July 24, 2019

Government prosecutors go after Sheila Gunn Reid for writing a BOOK — Help us fight back

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


For three months we at The Rebel have been privately fighting against an illegal attempt by the Alberta government to prosecute Sheila Gunn Reid, our star reporter and Alberta Bureau Chief, for writing the best-selling book, Stop Notley.

That book is the most popular book on Alberta politics in 2019, reaching the number two spot on the Amazon.ca best-seller list.

It's Sheila’s third best-selling book. The Rebel is proud to publish them.

But Rachel Notley hates them. Because Sheila was the toughest journalist in the Alberta press corps — one of the few who would ever challenge Notley.

Sheila broke more news scoops than any other Alberta reporter these past four years, including the incredible scoop that Rachel Notley cancelled every single water bomber contract just days before the wildfire tore through Fort McMurray.

Notley actually banned Sheila from the Legislature as punishment for her reporting, literally sending an armed sheriff to block her from coming into the building. And then Notley had Alberta’s justice Department write us a letter banning us — or anyone “connected” to us — from going on government property anywhere. That’s illegal of course. But Notley didn’t care. 

So last year, Notley created a special new hunter-killer office, called the Election Commissioner. Not the Chief Electoral Officer in charge of running the elections — Alberta’s always had this. Notley created a new officer in charge of political crimes, called the Elections Commissioner. And she hired a disgraced activist named Lorne Gibson, who actually sued the conservatives in his personal capacity and was laughed out of court. 

Gibson has taken a run at us several times before — but we’ve always fought him off, and he’s backed down. In fact, Elections Alberta actually published a series of apologies to us, every day for a week, actually, for falsely smearing us earlier this year.

They’re so dirty over there.

But now they’re coming to kill us:

They’re threatening to prosecute Sheila for her book. They’re demanding she hand over her notes and emails about her book. They’re threatening her with "severe consequences" if she doesn’t.

I want to add one more detail about who’s coming to get Sheila. There are two ex-cops being sent after us by Notley’s hunter-killer:

One of them is named Ken Brander. He’s the disgraced Edmonton police officer who, one terrible day about fifteen years ago, raced his unmarked police car through an intersection in a car chase, but without his siren or lights on, at least 120 kmh. Here’s what the judge said:

"It was there that an unmarked police car being driven Eastbound at a high rate of speed by Kenneth Brander crashed broadside into Carlos Ramirez’s Tempo as it turned left across the police car’s path. As a result of the crash, Carlos Ramirez’s grandson Giovanni was killed, his grandson Jonathon was seriously injured, and he and his daughter Gloria were injured.”

The city paid out millions to clean up his mess. And instead of going away to live a life of reflection and penitence and redemption, he went to work for Lorne Gibson, investigating Rachel Notley’s personal enemies.

I’m so furious. But let me calm down, and let us now talk to our Sheila — and how we’re going to save her from these butchers. 

You can join our fight for freedom at SaveSheila.com

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commented 2019-07-27 22:29:52 -0400
“In the summer of 1940, more than 350,000 soldiers—most of them British—were trapped at Dunkirk. The German forces were on their way, and they had the capacity to wipe out the British Expeditionary Force. When it seemed certain that the Allied forces at Dunkirk were about to be massacred, a British naval officer cabled just three words back to London: “But if not.”

“Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, let it be known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

“But if not.” These words were instantly recognizable to the people who were accustomed to hearing the scriptures read in church. They knew the story told in the book of Daniel. The message in those three little words was clear: The situation was desperate. The allied forces were trapped. It would take a miracle to save them, but they were determined not to give in. One simple three word phrase communicated all that.
For some reason, people are still not sure why, the Axis powers hesitated. They backed off, briefly, and what’s known as the Miracle of Dunkirk took place. British families and fishermen heard about the poignant telegraphed cry for help, and they answered. They answered with merchant marine boats, with pleasure cruisers, and even with small fishing boats. By a miracle, they evacuated more than 338,000 soldiers and took them to safety."

