Ontario Cabinet Minister Launches Defamation Lawsuit

Vic Fedeli, the Ontario government’s minister of finance, is suing Patrick Brown, the former leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives, and his book publisher for defamation.

Mr. Fedeli objects to statements in Mr. Brown’s Takedown: The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown. He is seeking $8 million.

 

REPORTAGE

Liam Casey of the Canadian Press reports:

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/national_news/article_009df79c-f733-522a-8477-d417ec1e48be.html

 

Andrew Russell of Global News reports:

https://globalnews.ca/news/4912144/vic-fedeli-suing-patrick-brown-defamatory-allegations-memoir/

 

In The Sudbury Star, P. J. Wilson reports:

https://www.thesudburystar.com/news/local-news/fedeli-seeks-8-million-in-libel-suit/wcm/6ca5f869-6fa7-4698-94b5-638e4581e280

 

Older News Stories

Mike Crawley of CBC News reports:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/vic-fedeli-patrick-brown-book-libel-notice-of-intent-1.4971664

 

The Canadian Press reports:

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/vic-fedeli-serves-former-pc-leader-patrick-brown-libel-notice-over-tell-all-book

 

In Quill & Quire, Ryan Porter writes:

https://quillandquire.com/omni/optimum-stands-by-patrick-brown-amid-threatened-libel-suit/

 

Patrick Brown talks to a CityNews reporter about his book.

Video length: 19 minutes, 21 seconds

https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2018/11/16/patrick-brown-on-why-he-wrote-tell-all-book-about-his-ousting-as-party-leader/