May 08, 2019

Ezra Levant: Prosecutor ducks tough questions after dropping prosecution of Vice Admiral Mark Norman

Rebel Staff

I was in Ottawa today to cover the press conference held by Vice Admiral Mark Norman, after news broke late yesterday that charges against him had been dropped.


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As reported in the National Post:

On Wednesday, prosecutors stayed the single criminal charge of breach of trust laid against Norman, a major victory for the senior naval officer who has always maintained his innocence in the face of allegations he leaked confidential information about a project to procure a supply ship for the Royal Canadian Navy. In announcing the decision, Crown prosecutor Barbara Mercier told the court it was necessary in part due to new evidence the defence produced in March. 

She did not provide any details on what exactly that information was.

The announcement ends the two-year legal battle against the officer and heads off what would have been a politically explosive trial for the Liberal government in the middle of a federal election campaign.

During the press scrum, I pressed Mercier to reveal this "new evidence," and asked why, with all the resources of Justin Trudeau's Liberal government at her disposal, this exonerating information hadn't been discovered when the case began two years ago.

WATCH to see her reaction — it seems my question brought her press scrum to an abrupt end!

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commented 2019-05-09 20:20:41 -0400
JOHN GOOD
I always said that you can’t run a successful business or a Country on “feelings”!
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What? ! I thought that’s how budgets balanced themselves.
commented 2019-05-09 20:14:29 -0400
This is exactly what the Democrats in the States tried to do to General Flynn! He had to sell his home in order to pay for his Legal Defense Team!
Trump & Barr are investigating exactly how this “phony Russian Collusion FISA Warrant” got started and who is responsible. There will be lots of high-profile people in the O’Bama Gov’t going down for this. AND this whole Russian Collusion thing was authorized by Hillary Clinton and orchestrated by Podesta within 24 hrs. of her losing the 2016 Election to Trump! Hillary was afraid that her illegal sale of 20% of the USA stock of Uranium thru a Canadian Company, WHILE she was O’Bama’s Head of the State Dept would be exposed. The Russians paid her Clinton Foundation millions & also paid her husband Bill money for “speeches” in Russia!
I read that this Clinton chain of corruption goes right back to the early 90’s & while Bill was content with cocaine and women brought to him while he was the President, it was actually Hillary running the Country!
This is the reason that the Democrats are in such a panic right now and the Liberals here in Canada are starting to panic also.
I always said that you can’t run a successful business or a Country on “feelings”! You have to have common sense and be experienced enough to know what DOESN’T work and what works. Unfortunately for most of us, this experience does not come until later in life, so this explains some of the radical ideas in Politics coming out currently.
commented 2019-05-09 17:36:11 -0400
Jerry Crossman,
Thank you.
Yes, we all want and deserve answers to this question along with all the others which have been popping up over the past many decades . This land is now one of the most CORRUPT SEWERS on the planet. Have Canadians NO SHAME?
commented 2019-05-09 17:29:55 -0400
Al Peterson,
and there will be NO CHARGES/INVESTIGATION by the RCMP ‘(keystone cops)!
what most canuks still don’t get is the fact we are under a full out communist despot MEANING ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT, COURTS, MEDIA, MILITARY, SCHOOLS AND SUCH WORK FOR HIM AND IF THEY DON’T DO WHAT THEY ARE TOLD,THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY!
we are a PRETENT ‘democratic, sovereign, free, ’nation’ – in fact we aren’t a nation at all anymore!
no borders, no border laws, security , scrutiny over what crosses them: NOT A NATION!!! THEREFORE, no federal government and no prime minister!!
pretty easy to understand.
commented 2019-05-09 17:19:13 -0400
the information is , Mark Leslie intends to be a witness at the trial for Mr. Norman and that Mr. Leslie intends NOT to run for office again!

Trudeau is losing M.p.‘s every day and his poll numbers are tanking so, to drop prosecution of Vice Admiral Mark Norman will save the public from finding out more corruption, lies and deceit on his behalf -which is all this entire government and he are!
Gee, just THINK what we DON’T KNOW!!!
commented 2019-05-09 13:25:52 -0400
Keel haul the lot of them, Matey. AAARRRRGH!
commented 2019-05-09 12:15:03 -0400
Ron Joseph give the guy a break, it sounds more like asthma or severe seasonal allergies to me. At least I have always thought so.
commented 2019-05-09 10:32:16 -0400
91 Days….
commented 2019-05-09 01:08:13 -0400
Ezra you need to sell T Shirts with a list of all the Trudeau skulduggery in point form in bold letters. Might have to be a 3XL for all.
commented 2019-05-09 01:06:26 -0400
90 days with no sign of charges by the RCMP in the Lavalin affair.
commented 2019-05-08 23:35:46 -0400
Apparently, the government will be covering his legal fees. I just read this recently:
“Defence minister Harjit Sajjan had announced the government would pay for his legal fees..”
commented 2019-05-08 22:43:39 -0400
This was on The Rebel a couple of years ago… Great post Liza Rosie and a good idea.

liza Rosie commented 1 year ago
Jay Kelly, you are a taqiyya spewing Muslim Terrorist apologist. Don’t insult the memory of Christopher Speer by coming on here and making excuses for his murderer. You are a coward and a lying troll. Have some respect and back off.

