May 09, 2019

Trudeau tried to destroy Vice Admiral Mark Norman’s career — and it blew up in his face. What happens next?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Yesterday I went to Ottawa for what was supposed to be the latest in the two-year prosecution of Vice Admiral Mark Norman, the second in command of the Canadian Forces.

Things were heating up, and Norman’s hotshot lawyer, Marie Henein, was effectively turning the tables on the Trudeau government. Her client was accused of one count of breach of trust — which is a horrific charge to level against a top military officer. It’s tantamount to treason, really; it’s typical for someone who, say, would steer a ship-building contract to a political friend in return for a secret cash payment.

But Mark Norman — he sort of did the opposite. See, the Canadian navy needed a supply ship, basically a floating fuel station for its other ships. And it was needed in a hurry; so he championed a plan to refurbish an existing ship to get it done faster. That was approved by the Harper cabinet; the contract was given to a Quebec shipyard.

But after Trudeau won the 2015 election, wouldn’t you know it, but Scott Brison, the Liberal cabinet minister, came to cabinet with a letter from a ship building firm in the Atlantic, owned by the Liberal Irving family, saying, hey, why don’t you do the right thing for your Liberal friends and give us that contract?

Not only did the Irvings not win the competition; but cancelling on the Quebec shipyard would incur $89 million in cancellation penalties.

So Mark Norman mentioned this to the Quebec shipyard. And he apparently leaked this proposed interference by Brison to the media. The resulting embarrassment caused Brison and Trudeau to back off; the contract with the Quebec firm went ahead, and incredibly, the ship was built on time and on budget. How rare is that?

But oh my God, don’t you dare cross Trudeau.

The government launched an internal investigation — who leaked the news of their secret plans to give the ship-building contract to their Liberal buddies? And they found that it was Mark Norman.

He was a whisteblower in his own way, like Jody Wilson-Raybould was. And it turns out that the investigation into the leaker found not one leaker, but six. Who'd in turn leaked the information a total of 73 people.

Funny, though — Mark Norman was the one suspended from his command, and prosecuted for the crime of breach of trust.

The government, which normally pays for the legal defence of civil servants and military personnel who are sued for what they do on the job, refused to pay for Mark Normal’s legal defence fund. So the second in command of the Canadian military was forced to put up a crowdfunding page.

The case has been before the courts for two years. But Henein wasn’t getting what a criminal defence lawyer is entitled to under law — what’s called disclosure. The government, including the crooked clerk of the privy council, wouldn’t hand over their files.

I thought it was getting really interesting, so I decided last week to go to Ottawa yesterday to live-tweet from the hearing.

But the night before Wednesday’s hearing, the prosecutor herself put out a note saying there would be an important announcement. And indeed there was:

“After reviewing further evidence provided to the prosecution, some from applications for records that were not part of the investigation file (third party records) and some volunteered by the defence, the PPSC is no longer of the view that a reasonable prospect of conviction exists. In particular, the Crown has concluded that it will not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Norman’s conduct in this case amounted to a serious and marked departure from the standards expected of a person in his position of trust.”

So that’s what the prosecutor told the judge. And the charges were dropped. After two years of being wrung out.

Let me translate into English:

The Trudeau government refused to give over information to Mark Norman or his lawyer Marie Henein. Not just that, they were actively deceiving the court, by claiming they had no records, or by deliberately using coded words so as not to use Norman’s name.

Marie Henein herself found records that exonerated Norman, and gave them to the prosecutor. They dropped the charges. They would have prosecuted and perhaps convicted an innocent man, had Trudeau had his way.

When the prosecutor came out of the court and said this, I was right there, and I was steaming mad. How on earth could the crown prosecutor not have the facts? They had endless resources — it’s the government.

Surely she knew for months, probably years, that her client, the Trudeau government, was withholding information. And she has nothing to say?

And what about Justin Trudeau? He skipped question period on Wednesday. And again today — he was busy, he said, getting ready for a Ramadan celebration — I’m not kidding.

Justin Trudeau loves making apologies — but for what other people have done, never for what he’s done.

But none for his mistreatment of Mark Norman.

After I scrummed the prosecutor, I went to the press conference with Marie Henein and Mark Norman.

TONIGHT I'll show you much of what was said, especially because you won’t see most of this elsewhere.

