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 2017-01-24 00:25:36 -0500
Dion Bews | Luthier/Owner Ficus Studios Edmonton, AB 780 708 1906

Thanks Google cache
commented 2017-01-23 23:48:00 -0500
I see Dion has lots of friends here. I am from LaConnor, Washington. Dion will not be attending this year. It seems Dion is trying to erase all history of himself on the internet. Cannot be done ‘shit for brains’. People on social media in LaConnor have been contacting all guitar makers registered on LaConnor site to inform them of the woman hater in their midst. If he ever sells a guitar again it will be to his libtard associates. Too many of these idiots think they can do or say any thing they want and then offer some absurd excuse for an apology, like it is a magic bullet. Crowd fund, no crowd fund, I would pay out of my own pocket to see this moron get what is coming to him. And to me that is unemployment in the guitar business.
commented 2017-01-23 23:07:40 -0500
Wee jack carter…..get over it. No one is asking you to pay.
So now onto something new, you can start complaining because your ice cream is cold.
commented 2017-01-23 22:25:52 -0500
David White,

If Ezra can’t afford to provide basic employee safety, then he shouldn’t be running a company.

Some things are not meant to be crowd funded – employee safety is one of those things. It’s completely unprofessional, but I guess that shouldn’t surprise anyone, since t’s Ezra Levant we are talking about here.

Paying for content is entirely different and perfectly fine.
commented 2017-01-23 21:21:30 -0500
Any man that hits a woman. Should have his a$$ kicked all the way to Sunday and back. And Trudeau posted how proud he was of these thug criminals. Grrrr!!!!!
commented 2017-01-23 20:36:41 -0500
If ever you are in Montreal, I can accompany if I’m not working. Just sent me a message, I’ll do it for free. I’m 6’0", 270 lbs, and bouncers shit their pants when they see me.
commented 2017-01-23 20:18:54 -0500
Women should get equal pay when they can do identical physical heavy labor… Example, jackhammer work, or being able to carry full sheets of plywood up multiple flights of stairs that across floors deliver it to location, to work tongs on a rig floor, transport concrete and wheelbarrows across rough terrain to deliver and then vibrate and trawl to finish.. And there is so many other examples of jobs that are high-paying that women can’t do properly.
Why would they want to do that kind of work anyway.???
Better to be a doctor research lab rat or something like that.!
There is lots of jobs that women can do to be compatible to earning equal wages. Like some of the traits for instance or as I mentioned above medicine maybe even a crane operator or some other heavy equipment that doesn’t require intense physical labor but if you can’t lift the same weight you don’t deserve the same wage because I feel like their being subsidized and I have to do the work for myself and whatever else they can’t physically handle but still want the big bucks.!!!!
commented 2017-01-23 19:07:18 -0500
All these years we ask ourselves who those coucous out there, you know the crazy people who look normal. Now we know, they have identified themselves as the “liberals”. They are mentally challenged and violent. Once they are out, they reveal themselves like this guy who cant show an ounce of civility and have a decent conversation. He resorts to violence because he knows he is in the wrong.
commented 2017-01-23 19:01:45 -0500
Jay Turner is the sort of guy that would watch his GF or wife get hit and make an excuse why he did nothing. Well if he ever had one that is.
commented 2017-01-23 18:59:50 -0500
Remember everyone if you hit someone near the face striking their smartphone or other such device, it is not an attack according to some progressives and Jay the idiot below. Glad to hear these new rules, maybe i should abide by them when i am near progressives or feminists.
commented 2017-01-23 18:49:22 -0500
Further to Bill Elder’s most recent comment below…
The MSM made national headlines out of the claim of a second-grade radio personality who claimed to have received death threats at the Calgary anti-carbon tax rally in December – with no corroborating video, no audio, no witnesses in a crowded room, and no complaint to any of the dozens of security and police personnel in the room, just a vacuous and ever-changing claim on social media by the “victim” – within hours of the claim first appearing on Twitter. But I saw a nearly 24 hour period after the Rebel posted the video where the only MSM to even have reported on it appeared to be GlobalTV, and they were downplaying the “alleged” assault as best they could.

So I say they have already displayed their hypocrisy and moral vacuity that Bill refers to – and have already condemned themselves.
commented 2017-01-23 18:43:07 -0500
Bill Elder,
Great point. I kept expecting someone to at least admonish the punk, not a single person.
What a mob.
commented 2017-01-23 18:16:24 -0500
Well said Bill.
commented 2017-01-23 18:12:11 -0500
Now to find that troll mutant female that set that girl’s hair on fire.
commented 2017-01-23 18:10:30 -0500
@ Aaron – “Obviously, it’s a tactic used to make him sweat. Tone down your fake outrage.”

No outrage one way or another, Aaron. You are confusing me with one of your socialist friend who get disproportionately outraged at any perceived slight on any topic they find the issue du jour. I assure you I am quite calm. Amused even.

In what way will taking a domain name of the weasel’s name make him sweat?
commented 2017-01-23 18:09:08 -0500
I think the point that need to be repeated endlesslt until it sinks in, is here is a rally of women for women’s issues condemning violence against women where a woman is assauted by a man and nothing is said about it, it’s actually dismissed as “she had it coming”.

