Armed sheriffs drive reporters from Alberta legislature

And why exactly, was anyone we know surprised? Isn’t this exactly what all progressive governments end up becoming?

SHOCK: Rachel Notley sent ARMED SHERIFFS to keep me and all Rebel reporters out of the Alberta Legislature!

Inb
The Rebel
Dear Denyse,

I can hardly believe I’m writing these words:

Rachel Notley has ordered armed sheriffs

…and Department of Justice lawyers

…to stop me from reporting on her NDP government.

I know, you probably can’t believe it either. Well, click here. You’ll see a video of armed security throwing me out of the Alberta Legislature, on Notley’s orders.

  • Martin B

    This is what happens when you elect Madame Mao to be your Premier.

    • Justin St.Denis

      “Alberta First Reich Fuhrer Rachel Notley is not pure enough to be a communist. Bring me her clitoris, and maybe we can discuss the issue further.” – Josef Stalin speaking on RT via a tall medium working on short notice about “Stupid Bitches of the Western World”

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        It mystifies me how they got elected in the first place.

        • Exile1981

          ballot stuffing?

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            They were stuffing something somewhere.

        • LauraS

          I imagine lots of low-information, young voters casting ballots based on “feelings,” because they don’t understand economics. (That’s what hubby heard from relatives in AB: the parents voted Conservative or Wildrose, not sure which, but the kids–who lived at home until their mid and late 20s, and who have government jobs–voted NDP and were thrilled with the win.)

          • El Martyachi

            Welcome to the future. They’ll vote themselves gov jobs positions until the whole operation goes tits up, like it always does. Problem is we’re a rich nation so it’ll take a while to sink.

  • Concerned Canadian

    Why would any clear thinking sheriff or security person actually follow these stupid orders in the first place. This is what happens when the bureaucracy gets in bed with the government. A pox on all of them. A slippery slop indeed.

    • It’s why you should never trust the government or the police.

      The cops are a politicized private militia.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Canadians will do anything if spoken too firmly. I am dead serious here. It’s actually pretty fucking scary how obedient Cabadians are.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Do cops in Canada have dash cams in their patrol cars yet?

    • Henry Bloggins

      “clear thinking” sheriff? where, show me.

  • David Murrell

    Pretty nasty stuff from Herr Notley and her hired thugs. The etablishent media have generally ignored The Rebel media up to now (except for a few hard-left types), but it wil e interesting to see if the corrupt media cartel start reporting on this.

    • Physics grad

      they are nazis

    • Henry Bloggins

      Frau Notley, schiesskopf.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      I caught a few minutes of CTV talking heads about it the other night. They were careful to rubbish Ezra of course while surprisingly, sticking up for his right to have his reporters in the Leg.

  • Physics grad

    Notely is a criminal tyrant. Alberta needs a coup.

    • Exile1981

      I have a shiny new pitch fork.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Canada does too. Unfortunately, Canadians are way too stupid to realize how stupid they are. And the brighter ones are too busy arranging their getaways for when the SHTF. At this particular juncture, I am rather glad about my dual citizenship and real estate portfolio. We have a way out if things go absolutely haywire in Canada. Most Canadians are not so fortunate.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        My escape plan is a Northern vista.
        I can always send for my family.
        Hey, it just occurred to me that the Walking Dead would have a really hard time in Manitoba during the winter.

        • Justin St.Denis

          ROFLMAO @ your Manitoba joke.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I loved living in Saskatchewan, too.
            Even though I picked the wrong industry to specialize in there.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Ah yes! I once watched my sister run away from home in Saskatchewan…for three days! It was awesome! 😉

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I just remembered an old joke.
            How do you circumcise a Hutterite?
            Kick his sister in the back of the head.

          • Henry Bloggins

            incest knows best

        • El Martyachi

          Fuck… not cold enough here ya wanna go north?!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            No bugs.
            And you don’t have a choice when you sign on the dotted line and take the job.
            Unless you kill the guys ahead of you with more seniority.
            Beats being unemployed for the six months I was before I got this gig.
            The day I got laid off five years ago was simultaneously the best and worst day of my life.
            Worst because it sucked and best because I had never been in that situation before and never ever thought I would be.
            I remember sitting there with a shit eating grin on my face and thinking I’ve never been through this before.
            I don’t know how to explain it but if you view life as an adventure then an experience like that is kinda like a boy scout merit badge.
            The good things, like getting married and having kids make up for the bad things like your best friend committing suicide and your ex-fiancé deciding to have someone else’s baby while you’re still living with her.

