"Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday abandoned his $3.5-million libel lawsuit against the Liberal Party over allegations that he knew of Conservative efforts to bribe a dying MP in 2005.
The move was in direct contradiction with Mr. Harper's past vows to take the matter to a total victory in front of a judge.
"The truth is that this will prove to be in court the biggest mistake the leader of the Liberal Party has ever made," Mr. Harper said last March, speaking about Stéphane Dion.
The matter was settled, without an apology or a trial, and with all sides refusing to comment."
~ Globe and Mail, Feb 7, 2009
"Stéphane Dion and Stephen Harper are effectively functioning as leaders of the same political party, under the cover of apparent faked displays of "disagreements" in front of colluding affiliate corporate media organizations. These public displays, are designed to lull rank and file party members, and dupe Canadians into believing otherwise.
This strategy includes the defamation claim media spectacle about Chuck Cadman that was launched by Stephen Harper against Stéphane Dion.
Learned legal experts agree that this litigation claim will never see the light of day in a Canadian courtroom."
~ Yvette Lafleur, Global Research, April 2, 2008.
Well, you certainly called it, Yvette
In September Harper had the case postponed till after the October election.
In October the Cons' own former FBI expert testified the Zytaruk tape was not doctored as Harper had alleged under cross-examination.
In November the lead Conservative lawyer quit the case.
In a joint statement yesterday, the Liberal Party and the Conservatives said the matter was dropped and that no other comments would be made.
Now which of you is going to be the first to apologize to Tom Zytaruk?
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