Rebel News and Commander in Chief Ezra Levant were served with a legal notice of intention to bring a lawsuit, sent by Trudeau’s “disinformation” czar, Jean-Christophe Boucher.
You can read his threat letter in full, by clicking here.
He’s coming to censor us, to shut us down, just like he publicly warned us would happen.
Well, guess what. Rebel News just sued him for defamation. He said we’re Russian agents. We’re not. He said we’re one of the worst misinformation propagandists in Canada. We’re not — we’re not Russian propagandists at all. Even his own report says so.
So, we sued. Read it yourself right here:
You can see we’re suing Boucher, the disinformation czar; and the University of Calgary for publishing his smear; and CTV, where he went on TV and said we were amongst the worst misinformation propagandists in Canada.
Jean-Christophe Boucher, Trudeau’s “disinformation” czar
Jean-Christophe Boucher has unlimited resources. He has received massive grants from the Trudeau government that he’s used to fund his work to smear Rebel News and other Trudeau critics. He’s also a professor at the University of Calgary, which also has unlimited resources, too.
But the main thing to know about this Boucher character is that he’s Trudeau’s censorship point man. Boucher’s the activist paid to lead Trudeau’s campaign against “disinformation”. Which is Trudeau’s new way of silencing his critics.
Boucher has hated Rebel News for a very long time. He smears us online, comparing us to poison and asking, “when will we shut down the Rebel for spreading false information? This should be a lawsuit for undermining public safety.”
This is a personal vendetta to him.
Lying about Rebel News — Calling us a "Russian agent"
We first heard of Boucher a few months ago, when he published a bizarre report, subject to no academic peer review, called “Disinformation and Russia-Ukrainian War on Canadian Social Media”.
But the report itself was disinformation. Because it wasn’t a neutral or scholarly study. It was funded by Trudeau’s Department of National Defence.
Boucher’s report said that anyone who vocally opposed Justin Trudeau could be flagged as a Russian agent. One of the criteria for Boucher to flag you as a Putin agent is “promoting a specific mistrust of Canada’s Liberal government, and especially of Prime Minister Trudeau.”
And based on that, they made a hate list of the people they accuse of being Russian agents. Maxime Bernier is on there too; Ezra Levant is on there; some other pundits in Canada and the U.S. are, too. But it’s not a list of Russians. It’s just a list of people who criticize Trudeau.
After Boucher’s report came out, Ezra did a Rebel News broadcast refuting it. And he sent him a private letter demanding that he correct the errors and smears against him.
Instead of making any corrections, they sent us a threat letter, signed by the university’s own lawyer, that they were going to sue us.
So, we are suing him for defamation. We just can’t have a government professor at a government university saying we’re Russian agents. That’s insane.
The legal battle — how you can help
If you want us to live, now is the time to help us, please.
1. Legal fund
Please chip in what you can on this page. We really need your help to cover our legal bills. Boucher and Trudeau hate Rebel News. They think this is the way to kill us. Even before we get to trial, this lawsuit could cost us well over $100,000 in legal fees.
2. Write to the University of Calgary
You can also send an email directly to the University of Calgary Board of Governors, telling them it’s outrageous that they would support this bully by filling out the form on this page.
We can’t let that stop us. Please help us cover the cost of our lawyers, we promise we’ll fight like hell against this Trudeau disinformation czar. Not only will we defend ourselves, but we’ll put his own McCarthyite smears on trial, too.