        • Henry Bloggins

          be good for ‘ em; very invigorating………they might get stuck, here or there
          but they don’t care!!!!!!!!

      • Henry Bloggins

        “Canadians are way too stupid to realize how stupid they are.”
        Now if that is not a tautology, I don’t know what a tautology is.

  • ontario john

    And in further news on how freedom of speech is going down the toilet in Canada, Premier Wynne announced today that a new agency will be set up to combat racism in Ontario. Yes, just what we need, more civil servants and money wasted. Now we will have leftist do gooders on the public payroll tracking down any mean thing said about muslims, whiny indians or homosexuals. I’m sure one of their first things to do is shut down this website.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Are journalists licensed to practice their profession? No. The government has no right to decide who is and who is not a journalist.

    • I did a web search on media accreditation in Canada. Couldn’t find anything — there’s not such thing as Officially “accredited media”, especially where a public or Government event is concerned. Private events can require “accredited media” but guess who does the accreditation? The sponsors of the event. It doesn’t come from any “officially recognized” source. The sponsors simply have you fill out a form identifying yourself as media, and show ID such as your driver’s license, etc. (not from an “accredited media source” because it doesn’t exist)

      As far I can see there’s no official accrediting agency in Canada for journalists. And there’s zero requirement for a public or Government-sponsored event anyway. Rachel Notley and the NDP are liars. And Albertans are intrinsically stupid — why did Albertans elect a Party that is a known Communist front organization and has been since its inception?

  • vimy

    I think this could (and I’m hoping) blow up in their faces big time

    • Exile1981

      Only if other media don’t keep quite to avoid also getting tossed to the curve.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Should THE REBEL choose to go the legal route, it certainly could.

      • G

        The Rebel apparently is pursuing a lawsuit but not for damages.
        While I applaud the fact that they are pursuing a lawsuit, i disagree that there should be no damages included in any settlement.

        The Rebel is a private news enterprise run for profit. If they are denied news stories then they are denied the pursuit of profit. Therefore the discriminatory actions of the government caused them financial damage. They should be compensated as well as damages against the character of their business.

        If the Notley government wants to play tough then play tougher.

        • DavidinNorthBurnaby

          That’s right. If he brings a knife you bring a gun.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        At the pace of the Canadian legal system this should be front and center in three years.

        • Three years is breakneck speed for Canadian justice! Usually they’re hoping that you will get too old and die in the interim, or perhaps meet with an unfortunate accident.

          It took 50 years to compensate Natives for the residential schools, same with Japanese-Canadian citizens interred during WWII. If the Conservatives hadn’t taken action when they did all these people would already be dead under the Liberals or NDP.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Just like the Liberals national daycare program.
            I didn’t have kids in 1993.
            And now I don’t need daycare anymore.

          • I tried for 15 years to get an issue into court — access to information requests blocked (even with consent forms), access to Lawyers blocked, Ombudsman nothing, Information Commissioner nothing, access to MY OWN INFORMATION on file (not somebody else’s) blocked: I was informed that it would be “dangerous” to release my personal information to me (they literally used the word “dangerous” in their official written response).

            I had all of this documented and my documents were stolen. Aha!, but I also had backup copies, then my backups were stolen. I know that some people must roll their eyes when I state that Canada is a Communist country, but my subjective experience is that it is in fact Communistic since I returned from overseas.

            Anyway I’ve given up — I’m trying to leave Canada permanently. I don’t feel safe here and the closer Canada moves toward becoming a full-fledged Communist dictatorship the more it triggers ptsd (and no I’m not a “whiner” — ptsd is real and it can be paralyzing). Canada reminds me of Communism I experienced overseas and the human tragedy I witnessed, hence the post trauma.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I want to leave Canada, too.
            I’ll settle for living in the Canadian Republic of Western Canada.