There is NO, I repeat NO more vivid display of the hypocrisy and moral vacuity of the people supporting that rally and the assault on Sheila. Any media that does not play this up as big as they did the “put her in Jail” chanters, are HYPOCRITES and morally debased as well as culpable in any future assaults on women because of their opinion – by not condemning this assault, you condemn yourselves.
commented 2017-01-23 17:58:15 -0500
In the country where my ancestors came from this beta guy would have been guitared and feathered , and exiled to England at the very least

Edmonton you say , I wonder if his lawyer will be the same one that represented Mohammed of quit – mo

This is going to be a very interesting and telling process involving law and LUGENPRESSE
commented 2017-01-23 17:54:43 -0500
@deborah Gaupner….easy on the fries…but one of those great kosher dill pickles from Schwartz’ Deli in Montreal would be nice…

If Queen Milo can appreciate “Daddy” why can’t they? He made more morbidly obese womyn get out and walk in one day than Michael Obama did in eight years……..:-)
commented 2017-01-23 17:43:21 -0500
Here’s hoping that Canadian Rebels still have balls enough to locate that woman beater Dion Bews and administer proper justice before they turn his sissy ass over to the authorities.
commented 2017-01-23 17:40:33 -0500
Obviously, it’s a tactic used to make him sweat. Tone down your fake outrage.
commented 2017-01-23 17:30:23 -0500
@ Aaron Sakhai – “LOL—- check out the domain registry on DionBews.com
Ezra Levant—- savage as fuck”

So Ezra registered the domain name. It was obviously available otherwise he could not have registered it.

How does that make Ezra “savage as fuck”?
commented 2017-01-23 17:30:12 -0500
Glenn Craig commented 2 hours ago
I think it’s high time that “WOMYN” STFU and make me a sandwich.

You want fries with that???
commented 2017-01-23 17:28:44 -0500
Thomas Pratt commented 3 hours ago

How is Donald Trump at fault?
Most importantly, why is this Canada’s business to protest Donald Trump anyway? Canadians could not even vote in the American election.

I think Rachel is trying to demonize Trump because she is trying to cover for her intentional destruction of our Oil Sands. She’s playing mind games with the public.
commented 2017-01-23 17:27:16 -0500
Its a Disgrace what The Canadian Media and the NDP government is doing.And a covered to hit a woman .We need to be in good terms with Democratically chosen President Mr.Trump as Canada needs America for many reasons.
The woman march was going on but many noticed there were No signs about women being stoned,mutilated,raped,head chopped of in counters like saudi arabica,child marriages,basic human rights deprived,no education for girls.Child marriages all was organized by the Arab association of New York & Soros/Hillary/Obama team using this opportunity and our women fell for it. Attacking only trump is not fair ,he didn’t do such things to women? he’s bashed while millions of men in the arab world and rest of the world are scott free. Shame on you People for falling for this trap using woman’s right
commented 2017-01-23 17:22:25 -0500
Real tough eh? That punk wouldn’t last five minutes where I grew up, we all had sisters and knew how to comport ourselves around the fair sex, we also had fathers who would put the boots to us if we got out of line with them.
This little shit looks and acts like an only child who would torture a helpless animal, we would have had a field day making this twit look like the lowlife that he is.
I hope the Rebel extends all their energy in seeking justice for this assault, make the ‘tough guy’ pay for it!
commented 2017-01-23 17:15:44 -0500
I have always hated this song….I have always thought it was terribly unfair that Burton Short Cummings got royalties from captive audience Canadian content rules and the stuck needle reprises it got….and the never ending coda where he goes on and on about having sex with his grandmother…..but I herein dedicate this song to the fugitive Dion Bews….I can picture him playing it with tearfull eyes on one of his own finely crafted guitars….bemoaning the fact that he can’t have sex with his grandmother….unless of course that’s where he’s hiding out.

Break it to them gently when you tell my Mom and Dad
When you see my baby sister be as kind as you can
And break it to my Grandma, who said “That boy’s wild and bad”
Break it to them gently when you tell them that I won’t be coming home again

Cause I’m running with a gun and it isn’t any fun as a fugitive
Fightin for my life and I don’t know if I’ll make it alone
Running with a gun and it isn’t any fun as a fugitive
God I want to go home
Lord I wish I was home

When you see my lady with the twinkle in her eyes
Tell it to her softly and hold her if she cries
Tell her that I love her and I will til the day I die
Break it to her gently when you tell her that I won’t be coming home again

I got in too deep with strangers
Thinking they could help me find my way
But nobody warned me of the dangers
And it’s always the young and foolish that have to pay

So break it to them gently when you tell my Mom and Dad
Thank them for the good years and all the lovin that I had
And break it to my Grandma, who said “the boy is wild and bad”
Break it to them gently when you tell ‘em that I won’t be comin home again

I got in too deep with strangers
Thinking they could help me find my way
But nobody warned me of the dangers
And it’s always the young and foolish that have to pay)

You gotta break it to them gently
Gotta really try to roll ‘em
Gotta break it to them gently
Gotta really try to soothe them
Gotta really try to roll ’em
You gotta roll it to my Mother
Gotta roll it to my Grandma
Gotta roll the old lady
Roll it to my Grandma, she’s damn near eighty
Roll the old lady
commented 2017-01-23 17:09:10 -0500
LOL—- check out the domain registry on DionBews.com

Ezra Levant—- savage as fuck
commented 2017-01-23 17:06:46 -0500
The idiot tweets “Thnx 4 support. I apologized 100%. Learnt big lesson- don’t retaliate, EVER! Peace everyone. No more fighting pls.” Excuse me “retaliate”?? You attacked. You shed first blood! You are the aggressor!! And a lousy one as well
Just sue this idiot. What a pathetic coward.
commented 2017-01-23 16:59:50 -0500
@david…sorry for snapping at you …but I just keep encountering people who say that sort of thing and mean it.