January 22, 2017

VINDICATED: An Edmonton judge condemns the NDP thug who punched our reporter Sheila Gunn Reid

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

(UPDATE: May 10, 2018) Justice is served!

We got him.

We finally got him.

Dion Bews.

That NDP thug who hit our reporter Sheila Gunn Reid in the face at the women’s march last year.

A judge finally condemned him — and ripped his excuses to ribbons. 

Bews had already been convicted in a criminal court. But Sheila wasn’t given the right to speak, and the judge in that court never even saw the shocking video of Bews swearing at Sheila, threatening to punch her, and then punching her — and then scurrying away.

Finally, we got some justice.

Bews will pay Sheila $1,000 in damages, and $2,500 in punitive damages. That’s pretty standard for punching someone in the face. But this was never about the money.

It's about taking a stand against violence from Canada’s alt-left.

And about defending one of Canada’s best journalists from thugs who would violently censor her.

We had a great lawyer who was very conscientious, and kept his fees reasonable. But we still spent $36,000 on the lawsuit. If you want to help us cover that legal bill, I’d be grateful — please click here to donate now. 

Click here to help us pay the legal bills!

(UPDATE: January 24, 2017) According to an Edmonton Police Services press release, Jason Dion Bews, 34, has been charged with assault and utter threats.

UPDATE: WE CAUGHT HIM! Dion Bews of Edmonton, please turn yourself into the nearest police department, and prepare for a massive civil lawsuit.

BOUNTY: We received several tips, and are checking to see which one came in first. You will be contacted to receive your $1,000 bounty!

Yesterday our Alberta bureau chief, Sheila Gunn Reid, was hit in the face by an NDP thug, right on the steps of the Alberta Legislature. Here's Sheila's report:

Sheila had gone there to report on a left-wing “Women’s March.” It was basically an NDP rally against Donald Trump. So: the usual professional protesters from the left.

Of course, the event was dominated by NDP men. One of them saw Sheila, and recognized her from The Rebel.

He started arguing with her; then swearing at her; then he said he’d hit her — and then he did.

All while Sheila’s camera was rolling. Here is the full unedited video:


Even more incredibly, the NDP women standing right there, who saw the whole thing, immediately blocked Sheila, and helped the thug scurry away. They sided with the male criminal, against the female victim.

So much for women’s rights. The NDP doesn’t even believe women should have the benefit of the Criminal Code, if they’re conservative.

Even more incredible, a photographer from the Canadian Press named Jason Franson was right there, taking pictures the whole time. But he didn’t publish any of those pictures; he didn’t support his fellow journalist. He actually pushed Sheila, too — and verbally disparaged her.

Violence against women; blaming the victim; helping the criminal get away — all at an NDP “Women’s March”.

Obviously Sheila went straight to the police, who are investigating. But the criminal is still on the loose.

I need your help to find this NDP thug, and bring him to justice.

I will pay $1,000 to the first person who gives us information leading to the arrest of this violent NDP pig. Ask your friends, send his picture around, go through Facebook pages.

And send me all the info, at tips@therebel.media. First one to catch him gets $1,000.

(Please do not take the law into your own hands, however tempting. Leave the illegal violence to the NDP street thugs — that’s not how we behave.)

I thought Alberta was safe for journalists. But not under Rachel Notley’s NDP.

Remember, Notley herself set the tone last year, by sending an armed sheriff to block Sheila from the Legislature. And she ordered the NDP’s Justice Department to send Sheila a letter, banning her from all government premises.

Yesterday, one of Notley’s thugs simply followed the message from the top: silence Sheila at any cost.

And I’m here to say:

No. We’re going to find you, you violent thug, and you’re going to jail.

Send your information to tips@therebel.media

Yours truly,

Ezra Levant

P.S. There is no way I’m letting Notley’s thugs intimidate Sheila. So from now on, I’m sending her to public events with a professional security guard.


Those cost up to $40/hour, including travel time. But we’re simply not going to let Notley’s street gangs stop us. If you can help, please chip in to a special security fund to keep Sheila safe. You can do that, too, by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you. 

