are off my list of candidates who I will promote and support. No guts no glory.
At the very least they could get the information straight. What a couple of pansies. CBC and CTV ask them their thoughts and they suck up.
commented 2016-12-06 01:48:06 -0500
The left and the MSM are envious that even in hard times us peasants can still stand up for ourselves and have a little fun without dumping on others to do so.
commented 2016-12-06 01:42:42 -0500
Rona should have thought before she spoke. She made her comment after hearing the ‘gossip’ from the spinners. Shame on her. No compassion for us? It won’t soon be forgotten.
commented 2016-12-06 01:41:11 -0500
Egil Lomeland great point about Suzuki and his hogwash being lovingly accepted by the MSM.
commented 2016-12-06 01:39:59 -0500
Wish i could have been there, had to work on Saturday. How do the left wing protesters show up at every rally, oh right , they do not have jobs.
commented 2016-12-06 01:33:55 -0500
I’m all vented out,so I am not going to repeat myself any more than I already have.
Great show Ezra, thanks for the rally.
I will say this, to Kenny, Jean and even Chris…no flinching or we are going to mistake you for a bunch of cino’s.
commented 2016-12-06 01:24:53 -0500
Oh. And I believe Rona Ambrose owes the people an apology for calling them “Idiots” She really should watch what she says.
commented 2016-12-06 01:15:43 -0500
REBELATION, re your reference to Ambrose and Kenney wanting to present themselves as never Trumpers, Kenney in response to someone suggesting that he was a Trump and to distance himself from that notion spoke of “Trumpian xenophobia” with respect to Trump’s immigration policy in comparison with his when he was Minister of Immigration. Trump is trying to protect the safety and security of his citizens, one of the primary responsibilities of a federal government and Kenney characterizes that as xenophobia! Has he glanced over to Europe to see the consequence of mass Muslim immigration? Kenney has described Muslim terrorists as perverting the religion of Islam and not the real Islam.
commented 2016-12-06 01:04:20 -0500
Sorry about 2 posts.
commented 2016-12-06 01:03:44 -0500
Listened to ctv rededmonton and they called The Rebel – the alt-right extremists and of course made fun in their sickening ways. I was so damn mad listening to their horrible reporting. We all know that nutley has bought and paid them by us the taxpayers, the ctv, global and cbc in Calgary and Deadmonton and also the main radio stations. Jesperson on CHED 630 (I call him THE KNOW IT ALL PREACHER MAN WITH A HORRIBLE VOICE) just interviewed nutley today and I couldn’t believe how he was suck holding to her. The msm are ALL TRAITORS AND THEY ARE FULLY COMPLIANT TO OUR DEMISE IN ALBERTA AND ACROSS CANADA. SHAME TO THEM, SHAME TO THEM ALL.