May 10, 2018

Remember that thug who hit Sheila Gunn Reid in the face? We finally beat him in court

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

We finally got him, that thug who hit our reporter Sheila Gunn Reid in the face at the Women’s March last year.

His name is Dion Bews. We sued him for assault and battery. And this week, we won. The judge was scathing in his comments. But first, a reminder:

In January, 2017 our Alberta bureau chief, Sheila Gunn Reid, reported on the Women’s March at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton.

And when this male feminist, an NDP activist with a lip ring, saw Sheila, swore at her, said he was going to hit her, and then he did.

We offered a $1,000 reward for anyone who could identify him, and by the way, it was his “friends” who gave him up. We gave that info to the police, who charged him. And he was convicted.

But Sheila wasn’t informed of that court date, so she wasn’t allowed to testify or give a victim’s impact statement, which is her legal right. So that shocking video of Dion Bews threatening her and punching her was never shown to the judge.

Instead, Bews said he was the victim — he said that people were really mean to him on Facebook about it.

Dion Bews was convicted, but he got off with just 30 hours of community service.

Even worse, the left-wing media turned Bews into the victim. The CBC actually published a conspiracy theory that claimed Sheila wasn’t hit in the face by Dion Bews.

So we sued him in civil court, so Sheila would finally be able to show a judge this videotape, and to tell her side of the story.

We didn’t sue for a lot. It obviously wasn’t about the money. It was about Dion Bews admitting that what he did was wrong, and that he needed to apologize.

We offered to drop the suit if he admitted that he hit Sheila, apologized, and give $1,000 to a battered women’s shelter.

He refused.

So it went to trial — and this time Sheila was there. And she won.

TONIGHT I'll share the judge's decision. You have to hear it.

Judge Sharek has ordered Bews to pay Sheila $1,000. That’s pretty normal, in civil court cases, for one punch.

Then the judge did something very unusual:

He awarded Sheila another $2,500 for punitive damages.

But the judge had one more thing to say, about Sheila as a journalist. You’d think other media would say this, or journalistic organizations, or women’s organizations. But they won’t.

"The fundamental freedom of the media as provided for in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees that the media shall have the freedom to report and provide opinion with respect to such public events as the 2017 Women’s March. To seek to curtail the media’s right to report and opine on the event, such as the Defendant Bews did here, was unacceptable..."

So, has any journalism organization or anyone in the Media Party condemned Bews now? What do you think?

We were the ones who found the criminal. Or more to the point — you were. Our viewers.

We had a great lawyer who kept his fees reasonable. But we still spent $36,000 on the lawsuit. (I'll show you the invoices.) Because justice demanded it.

If you want to help us cover that legal bill, I’d be grateful — please go to

That’s the website we’ve set up, to remind him, and the world, for the rest of his life, of what he’s done.

Or at least — until he finally apologizes.

He still hasn’t...

NEXT: Herbert Grubel, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University, is my guest to explain why, in his opinion, 
"regulating fake news will only ensure that we only see regulated fake news."

THEN: Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt made a dramatic statement in the Legislative Assembly this week. He'll join me to talk more about it.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!


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commented 2018-05-14 03:36:46 -0400
On the friday super chat, Ezra confirmed that Dion is a luthier.
commented 2018-05-13 16:39:10 -0400
BRUCE ATCHISON commented 2 days ago
Jason Kenny is behaving like the old PCs who people voted out. I was afraid this would happen and now it has. I voted against the merger for that reason and now I know I was right.
Bruce, these mergers are almost always promoted as bringing out the best and the strengths of each party. The reality is they bring out the worst. The United Church of Canada is a prime example.
commented 2018-05-13 16:33:42 -0400
REBELATION REBELATION commented 2 days ago
Ezra – as far as Bews not apologizing, you need to understand. I was married to a Lefty for 20yrs. They actually have a conscious policy to ‘never apologize’ (or admit mistake).

