Wynne launches $2 million libel suit against Tories

Premier sues over email deletion allegations

After a cease and desist letter and a libel notice, the Premier has decide to sue the Tories for their allegations that Kathleen Wynne oversaw the email deletion in the as plant scandal.

Wynne is asking for $2 million.

Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is the target of the suit, along with Tory energy critic Lisa MacLeod, the party itself and the Ontario PC Fund.

MacLeod alleges the premier is being malicious and is preventing politicians from doing their job.

She says if the premier was doing this out of principle, she would have said so.

Wynne's office says any damages that the Premier gets will be given to charity.

These allegations have not been proven in court.

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  1. tanjo posted on 04/15/2014 04:47 PM
    It's like watching a high-stakes poker hand !
    1. Fact Provider posted on 04/15/2014 08:59 PM
      @tanjo But Hudak thinks he's in a crap game.
      ... and he has only one die and no chance of winning.
  2. Sonny posted on 04/15/2014 05:16 PM
    Hudak & MacLeod should apologize because what they said for the cameras was outside of the Provincial Parliament. Otherwise they should pay and Wynne should donate the money to a charity the PCs don't like
  3. Chester1 posted on 04/15/2014 05:32 PM
    That's it? That's your whole overage? Seven lines of print?

    For the third time in five days, the Premier has refused to attend Question Period. No mention here or anywhere else. Why is there no media coverage on that?

    The premiers brother-in-law is appointed interim CEO of eHealth and one of your top stories is: Panhandling Police Officers!

    I wonder why they call it the "liberal media"
    1. AC posted on 04/15/2014 09:29 PM
      @Chester1 what did the bro in law do? has he said anything malicious?
      liberal media? talk radio is mostly right wing. CBC yes left leaning Sun right wing national post right wing globe middle star left
      I'd say we need some more left to balance out
  4. don was right posted on 04/15/2014 08:40 PM
    Wynne's rputation is worth what - $.03?. Hope Hudak and co get advice from Ford as to how to make this bully tactic lawsuit go away. and get Wynne to pay hi slegal bills.
    1. tanjo posted on 04/16/2014 12:31 AM
      @don was right Rob Ford made the Daniel Dale lawsuit go away by admitting that he had no grounds for saying what he said and issuing a full apology.

      ... or they let it go to court and we will find out who is lying and who is not.
  5. Walter posted on 04/15/2014 09:44 PM
    Wynne became leader of the Liberal Party on January 26, 2013.
    Access to the computers were granted for between Feb. 6 and March 20.
    The deletion occurred on February 6 and 7, 2013.

    So the question is - who was in charge when the e-mails were deleted.
    1. Your Responder posted on 04/15/2014 10:05 PM
      @Walter Karl Burgin did it (from his basement).
    2. MarkFromEtobicoke posted on 04/16/2014 07:27 PM
      @Walter Wynne was not sworn in as Premier until Feb. 11. She maintains no one wiped computer hard drives after this date. The OPP investigator testified at a legislator committee hearing that David Livingston was being investigated not Wynne. Hudak and MacLeod said publicly otherwise hence the lawsuit.
  6. arthur posted on 04/16/2014 12:49 AM
    this is a good experience for Tim and Lisa. sometimes people get over anxious they think they have the plot signed and sealed in their minds and hurl out accusations of criminal activity to try and gain an edge. except at this level it can come back to bite them. I see 2 options. apologize and look like fools or if you believe in what you said then let the process take its course and provide proof.
  7. Frankie posted on 04/16/2014 03:16 AM
    The premier has 'way' too much time on her hands. Kathleen Wynne needs someone to give her munch on.
  8. Jessie H. posted on 04/17/2014 12:10 AM
    Get free bitcoins here....
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