On Friday, Rachel Notley’s hired thugs kicked out two Rebel reporters from a public press conference.
Our Alberta bureau chief, Sheila Gunn Reid, and our Calgary freelance reporter, Holly Nicholas, were attending the press conference for the Alberta government's oil royalty review. They had checked in like all other journalists, and were quietly going about their business.
To be clear, this wasn't an NDP party event. It was a Government of Alberta event, paid for by taxpayers. Non-partisan.
But then an NDP enforcer recognized Sheila. She quickly ran to get a hired mercenary named Marcella Munro. Munro is an anti-pipeline extremist from Vancouver that Notley hired for a cool $130,000 a year of taxpayers' money.
Just think about that. A Vancouver NDP activist kicked out two Albertans from a public event in Calgary. Because Sheila and Holly aren’t just trained seals like some other journalists, clapping and cheering every disastrous decision by the NDP.
Here, watch Sheila’s eyewitness description:
The NDP literally sent a staffer into the civil service's media "lock-up" -- the room where journalists are given an in-depth briefing -- and told our freelancer Holly to leave. She had been there for 90 minutes already, with the full knowledge (and assistance) of the government's civil servants. But then an NDP hack overruled the civil servants, and ordered her kicked out.
This is outrageous. It’s illegal, of course. It’s a violation of freedom of the press. But it's how Notley treats dissent — ask any farmer who was bulldozed by Bill 6. Ask the 100,000 oil and gas workers who have lost their jobs in the past year.
In Canada, we don’t need a politician’s permission to be a journalist. NDP thugs can’t kick out journalists they don’t like from public buildings.
If Notley and her hired mercenaries think they can silence Sheila, Holly — or any Albertans — they’re deeply mistaken.
If Notley thinks we’re going to stop covering her assault on Alberta, she’s dead wrong. It will take a lot more than hired thugs to make us shut up.
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