February 07, 2019

UPDATE: Notley sends NEW threat to The Rebel — We'll see her in court March 15

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s election commissioner is taking another run at us. They’ve sent us another threat letter.

First, just a reminder of what this is about:

Last month, Notley’s hand-picked commissioner declared that we at The Rebel weren’t legally journalists, but rather, because we criticized Notley and the Alberta NDP, we were actually a political campaign group. So we had to register with the government.

We were convicted of this "offence" in secret trial.

We still have not been shown a copy of the complaint against us.

Notley’s commissioner proposed a $5,500 fine, and warned us that we could be at risk of a $100,000 fine if we didn’t obey them.

Now, obviously we’re not going to obey them. We appealed the decision.

Now we have a court date — March 15, just over a month from now.

I think Notley was surprised that her stunt backfired. After this blew up in her face last month, we hadn’t heard a peep from them.

But then, this week, we committed another an act of journalism:

On Tuesday night we released a massive investigation into a fraudulent announcement by Rachel Notley. We showed that Notley was lying about a $440 million loan guarantee to an oilsands upgrader. 

We released that video on Notley’s upgrader scandal on Tuesday night, February 5.

And only hours later, we received another notice from Notley’s commissioner.

Is that a coincidence?

This letter is not so much a new threat, as a new lie. You can read it in full below. It’s designed to waste our time, and to require us to pay our lawyers to respond.

You can read our lawyer's reply below as well; It will not surprise you to learn that we still have no intention of replying to Notley’s clownish commissioner. 

We'll see them in court on March 15.

Of course, Notley's lawyer is paid by Alberta taxpayers.

Can you please help us continue to fight this censorship? I know we’ll win in the end. Our lawyers are great.

But if you want to help us cover our legal fees — that’s the one piece of the puzzle we could really use help with.

PLEASE DONATE, and READ MORE about Notley's attempt to censor honest journalism, at StandWithTheRebel.com

Thank you again! We value your support, and promise to keep fighting to bring you the truth!

 

 

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commented 2019-02-08 10:59:01 -0500
LIZA ROSIE
However, I would like to find a way to deter these fascists from attempting it in the first place.
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Liza, I suspect that the only way to do that is with a court victory. Nothing like public humiliation to blow them up real good. Of course, The Groper has humiliated himself times without number and it never stops him from doing more of the same.
commented 2019-02-08 10:55:49 -0500
DAN MANCUSO

Great idea Al, but do you think it would survive all the snowflakes and embedded Liberals in the bureaucracy…not to mention all the Paid Media Party Whores and HRT’s…SCTV style comedy is some pretty heavy adult stuff – these days…
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That would make it an even greater idea. Think of all the traffic it would send to The Rebel as the MSM and their sycophants wail and gnash their teeth. Nothing is more hard hitting than blowing something up- real good!
commented 2019-02-08 04:09:11 -0500
It’s obvious that Notley’s nuts don’t even bother to review their previous correspondence before they begin their next idiotic attack! Notley and her demons will be voted out shortly and their socialistic ideologies will go down in flames with them.
Keep up the good fight against the tyranny of dictatorial wanna-be’s like Notley and definitely Trudeau and his gross minions! The Rebel’s honest, ethical and fact proven reporting is helping make Canada free and great again….thank you!
commented 2019-02-08 01:41:19 -0500
It sure isn’t about repayment, except in the sense that we are in this fight together, and the win or loss of these battles are a win or loss for us all. The repayment comes with the win, no?
I want to see the Rebel stay afloat, I don’t want it to be drained by government vampires afraid of their own shadow. When I say ‘our’ money I mean the Rebel’s money, of course, but we are its source.

It is about protecting something precious absolutely, Dan Mancuso, and it’s important. Notley and Justin et al, are incapable of understanding such a concept. They can try to bleed us dry, but we will always throw in what we can, if we can, when we can. They can’t win trying to drain the money. However, I would like to find a way to deter these fascists from attempting it in the first place. The Rebel has to collect costs, if ever and where ever possible in these court cases, as a deterrent if nothing else. I have no idea how possible that is. It could just be a nice thought.
We have to give them a run for their money, it’s the least we can do.
We are not going to die on our knees.
commented 2019-02-08 01:35:35 -0500
So does any media who reports on the NDP have to register then? NO they don’t so the Rebel does not have to either. Censorship is the tool of tyranny.
commented 2019-02-08 01:34:01 -0500
The filthy commies think they control everyone, WRONG!!! Screw you Notley and your whole totalitarian party. You will be gone and then you will hide in your homes after.
commented 2019-02-08 01:31:54 -0500
William Kay you said this was only about a Billboard ad, this proves you were wrong.
commented 2019-02-08 01:17:29 -0500
AL PETERSON commented 18 mins ago
You know, Dan, I just got to figurin’, it shore is too bad that Billy Sol Huroc and Big Jim McBob aren’t around to blow stuff up real good no more. Seems to this country boy that Ezra Sol Huroc and BIG David McKenzie should reprise these rolls and continue on a fine Canadian tradition.
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We’ve done Network ‘news’, Infotainment ‘news’, the present Fake News Media Party ‘news’, so maybe the time is ripe for COMEDY NEWS!
I bet Sheila would be a great straight man.

