Challenged Works

Banksters and Prairie Boys

By Monier M. Rahall


1997—Shortly after the book was published, the author, publisher, printer, and three bookstores were threatened with legal action. The book alleged provincial government interference and improper business practices at the Alberta Treasury Branches.

Objection—One individual named in the book claimed to have been defamed. But the three bookstores continued to sell the book, and Steve Budnarchuk, proprietor of Audrey’s Books in Edmonton, described Banksters as the fastest-selling local book he had ever carried.

Update—By the fall of 1999, the threatened lawsuit had not materialized, and Audrey’s reported that the book was nearly out of print and that demand for it had disappeared.

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