          • Been there done that. Was gone for seven years — first Northern Ontario then Western Canada (Manitoba, then Alberta and B.C.). The West is awash in cocaine and meth addiction — when you can’t even go to a job site without finding the foremen and heavy equipment operators high on crack then it’s pretty obvious that this country is screwed coast to coast.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I know more about that than many people.
            Not because I do those drugs.
            I’m just a drunk.
            Sometimes, by noon.
            (Shout out.)
            A few people in my family are heroin addicts.
            Others were snared by psychiatrists and their tranquilizers.
            I’m just trying to manage my kids with some sort of pragmatic supervision of the environment they are immersed in at school.

          • I know about that too because I was homeless and lived on the street for two of those seven years. But I managed to stay clear of addictions (including alcohol) and managed to find work in construction or as a farm labourer (I was in my 50’s at the time, with a University degree and years of experience abroad as an aid worker). Can you blame me for my disappointment? Canada was the ruination of my dreams, and for political reasons I don’t understand because the Government will not allow me to know. In other words, even if there was something I did wrong I’ll never know what it was. Hence, not only can’t I correct what I hypothetically did wrong, but I can never move on from it — if “knowledge is power” then Canada rendered me virtually powerless.

          • Exile1981

            Western Seperatists unite!

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            You’re not dyslexic or else you would have said untie.

          • FYI, there’s also a strong separatist sentiment in Northwest Ontario (a humongous tract of territory) — not too many people are aware of it because communities are so remote. So if you add NW Ont., then the West plus Quebec, about the only thing left is Southern Ontario. The fucking Toronto elites can have Southern Ontario as far as I’m concerned — maybe the best thing to save this country from the Toronto “commie pinkos” (as Rob Ford and Don Cherry called them) would be its breakup from coast to coast…

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I’ve often thought the only way to fix this country is to break it up so we can all negotiate it’s reconstituition once the parts of it that take others for granted have figured out what they had been blind to.

          • The Conservatives were criticized when they exposed Chretien’s “Shawinigate” scandal claiming he was keeping the country together (albeit through bribery and political interference!). The fact is if people want to separate then let them separate. Not that we shouldn’t ideally try to keep the country together, but when everything is dictated from the “Communist Central Commitee” in Toronto then the unity is false because the elites are only united with themselves. Heck, practically all of the Notley crew in Alberta was parachuted in from Toronto.

          • Frances

            Also, if the Quebecois want to separate, they get to take only those bits they brought into Confederation. Which excludes much of northern Quebec. As late as the 1950’s, those areas were English-speaking; who handed them over to Quebec?

          • True, I think it was called “Lower Canada” (basically only Southern Quebec).

          • Frances

            And, if it applies to a small strip on both sides of the St Laurence River, then they forfeit all the hydro dams in what would have been “English Quebec”.

          • John Cabot technically discovered Canada for England more that 30 years before Cartier did for France. But I think France was the first to explore inland and bring in the first settlers on the St. Lawrence.

            Interestingly John Cabot’s real name was “Giovanni Caboto”, he was Italian like Christopher Columbus (I had to mention that to get a lick in for my Italian ancestry — Canada could have been colonized by Italians and eating a healthy Mediterranean diet instead of English “tea and crumpets” which results in our teeth falling out by the age of 30). 😉

            Ironically, on the French side my ancestors were traced to the second or third voyage of Cartier — among the first settlers in the 1500’s.

            So I have divided loyalties: I love the British system of law and Parliament, but hate their cuisine (to southern Europeans the words “British” and “cuisine” do not belong in the same sentence). Proud that Italian explorers practically discovered the entire Western hemisphere. And finally proud that on the French side they had the stamina to be among the first colonists to survive the Canadian winter and credited with naming the country “Canada” (from the Iroquoian word “Kanata”).

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            It’s not that I want to separate so much as that I think Confederation is unbalanced.
            The federal government has too much power.
            Harper hewed closer to the division of powers than any prime minister I have ever known.
            Trudeau will start the meddling and bribery again.
            One of my favourite moments in the Harper era was when the provincial ministers got a meeting together thinking they were going to have a big confab about health care funding.
            Flaherty flew in, said Hey Guys, here’s your cheques and promptly fucked off.
            It was exquisite.

