January 20, 2019

Sheila Gunn Reid on Rebel Media’s fight to keep journalists from being under government’s thumb

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On Friday’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Sheila Gunn Reid joined me to discuss the Alberta government’s latest effort to kill The Rebel Media in order to stifle our journalism in time for the provincial election.

This isn’t the first time we’ve had to fight the Notley government’s attacks on our independent reporting, but it will be interesting to see if any of our competitors will stand with us on the principle that’s at stake.

Even if they don’t like or agree with our coverage, how do they feel about the government fining media companies without even inviting them to the trial?

Rebel may be the target in this case but this is really a fight to separate journalists from being under the thumb of the government.

Watch as Sheila explains why we have to take on this fight and win.

P.S. If you agree that this is a fight worth fighting, please visit StandWithTheRebel.com to find out how you can help.

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commented 2019-01-20 21:12:00 -0500
Al Peterson
The link below should take you to the Election Finances and Contribution Disclosure Act. Scroll down to Section 44.1 (1) (g) – subsections (i) and (ii)
http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/acts/e02.pdf
commented 2019-01-20 20:44:11 -0500
SHELDON EISLER commented…

“…Like to know what other Rebels are thinking if Trudeau succeeds.”
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I think that given what’s been happening lately in the West generally and Canada specifically, many people are afraid to speak up…and for good reason!
commented 2019-01-20 20:44:08 -0500
SHELDON EISLER commented…

“…Like to know what other Rebels are thinking if Trudeau succeeds.”
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I think that given what’s been happening lately in the West generally and Canada specifically, many people are afraid to speak up…and for good reason!
commented 2019-01-20 19:51:12 -0500
WILLIAM KAY
“…all manner of journalism etc.” Is a billboard not included in “all manner”?
commented 2019-01-20 19:39:36 -0500
The legal issue turns on the “Fire Eggen” billboard ad. The legislation’s definition of “political advertising” exempts all manner of journalism etc. It does not exempt billboards. Sheila and The Rebel are free to run videos attacking Notley and in fact have been doing a lot of that without penalty. The $5,500 fine relates exclusively to the Fire Eggen billboard.

Down the road one can foresee additional problems for The Rebel because they solicit donations openly and thus might unwittingly come into receipt of donations from politicians or their agents, which would make their attack articles appear to be paid advertising. The issue here, however, is the billboard ad and it will take a Hail Mary Supreme Court challenge to overturn this law.

There may be lesser victories regarding procedural fairness and the $5500 quantum.
commented 2019-01-20 18:34:42 -0500
NICHOLAS CONKLIN commented 5 hours ago
The Rebel have made their bed and now they have to lie in it – even if that means the end of The Rebel. You can’t make your own rules as a “rebel”. You have to follow things like election laws.
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But the Governement of Che Geuvera-in-waiting can make up their own rules and run a kangaroo court to try people in absentia without informing them of the charges? Just like the Soviet show trials?

Purge trials, also called Great Purge, three widely publicized show trials and a series of closed, unpublicized trials held in the Soviet Union during the late 1930s, in which many prominent Old Bolsheviks were found guilty of treason and executed or imprisoned. All the evidence presented in court was derived from preliminary examinations of the defendants and from their confessions. It was subsequently established that the accused were innocent, that the cases were fabricated by the secret police (NKVD), and that the confessions were made under pressure of intensive torture and intimidation.

https://www.britannica.com/event/purge-trials

Why do you lefties want to believe and promulgate lies?
commented 2019-01-20 18:16:14 -0500
Robert McClelland—article, Montreal Winter Festival cancelled.
This weekends weather didn’t help the man-made Climate Hoax people.

It started out with Trump’s tweet asking for a little Global Warming.
Then this Montreal Winter Fest; when I was growing up in Montreal, this was a big deal.

The reason I even wrote this was, that I was so happy that those pea-brain Women’s Rights Activists Parades had low turnouts because of the cold. These spoiled, lazy women never had it so good. This video shows that men pay 70% of the taxes and women receive 70% of the benefits.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEwGObGrUK8
commented 2019-01-20 18:03:37 -0500
Once Nutley and her panicking band of Che Guevara lovers are defeated, I imagine the situation will completely change.
commented 2019-01-20 17:56:36 -0500
Totally agree Ron we have to stop
this crazy train we are getting close to a point of no return and that’s unacceptable !! I’m really curious to see what people are willing to do to protect their way of life if Trudeau gets another 4yrs. I personally will not tolerate it at that point we need to engage in civil war to cleanse our country politically,economically,and socially. Like to know what other Rebels are thinking if Trudeau succeeds.
commented 2019-01-20 17:35:55 -0500
2019 ELECTION FACTS:
► 👍 UCP KENNEY IS VOTED IN, ELECTED as next PREMIER of ALBERTA.
► 👍 CONSERVATIVE SCHEER IS VOTED IN, ELECTED as next P.M. of CANADA
► 👎 NDP NOTLEY IS KICKED OUT, VOTED OUT, BOOTED OUT as PREMIER of ALBERTA.
► 👎 LIBERAL TRUDEAU IS KICKED OUT, VOTED OUT, BOOTED OUT as PM FB
commented 2019-01-20 17:35:27 -0500
This is merely the death rattle of the far left climate alarmist Notley government as they desperately strike out at their fiercest critics, but it is already too late for them. Expect more of the same from the Federal Liberals as the Yellow Vests descend upon them.
commented 2019-01-20 17:15:10 -0500
Oh Nicky…we here have heard all about your research, its flawed at best.
I’m sure you are soiling your laundry after hearing how the ndp brown shirts are trying to silence dissenting views. Says every thing about you.
commented 2019-01-20 13:37:52 -0500
Rick Plesnik,

I have done my research. There is a reason why The Rebel have to hire lawyers to try to fight this and it may be a legal fight that they lose.
commented 2019-01-20 13:33:01 -0500
Dig deeper. Trudeau’s slimey fingers are involved in this as his groping of a female reporter. As for you Nicholas, do your research before making ridiculous statements as below about election laws!
commented 2019-01-20 13:16:03 -0500
The Rebel have made their bed and now they have to lie in it – even if that means the end of The Rebel. You can’t make your own rules as a “rebel”. You have to follow things like election laws.
commented 2019-01-20 12:40:01 -0500
Another example of the socialist/dictatorial agenda,they can’t accept the truth or opposition this creep effect of this filthy ideology is slowing taking our freedoms. We have to take a hard stand on this and make sure the Rebel doesn’t go down,if it does happen then we have to assemble and knock out the CBC and disable it permanently. There is no logical dealing with this socialist scourge and we better get off our asses and start taking back what is ours!!!
commented 2019-01-20 11:55:31 -0500
Never surrender to make a law Notley. I so angry at this blatant attack on our freedom.
Most hated government in Alberta ever. I hope this receives international coverage.