Friday, February 13, 2009

Calling Canadian libel lawyers with heart

Surely somewhere in Canada there is an experienced libel lawyer willing to help an unfairly maligned journalist and author find justice? I surely hope there is. Justice shouldn't only be open to the wealthy, and the rich should not be allowed to bully the poor without consequence. Is there a Canadian libel lawyer out there willing to take Tom Zytaruk's case on pro bono and win one for the little guy?

Zytaruk also has a column worth reading in today's Surrey Now.

And to Mr. Big Mouth Pierre Poilievre, be a man and repeat your accusations outside of the House, without the shield of parliamentary privilege to protect you.

Cadman biographer threatens to sue Conservatives

Updated Fri. Feb. 13 2009 4:49 PM ET

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA -- Chuck Cadman's biographer says he might sue members of the Conservative government for what he calls a smear on his reputation.

But facing a Tory party with deep pockets, Tom Zytaruk says he would first need a lawyer willing to work for free.

He says he's fed up watching Conservatives sully his reputation.

"This arrogant government knows they can say and do whatever they want -- or feels they can," Zytaruk said in an interview.

"What can little Joe regular Canadian do in response? They're laughing at me."

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bigcitylib said...

Do these guys (journos) not have something resembling a union?

Jeff said...

Not all journalists are unionized. However, Zytaruk works for the Surrey Now, which is a CanWest pub, and so he's quite likely unionized.

But, while I'm just speculating here, as the brouhaha seems to primarily relate to Zytaruk's work as an author writing Cadman's bio, and not reporting for the Now, any work-afforded protection may not be applicable. Surely the publisher of his book would have some interest though.

Devin Maxwell said...


You have no idea how much I would like to...but I couldn't come close financially.


RuralSandi said...

What about a fundraiser for him?

And, where is Dona Cadman on this? She sure isn't showing the principles her husband had.

Gene Rayburn said...

Dona Cadman only talks when Steve the Puppeteer commands it.