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commented 2018-06-06 08:53:18 -0400
I’m always amazed at the gaggle of ignorant morons who attend these demonstrations. I guess when you’re unemployed you have more than enough time on your hands.
commented 2018-05-11 20:14:10 -0400
Because if SGR had been a Liberal fangirl or anti-Conservative nutbar, heaven and earth would have been moved for her.
commented 2018-05-11 14:54:41 -0400
Who was the really big guy in the shades? He could have made a citizen’s arrest on the thug Bewes.

Was he just a coward?
commented 2018-05-10 22:09:12 -0400
So the Troll Jack thinks that Judge misrepresented the case?
funny guy our troll.
commented 2018-05-10 21:01:39 -0400
Resurrected Jack, the civil court judge disagrees with your claim. Two days of testimony and full video of the assault is something you weren’t privy to.

Wow, you really back losers don’t you?
commented 2018-05-10 19:05:05 -0400
Why is it that when you defend yourself and pay a lawyer and win, that the perpetrator is not held responsible for ALL MONEY and time incurred for you to prove your innocence?
commented 2017-01-29 14:12:18 -0500
Poor Jason Franson is complaining about social media ganging up on him and he can’t defend himself. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/better-watch-back-edmonton-freelance-014653100.html Now he knows what the guys that City TV reporter Shawna Hunt accused of yelling FHRITP (they weren’t the ones that said it) went through. Now the leftist are getting a taste of what can happen when you piss off conservatives, how do you like it Jason?
commented 2017-01-24 20:47:51 -0500
commented 2017-01-24 19:43:43 -0500
Jack, it is with humility and love that I reach out to you. Sharia law is a very real threat if we are not careful. I have spoken to people in Britain (I have relatives living there) and other places where these things have happened. No one wants fear to be a guiding force, but also it is important to be watchful and see the evidence. Sharia law is not impossible in our very liberal country. As to pedophilia, well have you heard they are going to be teaching 5 year olds sex education that involves teaching them about masturbation? If someone taught my child those kinds of things, I would call that pedophilia. Don’t care if you don’t like that comment, but that disgusts me at all levels. Sex education is the parents responsibility and only they should have the right to decide what gets taught to their children and at what age when it comes to these kinds of things. There will be disagreements on this kind of stuff because of many factors and religion is one of them. For those of us who hold to standards that the extreme left do not, those are scary threats to our family and way of life. I could site many other things that are up and coming because of extreme liberal or left views. So I suggest that civil discussion on these things is a must. One thing I will agree with you on is the language being used by both sides. It needs to be toned down. I don’t think any perspective or way of thinking can be appreciated or accepted when people are cursing at each other. I admit in the privacy of my own home, I have used words I am not proud of, but when we are all trying to sort this out in public, it would be more productive to use intelligence instead of hate speach.
commented 2017-01-24 19:33:40 -0500
Damn little pussy! Now you are very well known for being a prick! You thought you can get away! Not in Edmonton!
commented 2017-01-24 17:47:33 -0500
So glad he’s been caught! Shame on him hitting a person. How can he justify going to a protest where a person verbalizes their discontent if he cannot even verbalize his opinion without turning to violence for lack of words!
commented 2017-01-24 17:45:10 -0500
Ezra is saying Bews was charged by Edmonton police today. I can’t find any reference to it online. Is this true?
commented 2017-01-24 17:32:56 -0500
It is a very appalling scene. These people obviously have dehumanized right wing news reporters to the point where they believe themselves justified in violent behaviour. I just wish Ezra could have refrained from putting “NDP” in front of the words “thug” and “pig”. His feelings are justified but to put it out there is to give more fuel to the left wingers.
commented 2017-01-24 15:34:02 -0500
Well the media is turning him into the victim now. I know it’s tempting to threaten the little shit but now we’re the bad guys. We had him by the balls. A liberal judge is gonna go easy on him with the right ammunition.
commented 2017-01-24 13:50:42 -0500
Jamie – I just couldn’t resist!
commented 2017-01-24 13:13:15 -0500
So wish I was present to rip that fish hook out of his lip & permanently embed those lenses in his eyes.
commented 2017-01-24 13:08:30 -0500
It is disconcerting that such squandered and remedial minds, ignorant and trifling, deride our bereft world. The past forgotten and it’s future foregone, for what? The propensity to embellish for the moments charade. Is there no hope, rebel without a cause? May we all be forgiven.
commented 2017-01-24 13:01:10 -0500
JACK CARTER…Never Sharia law in Canada???? If you could talk to the women that ended up at the bottom of the canal I wonder what they would tell you. Be brave Jack, look around. Look at Europe, look at the US.. Just because we are a few years behind does not exempt us. In fact we are already there. And with your boyfriend Justin at the helm, soon we can take the lead.

