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. 

You must be logged in to comment. Click here to log in.
commented 2017-01-22 19:43:44 -0500
This guy is going to be out of a job or career when his identity is made public.
commented 2017-01-22 19:42:20 -0500
@peter Netterville

Sheila attending a pro-israel rally wearing an ADL hat while whining to police that she’s a journalist isn’t bias, it’s taking sides and participated in making news, not reporting it.

Then of course there’s Ezra, pushing Sheila, Lauren and others into potentially dangerous situations
to get his Youtuber gonza journalism style footage..

How many tens of thousands of dollars have people payed out bailing Ezra out of yet another legal problem that he set himself up for?

Funny how he calls attacking others “Free speech” but anything bad about Israel or jews is outright anti-Semitism and hate speech.

Sheilia is expected to wade into crowds like this with a guy who stands there and does nothing
while Ezra will only do this with there are 50 cops standing nearby to save his ass.
commented 2017-01-22 19:39:36 -0500
Wow. Shameful. I’m old school I don’t go for that sh&*. Not sure what was worse the assault by the pierced libtard or the people and women who stood by. Lets face it someone in that group knows exactly who that little dick is. No doubt one of their sons. They should be charged with obstruction. IMAGINE if a CBC reporter was assaulted at a pro oil rally. We would be watching the outrage for days on the MSM ( BY THE WAY WHERE ARE THEY ON THIS STORY ? Probably out buying Jason beer )The little fellow in Ottawa might even impose marital law until the offender was caught and hanged. Where I live fellows like Jason and that little p#ss ant would receive a lot of blue collar high fives.
commented 2017-01-22 19:38:41 -0500
KRISTOPHER PORTER, you say, “As a member of the media you are supposed to be impartial however your clearly not”. Do you consider the CBC, Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald, etc. to be “impartial”?
Laughable, but sad, how you consider the NDP as ‘fixing’ the Alberta economy with mounting debt (to be passed on to future generations), rampant unemployment, redistributing wealth extorted from its citizens as socialists do, and battling the hoax of man-made climate change with a carbon tax, but I guess that is what one sees with rose-colored, or is it red-colored, glasses? If you like, I would say the guy who hit Sheila was a “leftist”, a “socialist”. In case you may not know it, the NDP is a member of Socialist International, so calling him an NDPer fits quite well. Sorry to disappoint you by not swearing, but that is characteristic of most leftists, like the thug who gave Sheila the finger.
commented 2017-01-22 19:38:30 -0500
We should start showing up at their protests for peaceful counter protest… Force their hand and let them perpetrate violence on us with no repercussions from ourselves or our people and have it all captured on film and give them enough rope to hang themselves.!!!
commented 2017-01-22 19:37:03 -0500
Nobody on this site would recognize him… We’re all conservatives and he’s a liberal.
And his types in our types don’t share a conversation over drinks.!!
commented 2017-01-22 19:36:20 -0500
This should be unsettling for everyone who has viewed we have watched where Rebel staff have been assaulted. These lefties feel so comfortable they can get away with this kind of abuse that they are boldly acting on camera and stating the crimes they are planning to commit. This kind of boldness comes from experience.
commented 2017-01-22 19:36:11 -0500
I seem to recall when Lauren was assaulted at the slut walk too. A man walked by and poured a bottle of urine on her. What’s with these men hanging out at protests for women? And then they assault them. These aren’t real men, they are boys masquerading as men. A real man would never hit or physically hurt a woman.
commented 2017-01-22 19:33:59 -0500
Kristopher porter. . . A few insights for you pal. . . . It’s good you pointed out “our fragile economy.” I’m glad you can see that as well. . . Let’s me know you have a few brain cells functioning. Is imposing a carbon tax on a fragile economy a good thing? At least we have the rebel to counter the rediculous actions of the NDP. The NDP and their inability to manage and govern will completely derail this province. The province under conservative management became debt free. . . being debt free lets me know they were pretty good stewards of their office. In 2019 the NDP will be a forgotten piece of history we will try to erase from our memories.