          • With you all the way on Harper. Lots more he should have done, but he was better than anyone else I’ve seen in my lifetime (and I come from a hard-core Liberal background plus occasional Dipper). Harper was the first time I voted Conservative — I will never vote Lib or Dipper again since both have swung so far to the Left that they are practically indistinguishable from Fidel Castro when he was making Communist revolution from his hideout in the Sierra Maestras. Only difference is the Libs and Dippers are not employing the force of arms. Yet.

            And they may never have to — if the institutionalized Police and Military are under their ideological control then they can establish a Communist dictatorship without a shot being fired. Add collusion of the Supreme Court to the mix and the weasels will have found a way to subvert democracy so you can “democratically elect” a dictatorship. I honesty think that’s what people like Bernie Sanders mean when he emphasizes DEMOCRATIC Socialism — democratically elected fascist-socialist communism. We’ve already seen how democracy was perverted like that in Egypt when they elected the Islamo-fascist MB. Upholding a free Constitution has to be the ultimate test, not “democracy” alone. Rights that are natural and “God-given”, that no Government can either grant or remove because Government is not supreme. see Magna Carta.

          • El Martyachi

            Good luck Ricardo.

  • ontario john

    The political and media leftist elites are very protective of what is shown to the public. Dissent from even their own ranks are not allowed. Thus you have the Toronto Star on a rampage over the past few months against the National Post. The Post has the nerve to sometimes post a conservative viewpoint. And the much lately watered down Sun media chain of course is a target. The Star insists that these papers should not even exist, even though they are hardly that conservative. Perhaps Wynne’s new thought police agency can help the Star in controlling what is written and spoken in the media.

  • Exile1981

    It’s good to see Notley starting an official enemies list. I mean she’s been in power nearly 9 months. I’m surprised it took her this long to come up with one; I guess given the IQ of the NDP staffers it’s taken them this long to figure out how to spell rebel.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Rachel Notley’s First Reich is revealing its inner fascist very quickly. Rachel Notley must die, metaphorically speaking of course. To ensure that Rachel Notley is always identified for what she is, her name should always be preceded with “Alberta First Reich Fuhrer” Rachel Notley……

    Maybe a muslim security guard will ra……put her to good use, islamically speaking. Sometimes Justice is served, and sometimes Justice is a bitch. In this case, it’s time Justice was served to this bitch – big time.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      You’re giving her too much credit.

  • H

    She’s daring them to go to court because even if they can raise the money (expensive for a relatively small organization, nothing for Notley using Albertans’ money) the process will drag out and be itself be the punishment, as the saying goes.

  • BradThomas

    Faith Goldy comes out of the closet: she’s a journalist – who knew?! Gosh, I love that gal 🙂

    https://www.facebook.com/FaithGoldySun/videos/796229363814995/

    • She’s coming out of the closet as a journalist. There’s a new “phobia” — a mental disorder occurring exclusively with the political Left:
      JOURNOPHOBIA

    • mauser 98

      Faith Goldy is cookin.. a little yappy.. but cookin

  • LauraS

    Says a lot–not just about Notley’s NDP, but about the MSM journalists in Alberta. The Rebel is covering the stories they should also be reporting on, but aren’t (because the MSM are publicists for leftist politicians). No wonder Notley wants to keep The Rebel away from the legislature. Clearly, she fears the REAL journalists at The Rebel.

  • simus1

    Have the two alleged opposition leaders and the speaker had nothing to say re Nutley’s er, let us just call them questionable antics for now ……………………….. ?

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    One and done.

  • Gary

    The NDP in Ontario gave us the Diversity Quota system where Companies were forced to hire people from each Diversity group or risk being fined $50,000.00 each for not meeting their Targets .
    The Toronto Police is a perfect example of a failed Policy to lower the Standards and give guns to 21 year old Mini-Cops that are shorter than the majority of the population and about 90% of the Criminals.
    Shoot-First is the new default stance from the mini-cops feeling threatened by someone , there is also a new norm for female cops to ask for Back-ups in about 75% of the 9-1-1 responses when male cops have a rate around 28% ( which is higher than the old rates when we hired Real Cops that had to be at least 5′-9″ and at least 25 years old for their maturity and life experiences.

    I’m shocked that the Cops were just ” Following Orders ” like spineless weasels that are loyal to their pay Cheque and Citizens.
    Toronto cops get $90,000.00 a year and can choose which laws to enforce
    on which groups of people based on what the Politicians tell them is Halal .