Jack, your obvious hate and loathing over Ezzra is more than evident. Why don’t you get in touch with Shiela and see what her response is? Would save me the bother of arguing with a brick!
commented 2017-01-24 12:56:49 -0500
“You want fries with that??? "

Beauty, DEBORAH.
commented 2017-01-24 12:28:46 -0500
LOL, let’s fix that posting error …

“@ therebel finance…I will donate one dollar for every millmeter of mercury M P’s blood pressure goes up."

It is rather amusing when the leftards start foaming at the mouth. It has become so predictable it is laughable.
commented 2017-01-24 12:26:56 -0500
“@<a class=“tweet-url username” href=“http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=therebel”>therebel finance…I will donate one dollar for every millmeter of mercury M P’s blood pressure goes up."

It is rather amusing when the leftards start foaming at the mouth. It has become so predictable it is laughable.
commented 2017-01-24 11:44:21 -0500
Glenn Craig,

You mean like how Sharia Law is going to be a thing in Canada and we are going to become a Muslim country or how Canada is doomed if a Liberal is running things or how pedophilia and beastiality are going to be legal in Canada?

The Rebel is FULL of people that actually believe this shit and Ezra feeds into your fears.
commented 2017-01-24 10:45:06 -0500
@therebel finance…I will donate one dollar for every millmeter of mercury M P’s blood pressure goes up.

The CBC routinely creates and escalates “news” that would raise the bloodpressure of the taxpayers who pay for it.

MIKE DUFFY MIKE DUFFY MIKE DUFFY….then….nothing comes of it…

ROBOCALLS ROBOCALLS ROBOCALLS…..then….nothing comes of it….

THE OCEANS ARE RISING!!! THE OCEANS ARE RISING!!!….British authorities responsible for things like calibarating altimeters and naval gunnery tables say not at all in the last fifty years….NASA says a net average of 3.4 mm a year…that’s half the thickness of an airgun bb. And an overall rise of 80 mm in 30 years. Nothing smaller than 300 meters is ever called a mountain….a molehill is about 10 centimeters….at that rate it would take a century to make a molehill. OH BUT IT’s MOUNTAINOUS NEWS ON THE CBC!!!
commented 2017-01-24 05:09:48 -0500
@jack Carter

Sheila already raised money to pay the tall guy in dark glasses standing to her left
he was originally volunteering to to watch over Shelia.

This is Ezra’s crap, pushing people into making news, instead of reporting it.

Sheila, you have a family, do put yourself in harms way for a paycheck from Ezra.

Brian, it’s time for you to step in and shut their clown show down.
commented 2017-01-24 05:01:45 -0500
NDP Thug”

Where in the hell do you come up with this?
The guy looks like a typical leftist protest everything, hope I get laid white cuck.
In fact I recognize him from protests in Vancouver where I live.

Newsflash Rebel, the suggestion that he is acting on the NDP parties behalf
is opening YOU up to a lawsuit.

Lemme guess, Ezra doesn’t mind because he’ll just make another plea for cash
to bail him out of yet another legal problem he’s dug himself into.

Part of the reason Sun News failed was because it become a freaking clown show
like Fox news did during the late 90’s into the mid-00’s.

Report the news, don’t make the news Rebel and maybe people
who are hoping for an alternative to the MSM will take you more seriously.

Do yourself a favor Sheila, stop allowing yourself to be used by Ezra
you do great work exposing the NDP and their crap.

Ya he’s your boss, but you don’t have to do everything he says
same goes for Lauren, you have talent at getting a message across.

Don’t be a attention whore like Ezra.
commented 2017-01-24 00:51:10 -0500
Place this fascist thug in with the general prison population, and make certain everybody knows he assaulted a woman and then ran away! The ordinary inmates hate men who assault women, and despise cowards! This fascist thug girly-boy will have an interesting time behind bars!