Sheila. . . . I’d love to be at your side at any event to serve and protect you and the rebel anytime. The Reason why the left is so mad is because our voice is so loud and clear they feel threatened. The rebel is the voice of reason.
commented 2017-01-22 19:32:02 -0500
NDP fixing the Alberta economy, holy shit that’s funny !!!! Your kidding right? Are you a stand up comedian? If so, where are you preforming at? Thanks for the laughs
commented 2017-01-22 19:20:36 -0500
And yet they try to portray Trump supporters as violent Nazis.
commented 2017-01-22 19:18:28 -0500
Kristopher Porter said…“If you can not come up with something that actually adds to this then dont waste what little brain cells you have left in replying”
Well before I accuse you of of being a leftist regressive fucktard NDP hack, please explain what your beloved NDP have done to turn the economy around in Alberta. We will start there. Remember….you started the insults.
commented 2017-01-22 19:16:48 -0500
I personally am sick to fricking death of these greasy left wing Douche bags and their ignorant antisocial temper tantrums. I say time to drive them back under the rocks they crawled out from under. Enough is enough! Beat this piece of crap a new ass and all his snowflake retard friends along with him too! Sorry Sheila, no faith in the liberal left wing pseudo feminist justice system either. Remember Robin Canp? I say teach these fucks a lesson once and for all and start fighting fire with fire.
commented 2017-01-22 19:16:19 -0500
@ Kristopher Porter commented 13 mins ago
- YOU – Kris are a Marxist POS!! – don’t come here telling us how we the people need to react to all your lame brained, fraudulent bullshit you people lay on the population!! Give your head a shake – before someone else does it for you!
The Trump revolution & Movement has been fired worldwide by you Marxist dipshits! Go take your failed philosophy back to Turkey or Qatar!
commented 2017-01-22 19:15:40 -0500
Kristopher Porter commented 9 mins ago


Lougheed for 14 years, from the left end. Klein for 14 years from the right end, although he was initially Liberal. 28 years of great government. Getty and Stelmach as middling government, but not incompetent, for 12 years. Hmmmm…does that mean you missed a decimal point and meant 4 years of when the left took over the P/C’s? Of course, math is hard for the left.
commented 2017-01-22 19:15:19 -0500
Please give evidence and not just make a statement that the NDP are fixing the economy. I need evidence. I felt like laughing hysterically over your comment, but really, it’s not funny. I agree that the previous government made a mess, no proof needed. But WHAT is the NDP doing to fix the economy? Good grief.
commented 2017-01-22 19:14:59 -0500
Christopher porter… Without going into great detail no matter what side she supports left or right violence is unacceptable.
When you say “how do you know it was the NDP”.. how can you be so naïve… They are obviously left wing and the only left wing program in this province is the NDP.
Freedom of speech does not provide entitlement for freedom of assault upon disagreeing politically.
I am neither a fan of the left or the NDP or piggish cucked Little beta males and especially ones supporting this kind of demonstration.
This little beta male man would never ever consider taking a shot at an alpha male without having background support for he could make his get away..
is this the kind of politics you support either directly or indirectly… Better make a decision and pick a side of the fence and then live with it.
commented 2017-01-22 19:14:05 -0500
You need security and me, AKA sneaky Pete This guy wouldn’t have snuck out the back and got away.
commented 2017-01-22 19:11:41 -0500
@ Kristopher Porter

Show me one media that is not biased. Not the CBC. Not CTV. Not Global. Not the Toronto Star.

The difference here is that the ones I listed above claim to be non-biased, but most definitely are not. They are liars.

The Rebel has never hid their right wing bias. As a matter of fact, they make a point of making it clear that they are biased right wing. That is called honesty and because they state it, their bias is acceptable.

But all that aside, regardless of whether Sheila is biased or not it is irrelevant as it is still illegal for that weasel to have hit her.
commented 2017-01-22 19:09:39 -0500
Another leftbot beta male who is a dildo bearer for his misogynist masters – dox him and let’s have some righteous lawfare.
commented 2017-01-22 19:08:55 -0500
It’s time a “price” be put on Soros’s head – he is the one who has literally hypnotized these Libtards into Zombie actions! I challenge all – to learn what this George Soros POS is and what he does – and how many 100s of gallons of blood are on his hands – this bastard is the arch-criminal of the century!! That is putting things mildly!
commented 2017-01-22 19:08:22 -0500
Sheila Gunn Reid is a brave woman & a trail blazer. The assault on her is inexcusable under any circumstances. Stay strong Sheila Gunn Reid we need brave women like you to cut thru the MSM echo chamber.
commented 2017-01-22 19:04:14 -0500
This assault on Sheila is unacceptable and infuriating, but you can be certain that the little weasel that attacked Sheila does not have any guilt over it.

When it comes to left wing/socialist protesters, any assault on a right wing/conservative is okay.

As far as the left is concerned the law only applies to conservatives. We see that all over the globe. But especially we see it in our federal government.

The problem is that while the left/socialists populate most of the media, most of the bureaucracies, most of the senate, most of the judiciary they actually can get away with violating the law. There are plenty of example all over the Western world where this can be witnessed.

This weasel is no different. He will get away with his assault and Sheila will be blamed for it. It makes me furious, but it is true, imho.
commented 2017-01-22 18:58:42 -0500
If you can not come up with something that actually adds to this then dont waste what little brain cells you have left in replying
commented 2017-01-22 18:57:00 -0500
I have an issue with your story. As most of what you say is opinion NOT fact. However i am sorry that this “guy” hit you. I do have concern about your NDP bashing. As a member of the media you are supposed to be impartial however your clearly not. How do you know this guy was NDP? As he never says he is. Your just using this as your platfrom to bash NDP, and to be quite honest im sick and tired of hearing NDP this and NDP that. It makes you all seem like a bunch of cry babies that just had their bottle taken away from.

