At first glance they may seem like an odd couple. And it's not a pretty sight. But if you think about it, it really is a match made in Con heaven.Because as we all know Ezra Levant and Jason Kenney have a lot in common.Both are bigots, Kenney lo… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Horror Show: When Ezra Levant Teams Up With Jason Kenney
What do you get when you put some of the Canadian Oil Sands fiercest critics in the same room with its most vocal supporters? The Alberta Government’s new 18-member Oil Sands Advisory Group. The Alberta government announced the formation of… Co… . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Outrage over Oil Sands appointment is a Tzeporah in a teapot
PHOTOS: A screen grab from yesterday’s video feed of Jason Kenney announcing his candidacy for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party in Calgary. Immediately behind him is Caitlyn Madliner, who has prominently figured in anti-PC… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney makes it official with fresh-faced extras and unattributed tribute to the Nixon Era
PHOTOS: Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Jason Kenney looks like he’s describing how he’ll capture the Alberta PC Party, then the Wildrose, and unite them whether they like it or not, in this shot grabbed from his Parliamentary Flickr a… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Jason Kenney reported ready to announce his bid to lead a Tory Restoration effort as soon as tomorrow
On the final night of second quarter fundraising period for Alberta’s political parties, I thought it would be useful to take a look back at the past year in political party fundraising. There has been a seismic shift in our… Continue Reading → . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Tonight ends the second quarter of political fundraising in Alberta
He is Canada's most notorious hate monger, and his ghastly Rebel site is a sewer of bigotry.But whether he is mocking the death of Jack Layton, or going after the Roma or the Muslims, Ezra Levant would rather call himself Canada's free speech c… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Hypocrisy of Ezra Levant and the Limits of Free Speech
Well we all know Ezra Levant, the so called Rebel Commander, and one of the worst hate mongers this country has ever known.And we all know Jason Kenney, the monstrous religious fanatic and ghastly bigot who is believed to be the leader-in-waiting of th… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: When Ezra Levant Meets Jason Kenney
PHOTO: Derek Fildebrandt, a (former?) Wildrose Opposition MLA and as of right now chair of the Legislature’s Public Accounts Committee. (Photo © David Climenhaga, just sayin’.) Tomorrow morning, the Alberta Legislature’s Standing Committee on Pu… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Questions, questions, questions about tomorrow’s Public Accounts Committee meeting chaired by … Derek Fildebrandt?
As you probably know, the hate mongering internet rag The Rebel is as revolting as it's self-styled "Rebel Commander" Ezra Levant.It's a swollen sewer, a raging torrent of bigotry aimed at all kinds of people, especially Muslims.It … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Misogyny of Ezra Levant’s Rebel Rag
Someone has posted a trove of legal documents from Ezra Levant’s past, related to a libel case he brought against the University of Calgary student newspaper, back in the day. Human rights lawyer Richard Warman has posted some commentary re this … . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezzrata: When Ezra Levant Was Young And Suey
PHOTOS: Former Canadian Press journalist Heather Boyd, author of yesterday’s report on media accreditation and access to the Alberta Legislature. Below: Right-wing Internet commentator Ezra Levant, who started the controversy that led to Ms. Boyd’s… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Retired journalist’s call to privatize control of Legislature media access unlikely to defuse controversy for NDP
The other day I wondered whether Ezra Levant's bigot site The Rebel would be able to survive for much longer.With or without the help of Big Oil.I doubted that it could stay afloat with only cheap ads and voluntary donations from its small group o… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant’s Bigot Rebel: Now You’ve Got to Pay for It !!!
I've always been curious about who exactly funds Ezra Levant's grotesque hate mongering site The Rebel.Because as you know the grubby Rebel Commander spends at least half his time begging for money.And since I've always had trouble belie… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Is Big Oil Supporting Ezra Levant’s Bigot Site?
Ms Soapbox is grateful to Ezra Levant (and that’s not an easy thing to say). Thanks to Ezra she’s discovered that journalism is not a profession (actually she suspected it all along); she’s also learned that “once a lawyer always … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Ezra Levant: Once a lawyer always a lawyer?
…postponed while they consider his application to resign. Sounds like he wants to swing a trade; he’ll quit if he exits with a clean slate. In the end, though, he won’t be able to say he’s a lawyer anymore, and he won’t be able to ma… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra Levant’s Hearing Before Alberta Law Society Has Been…
It’s been a disturbing week. Ezra Levant, who swore under oath that he was not a reporter, sued the NDP government for refusing to let him attend (and report, presumably) on government media events. Established journalists fell all over themselves … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Journalism Redefined
Edmonton Northlands, the so-called ‘agricultural society’ that has been a force in Edmonton since Edmonton was in diapers, announced a sweeping plan to rebuilt the soon-to-be-vacant arena and the area surrounding it. It’s partly a great idea, and partly nutty. The great idea, if they can find $85 million between the government’s couch cushions, is […] . . . → Read More: In This Corner: Stuff Still Happens, week 7: Horse racing put down; The Rebel yells
As we all know, when Ezra Levant isn't spouting hate, he's begging for money.And him and his trusty sidekick Brian Lilley have been known to do or say anything to raise the cash they need to keep their bigot boat afloat.Or sell anything.But a… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Ezra Levant and the Rebel Cruise From Hell
I wasn't planning to write anything more about Ezra Levant's great "victory" over Rachel Notley's government.But after seeing the tongue bath he is receiving from our Con media, I thought I should make one thing clear.Notley made … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Hollow Victory of the Con Bigot Ezra Levant
PHOTOS: A screenshot of some of the partisan materials sold on Ezra Levant’s Rebel Media website. Below: Another image of a sale item from The Rebel, in this case a T-shirt with the website’s logo on the back and a slogan supporting the Conservativ… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Fallout from the ‘Rebel Media’ brouhaha: maybe it’s time to abolish Alberta’s anachronistic Press Gallery
Okay, Ezra won a battle this week with Alberta's NDP government. They tried to toss him from press events held by the government, and he made enough of a stink about it to get the government to back down. In the last few days, we've seen al… . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: On Ezra’s Dustup This Week And Ethics In Journalism
I guess I should say something about this. Alberta’s NDP government decided they weren’t willing to put up with any more disruptions out of kooks from The Rebel (the online HQ of Ezra Levant’s personal death cult), and kicked them out of one of t… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Ezra Levant, The Alberta NDP, And Journosplaining