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 13:13:02 -0500
Pathetic piece of NDP scum. Yep the NDP protects women……………NOT. The Notley government when not destroying families is attacking women. Quite the opposite of being honorable in any form. Where is Notley denouncing this piece of dirt. No where to be found unless its a card board cut out of her on a golf course. A poor excuse at best for a government that holds everyone else to a standard they lack on so many levels.
commented 2017-01-23 12:47:54 -0500
It appears as if the Rebel Camera was at the same place the whole time, then thug moves in and tells them to get out of his face when he the one who walked up there and could have simply walked away.
commented 2017-01-23 12:45:41 -0500
Jeanette Lazar commented
“Just for the record- I do not condone violence, nor did I witness this event- the footage simply looks like the individual pushed the camera from my subjective perspective of viewing such footage.”

Sorry Jeanette, this simply does not wash. You cannot salvage what you previously wrote nor make it sounds less offensive. For the record? Basing it on your previous comments it reads that you are definitely all for violence due to the fact that you came out swinging at The Rebel and its readers. Your demure attitude in the last posting simply does not wash, nice try though.
commented 2017-01-23 12:45:07 -0500
go away lazar , you have no credibility here , you opened your big lefty mouth and will be treated like the other lefty wackos who post their idiotic comments on this page .like all lefties when caught you try and wiggle out of your BS rhetoric and out right lies you spew .
commented 2017-01-23 12:35:59 -0500
Back in my old neighborhood,if any man punched a woman in the face he would have been beaten to a bloody pulp.
commented 2017-01-23 12:35:36 -0500
Just for the record- I do not condone violence, nor did I witness this event- the footage simply looks like the individual pushed the camera from my subjective perspective of viewing such footage.
commented 2017-01-23 12:30:20 -0500
I’m still waiting for Jeanette Lazar to cite anything that even remotely justifies assault. This was no more an instance of “knocking over a camera” than actual rape would be merely demonstrating an appreciation for one’s female form. Jeanette’s disingenuousness is the regressive left’s stock and trade.

The right wield ideas and arguments. Unable to prevail or refute by rational debate or civil discourse, the left rationalizes unto themselves wielding fists and hammers in the name of “social justice” by which their ends justify any and all means.

Any who interview Jeanette Lazar for employment should ask her to explain her views about this particular matter.
commented 2017-01-23 12:26:48 -0500
Stupid, Stupid, Women.
You see, this really isn’t about politics. It’s about lack of reason, violence, and thinly-veiled threats. It’s about a bunch of sore losers who could barely contain their desire to blow up the White House because they lost an election. It’s about an organizer of said marches who would impose Sharia Law on everyone in America including the very women marching in the streets who were too damn stupid to spend 30 seconds checking out who was setting up the march in the first place and what they stand for, if she was able to.

You have to be a special brand of idiot as a woman to march under the banner of someone who, if they could, would mandate the cutting off of your own clitoris!"
commented 2017-01-23 12:16:16 -0500
Jeanette lying more will not salvage what you originally commented. You have slandered The Rebel and its readers, all of it was captured on film and submitted to the authorities. So keep digging and slinging for all you are actually accomplishing is showing how ignorant you truly are.
commented 2017-01-23 12:14:07 -0500
Unfortunately, it seems the left is no longer interested in facts, do not demonstrate the ability to be rational, apparently lacks civility for anyone who disagrees with their perspective and therefore resort to being tyrannical in their methods. The left has become an unraveling pool of hatred which for them, overrides the need to comply with law. So when Jeannette Lazar characterizes a punch in the face as knocking over a camera, you know my above characterization suits them perfectly. So now we have to ask, how do reasonable rational civil people deal with them? Should they be prepared for rational reasonable debate or be prepared for barbaric behavior? It is going to be an interesting next 4 years.
commented 2017-01-23 12:11:55 -0500
Additionally, the "5 normal people " you mentioned in the video were five men with signs that said “single ladies line up here”. Even the dumbest conservative sheep would consider that a little inappropriate (and offensive and infantile) for a rally peacefully protesting a man who has spoken openly about assaulting women being voted into political office. You can thank me for adding a little credibility to your slander.
commented 2017-01-23 12:08:57 -0500
Is it the lip piercing or the Radar O’Reilly glasses that instills a sense of such effete sanctimony? He’s a pox upon the entire luthier community.

Is it possible to name, and at least shame, his feminist abettors who acted as wheelpersons to facilitate his getaway?
commented 2017-01-23 12:08:18 -0500
It was all captured on film Jeanette. Are you related to that male that struck Sheila in the face or one of the phony feminists? I bet both.
commented 2017-01-23 12:08:06 -0500
Well, will you just lookee there? His website (he apparently makes guitars – surprise, surprise) is suddenly password protected and his instagram has gone dark. Reminds me of the walls of my first apartment… they’d scatter when you turned the light on.
commented 2017-01-23 12:05:03 -0500
Its funny how Shawna Hunt used the full might of the MSM to publiclly shame the FHRITP guys (how didn’t even say it.) Why isn’t City TV and Global airing the footage of the verbal and phisical aguse aimed at Sheila?
commented 2017-01-23 12:01:52 -0500
This article is complete slander and further defines your press as a conspiracist rag for paranoias of the white supremacist bourgeoisie. as much as I imagine this article would satisfy all of the alt-right nazi fantasies about contemporary feminism your readers seem to have, you should retract this statement. I look forward to seeing a retraction or hearing about the libel lawsuit. Either way maybe you should be more concerned with actual issues instead of posting footage of someone knocking over a camera at a protest.
commented 2017-01-23 11:14:13 -0500
Innocent people don’t tend to flee when they are innocent.
commented 2017-01-23 11:00:05 -0500
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.
commented 2017-01-23 10:52:16 -0500
The Rebel should also go after the NDP as the organizers of this violent rally and the ‘lady’ who, obviously acting in some official capacity, assisted the ‘perp’ in his escape. The left needs to learn that the laws apply to everyone not just their political enemies and what better way to teach them that lesson, than by bankrupting them?
commented 2017-01-23 10:41:41 -0500
@ C M – “So a female reporter is assaulted by a male at a women’s march against violence and the feminists protect the male and help him escape all because of what new organization Shelia works with.”

Yup. That about sums it up.
commented 2017-01-23 10:30:23 -0500
Godless liberalism on display.
commented 2017-01-23 10:26:16 -0500
Feminism is cancer.
commented 2017-01-23 10:25:40 -0500
Haul his ass into court and show no mercy. Make him rue the day.
commented 2017-01-23 10:20:14 -0500
So a female reporter is assaulted by a male at a women’s march against violence and the feminists protect the male and help him escape all because of what new organization Shelia works with.
commented 2017-01-23 10:19:34 -0500
Maybe Putin is responsible?
commented 2017-01-23 10:18:51 -0500
Also, regressive left trolls that have also posted on this stream, don’t think you would be excused from such an investigation.. Police would look at you as being provocateurs.