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 10:14:39 -0500
Sheila, I am glad to see you know who he is. I eagerly await legal action against this frightened little cuck.
commented 2017-01-23 10:13:26 -0500
I posted back around page 7 that if the guy is found, the EPS will find some way to blame Sheila for provoking the regressive socialist, Coward for short as cowardice and socialism are synonyms. If the EPS does actually charge Coward with assault, then the courts will find a way to let Coward off because hitting women is Coward’s way of legitimate, democratic protest guaranteed in Papa Doc’s charter.

Others have posted similarly, which shows how much faith the populace has in the Canadian legal system.

HOWEVER, another thought has crossed my mind. What if Coward’s lawyers use this page as evidence of on-line bullying of their client? Of course, Coward will walk. But, the MSM will make the story about Rebel bullies, ignoring that it was a regressive bully action by Coward that brought out the pent up anger. Also, a court order that The Rebel release its subscription list with supporting documentation, for police investigation. So like the old scouting motto, when scouting used to mean something valuable, Be Prepared.
commented 2017-01-23 10:11:04 -0500
what a whiney shit?? so failed ndipstick candidate cameron robock advocates violence against women who disagree with his political views?we think you’re rude cameron…does that entitle people who disagree with you to hit you?? or do you have a double standard cameron?
commented 2017-01-23 10:11:03 -0500
@ NDP Sucks who said to M P, “Come on MP, don’t you understand how stupid you sound?”

Just like with Sean Penson and Jay Kelly (and those similar socialist trolls) I think they really do not understand just how stupid their comments are.

The little beta boy, though obviously not very strong, was fast. He has hit the camera and had his hand down before anyone could react. So, M P is just being a goof, like usual.
commented 2017-01-23 09:58:02 -0500
Interesting how the “useful idiots” commenting here become apologists for the perpetrator, a gutless ‘male’ bully, but not for the victim, a woman. This whole incident at the ‘March of Hate’ has smoked out the true character of the hypocritical leftists. Speaking at the ‘March of Hate’ in Washington, Madonna said that she would like to blow up the Whitehouse and is now being investigated.
commented 2017-01-23 09:37:08 -0500
Let me see if I have this right. The idiot struck the camera which then struck the reporter’s face so it’s OK – no assault. Like, I pulled the trigger but the bullet hit the target and I didn’t hit it so I am OK. Blame it on the bullet and the gun!
commented 2017-01-23 09:31:04 -0500
So he didn’t punch or even try to hit her, he knocked her camera away which was incredibly stupid but should not mistaken for the assault that the Rebel claims.
commented 2017-01-23 09:28:40 -0500
I thought the press had to wear some kind of identification while on assignment. Why did Sheila have to ask this Jason guy who he was working for? I think he too should be charged for pushing Sheila. If he worked for me, I’d fire him on the spot for that little episode. What douche bag!
commented 2017-01-23 09:24:31 -0500
As they would say in newspeak, “I am embracing the value of self-dialoguing, but I’m somewhat conflicted”.


Should it stand for:

Spoiled Little Urban Turd?
Silly Little Urban Tit?
Stupid Little Useless Twat?
commented 2017-01-23 09:18:47 -0500
This is the Government and the despicable people they pay with our money to assault and denigrate our citizens… trudeau built this for us.
commented 2017-01-23 09:01:56 -0500
Would never attend these rallies because they smell of puke and cowardice. This little turd would not have the guts to punch me and I’m a 65 year old male. I would give his millennial ass a good kicking. Grow up you little shit.
commented 2017-01-23 08:42:32 -0500
Judge: I find you guilty of the offence of assault, but after taking all factors into consideration, including the unbearable provocation posed by the detestable Ms. Gunn Reid, I am granting you an absolute discharge. And I hope you have learned a lesson from all of this.