I want to tell you how it felt in that room. That room, full of Media Party reporters, in the last election, would have voted about 80 per cent for Trudeau and 20 per cent for Thomas Mulcair. Except the cameramen — who probably voted 50 per cent for Harper. (I’m serious — I had a camera guy for a rival network, I won’t say who, who asked me if he could get a selfie with him! They’re normal. It’s the on-air talent who are the lefties.)

And I should tell you that every single person in that room, including the 80 per cent who voted for Trudeau, every single one of them was on the side of Mark Norman. And just as much, on the side of his lawyer.

Mark Norman has a few more moves left. I think he’s going to tell his story — he said he would. I think he must. I think he has to sue for abuse of process and abuse of office. Smoke out all those internal documents that way. Put Michael Wernick and Scott Brison and Gerald Butts on the stand.

Sue for $10.5 millionthat’s what terrorist Omar Khadr got from Trudeau.

This story isn’t over.

In fact, maybe it’s just beginning...

NEXT: Andrew Lawton of the True North Initiative joins me to talk about how Catherine McKenna, despite being a lawyer, misrepresented the Saskatchewan Court of Appeals decision on the federal carbon tax.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2019-05-10 20:50:51 -0400
Wonder if this case of corruption was the tipping point for Butts to ditch Trudeau and go into hiding? Is Butts still in Canada?
commented 2019-05-10 15:40:34 -0400
- So now we see a second case of Trudeau’s Liberals obstructing justice. I wonder how many other cases exist that we don’t know about. They’ve weaponized the government & the justice system against the Canadian people. There is no rule of law in Canada as long as they’re in power. People seem to be finally waking up to this.

- I’m convinced that Climate Barbie got her position in order to make Trudeau look smarter by comparison. The best way to get rid of the Liberal carbon tax is to get rid of the Liberals. The Liberals are making that easier & easier every day.
commented 2019-05-10 12:06:36 -0400
“Actually Jamie this is one time where Harper did his job. He along with the MSM attacked and annulled the HRC Act, "

No. He only removed s. 13 from the Human Rights Act. He should have abolished the entire federal Human Rights Commission.

“Regarding ending the CBC and it’s subsidies, the attached poll was done in Feb. 2014 and 69% of Canadians wanted CBC subsidies to stay the same or increase them. To have an Election Platform where you go against 69% of the people would not have been smart for Harper.”

Well, if you are suggesting that Harper should have governed by the polls, then he should have outlawed full-term abortions.
commented 2019-05-10 11:20:56 -0400
Off topic: apparently it’s been discovered that Trudeau has a secret order for a sweeping gun ban for next month targeting farmers,hunters,and sport shooters!! One more step closer to the dictatorship are we going to tolerate this? If this happened in the US it would trigger a civil war,why are Canadians such pushovers? Make no mistake if this douche bag bans all guns there is other ways to acquire them.
commented 2019-05-10 11:15:01 -0400
Did anybody else notice the following statement?

And what about Justin Trudeau? He skipped question period on Wednesday. And again today — he was busy, he said, getting ready for a Ramadan celebration — I’m not kidding.

Did you catch that part? " ‘Trudeau’, getting ready for a ramadan celebration". The ONLY people I am familiar with who have anything to do with ramadan are muslims. What is Trudeau doing here? Is this further evidence that he’s a muslim?

