Faced with a national storm of outrage, an embarrassed Rachel Notley backed away from her illegal blacklist of journalists. That blacklist had a single name on it: TheRebel.media — and anyone even “connected” to us.
The only problem is, that’s illegal. Governments in Canada can’t regulate journalists, or restrict who is allowed to enter public buildings like the Legislature, based on political vendettas.
Notley’s blacklist wasn’t a casual or thoughtless decision. It was carefully considered, lawyered and surely approved by the Premier herself. She even had the temerity to order a Department of Justice to send it to us: More.
Hey the Animal was astonished, and he’s used to looking down the maw of Hill Clinton.