Dog Shit: I have Your Honour. Next time I’ll wear a burka.
commented 2017-01-23 08:26:19 -0500
Gee, Nutley has winged monkeys too.
commented 2017-01-23 08:19:25 -0500
first of all, he did not touch her at all, Her camera was on tripod and look closely, the 2 guys talk to her to the left of the camera. So, she was lying and falsly accusing somebody to punch her in the face.It is why the other medias didn’t report it..You are a dangerous person lady. Other videos will get out soon…Oh and by the way, it is funny that you don’t have any marks on the face since he brutally punch you and your sunglass are still intact!!! It is why too her BODYGUARD didn’t make a move.
commented 2017-01-23 07:57:49 -0500
To Ms. Colleen O’Reilly: it was Ms. Reid’s camera that saved her from being struck directly by the attacker’s fist; that’s why she didn’t get to bleed.
commented 2017-01-23 07:49:06 -0500

You obviously don’t understand sucker punches.

First of all, unless you’re thinking, all the time, anybody who gets within arm’s length of you is going to hit you, you’ll never be able stop a sucker punch, and it’s impossible expect someone further away to stop it either.

Part of a bodyguard’s job is to make sure nobody gets within striking distance of a client, but under such conditions there isn’t a reporter in the world that could do their job.

Second, to stop a sucker punch almost always requires a dodge or block first, followed up by a counter punch to prevent another punch, and that requires a lot of training,

Experienced fighters good enough to see a punch coming in time can strike first, but then you’re stuck with a bunch of witnesses saying, “I saw him hit first and the other guy didn’t do anything.” and since sucker punchers/woman hitters are cowards by nature, guess who will be charging who with assault.

Try proving, “I saw he was going to hit me, so I hit him first.” in court.

Probably most judge’s response will be, “If you have that kind of training, since he doesn’t you’re in even more trouble, bucko.”

The problem with being a “Good Guy” is you’re going to have to suffer the first blow, hope other people saw, and hope you weren’t incapacitated so you can defend yourself.

But then of course, if you smoke the other guy too hard or too many times, because by then the goal is not only to ensure you aren’t hit again, but to make sure you’re safe when your back is turned, you can get sued for that too.
commented 2017-01-23 07:46:34 -0500
commented 2017-01-23 07:23:40 -0500
Left-wing hypocrisy is shocking.
commented 2017-01-23 07:19:55 -0500
next time one of you are in ottawa n need a big guy for protections im free
commented 2017-01-23 07:06:19 -0500
I want to reiterate a point I made earlier. Commenters shouldn’t be posting people’s phone numbers or addresses. You don’t now if this is a shared accommodation and it is a matter for the authorities to handle. I completely get that people are upset. I am too but you need to think your actions through and how it can affect others.
commented 2017-01-23 06:17:56 -0500
Jason Franson was a witness and has a civic responsiblity to come forward and supply information to the police.
commented 2017-01-23 06:00:28 -0500
m p commented 2 hours ago
@drew Wakariuk

So why did the 6’.5" guy just stand there and let it happen?

If somebody standing next to you punched you in the head would you blame your friend for not anticipating the attack? Come on MP, don’t you understand how stupid you sound?
commented 2017-01-23 04:04:02 -0500
@drew Wakariuk

So why did the 6’.5" guy just stand there and let it happen?
commented 2017-01-23 03:41:22 -0500
jason@jasonfranson.com is the email address of photographer
commented 2017-01-23 03:28:13 -0500
Good to see the digital media put to good use to identify the little “guitarista”… But now it behooves us to make sure that the “selective photographer” Jason Franson does not slip quietly into the night… He has some apologizing and explaining to do, and whoever paid his salary has some explaining to do also… The size of The Rebel ranks is certainly big enough nowadays to make this happen…
commented 2017-01-23 03:16:56 -0500
thugs like this male(i won’t dignify him by calling him a man…there’s a difference)deserve to be curb stomped
commented 2017-01-23 03:12:32 -0500
The little NDP cuck who likes to assault women:

Dion Bews
Phone Number: 780 708 1906
Email: dion@dionbewsguitars.ca
Address: Ficus Studios
7347 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E
Edmonton, AB
commented 2017-01-23 03:12:05 -0500
I emailed the photographer. Everyone should be getting hold of Global News and emailing the photographer and demand he produce the photos he took and at the very least apologize for his disgusting behavior. She was there doing her job. He arrogantly dismissed her as irrelevant.