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 2017-01-22 23:17:43 -0500
I see his website requires a password now , LMFAO! Left wing twerp.
The left wing spin on this is going to be so damn pathetic.
commented 2017-01-22 23:14:39 -0500
M P not everyone is a gutless worm like you. Try and figure that out.
commented 2017-01-22 23:02:10 -0500
I know people mean well but I wouldn’t be publishing people’s phone numbers. It would be better to let the authorities handle it and you could always be mistaken.
commented 2017-01-22 23:00:32 -0500
Jay H…..lmao. a conservative are you? A true conservative does not have to make that claim.
commented 2017-01-22 22:58:37 -0500
I think this now applies: “lock him up”!
commented 2017-01-22 22:57:34 -0500
Edmonton Global News did cover this, what they have called an “alleged” assault on Sheila.
The guy from The Canadian Press has “a contractual relationship” with Global. Global has tried to contact him but he has not responded to them (at the time of Global’s coverage).
Dion’s website is not accessible without some security pass.
I guess he’s busy re-packing his backpack for his upcoming escorted vacation.
Hang in there Sheila.
commented 2017-01-22 22:56:57 -0500
@sardondi SARDONDI
Normally you put a rope through the ring to control the bad behaviour
commented 2017-01-22 22:52:42 -0500
Did he know he had his baby ring caught in his lip?
commented 2017-01-22 22:50:53 -0500
Hope they are all charged for hate crimes and those women who aided and abetted this thug too.
Will the Premier and all the others who (wrongly) chastised rally goers for chanting lock her up call out this crowd’s behaviour? There was none of this at any of our largely peaceful rallies. Who is aping bad US style behaviour?
commented 2017-01-22 22:45:39 -0500
Jay H this has lots to do with the NDP and the left , you just do not want to admit it. And go criticize the media party for their lies , not someone for telling the truth.
commented 2017-01-22 22:44:24 -0500
A march for women and a woman gets assaulted and they do nothing but hide the puke. SHEER HYPOCRISY!!
commented 2017-01-22 22:31:20 -0500
….just hope Nutley disappears as quick as this stupid POS!! – it’s all in the presentation people.
commented 2017-01-22 22:18:43 -0500
Well looks like little Dion is running scared. Well dipshit Dion, time for you to shit your pants knowing that you pissed a lot of people off assaulting a woman whose views you dislike. Eat it up you shit stick. Conservatives have been terrorized by your left wing beat downs for too long. That’s how Trump got elected. Cucks now need to watch who they assault. I’d not feel sorry for you if someone gave you a rightfully deserved smack in the mouth.
commented 2017-01-22 22:15:49 -0500
it seems a couple guitar stores carry this degenerates wares.
I suggest that they may have a moral obligation to let the hippy woman who just learned how to play a G chord and is looking to spend her student loan on a hand crafted guitar, that the man who built said guitar enjoys punching women in the face when he discovers that they dont agree with him on a subject.
commented 2017-01-22 22:11:31 -0500
While I think what happened to Ms. Reid is horrible and the man responsible needs to prosecuted; the so called reporting of this story is deplorable.
•"gone there to report on a left-wing “Women’s March.” " – What does it matter if its left wing, right wing, or somewhere in between, its 100% irrelevant to the story.
•"It was basically an NDP rally against Donald Trump" – Did the NDP organize it? Did you need to be NDP to take part in it? Again, completely irrelevant to the story and only mentioned because of your personal bias against the NDP.
•"the event was dominated by NDP men" – Really? You know that? You counted and asked everyone who they voted for? Once again…irrelevant.
•"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." – Again, do you know how that woman voted? And does it matter how she voted? Its hard to see if she blocked Ms Reid, but I don’t believe she did, if she did it was only with one hand. And she didn’t “side” with anyone, she was trying to stop things from escalating.

I could go on and on; your references to the NDP are almost too numerous to mention…and they’re 100% pointless, they have zero to do with this story and zero to do with the incident. All they do is reaffirm your displeasure for the NDP. This isn’t media, this Ezra Levant’s personal blog.

commented 2017-01-22 22:10:37 -0500
Call that number all night long – this POS is no longer an Albertan. lmfao!!!
commented 2017-01-22 22:08:32 -0500
His facebook is down as well as his business website. lol
commented 2017-01-22 21:57:43 -0500
Eh, can just imagine the CBC line this wanker will give!! lmfao!!
commented 2017-01-22 21:53:05 -0500
@ Tim V commented 11 mins ago
Dion Bews phone number is listed as 780-708-1906

LMFAO!! – that number is only taking messages!! I wonder why??
Hope the dumb k**t is packing his NDP ass up and heading for Qatar!!

Eh, seriously all you Rebels – we need to let some shit roll the other way for once!!
We are now the peoples in charge – not Libtard freak-outs!!
commented 2017-01-22 21:45:08 -0500
@ atokenconservative commented 43 mins ago

Right on! I am in the Peace River area and would volunteer security detail anytime for Rebel reporters!
commented 2017-01-22 21:42:19 -0500
You keep saying a man hit Sheila. By no stretch of the imagination is this creature a man.
commented 2017-01-22 21:41:03 -0500
Ficus studios have shut down their facebook page also. The rat is starting to reek now.
commented 2017-01-22 21:37:37 -0500
Dion Bews phone number is listed as 780-708-1906
commented 2017-01-22 21:27:20 -0500
Might have to build guitars at local pen workshop.
Maybe he will be more cumpetitive.
commented 2017-01-22 21:18:04 -0500
Dion Bews has shut down his facebook page. Me thinks I smell a rat.
commented 2017-01-22 21:16:23 -0500
Eh! Dion Bews – I’ve got another ring for you!! – made of rope & a 10 ft. leader!!
commented 2017-01-22 21:15:14 -0500
Just get a positive ID and a proper address for service of claim