Edmonton MP suing university newspaper over articles on his associations with controversial right
Days after Kerry Diotte threatened legal action against two Twitter users who accused him of being a racist for associating with a far right political commentator, to announce he is suing a University of Alberta newspaper for comments made about him in the publication.
University of Alberta student publication The Gateway canada goose outlet uk sale recently made unfounded and defamatory comments about me, Diotte post says. most damaging and disturbing comment was that I was referred to as racist in not one, but two, articles. It was also falsely alleged I supported canada goose outlet candidate Faith Goldy in her campaign to be mayor of Toronto.
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canada goose clearance sale constituency of Edmonton Griesbach is made up of very ethnically diverse communities and I proud and happy to serve them. post refers to a newspaper story published by canada goose victoria parka outlet The Gateway on Nov. 3 about the criticism levelled against University of Alberta Students Union president Reed Larsen over posing for a photo with Diotte and then tweeting it out, as gooseoutletvip.com well as an canada goose outlet vancouver editorial published on Nov. 5 which deals with the same topic. canada goose clearance sale
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Canada Goose Coats On Sale Listen below: Bashir Mohamed on The Ryan Jespersen ShowThe Gateway reported that Larsen defended the tweet by saying he meets all sorts of political actors, Kerry Diotte being one of them. he has been a very controversial figure and has made some poor statements in the past, it is important I speak to him about student interests, The Gateway quoted Larsen as saying. Canada Goose Coats On Sale
Goldy is a former reporter for The Rebel. She was fired by the far right online media outlet after appearing on The Daily Stormer, a Neo Nazi podcast. She was also a candidate for mayor in Toronto recent municipal canada goose clothing uk election.
Canada Goose Jackets Mohamed tweets referenced a pair of photos showing Diotte with Goldy in February 2017 and May 2016. In his tweets, he calls Diotte a racist. MST on Nov. 7, 2018, further legal action would be taken. On Monday, Mohamed said he still hadn received any further communication from Diotte or his lawyer. Canada Goose Jackets
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previous version of this article cited various comments from third parties accusing Kerry Diotte of being a racist, as well as explicitly supporting Faith Goldy, reads the editor note in the article. The Gateway was contacted by a representative of Mr. Diotte, who provided information indicating that the comments were untrue.
the basis of the information provided by Mr. Diotte, The Gateway retracts and apologizes for the comments, and has revised the editorial. the article and the editorial were still online on Monday afternoon. Global News contacted the newspaper to request an interview and ask how the article and editorial had been altered.
In an email, the newspaper editor in chief, Oumar Salifou, said the newspaper could not comment until it had filed its statement of defence to the lawsuit. However, the newspaper did issue a statement.
canada goose factory sale Gateway confirms that its legal counsel has received a statement of claim from Mr. Diotte legal counsel regarding two articles, the statement says in part. the receipt of a Defamation Act notice from Mr. Diotte, an editor note was added to both articles on Nov. canada goose outlet store quebec 15, retracting the statements and apologizing. canada goose factory sale
buy canada goose jacket Gateway is in the process of reviewing the statement of claim. News has reached out to Diotte for comment on the legal action. In his Facebook post, Diotte says he is a free speech advocate but that he believes The Gateway crossed a line. buy canada goose jacket
a former journalist of 30 years and an ex national director of the Canadian Association of Journalists, I a strong defender of free speech, the post says. there are limits under Canadian law to free speech. For instance, it not permissible to state defamatory opinions as conclusive fact.
(printed or online) are also not allowed to canada goose outlet online uk repeat the unproven libellous comments of others. When they do, they themselves have committed libel, the post goes on to say. Gateway management has refused to fully retract and apologize for its damaging articles. That all I had asked of them. post goes on to say that if his lawsuit is successful, he plans on donating proceeds from any settlement to an Edmonton charity. an email sent to Global News last week, Goldy said she doesn know Diotte personally and that she has only met him in passing at large Conservative events.
canada goose coats have never seen any indication in the MP work that he holds so called racist views and for anyone to suggest as much is libellous, her email said in part canada goose coats.