(Further update: Please read above post "Conservatives drop Cadman suit, Harper gets "personality" back " for my analysis/commentary on this news)
(Update: Replaced CP bulletin with newer story, commentary to follow)
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Source: The Canadian Press - Broadcast wire
Feb 6, 2009 16:48
OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has dropped a $3.5-million defamation suit against the Liberal party over the Cadman affair.
A terse news release says the prime minister and the Federal Liberal Agency of Canada have agreed to settle all issues related to the suit.
The action has been dismissed without costs awarded to either side and both parties have agreed not to comment further.
Harper launched the lawsuit last March after the Liberal party accused the prime minister of condoning immoral, illegal and unethical behaviour in the Cadman affair.
The Liberals charged that Harper was aware of an attempt by Conservative officials to bribe Chuck Cadman, the late independent MP, in return for his support during a crucial 2005 confidence vote.
(The Canadian Press)