A defamation swimsuit launched towards the lawyer for the self-described “Freedom Convoy” has been resolved, in response to an announcement from Enterprise Canada.
The strategic communications agency and one in all its executives, Brian Fox, filed an announcement of declare towards lawyer Brendan Miller in December for what it described as defamatory statements Miller made throughout the course of the Public Order Emergency Fee final fall.
Over the six weeks of the fee, Miller served as a lawyer representing a lot of the primary convoy protest organizers, collaborating within the examination and cross-examination of witnesses.
Throughout in the future of the fee, Miller had alleged, citing no proof, that Fox had carried a Nazi flag within the midst of the Ottawa protests within the winter of 2022 in order that images could be taken and the protesters could be discredited.
Miller tried to compel Fox and others to testify in regards to the presence of Nazi and Accomplice flags on the protests, however this software was denied by Justice Paul Rouleau, who chaired the fee. At one level, Rouleau ejected MIller from the fee proceedings.
Fox and Enterprise pushed again towards the claims, ultimately serving Miller with a defamation discover and later suing Miller for $2 million. Enterprise President Jason Lietaer instructed CBC in November that Fox was receiving dying threats as a result of allegation.
Enterprise countered that Fox had not been in Ottawa throughout the time of the convoy and, amongst different issues, was a longtime donor to the Conservatives and a supporter of Pierre Poilievre’s management bid. He had no motive to collude with the Liberal authorities to discredit the protesters, the agency mentioned in its stop and desist letter.
In an announcement posted to Twitter on Friday, Enterprise mentioned the litigation had been resolved. The agency mentioned the assertion was a joint declaration by Enterprise, Fox and Miller.
“The events have agreed to just accept the ruling of Commissioner Rouleau as conclusive and remaining and put the problem behind them.”
Rouleau addressed the problem as a part of his remaining report.
He wrote that Miller’s claims had been made “with little basis in proof” and that when Miller raised the claims with varied members of the federal government and forms, these “examinations elicited no proof to assist the idea.”
Miller didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Sunday.