I wrote a best-selling book about Justin Trudeau in the last election.
After the election, I received a letter by registered mail notifying me that I was being investigated for that book. Trudeau’s elections commissioner claimed it was an illegal campaign activity and demanded that I submit to an interrogation.
So I went to Elections Canada’s Ottawa headquarters last week, where I was grilled for an hour by two 30-year veterans of the RCMP — and they refused to rule out a police raid on Rebel News headquarters!
Except they didn’t know I videotaped the whole thing.
Now, the government says I’m guilty for two reasons:
• Because I chose to publish my Trudeau book during the election; and
• Because I refused to “register” my book with the government
But if those are crimes, then I’m guilty — except this is Canada, not North Korea. And writing books about politicians isn’t a crime.
And then there’s the small detail that 23 other authors published books about Trudeau during the election. But not a single one of them is being investigated by Trudeau’s staff.
This is Trudeau’s latest attempt to censor his toughest critics, Rebel News. Remember, Trudeau’s hand-picked election debates commission banned our journalists from covering the election debates. We had to go Federal Court, and a judge ordered Trudeau’s commission to let us in. That victory cost us $18,000 in legal fees.
This fight is much bigger — there are no fewer than five government lawyers and investigators assigned to us. They’re taking it very seriously.
So I’ve hired the same young lawyers who beat Trudeau’s election debates commission to represent us again in this fight. In fact, I’m meeting with them later today to strategize on how we’ll fight back and win, just like we did against the debates commission.
There’s a chance that this video of my interrogation is so embarrassing that Trudeau simply drops the case against us. That would be ideal — and we could get back to doing our journalism.
But this video could make Trudeau angrier than ever, and more vengeful. This could drag out for years, fed by the unlimited resources of the state, to grind us down.
But I’m up for it:
• I’ve got a great legal team.
• I’ve got a great case — writing books isn’t illegal in Canada, yet.
• And most importantly, I’ve got you on my side.
CAN YOU HELP US FIGHT BACK?
I’m not kidding. There’s no way I could pay our free speech legal fees without the help of you and thousands of other supporters like you.
So if you use the form below, you can chip in, whether it’s $10, $100 or even more — we’d truly appreciate it!
I promise to keep you updated every step of the way. And I’ll have a new video up about this later this week.
It’s up to you and me to fight back since no-one “official” will fight for us!