Last October, Justin Trudeau’s hand-picked debates commission tried to block Rebel News reporters from covering the leaders debates during the federal election.
That was illegal censorship of course, so we rushed to the Federal Court of Canada for an emergency injunction to stop Trudeau’s censorship.
We won that hearing, and Trudeau’s cronies had to back down. Our journalists went in.
Even more, the judge ordered that Trudeau had to pay a portion of our court costs. Our two free speech lawyers cost us $18,000.
Trudeau has to pay us $5,500 — not enough to cover our costs, but at least a symbolic amount.
Which is precisely why Trudeau has refused to pay, despite repeated requests from our lawyers.
Trudeau paid the five lawyers who fought to keep us out of the debates $131,000. So why won’t he pay us $5,500 as required by law?
Because Trudeau thinks the law doesn’t apply to him.
We’re going back to court on Monday, March 9, and this will be one of the things we’ll talk to the judge about.
If you can help us cover the costs of our ongoing battle, please do — visit www.LetUsReport.com
It’s not even about the money — although, unlike the CBC, we have to earn our money a dollar at a time, and $5,500 is nothing to sneeze at.
It’s about Trudeau simply refusing to comply with laws he doesn’t like. It’s becoming a pattern for him. And I think it’s up to us to expose that and fight that.
I promise I’ll keep you posted, and let you know how it goes on Monday.