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 2017-01-23 16:57:00 -0500
Jay Turner….if your having a little trouble understanding, let me offer to treat you like a computer, I can punch the information into you. No charge.
commented 2017-01-23 16:54:44 -0500
Building on David White’s comment below regarding the enormous stack of responses…I imagine this has gone viral through book of faces and twit-verse.

I bet Dion Bews is thrilled with the instant fame he has received, he was probably counting only on a few minutes of fame, but he is now known world wide as the woman beating coward he is. Now every time he eats, news probably vomits knowing how publicly famous he is.

Bews spews at the news.

Being known world wide, he might find sanctuary in ISIS since they believe in abusing women also.
commented 2017-01-23 16:49:33 -0500
Sorry the number is 780-428-6107.
commented 2017-01-23 16:49:04 -0500
Why am I not reading about this POS in the newspaper?
commented 2017-01-23 16:46:23 -0500
Good, they identified the little pansy woman beater. He should be in prison within a few days with some nice big masculine homo for a cell mate hopefully. Enjoy your prison stay Jerk.
commented 2017-01-23 16:45:05 -0500
Just called the Canadian Press Edmonton Bureau to ask why they didn’t stand up for an assaulted female reporter and if any training/disciplinary action was taken against their Journalist Jason Franz for shoving her and disparaging her. I invite you all to do the same their number is 780-428-0663.
commented 2017-01-23 16:44:04 -0500
Jay Turner said, "So did The Rebel name their camera “Sheila” or are they really that full of shit? "

What are you babbling about, Jay? The camera was up to her face, like one usually uses a camera. When Dion Bews hit the camera, it hit Sheila’s face.

You lame excuse that Dion hit the camera and not Sheila will not stand up before a judge.

It was an act of violence against Sheila. Plain and simple.
commented 2017-01-23 16:24:32 -0500
In any event, if there’s a man left in Alberta, he’ll get his due.
commented 2017-01-23 16:17:25 -0500
I’m not looking back through the enormous stack of posts on this thread, definitely the most I’ve seen here on any one topic in such a short time, but one fembot statement comes to mind. The ignoramus who posted will remember though. The whiner was trying to imply how hard done by women still were in regard to wages compared to men. Dear poster, please explain to me why one of your most cherished heroines, Hillary Clinton, only paid her female employees at the white house 77 cents on the dollar as compared to her male workers. She is also the champion of women who supports full term abortion(murder), and who couldn’t seem to say enough bad things about Trump, all the while supporting her proven rapist husband Bill.
commented 2017-01-23 16:17:00 -0500
jack carter spoken like all lefty bs’ers, try again lefty,i donate to the rebel all the time when i can afford it , no one forces me and unlike turdo’s cbc and the rest of the lying msm the rebel needs help to survive and expose the public to how corrupt turd and his libtards are , David white had it right but the extreme left wants to shut down differing views about how brain dead they are and what a bunch of rioting terrorists they truly are .also those stupid pussy hats are god awful ugly ,almost as bad as those sicko burkas .
commented 2017-01-23 16:12:40 -0500
So did The Rebel name their camera “Sheila” or are they really that full of shit?

- NDP Street thug
commented 2017-01-23 16:01:02 -0500
JACK CARTER…. What a stinky pile of bullshit you spew.

“Companies don’t crowd source for employees safety”.

It is Ezzra’s responsibility and he is using one of the tools at his disposal to improve security for his employees. UNLIKE the cbc who use TOOLS like you to pay for just about any thing they desire by sucking up your tax money. You crowd fund them under the guise of a state broadcaster and seem too stupid to even realize it. At the Rebel it is VOLUNTARY. Grab a Websters and wake up.
commented 2017-01-23 15:49:52 -0500
A women’s protest for the rights of women & then they all jump in to protect this coward bull ring nose clad foul mouth scaredy cat after he assaults Sheila. So much for the authenticity of these left wing females. Who was the leader of the US just a few days ago? Fairness for women are at the bottom of their list if you are conservative, the hypocrisy is laughable. Now that he’s been caught, let’s hope justice will prevail. It’s always the same with the lefty, since they don’t have the intelligence to articulate their cause, their only resort is to bully & abuse.
Jeanette, we don’t see Sheila actually getting hit in the face, but I will take her word anyday & she has witnesses to back it up as well, so defending someone who swears at women, gives them the finger tells me you are no defender of women’s rights. Since Trump has only been President for a few days, how fair is it to accuse him of taking away your rights, what rights exactly I’d like to know because from what I see women are doing very well all over the world, so your protests are lame & unmeaningful & just another excuse for the left to bash & whine & show their stupidity. If you really care about women’s rights why don’t you go to the middle east & protest there & see how long you’ll be allowed to that on their streets. Clinton lost, Trump won, suck it up. You did not see this happening when Obama won because the Conservatives have class, something the left lacks.
commented 2017-01-23 15:45:01 -0500
I’m getting pretty tired of all the whinging about the Rebel’s appeals for donations. Especially the one idiot troll who makes it a hobby to get on here griping about it every chance he gets, hardly ever commenting on anything else. Get a life for chrissakes. Full access to all the Rebel’s material for $80/year is one of the best bargains around, IMO. Unlike what the CBC gets from ALL Canadians, everything people contribute above the basic fee is completely voluntary, and it is nobody’s business but theirs.
Give it a rest, already.
commented 2017-01-23 15:30:43 -0500
George Soros funded 50 or more of the participating groups in this march.
These women are protesting on behalf of Planned Parenthood (and being used by Soros and PP).
If a female Republican with the same platform as Trump had won, these pro-abortion women would still be protesting.
Faith should have asked these women if they were there with the Soros group and if they knew who he is.
commented 2017-01-23 15:27:09 -0500
All these leftist and feminist love to harp on about violence towards women and when it happens they do nothing. Talk about hypocrisy from the leftists. They are terrorists in their own right. Jack Carter, would any interviewer expect to punched in the head for trying to get an opinion from a person at a protest?
commented 2017-01-23 15:26:52 -0500
Sheila should have grabbed that ring in his lip and ripped it out.