Great idea Al, but do you think it would survive all the snowflakes and embedded Liberals in the bureaucracy…not to mention all the Paid Media Party Whores and HRT’s…SCTV style comedy is some pretty heavy adult stuff – these days…
commented 2019-02-08 00:47:35 -0500
As William Kay just pointed put this Gibson feller just blew his foot off REAL GOOD.
and it looks like this Trudeau feller is going to blow hisself up good with this SNC thing. Can’t wait for the next episode!
commented 2019-02-08 00:42:23 -0500
You know, Dan, I just got to figurin’, it shore is too bad that Billy Sol Huroc and Big Jim McBob aren’t around to blow stuff up real good no more. Seems to this country boy that Ezra Sol Huroc and BIG David McKenzie should reprise these rolls and continue on a fine Canadian tradition.
commented 2019-02-08 00:36:41 -0500
I quote:
“She blowed up good. She blowed up real good.”
commented 2019-02-08 00:31:47 -0500
Dan Mancuso,
You give money to the Rebel and the Rebel owns it.
Don’t expect repayment. I don’t expect a thank you. Its simply gone & you hope for the best.
commented 2019-02-08 00:30:36 -0500
DEL ROKOSH commented 7 hours ago
The fake “elections commissioner” is obviously a position invented to attack any person or organization that doesn’t obediently grovel to her Trudeau methods of identity politics.
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Del, I think the the term the were looking for was, “Elections Commissar” but it sounded too…too… too… honest.
commented 2019-02-07 23:46:12 -0500
It just hit me on the way out when I glimpsed that date in the title…
In Rome of old, March 15 was the deadline for settling debts…

“Beware the ides of March.”
commented 2019-02-07 23:40:44 -0500
LIZA ROSIE commented 3 hours ago
If we win, does the Alberta gov’t have to pay our costs?…
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That’s a very nice sentiment Liza, “our costs”.
I’ve expressed similar sentiment, of having a kind of intense proprietary concern…when it comes to THEREBEL. It’s also a feeling of wanting to protect something precious.
Boy, you sure couldn’t buy that with stolen taxpayer dollars…
commented 2019-02-07 23:27:16 -0500
AL PETERSON commented 6 hours ago
Right on! The lying SOBs are being hoist on their own petard. Love the poetic and hopefully literal justice.
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Yeah I hope they’re blowed up real good too.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHkvD7-u7y8
commented 2019-02-07 22:07:06 -0500
This is how the law works in progressive communist police states!

notley needs to go back to Venezuela!
commented 2019-02-07 21:44:04 -0500
Good stuff Ezra.. If all goes well, there should be a domino effect for the positive of the Nation.
commented 2019-02-07 20:55:13 -0500
If we win, does the Alberta gov’t have to pay our costs? I know its convoluted since its taxpayer money she is using, but this has got to stop. These rogue gov’t’s have to take responsibility for their bullying. Make them pony up or trying to bleed the Rebel dry will become a pass time for these goons..

The gov’t contradicted itself in their initial response to the notice of the Rebel’s appeal, a week(s) ago. Now with this new threat they are contradicting what they initially put in writing again. It has been a slam dunk from the beginning. Ezra knew from the very first letter what he was doing.
commented 2019-02-07 19:06:20 -0500
You should send them a letter that says that free speech is protected by the constitution, and if men can identify as women or vise versa, and fifty some different genders, then the Rebel can identify as journalists.
commented 2019-02-07 19:01:48 -0500
Hey Notley!
I got a whittle video for you 😃
https://youtu.be/zMXg_I7YY0o
On a side note. This little “come & play with me” game with a lunch money thief is bloody annoying.
I’m glad you’re telling Notley to “suck it”.
“Sit on it and rotate” too. Trudeau also.
You guys will be fine after all.
commented 2019-02-07 18:58:10 -0500
The only thing true about the Notley Crew is their dishonesty, in fact dishonesty is all they have and it’s what Marxist Socialism depends on to survive.
Eat your heart out Motley Notley, come the next Election you are going to go down and I suspect that this is nothing new. ‘For You’………Can you hear the people sing?
commented 2019-02-07 17:46:55 -0500
It might also be a good idea for Notley to retain her own personal Counsel and not even start to consider to use taxpayer funds for her own personal decisions that clearly go against democracy.

The fake “elections commissioner” is obviously a position invented to attack any person or organization that doesn’t obediently grovel to her Trudeau methods of identity politics.
commented 2019-02-07 17:39:24 -0500
Absolutely baffling. Gibson just blew his own foot off. He clearly made an Adverse Finding and now he says he hasn’t. The Adverse Finding wasn’t up in the air; only the amount of the penalty. Now neither are. He can’t throw it out and pull it back. What did Orwell say – only the incompetence of the authorities can spare us from tyranny. Hilarious.
commented 2019-02-07 17:03:15 -0500
Right on! The lying SOBs are being hoist on their own petard. Love the poetic and hopefully literal justice.
commented 2019-02-07 17:03:01 -0500
I love it that the Rebel is holding these corrupt socialist politicians feet to the fire,Notley is showing Albertans what a crooked player she is!!! Notley needs to go before a court and be tried for crimes against Albertans!! “Lock her up”