Trudeau, if you’re reading this then let me just say this one thing to you. You are a traitor. No other PM in Canadian history has every been called this but you get the honor all to yourself.
commented 2019-05-10 11:07:43 -0400
CONSERVATIVES here in the U.S. saw OUR courts becoming a Liberal Judiciary or Supreme Court. This is part of the reason Trump was Elected in 2016! (one reason) Now the courts are NO LONGER ruining America’s Rights and OUR constitutional Order. Since 2016, the U.S. has replaced the last 2 vacancies on the court. He has successfully appointed 2 additional Constitutionalists SCOTUS’ and Trump is replacing leftist Leftwing Federal Judges with Constitutionalists that claim to not be in involved in “legislating” from the Judiciary. But there are 100’s of rabid, unqualified “judges” running around putting injunctions on anything President Trump does! As President in our Constitutional system, Trump has been granted Plenary authorities by THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, otherwise known as ARTICLE II AUTHORITIES. This notwithstanding, leftist judges still try to block Trump from doing His constitutionally mandated JOB!!
Listen, we got ahead of the Libs by not taking their soft coup of our duly elected president. I feel strongly that Canadians are not willing to take governance back from the ruling elite as we did in America with Trump and thousands of anti-corruption volunteers. STOP listening to your MSM, Canadians!! Its all lies meant to dissuade good people from learning or DOING SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR POLITICAL SYSTEM AS IT CIRCLES THE TOILET BOWL-AS AMERICA’S WAS IN 2015/2016!
GET INVOLVED OR REAP THE CONSEQUENCES.
commented 2019-05-10 10:49:41 -0400
ORDINARY CANADIANS MUST DEMAND JUSTICE AND EDUCATE THE REST OF CANADA! YOU ALL ARE APPROACHING VENEZUELAN LEVELS! CANADIANS ARE TOO SUBMISSIVE TO THEIR COURTS. ESPECIALLY IF THEYRULEAGAINST THE PEOPLE???
WAKE THE HELL UP, CANADA! YOUR COURTS ARE LEGISLATING AGAINSTYOUTHE PEOPLE! DO NOT ALLOW A GROUP OF UNVOTED GROUP THAT JUST RUBBER STAMPS ANYTHING FROM A FAR LEFT LEGISLATURE!!!!!
WAKE UP!!
commented 2019-05-10 10:40:55 -0400
Muta Ween,
sorry , it isn’t going to happen! There is NO WAY DESPOT TRUDEAU IS GOING TO ALLOW HIMSELF TO BE VOTED OUT – hence the illegal foreign votes, illegal foreign interference, illegal foreign money and the fact electioins canada is corrupt /pro liberal just as ALL THE COURTS, JUDGES, LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE!
trudeau has done SO MUCH DAMAGE, BROKEN/CIRCUMVENTED AND RE-WRITTEN TO MANY LAWS AND WALKED FREE WITH NO INVESTIGATION AND HE KNOWS HE CAN LITERALLY STAY IN POWER REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE ELECTION RESULTS AREAND YES, EVEN ORDER OUR DEATHS (WHICH I BELIEVE HE WANTS) AND NO ONE IS GOING TO DO A THING TO STOP HIM!!
again, I WARNED AND WARNED ABOUT THIS WELL BEFORE THE 2015 ELECTION BECAUSE HE TOLD US EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS BACK THEN AND NOW HERE WE ARE EXACTLY WHERE I WARNED WE WOULD BE WITH NO WAY OF GETTING HIM OUT!
btw HE HATES US WITH A PASSION AND WANTS US DEAD TO BE BLUNT WHICH IS WHY HE IS BRINGING IN EVERY ISIS TERRORIST HE CAN- NOT ONLY OUR OWN BUT HAS BEEN NEGOTIATING TO BRING IN FOREIGN ONES REFUSED ENTRY TO THEIR OWN COUNTRIES! FACT! NOW HE PLANS TO DISARM US WHILE THE FOREIGN INVADERS/ILLEGALS CONTINUE TO BRING IN ILLEGAL ARMS AND ARE CURRENTLY SHOOTING UP TORONTO, HAMILTON AND SURROUNDING AREAS AS WE SPEAK!
commented 2019-05-10 10:33:32 -0400
Robert Hurley,

we waste our breath!
as long as canuks can afford to shop, shop, shop and get the entitlements they seem to feel they deserve, THEY DON’T GIVE A RATS *SS WHAT IS AT THE HELM .
We are DONE AS IS CANADA and this bastard WANTS WE WHITE CANADIANS ERASED and MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT! HE HAS MADE THIS ABUNDANTLY CLEAR AS WELL AS THE FACT HE IS A TOTALITARIAN AND HAS NO INTENTIONS OF STEPPING DOWN/BEING VOTED OUT IN OCTOBER. tHE ONLY CHOICE WE HAVE IS TO ASK THE U.S. TO SEND THEIR TROOPS TO TAKE HIM OUT, OTHERWISE WE ARE ALL DONE!
Been telling you all this since WELL BEFORE THE 2015 ELECTION … and now here we are !
commented 2019-05-10 10:31:15 -0400
Trudeau is pathetic. He, like all LEFTISTS, stick together. Trudeau should be in Prison after he is voted OUT!
Bring charges against Trudeau’s entire cabinet and Trudeau the CRIME BOSS!!
commented 2019-05-10 10:28:36 -0400
What canadians – and the Rebel DON’T SEEM TO BE GETTING is trudeau is a TOTALITARIAN and his communist/nazi control over us is ramping up. In short, HE IS GOING TO HAVE ANYONE WHO CRITICIZES HIM, OFFENDS HIM OR TELLS THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM, ANNIHILATED! In fact his very actions and words hint at more being eradicted than just those who betray him as he HATES WE CANADIANS AS WELL AND IN FACT HAS PROVED VIA HIS WORDS AND ACTIONS, HE WANTS US ERADICATED AS WELL.
He will be in again in October and then VENEZUELA WE WILL BECOME!
HAVE A READ AT spencerfernando.com:

1) VIDEO: Clement Warns Trudeau Has Secret Plan To Ban Legal Firearms, Liberals Don’t Deny It
2) Trudeau Government Still Looking At Bringing ISIS Terrorists Back To Canada Trudeau Government Still Looking At Bringing ISIS Terrorists Back To Canada
3) Dean Del Mastro Is Right. Elections Canada Is Dangerously Biased And Must Be Investigated

IF HE AND HIS REGIME ARE NOT BROUGHT DOWN BEFORE OR IN OCTOBER, we are DONE as NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE US BECAUSE HE HAS GIVING THE MIDDLE FINGER TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR ALLIES AND HAS DESTROYED OUR MILITARY WHILE ALL OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT, COURTS AND JUDGES WORK FOR HIM- NOT PROTECTING AND SERVING CANADIANS!
we are in SOOOOOO MUCH TROUBLE AND WHILE I WARNED AND WARNED AND WARNED , IT IS NOW TOO LATE and I wouldn’t give a damn as you all deserve it for ALLOWING IT, but I’m going down with you!
what a pathetic lot canuks are! YOU DONT’ EVEN HAVE A COUNTRY ANYMORE!!!!!!!!
commented 2019-05-10 10:25:45 -0400
This is very similar to the same CORRUPTION President Trump had to face from Obama figures who STARTED THE FALSE LIE THAT TRUMP COLLABORATED WITH RUSSIA TO WIN THE 2016 election!
Now thats been proven FALSE, the New, uncorrupted Atty. General is beginning a case into just HOW Trump was falsely accused and who was behind it. The U.S.A. Doj under lawful management WILL be bringing James Comey, Loretta Lynch, et. al. to justice for their parts. This leads right back to Obama and his utterly corrupt Regime! He is going down! Trump 2020 for Certain!!!!
commented 2019-05-10 10:15:40 -0400
Why are you arguing something else when it is Trudeau’s MALFEASANCE! HEY CANADA: GET RID OF TRUDEAU, IMMEDIATELY!
TRUDEAU would be in jail now in the USA. HE IS SO TRANSPARENTLY CORRUPT!!

WAKE UP, CANADA!
commented 2019-05-10 10:11:39 -0400
Trudeau is WORSE than Obama was to America! I do not know HOW ANYONE could vote for TRUDEAU! He is the worst leader Canadas ever seen!!!
commented 2019-05-10 10:10:42 -0400
Jamie MacMaster. Well RON, if Harper had done his job, we wouldn’t have the HRC…..or the CBC.
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Actually Jamie this is one time where Harper did his job. He along with the MSM attacked and annulled the HRC Act, however the Supreme Court reversed Harper’s decision later that year. Harper tried and lost.

Regarding ending the CBC and it’s subsidies, the attached poll was done in Feb. 2014 and 69% of Canadians wanted CBC subsidies to stay the same or increase them. To have an Election Platform where you go against 69% of the people would not have been smart for Harper.
https://ipolitics.ca/2014/02/07/canadians-arent-ready-to-scrap-the-cbc-poll/

Where I believe the Harper Gov’t SCREWED UP was he could have had three pipelines built, by going against the Liberal Judges and used the NON-WITHSTANDING CLAUSE which trumps these ridiculous pipeline Judicial Decisions.
commented 2019-05-10 09:31:39 -0400
We are all on the jury and we get to convict Trudeau for all his corruption when we vote him and his Liberal Party out of office later this year.
commented 2019-05-10 08:27:17 -0400
“Section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act was repealed in 2013 by the Harper government after unlikely coalitions of mainly reform conservatives, and mainstream media mounted a concerted attack on the provision. "

Well RON, if Harper had done his job, we wouldn’t have the HRC…..or the CBC.
commented 2019-05-10 06:53:11 -0400
Trudeau tried to ruin Norman’s reputation. If I’m right Trudeau and company screwed with the wrong guy. Norman will make it his life’s work to exact revenge on Trudeau and the slimy Lieberal Party.