    • Justin St.Denis

      Never trust police anywhere in Canada. Do not cooperate with police. Never report anything criminal which you may have witnessed since Canadian police will eventually end up charging you with something for daring to have witnessed a crime they cannot or – more likely – choose not to investigate and/or solve. In social circumstances, avoid if at all possible even light, airy social exchanges with law enforcement personnel when they are off-duty; this includes family, networks of friends, anybody at all with any law enforcement role/paycheque. Finally, always carry something with which you can be lethal, and I don’t care what it is! You are on your own and POLICE ARE THE LAST PEOPLE YOU SHOULD EVER COUNT ON in this life. In the unlikely case that you will ever need to kill in order to defend yourself, there’s a better than 50% chance that you’ll be killing a law enforcement officer. That’s the Canadian way. Dead Canadian police are RARELY hardworking patriots just “…doing their job protecting Canadians.” Ha! What a fucking lie THAT is.

      It’s how Canada has always been, unfortunately. The police never been here for ordinary Canadians….NEVER. And you have been misled if anyone ever told you otherwise.

      • El Martyachi

        Nah, that’s a lie. They are there sometimes for some people and admittedly not enough. When you’re one of the ones on the outside it can surely feel as you describe.. but that’s just a feeling 😉

      • Wow, you’re even angrier than I am. Kinda makes me feel better about my own situation (I hope for the right reasons). 🙂

        • Justin St.Denis

          I have a degree in Canadian History. My thesis treated the role law enforcement has played in Canada’s political evolution. I thus learned Canadian police are actually dedicated to being scummy the academic way. My legal entanglements have all been financial in nature, not criminal. This is, perhaps, because I take my own advice and have nothing to do with law enforcement personnel. This includes avoiding cousins who are cops, nephews in the RCMP, and a couple a criminal lawyers in my family. When asked why I never speak with them, I answer honestly that Canadian law enforcement agencies all have extensive histories of corruption for which they have never been held accountable, and are thus criminal in nature by default. As a Canadian citizen, I choose not to deal with the criminal classes, which in the Canadian context happen to include law enforcement agencies and their personnel. Should anyone choose to debate me, I slaughter them with historical facts. They steer clear of me, as they should. I would sue every single one of them for looking at me crosswise, quite frankly, if doing so was officially illegal! 😉

          I do not hate cops in general. But I do hate CANADIAN cops and the criminal class they are part of in particular.

          • Respect all the way, sir. I know what it is to specialize in something — you get an insider’s view that only years of study can compete with.

            Although I must confess that RCMP national security were the only people who gave me a peek into what the problem was in my case — they actually investigated (especially after I told them I was overseas and did some things that might be considered “radical” by certain individuals). But it was just a peek — at best they gave me about 10% of the answers I was looking for. I didn’t consider them confrontational and I still respect the agent who took time to seriously look into it.

            Just curious, but did your research include csis? I had a run-in with them once (at least I think I did — these are the worst freakin people for verifying their identity!). Probably a dozen meetings. They appeared confrontational but I laughed it off at the time. But I often wondered…so I read through about 20 years of partially-censored reviews — detailed enough to whet your appetite but vague enough to apply to just about anybody of interest to them.

          • Justin St.Denis

            The early part of my academic period predates the creation of CSIS, but I have, for professional reasons, had to deal with representatives of that agency. Let’s just say that, as an American citizen as well as a Canadian citizen, I have a helluva lot more trust in the CIA than I do CSIS simply based on expertise. In my experience, CSIS and their reps try very hard to be “like the CIA” except they don’t have the brains, know-how or vision to even replicate the CIA on a small scale. Plus CSIS, like every other Canadian law enforcement agency throughout history, has had fucking arseholian politicians screwing up their work from the get-go. It’s the Candian Way of ensuring that success is actually NEVER achieved, thereby ensuring Canada remains a second-rate, also-ran political jurisdiction of little global importance.

  • LauraS
    • Exile1981

      good for the globe and mail. I think this shows that the far left media even knows that the ndp are starting down a dangerous path.

    • Thanks.

      • LauraS

        I was surprised to see so many pro-Rebel, pro-Ezra comments posted below the article, given the source.