BUT IF NOT.
commented 2019-07-27 14:47:48 -0400
This demand to turn over book notes and emails is a fishing expedition to see if they can find anything that contravenes the Notley election commission legislation regarding the book itself or the timing of the release of the book while claiming they are “just investigating the sign”.
commented 2019-07-26 14:40:06 -0400
s. 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (right to be secure from unreasonable search and seizure appears to apply in this would-be case. After hearing the recordings of the man speaking with Sheila, he appears to be threatening and coercive with his inability to verbalize impartially and understand the law. Your lawyer would be wise to follow-up accordingly.
commented 2019-07-25 18:06:03 -0400
I don’t understand Sheila’s explanation for why Kenney can’t deal with this. All of you Albertans need to lean hard on your MLAs to get this rat’s nest exterminated and this evil political prosecution kicked to the curb.
commented 2019-07-25 13:48:14 -0400
- An intimidation tactic. They want to hobble the Rebel going into the election in every way possible – outright censorship would look bad. Donation sent, more to come. Stay strong.
commented 2019-07-25 13:29:10 -0400
MUTA WEEN commented:
“…I cancelled my CPC membership and joined Bernier’s party . At the very least I can say I tried .”

There is something very wrong with this country when otherwise moral, intelligent and informed people – that I assume you to be Mr. Ween, based on your past comments – are forced to resort to desperate, apathetic and ultimately ineffective measures – “At the very least I can say I tried.”
…is there even a fix at this point?
commented 2019-07-25 10:50:08 -0400
Whhy doesn’t Jason Kenny save Sheila?
I don’t understand.
commented 2019-07-25 09:06:23 -0400
Very glad to hear that the Rebel will be uploading this episode to the YouTube channel where anybody can see it. Absolutely no objection from this paying subscriber. Undoubtedly a very sound business decision.
The sooner you can get it uploaded, the sooner I can send the link far and wide. Thank you.
commented 2019-07-25 08:49:27 -0400
Ken Brander sounds like a reckless Peckerhead.
commented 2019-07-25 08:25:07 -0400
“I cancelled my CPC membership and joined Bernier’s party . At the very least I can say I tried . "

Aye. Me too.
commented 2019-07-25 08:13:32 -0400
Obviously Kenney hasn’t hit the ground running and he probably won’t do anything provocative to change the direction of Alberta.
Just another feckless pretend conservative.
And Kenney is a harbinger of what we can expect from Sheer.
I cancelled my CPC membership and joined Bernier’s party . At the very least I can say I tried .
commented 2019-07-25 07:17:35 -0400
“…literally sending an armed sheriff…”

Literally? As opposed to what? Figuratively?

Now, as for Notley’s lapdog, where’s Kenney in all this?
commented 2019-07-25 06:38:02 -0400
I doubt this will go far in court.
commented 2019-07-25 03:08:17 -0400
Speaking as someone from outside Alberta:- So it’s been three months and some two weeks since Jason Kenney was elected and he still hasn’t “cleaned house” of Flush Notley worms in his government??? But then maybe he’s off driving his truck through “his realm”?…
commented 2019-07-25 02:15:44 -0400
Donation on it’s way to help fight back against NDP depravity! Notley and her anti-democracy minions are thoroughly disgusting! The Alberta destroyer should have had the door fully slammed on her sorry backside and she along with her stalinistic cohorts should never have been given any seat in the legislature. Kenney needs to kick these election commissioner …holes to the curb and disinfect the area to get rid of the NDP stench. If Notley was offended (tough) then she shouldn’t have behaved in such an egregious anti-Alberta, anti-Canada manner. NDP is the epitome of evil.
commented 2019-07-25 01:44:16 -0400
Hope to run into the wrinkled witch sometime and let her know what i think of her and her filthy communist NDP cronies.
commented 2019-07-25 01:41:40 -0400
Tell them to go to hell. They do not have power like they think , they presume everyone is afraid of them because they are pathetic cowards. Communists make me sick.
commented 2019-07-25 01:38:24 -0400
Rebelation good bloody point. Notley should not still be capable of reaching her boney hand from the grave continuing to wreck havoc. They should have cremated all of her (what did they call us?) sewer rats, to use their own term back on them.
Bottom feeders!
commented 2019-07-25 01:03:59 -0400
PLAYBOOK FOR TRUDEAU & BUTTS
-————————————————————————————-
HOW TO DESTROY A COUNTRY.
1ST..DISCREDIT ITS HISTORY. 2ND..DILUTE ITS POPULACE WITH IMMIGRANTS.
3RD..NEUTER ANY RESISTANCE WITH HATE LAWS. 4TH..CONTROL THE MEDIA NARRATIVE.
ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
commented 2019-07-25 00:43:21 -0400
Brander, the hit man, cleverly plays the good cop/bad cop routine.