I’m looking forward to this scandal and the JWR scandal to drag out through the summer and fall.

Come October Trudeau and his band of traitors will be packing their bags.

Max for PM!!!!!
commented 2019-05-10 00:59:19 -0400
Rebelation…In 2013 Harper took your advice and threw the HRC in the trash, however the SCC reversed Harper’s decision later that year.

Section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act was repealed in 2013 by the Harper government after unlikely coalitions of mainly reform conservatives, and mainstream media mounted a concerted attack on the provision.

However, in 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously affirmed the legitimacy of human rights legislation that restricts hate speech under similar legislation in Saskatchewan in Saskatchewan (Human Rights Commission) v. Whatcott 2013 S

So Rebelation, is it safe to say that the truth counts in real Law courts as long as it doesn’t involve pushing Hate Speech?
commented 2019-05-10 00:43:08 -0400
So the leg crossing fruitcake wasn’t in question period today because he was getting ready for a Ramadan celebration. This POS tried to bury an innocent man being Mark Norman, but instead he’s busy pandering to his muslim buddies!!!
commented 2019-05-09 23:34:12 -0400
Ron

the HRC decision was upheld by the SCC.

The Provincial Human Rights Codes are nonsensical. The Code was never intended as a stand-alone law. They extracted it from the Federal Human Rights Act, written by Mr Humphrey in 1947. The Act starts out . . . The purpose of this Act is to extend the laws in Canada . . . It’s an extension to existing laws, and that’s all. It’s not a stand-alone law.

Additionally, it’s being used as a Positive Rights Document (you’re owed something), which is contrary to our Charter, which is a Negative Rights Document (keeps the gov OUT of our lives).

In short, the provincial versions need to be thrown in the trash and the tribunals shut down.
commented 2019-05-09 23:30:09 -0400
Mark Norman is another fine Canadian that Trudeau has tried to, or successfully destroyed, as Wilson Raybould and Philpott can attest. His contempt for people with integrity for their positions has been exposed. The Libranos live while Trudeau is Prime Minister. Good work on both the Prosecutor and at the Mark Norman / Marie Hanein interviews.
commented 2019-05-09 23:25:06 -0400
Withholding evidence is Obstruction of Justice, contempt of court, and Public Mischief.
commented 2019-05-09 23:23:34 -0400
Deborah Graupner…..I was curious to see who came up with " The Truth is no Defense" It is not Real Law, it is Human Rights Commission Law. If it was Criminal Law, the complete media would be shut down as they wouldn’t be allowed to print or say anything, as both lies and the truth would be illegal. Funny but true.

The National Post got mad at HRC and published this entertaining but serious Criticism.

“Criticism from The National Post, 2008”
In June 2008, the National Post published an editorial which harshly criticized Canada’s Human Rights Commissions (HRC’s). The Post writes that “It is increasingly obvious these commissions were set up deliberately to lower the standard of proof and get around rules of natural justice, there by ensuring people who would never be convicted in court are punished to the satisfaction of the activists and special interest groups that hover around the tribunals.”16

The Post criticized the procedures and structure of HRC hearings, citing a number of specific problems:

Third parties not involved in the alleged offenses may nonetheless file complaints.
Plaintiffs have sometimes been given access to the commissions’ investigation files and given the power to direct investigators.
Truth is not a defense.
Defendants are not always permitted to face their accusers.
Normal standards for assuring the validity of evidence do not apply.
Hearsay is admitted.
The government funds the plaintiff but the defendant is on his/her own.16
commented 2019-05-09 23:02:06 -0400
Perhaps the prosecution had to drop the case because Trudeau “arranged” for the additional evidence to fall on her desk so as to clear Norman and stop the trial from happening, because Justin was beginning to realize that the case would do more harm than good for his re-election campaign.
commented 2019-05-09 22:54:46 -0400
Thanks Ezra, you are a true fighter for freedom. Keep up the good work my friend. Mike