former Status of Women minister Helena Guergis in , the investigator now alleges. The scandal linked Guergis and her husband, former MP Rahim However, he referred to the section of her statement of claim that. You’ll likely have read about the effort by Stephen Harper and assorted other defendants to have Helena Guergis’s statement of claim for defamation and all. Helena Guergis won the right to continue her defamation suit Thursday against Last summer, Guergis filed an amended statement of claim.

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Guergis is pursuing the party partly because it did not support her continued nomination as the candidate in the riding of Simcoe-Grey. If Harper or his staff made up the allegations, then they were not engaging in their public duties, Victor argued. Sign In Create Account. That claim alleged that there existed a lawyer-client relationship between the solicitor, the law firm and Guergis, and that the solicitor breached his professional duties to his client, by his actions and by his words, thereby causing her damages.

In a separate matter overseen by Justice Charles T. Staley pointed to a decision by the Canadian Human Rights Commission in November that concluded Guergis’s removal from cabinet and caucus in April were not justiciable actions.

Helena Guergis Lawsuit Against Harper In Ottawa Court

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Instead of having justice department lawyers represent them, Harper and his aides have employed Staley, billing the taxpayers. Already have an account? Mike Duffy As Tour Guide.

Mike Taylor, keyboardist for Burlington, Ont. By The Canadian Press. Harper’s lawyer argued she was not entitled to them because no right has been violated.

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Guergis claimed Hamilton provided advice to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper that caused the PM to fire Guergis from her cabinet portfolio and boot her from the Conservative caucus in April, Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. The original statement of claim was struck down in – a decision that was affirmed by an appeal court in – and Guergis was given leave to file a new claim, which she did in The defendants are trying to get the case dismissed this week, principally on the grounds that the actions of Harper and his team are constitutionally protected.

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Sorry we could not verify that email address. Peel region police looking for suspect in sex assault and robbery Dec 31,6: You do not have permission to post comments. Please contact customersupport torstar. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s lawyer told an Ottawa court this morning that the lawsuit against his client by Helena Guergis is full of bald allegations with no facts to support them.

He said the same findings — that Harper’s decisions are protected by the principles of Lf prerogative and Parliamentary privilege — should apply in this case. Close is a division of Postmedia inc. Contributed Dec 30, Your photo stqtement Santa from way back when Dec 07,9: The sttement minister’s lawyer told the judge Guergis is just trying to dress up her failed human rights complaint and that it’s an abuse of process to bring the matter to the courts.


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Judge rejects attempt to shut down Helena Guergis lawsuit

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In her amended statement of claim, Guergis says that during the days before she was fired by Harper, she disclosed confidential information to Hamilton because she believed they had a lawyer-client relationship. Follow the instructions to update your password. Staley also argued that Harper was fully entitled to write letters to the RCMP and the ethics commissioner about the allegations he had been made aware of by the Conservative party’s lawyer, Arthur Hamilton.

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