He is such a brave little asshole – ran like a little girl and hid in the crowd. Now that he has been identified he has had to secure his business web site with a password in order to hide again.
I hope that Sheila and Ezra take this asshole for everything he has and then some.
I have a suggestion – print pictures of this coward and write something like ‘Assaulter of women’, or ‘Women hater’. Then stick them up all over Edmonton mostly in his neighborhood and where he does business.
On one of the forums that I was reading he stated that his guitars were really god for bashing over women’s heads, and other cowardly comments.
commented 2017-01-23 15:21:10 -0500
my sarcasm is lost on the internet..
commented 2017-01-23 15:08:09 -0500
Lawrence O’Byrne,

Ezra shouldn’t even be asking is the point. Employees should feel safe and be kept safe the second they agree to work for you.
commented 2017-01-23 15:08:05 -0500
#David…what cave have you been living in? Women have been doing nothing BUT speeking out,,,



I think it’s high time that “WOMYNSTFU and make me a sandwich.
commented 2017-01-23 14:58:38 -0500
jack carter if you don’t want to pay for her security don’t . it’s voluntary on your part
commented 2017-01-23 14:55:21 -0500
i find the protests refreshing in the sence that after decades of opression Woman can NOW speak out. The previous administraions made that impossible.
commented 2017-01-23 14:52:18 -0500
This is outrageous, but not surprising.
I shall never understand the logic behind this feminist rally in the first place. It is completely illogical.
In what way are women not treated as having rights in North America?
In what way was Obama’s Globalist Agenda going to protect women’s rights? Here is a concept. Let’s welcome and protect Muslims because their Sharia Law is so liberating to women and homosexuals? Huh?
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.
This little Politically correct Communist is nothing but a disturber of dog excrement. The women that helped him and were virtue signalling that they wish to end violence against women make no sense. They just witnessed the very thing they are protesting, but the very people that claim to be in support of womens rights.
How blind are these politically correct Morons?

Thomas Pratt
commented 2017-01-23 14:24:10 -0500
It is completely wrong what Dion Bews did and he should face the consequences for his actions, but I think it’s bullshit that Ezra is asking for us to pay for Sheila’s security. That should be his responsibility from the get go as her employer if he’s professional at all. Companies don’t crowd source for employee safety.
commented 2017-01-23 14:07:31 -0500
Linda Goudsmit commented 3 hours ago
This is a stunning and shocking incident that exposes Liberalism as the new religion. The left-wing liberal devotees embrace their tenets of political correctness, moral relativism, and historical revisionism with religious fervor and unparalleled arrogance. They are zealots and viciously attack anyone with an opposing point of view. It is sad and dangerous that principles of free speech are no longer respected as foundational to democracy. Liberalism’s dogma preaches tolerance and civil rights but like any orthodoxy is tyrannical in its demand for conformity. Liberals can only tolerate people who look different from themselves – they are unwilling to tolerate anyone who thinks differently from themselves. The left-wing liberal lemmings in this video have surrendered their critical thinking capabilities to the cultish conformity of their new religion.

So very true, and very well stated!
commented 2017-01-23 13:57:36 -0500
Ron Voss – I’m sure they will try to pin it on Putin or Trump. Just give them time!
commented 2017-01-23 13:46:48 -0500
Oh, and definitely go after his employer; most have policies prohibiting violent behavior, even out of the workplace. He needs to have this uncivilized behavior as part of his permanent personnel record.
commented 2017-01-23 13:44:47 -0500
You need to sue him for everything he’s got including that silly little lip ring, and name bunny-head in the suit too.

I think 2017 needs to be the year when we all quit pretending that such groups “represent” any broad cross-section of the public, be it women, voters, ethnic groups… whatever. These are the loud and vocal fringe elements that primarily enjoy chaos, anger, division, and anarchy, and they rarely speak for more than a few dozen or hundred other loonies.
commented 2017-01-23 13:31:35 -0500
“White supremacist bourgeoisie? ". What an odd word choice comrade. I believe all lives matter equally.