I couldn't believe it. Just a week before Christmas my boss, Ezra Levant, sent me an email saying that we were being investigated by the NDP government.
You can hear the whole saga behind this search and destroy mission that Rachel Notley has cooked up at StandWithTheRebel.com. There, Ezra has covered the back and forth between Notley’s Human Rights Commission hench-people and our lawyers.
I’m not going to talk about that side of this story; Ezra does a good job unwinding the legal gymnastics the state has used to fuel this witch hunt.
Instead, I want to talk about how we got to the point where Rachel Notley is sending commissioners that have only ever existed under her own premiership after conservative media groups.
So where did this whole ordeal start? When did Rachel Notley decide The Rebel Media needed to be taken out behind the barn? Well, they are saying it’s got to do with a billboard, but I don’t think that’s what it was.
Sure, the left has had a bone to pick with Ezra (literally for decades), but I think the Alberta NDP decided The Rebel Media specifically needed to be “dealt with” when my colleague Sheila Gunn Reid published the Amazon bestselling book The Destroyers.
I don’t think the gravity of that book can be overstated. That is where it started, and since then, we have had our reporters kicked out of the legislature by Rachel Notley’s armed guards, they tried to censor us like we were political opposition, which gives you some idea of how effective we are.