‘Just comply with what I want and I am sure we can wrap this up.’ Sure weasel.
commented 2019-07-25 00:39:24 -0400
Kenneth Brander and Rachel Notley just like ex cop Albert Al Neri and Michael Corleone in The GodFather : Brander is a bullying thug !
commented 2019-07-25 00:39:05 -0400
When will F**KING Conservatives learn to ‘clear house’ upon entering office?!?!?!?! Trump made the same stupid mistake.

Commies have no conscience. I fact, they think their abuse of power is ‘really clever’, so you have to remove them IMMEDIATELY upon entering office!!!! If you don’t, you, and all of us will pay for it!!
commented 2019-07-25 00:11:45 -0400
“This ex cop has his manipulation down pat…”
Very smarmy. I don’t know, I suspect a lot of its empty threats. He is trying to intimidate you, and the fact that Ezra has not been contacted is very noteworthy but I’m not sure what it means.

Sure they can try to nickle and dime us to death with baseless litigation, but the funds will be limitless when it comes to defending our rights and defending those who fight on the front lines for us. Even if its five bucks, everyone needs to chip in.
commented 2019-07-25 00:06:08 -0400
James Callaghan, NAZI’S, MARXISTS AND ISLAMIC DICTATORSHIP ARE ALL WELL ENTRENCHED IN THE TRUDEAU LIBERAL CABINET AND HAVE BEEN DESTROYING CANADA AND OUR FREEDOMS, DEMOCRACY, AND LIVES SINCE DAY ONE!
apparently canuks don’t mind.
they will get in again in october and then IT IS ALL OVER WITH COMPLETE SHARIA AND NAZI COMMUNISM CONTROLLING WE CANUKS.
I tell you all again, trudeau isn’t going anywhere in october and is using every possible means from breaking more laws, hiding information, blowing billions of dollars in july alone to buy votes and pay off other media- as he just did by visiting CTV headquarters and talking to the head of this media so now they too are on the trudeau campaign roll.
WE WILL NOT SURVIVE HIM WHICH IS EXACTLY HIS PLAN AND HAS BEEN SINCE DAY ONE

DID YOU READ THIS?

https://www.therebel.media/ctv-bell-media-ceo-george-cope-justin-trudeau-hashtag-story-fake-twitter-hashtag-bots-byline
commented 2019-07-24 23:57:55 -0400
You made the right decision Sheila. Don’t cooperate with Rachel Notley’s goons. This is not going down the way these people think it is. There is no question of our support. What ever it takes.
commented 2019-07-24 23:57:53 -0400
don’t expect much from kenney.
as I stated before he was elected, he was called "CURRY IN A HURRY’ while under Harper meaning of course canada and canadians and canadian values WEREN’T HIS STRONG POINT OR HIS INTEREST!
commented 2019-07-24 23:55:45 -0400
WOW, IS THIS CHINA OR RUSSIA- OR PERHAPS CUBA
commented 2019-07-24 23:52:45 -0400
Chilling Orwellian “investigation”. Participate or face the consequences? What he meant to say was capitulate to our dressing down and punishment for being against the government of the day or rather yesterday. Shame on the political hacks leftover from the Notley years. This is financial punishment against the Rebel. Even if they loose they can wink at their friends and say look how much we cost them. Go Sheila, her family and the Rebel! Give all you can everybody!
commented 2019-07-24 23:36:14 -0400
Sent this info to my UCP MLA requesting the elections commissioner and his two flunky ex cops be dismissed and the positions deleted. It is more difficult now to contact Kenney directly now that he is premiere so his facebook accounts have shut down this function.
commented 2019-07-24 23:09:56 -0400
Jody Wilson Raybold is writing a book …

Will the Trudeau Government go after her???…