- By Sheila Gunn Reid
Alberta hero is suing Maclean’s magazine for defaming him
A Good Samaritan cleared an illegal railway blockade. Maclean’s called him racist, so he's suing for defamation. Will you support him?
Sheila Gunn Reid (April 6, 2020):
Do you remember when a group of Good Samaritans in Alberta peacefully removed a dangerous blockade from the train tracks in February?
Police were standing by doing nothing, but these young men just calmly took the debris off the tracks. It was amazing, and you might recall that I personally delivered a case of beer to each of them!
But then Maclean’s magazine did something atrocious — they wrote a hate-soaked article implying that the men who cleared off the blockades were racist, white-supremacist vigilantes!
That’s absurd. But it’s also defamatory — especially since Maclean’s chose to illustrate that smear with a huge picture of one of the men, Chase Chomey.
Chase is no racist. He’s “severely normal”, just a regular guy who did the right thing — peacefully and politely.
But Maclean’s used his picture to accompany their bizarre rant.
So we’re helping Chase fight back. And just a few days ago, we filed a $50,000 lawsuit against Maclean’s on Chase’s behalf. Watch my video where I go through the court documents:
Maclean’s is entitled to its opinions about blockades, no matter how kooky. It’s sad that a once-great publication is cheering for the illegal shut-down of a great Canadian industry.
But it’s quite another thing when they imply that a law-abiding Alberta man is a racist vigilante, simply for having the other point of view. That’s defamation.
We’re crowdfunding the lawsuit for Chase, which you can see below, so he doesn’t have to pay for the lawyers. And 100% of any money paid by Maclean’s will go straight to him.
If you can help us be an “equalizer” here — to hire top lawyers to go toe-to-toe with Maclean’s top lawyers — please do, by using the donation form on this page.
Do it for Chase. But also do it for every law-abiding oil and gas worker who is sick of being smeared by the media elites. Maclean’s doesn’t have the integrity to make this right on their own — so let’s get a judge to make them do it.
Maclean’s magazine called Alberta's blockade buster, Chase Chomey, a racist! That's crazy, so we're helping him sue — will you support him?
Remember a few weeks ago when some masked eco-terrorists blocked a railroad near Edmonton?
Police just stood there and did nothing to remove it. So a handful of peaceful Good Samaritans simply drove up with a big truck and carted away the garbage that was blocking the railroad.
It was wonderful — normal, law-abiding Albertans peacefully solving a problem that all the politicians and police wouldn’t.
But not to Maclean’s magazine. They published a crazy rant about racist white supremacist vigilantes — and illustrated it with a picture of one of those Good Samaritans, Chase Chomey.
But I know Chase. He’s not a racist or white supremacist or a vigilante at all. He’s just a guy who peacefully cleared garbage that was dangerously put on the railroad tracks.
So we’re helping Chase fight back!
We've served Maclean’s Magazine with what’s called a “libel notice”, the first step in a defamation lawsuit. Here’s a video I made to explain it:
Chase is one of the few heroes of the past month. The mainstream media is trying to destroy him. But we have to fight back.
We’ve told Chase that we’ll cover the costs of the lawyers — and whatever he wins from Maclean’s, he keeps. It’s the least we can do to help fight back for one of the few good guys who was there for the silent majority of Canadians.
You can see the lawyer’s “libel notice” we sent to Maclean’s below. And if you like that, and want to help us help Chase, please chip in a few dollars to help cover our costs by using the form on this page.
Maclean’s thinks they can destroy this good man. I say: over my dead body.
Do you remember when far-left environmentalists and anarchists erected a blockade on a CN Rail railway line west of Edmonton?
These thugs — because they are thugs — hauled hundreds of pounds of garbage on to the tracks to prevent trains from passing.
Blockades like this have been springing up across Canada. But this time it was different.
Because a handful of regular, hard-working, no-nonsense Albertan men decided not to wait for Trudeau to fix things!
So they calmly and politely walked up to the blockade — and threw it in the back of a dump truck!
The police were there and did nothing to clear the blockades — but these good citizens just did it. And it worked! Check out Sheila Gunn Reid's interview with one of the men who did it, Zach Lamoureux:
If the police aren’t going to uphold law and order in this country, you can bet your bottom dollar that Albertan men will do something about it.
Heroes — the lot of them.
We brought Zach and the other men a case of beer for their troubles. But there’s one more thing.
One of the masked thugs at the blockade hit Zach in the face with a big plank of wood. It knocked Zach right off the truck.
The police did nothing, of course. So we will.
We’re helping Zach sue the masked man, and we need your assistance.
We want to identify the thug who assaulted Zach Lamoureux. And we want to sue the thug in civil court — just like we did when Dion Bews assaulted Sheila Gunn Reid.
But because lawsuits can be expensive, we need your help to get the job done. So if you can help us cover those legal bills, please use the donation form on this page to chip in.
We think it’s vital to our democracy in Canada that we send this message — not just to the unruly brutes blocking the tracks, but to the officials who refuse to do something about it. Trudeau’s minority government may have forgotten people like Zach, but we haven’t.