Revelation, proof once again of the Three Pillars of Leftiedom:
They never learn from their mistakes (because they never make any)
They never learn from other people’s mistakes
They refuse to exercise discernment.
commented 2018-05-12 08:26:39 -0400
The other thing to look into is whether a lien can be put on his guitar business.
commented 2018-05-12 08:07:57 -0400
If the court gave this weasel a specific time frame to pay and he doesn’t, I would contact CRA to find out if this can be applied to any possible refunds in the future, Sheila gets it rather than him.
commented 2018-05-12 01:58:12 -0400
Good investigating.
commented 2018-05-11 20:52:26 -0400
As a follow up I googled dionbews, dion bews and and your website didn’t come up at all. I then directly entered and your website popped up. Google blocking conservatives again?
commented 2018-05-11 20:23:45 -0400
Interestingly googled Dion Bews and found him at Dion Guitars Edmonton
then I looked at Dion Guitars and found that it is a one man shop in Edmonton founded and run by Dion James. How many guitar shops named Dion Guitars are there in Edmonton? If this is indeed the same Dion could you do an update on his effort to hide. Also the facebook appears to be down
Lets out the fascist!
commented 2018-05-11 12:22:57 -0400
There were two parts to the settlement. The judge was the one who came up with the $2500 punitive amount. But I think the Rebel could have tried to sue for a greater amount than the $1000.

And how the hell did the rebel legal costs amount to so much any ways? I wonder how much Dion paid.
commented 2018-05-11 10:37:41 -0400
It takes a REAL COWARD to hit a woman. DION BEWS , I hope one day Karma bites you on the ass and you get your head handed to you.
commented 2018-05-11 10:37:23 -0400
‘No election integrity’ is Justin’s goal for Canadian elections.
commented 2018-05-11 10:34:15 -0400
Ron, its going to go over well with Trump I’m sure.
commented 2018-05-11 09:30:34 -0400
trudeldum gives the y chromosome a bad name
commented 2018-05-11 08:56:21 -0400
Congratulations SHEILA , and the REBEL for the court case outcome.
I will chip in to the fund , we must be prepared to help protect all REBEL reporters .
commented 2018-05-11 07:52:32 -0400
Liza, “Iran shows every sign of doing a “full court press” on Canada to increase its footprint in Canada and provide it a forward operating base on the border of the USA."
That reminds me of the Cuban missle crisis and the Russians attempting to provide a forward operating base on America’s southern frontier.
commented 2018-05-11 07:08:16 -0400
Space Moose commented 5 hours ago
“The rebel should have sued Dion for WAY more. "

It is the judge that awards the final dollar figure not what the lawyer[s] ask for, judges usually base the amount (awards) on similar cases from past instances (court cases).
commented 2018-05-11 04:15:06 -0400
Meanwhile, over at the “Red Star”, Shree Paradkar, the Race and Gender Columnist, in her article “Woman yelling at group of men in Alberta Denny’s shows that racism is part of Canada’s character” is out pitching the lefty lie that Canadians are racist based on this isolated incident. I bet Paradkar had to wait a long time for this incident to happen. Yup, there it is, proof positive that an entire nation is racist. Case closed.
commented 2018-05-11 04:11:27 -0400
Ezra is counting on there not being an apology. This way, Ezra has reason to keep the web site up and running.
commented 2018-05-11 02:11:15 -0400
…look at the little pussy. Strikes out at a female and then hides behind the girls!
commented 2018-05-11 02:10:52 -0400
Liza, I predict he will have a nervous breakdown.
commented 2018-05-11 01:58:08 -0400
It should be interesting Tammie. Justin is one heck of a wildcard.
commented 2018-05-11 01:57:11 -0400
Ezra – as far as Bews not apologizing, you need to understand. I was married to a Lefty for 20yrs. They actually have a conscious policy to ‘never apologize’ (or admit mistake).
commented 2018-05-11 01:53:23 -0400
The rebel should have sued Dion for WAY more.
commented 2018-05-11 01:46:30 -0400
Liza, Trudeau is in for a shock for cozying up to Iran, President Trump was clear.
commented 2018-05-11 01:18:28 -0400
Re: Iran comment about Trump pulling out of the Iran deal.
Justin is not happy about Trumps withdrawal from Iran either. There is no way investments are not involved, in my opinion. Our politicians are crooks and sell outs.

“Justin Trudeau gave an interview to the Montreal-based newspaper Sada al-Mashrek.”
" During this interview, This paper is openly known to be Khomeinist in nature and supports Iran (as well as Hezbollah). Trudeau also told the paper that he would have a special immigration program that was more open to “Muslims and Arabs.”

“Iran shows every sign of doing a “full court press” on Canada to increase its footprint in Canada and provide it a forward operating base on the border of the USA."
Extraordinary article. Worth the read in its entirety.
This is our Prime Minister.
commented 2018-05-11 01:15:47 -0400
Yeah Derek!! I appreciate what you do.

Absolutely the right thing to do taking Bews back to court. These cretins have to know they aren’t going to get away with this sort of violence against the Rebel. I am all in for legal push back, every time.
Good work.
commented 2018-05-11 00:54:32 -0400 got his own web site for hitting a woman. Way to go Dion.