Regarding the crowd fund. Maybe there should be a crowdfund every year for the Speer family, since our government is only interested in rewarding the terrorist , Omar Khadr.
A yearly campaign with the story highlighting Speer’s bravery and humanity, as well as an update on Khadr, his whereabouts, his and his families activities, including travel and who their ‘friends’ are.
A yearly crowdfund would avoid the fatigue which happens to almost any crowdfund after the first flurry of donation. Lets do it fresh every year and never forget the heroism of Christopher Speer and the cowardice of Justin Trudeau in rewarding his murderer and shaming Canadians and insulting Americans to the bone. Justin Trudeau’s actions will never be forgotten and a crowdfund on the anniversary will honour Christopher Speer for many years to come.
commented 2019-05-08 22:18:38 -0400
Interesting that Andrew Leslie said only a few days ago that he would be testifying for Norman.
commented 2019-05-08 22:03:01 -0400
RON JOSEPH:

LOL!
commented 2019-05-08 21:28:00 -0400
What happened? My guess is that the defense had evidence that would, and should have, crucified Trudeau and the Liberal government. That is the very reason the prosecutor could not divulge the information. What V.A. Norman should do now is sue the individuals who caused this which most likely included Trudeau. Corruption is the word they don’t want let out of the bag and corruption is exactly what they did.
commented 2019-05-08 20:37:04 -0400
Stephen E: “Vice Admiral Mark Norman should sue the federal government”
Please know that suing the government is suing OURSELVES. It is OUR money, not Trudeau’s
commented 2019-05-08 20:03:40 -0400
Dan Mancuso commented 44 mins ago
My first impression, under 20 seconds, Ezra’s doin’ a Keean!
Are you guys starting a new trend in journalism, like following leads, tracking down the bad guys and exposing the guilty.
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Good observation Dan, but Ezra was chasing down paid street protesters on Toronto streets, while Keean was debating his Grade 9 teacher.
I noticed a difference in Ezra this time, he was out of breath chasing down the Prosecutor. He is going to have to get out more often and chase the bad guys in order to get more fit.
commented 2019-05-08 20:03:31 -0400
Later:
In Canada the Crown (prosecutor) decides if the charges the police lay are brought to trial or not. (correct me if I’m wrong)
So now after watching this short piece, I’m interested in how, and by whom exactly, the decisions are made by…especially in this particular case – given the already obvious ‘government interference’ in Canadian Justice, Jihadi-Justin-Groper and his LPC are already obviously guilty of!
I think Jihadi-Justin-Groper’s LPC clown-show are getting a little…restless…or nervous.
I’m thinking Jihadi-Justin-Groper and his LPC will either completely come apart, or declare a War Measures Act before the next election, because wanna-be-emperor Jihadi-Justin-Groper, and his alleged father Pierre’s horrible treatment of the honourable Canadian military would likely not avail himself of martial law…at this time.
Mark Norman – an obvious victim of The Boy Blunder’s treasonous shenanigans and cowardice, and drive for power. I don’t know his record, but as 2nd in command of the Canadian military, should he not be compensated, appropriately?
commented 2019-05-08 19:52:19 -0400
Well done, Ezra and your team. This was the best news I heard all day. Keep up the good work and know that we appreciate it very much.
commented 2019-05-08 19:11:19 -0400
My first impression, under 20 seconds, Ezra’s doin’ a Keean!
Are you guys starting a new trend in journalism, like following leads, tracking down the bad guys and exposing the guilty…or then again since everything is retro, eventually, and therefore I must assume, even journalist’s, journalism standards…as in; acting as reporters as opposed to being paid whores and liars…
On with the show.
commented 2019-05-08 18:45:46 -0400
This isn’t a dictatorship because Trudeau doesn’t appear in public wearing olive green fatigues and a paratrooper beret.
But I’m sure he’s thought of it!
commented 2019-05-08 18:29:25 -0400
Vice Admiral Mark Norman should sue the federal government for his legal expenses as it seems that he has been specifically left off the government paying for the defence of its employees. Second, he should also include the costs involved with suing the government. Thirdly, he should sue for defamation because of the accusations lodged against him – which were obviously false since, after two years, the crown just now figured wasn’t a case or a crime on the first day of the trial.

If his pay was suspended or reduced, he should be compensated, perhaps at 1.5 times his regular salary.

If Small Potato Trudeau can find $11.7 million for “journalists” in third world nations, $10.5 million for each of four terrorists, $660 million for abortions in third world nations, $41 million for veterans of Afghanistan, $50 thousand a year for illegal border crossers, PM Potato Head can surely find a half million for Vice Admiral Mark Norman’s legal costs plus compensation for what he went through for over two years.
commented 2019-05-08 17:29:14 -0400
This is something right out of a country that has a dictatorship ! Hmmmmm
commented 2019-05-08 17:20:02 -0400
I’m betting that the “new evidence” is:
(a) the revelation that facts which would have cleared Norman at a very early stage were withheld,
which by itself makes a very strong case that….
(b) the investigation and charges were politically motivated from the outset.
commented 2019-05-08 17:08:53 -0400
I hope the Admiral sues for damages to his fine reputation. I hope and pray that this corrupt PM is permanently removed from government in October. He’s the laughing stock of the world. What a complete slime ball!
commented 2019-05-08 17:05:12 -0400
Did you know that Clare bronfman plead guilty to the NXIVM SEX SLAVERY TRIAL
Sara bronfman represents snc and bombardier for gadafi has Sara bronfman been in the United States too face prosecution for her involvement in the NXIVM SEX SLAVERY TRIAL?
Steven bronfman is the chief financier for the liberal party
NXIVM tried too hire a Canadian security firm too spy on judges and politicians
NXIVM has fraudently donated too Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign have they done the same in Canadian politics ?

Has the RCMP done an investigation on these criminals ???
Why won’t the media talk about this ??
Why won’t they politicians talk about this ??
Why won’t Ezra talk about this ??
commented 2019-05-08 16:25:45 -0400
Well wasn’t that convenient… right on time so that it doesn’t blemish Justin Trudeau’s campaigning efforts. Maybe Justin should reimburse Admiral Norman’s expenses… I’m way OK with that. And maybe it’ll help Justin save face… gotta cut at least a little slack for Tater Nuts.