Heres a thought why not in stead of bashing the NDP for trying to fix 40+ of bad conservative decision after bad conservative decision you actually do something constructive that helps our fragile economy instead of making it worse.

I dont condon this guys actions infact i would hit him not hide him. And i support our NDP Government and applaud them for the efforts they making to fix our economy that the CONSERVATIVES RUINED. now i know im going to get alot of backlash for this comment. But swearing at me and name calling will only prove point about most conservatives. If you can not come up something
commented 2017-01-22 18:53:50 -0500
Sheila – this should be a snap for any police face recognition program! Remember the Edmonton riots years back?? Many of the antagonists were caught by face recognition software. …and ya that may just be Jay Kelly – kinda fits his profile! Oh, and don’t worry – there is CCTV coverage (somewhere) and the absolute perfect rendition by your cameraman.

Dan Mancuso commented 16 mins ago
- I think you are right!!! – We’ve had enough of this lunatical crap and as any sane civilization – threats made to it’s survival need to be dealt with, with all harshness necessary!
Listen to the Patriot channel on Sirius – and the various talk show hosts’ call ins’ reports of all this brainless and zombie like FALSE reaction to Donal Trump, President of the USA – and any sane person would be driven to vigilante action. We just can not allow ourselves to become “victims” of insane, satanic barbarism! That’s what this is! The demons are screeching their retaliation to the peoples’ Godly will for the American civilization. Note: President Trump avowed that America trusts in God – unlike Obumer’s avowing America to allah! …allah – the satanic god! 73% of the American (and millions world wide!) people have rightfully designated Donald Trump to be their Leader. Satanic forces have been invoked into American civilization and for too long Christian people have been overly tolerant to Lieberal bullshit.

The battle has begun and everyone needs to remember – many of the law-enforcement right on up to the high offices of public trust – are being driven by satanic will. These people are opposed to lawful Justice – therefore they are the very criminals who we so easily put our faith in.
commented 2017-01-22 18:49:19 -0500
Unacceptable! If you were a CBC Reporter, their would be SWAT teams combing the streets for this cuck thug! I have limited funds, but I sent in $75.00 to help protect you, I hope many do the same. This little POS must be caught and put in jail. I would then file a law suit against the CP and that reporter for failing to disclose being a witness to a crime! He is clearly a bully and a left wing activist, and CP must be held to account for his actions too!
commented 2017-01-22 18:49:15 -0500
Your anger is well justified. Nowadays the liberals are increasingly resorting to thuggery and violence to silence opposition. They have been emboldened by mainscream media lies and brainwashing, lack of law enforcement or accountability (aka getting away with murder), and even so-called celebrities endorsing violence. There’s also the influence of Islamist terrorists, who always get what they want no matter who gets murdered in the process. Now the leftists believe themselves to be entitled to assault and murder anyone who disagrees with them.

Last night in downtown Toronto, perhaps 10 of us demonstrated outside of a lecture held by the grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood founder. Most of the audience paying their $20 (to go towards terrorist groups), were old, white, upper middle class liberals. Those same old, white liberals had the temerity to confront us, shoving, shouting “racist” and the usual liberal hateful slurs. A Jewish male physically threatened demonstrators, while a young gay man assaulted a teenaged girl standing near me. Meanwhile more liberals in passing cars were shouting and cursing at us. Ironically, not one of the Muslim attendees bothered to approach us.

Things have gotten so bad that anyone in Canada who wishes to protest against these radical fascists needs to arm themselves or take courses in martial arts. Very soon, these Islamoliberal terrorists will take over unless we subdue them and get them under control via martial law. If I were Trump that’s what I’d be doing right now. They need to be stopped before we reach a point of no return.
commented 2017-01-22 18:30:24 -0500
After Trudeau models disrespect towards women, the rest of the left thinks its no big deal to assault women. Mulcair made a big fuss then, wonder if he’ll say anything about this incident. The oxymoron of being at a women’s rally and defending an assailant against a female victim is not lost on anybody. We need to rise up and stand for something greater than Ndp ideology.
commented 2017-01-22 18:27:37 -0500
We’re all complaining about the justice system, as we know it’ll go easy on the guy. We shouldn’t be so defeatist!!

Let’s start a petition demanding fullest extent of the law. Then ask all politicians to sign it. Any that refuse, we’ll make a big deal about it. Even ask Notley, Mulcair and other notable Lefty’s. Ask Trudeau to sign it. If any refuse, we’ll make a big deal about that too! Then take it to court for the sentencing portion of the trial. If it doesn’t help, we’ll make a big deal about that too.

Conservatives need to learn how to fight!