Tories say threatening note to asbestos widow was standard legal procedure

By Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press, 15 August 2011

The Conservative Party of Canada offered an explanation Monday as to why it issued a threatening letter to the widow of an asbestos victim: it was standard legal procedure. ... "On a trademark basis, I don't think it's a particularly strong case," said Teresa Scassa, who holds a Canada Research Chair in information law at the University of Ottawa. "And I think it's fair to say that we do want to be careful about unduly restricting freedom of expression." ...


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