1/34 🧵#CDNpoli #SLAPP

I've received a threatening letter from lawyers on behalf of @MercedesGlobal & @GlobalNews to prevent me from speaking about Stephenson's role in #CDNmedia as the wife of Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole's #Elxn44 director

This #thread is my response
2/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

I will not comply with demands made in bad faith by @GlobalNews & @MercedesGlobal, nor will I shrink from unfounded #SLAPP allegations that are libelous against me. I ask that you cease & desist with this harassment. Here are my reasons (con't):
3/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

On the 1st page of your error-laden defamation notice, you claim that I've caused @GlobalNews & @MercedesGlobal "serious damage" but fail to state any negative consequences & fail to provide evidence of damage

Is Elections Canada investigating?
4/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

"May have violated" election "campaign finance laws" is a speculative statement

This is grey area for #CDNlaw because no wife of a political leader's executive staff has ever sought to infiltrate #CDNmedia & direct election coverage in the past
5/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

As a journalist & voter, I verily believe this grey area of election law must be addressed to preserve #PressFreedom, press independence required to function as a Fourth Estate, the principles of western democracy, & to insulate #CDNmedia from propaganda
6/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

RE pg 2: I disagree that any #CDNlaw precedents have been set pertaining to the wife of a political leader's executive running election news for a major broadcaster

Mercedes may or may not have given private permission to her husband, Dan Mader
7/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

How can @GlobalNews & their lawyer speak on behalf of the Conservative Party of Canada to know its rationale in using clips via Mercedes Stephenson, if it's not working with the Erin O'Toole campaign?

You require written statement from the CPC to confirm
8/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

That still doesn't resolve the issue of Mercedes Stephenson's conflict of interest with her husband Dan Mader, the CPC (who he works for in executive capacity), & @GlobalNews

Nor does it address GN's ethical failure to provide public disclosure
9/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

@GlobalNews is not in a position to speak to what happens in Mercedes Stephenson's bedroom with her lawfully married husband

Furthermore, I tagged GN in my threads & they chose not to respond, despite the ability to DM with this #SLAPP letter
10/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

So with respect, it is @GlobalNews that is operating in malice with a blatant attempt to muzzle me, as well as chill #CDNmedia from investigating their alleged ethical breach regarding conflict of interest with the Conservative Party of Canada
11/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

You're also in no position to tell me what I do or don't know, based on your malicious framing of me & faulty assumptions

I'm not a lawyer & not required to be familiar with #CDNlaw precedents, nor do I currently work for MSM to be in the loop
12/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

In fact, you're harassing a legally blind journo & that info is repeatedly available throughout my Twitter account, for you to bother knowing

I required assistance to hear & post your #SLAPP letter because your font is too small in PNG format
13/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

If you have any future comms they will need to be sent in PDF format or mailed. I didn't have to do you the courtesy of receiving your threat in its current form & I can't ensure a personal assistant will be available to meet 24-hr arbitrary deadlines
14/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

Seems to me the lawyer for @GlobalNews & @MercedesGlobal may also find himself in a conflict of interest, because if you really want to litigate, there may be hair-splitting over GN's rules & Stephenson's compliance that may put them at odds
15/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

It's apparent Mercedes Stephenson misled @GlobalNews or their shared lawyer, in claiming that I failed to confirm my #OSINT evidence with her

She blocked me on 08/21/21 to specifically evade responding & your contact today is outrageously disingenuous
16/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

On page 3 you've made a misleading claim that @GlobalNews Parliamentary Bureau Chief Mercedes Stephenson separated from Erin O'Toole's campaign director, Dan Mader, in 2018

She's never sought to tell me this & public records contradict her
17/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

As noted in a prior thread you're attempting to have destroyed, Mercedes Stephenson was attending political events with her husband Dan Mader until at least the end of June 2018 & after she began at @GlobalNews

18/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

So I'm not going to delete my threads without a court order & they're preserved in internet archives that I don't control anyway

Trying to suppress that info now will speak to an attempt on your part to destroy evidence that may prove perjury
19/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

You're in a real pickle now because if you attempt to have Twitter censor me or suspend my account in lieu of litigation you're poised lose, it would ignite another potential conflict of interest with Twitter exec & CPC staple, Michele Austin
20/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

You can't have your cake & eat it too. On one hand you say I didn't reach out to Mercedes Stephenson (false) & on the other you say she "advised me" (also false)

Neither @MercedesGlobal nor @GlobalNews has ever had the courage to speak with me
21/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

And there is no innuendo. I verily believe Mercedes Stephenson acted in a conflict of interest with the Conservative Party of Canada to further a political agenda that Mrs. Stephenson-Mader stands to benefit from financially

But "colluded" is your word
22/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

Lawyers usually stay in their own lane (or consult relevant authorities) & proficiency at libel law does not equate with being an expert at divorce law

Separating doesn't undo their conflict of interest for up to 6 yrs

23/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

So now I've got a lawyer misrepresenting the law to a legally blind person, in the effort to scare me into obeying the demands of his dubious clients

If you really, really, really want to litigate, I will take that part to LSO/LSUC
24/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

FTR, it wasn't normal for West Block to be taken off air during the summer. In all years prior it broadcast regularly

But guess what happened the moment I said so. All the years that aired during summer were immediately deleted from @GlobalNews website
25/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

I'm already in a position to contact LSO/LSUC, given the ridiculous claim made in the prior photo

You say multiple tweets were "calculated" to "imply" Stephenson was disciplined, but the evidence shows precisely otherwise

26/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

I also won't back down that Mercedes Stephenson & @GlobalNews broadcast doctored audio

It doesn't require investigation to know that parts of the convo between Brennan & Vance were edited because 99% of Brennan is omitted

27/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

RE "...expect a new thread sometime this evening. I've resolved to deal with Mercedes Stephenson definitively"

That's exactly what I'm doing because I have reams of evidence to support my work, though it's delayed by one night due to your harassment
28/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

RE page 4: There's no hope in Hades I will help @GlobalNews & @MercedesGlobal set an anti #FreedomOfExpression precedent by agreeing to have all Twitter posts preemptively vetted by the people they're about

You're on your own with #censorship
29/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

I'm not retracting anything, nor am I seeking Mercedes Stephenson's permission to speak. If @GlobalNews & @MercedesGlobal wish to be praised, they'll need to operate ethically & responsibly to warrant accolades based in fact
30/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44

I'll just note that I find it curious @GlobalNews isn't prepared to silence me regarding Mercedes Stephenson's established history of reporting in a conflict of interest (from the same thread cited in your #SLAPP letter)
31/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

Finally, plz be advised that Mercedes Stephenson & @GlobalNews' dishonesty has caused my reputation verifiable harm

I request an apology published on globalnews.ca by 5pm on #Sept19 & for @MercedesGlobal to tweet it

32/34 🧵#CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn44


@IshatReza: Please cease & desist with libeling me, delete your disinformed tweet, & post an apology for speaking in confusion on Twitter. You're a lawyer who should know better & LSO remains an option

33/34 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44


@MarkBourrie: Please cease & desist with libeling me, delete your defamatory tweet with zero basis in reality, & apologize on Twitter

You've already been disciplined & LSO remains an option
34/34 🧵

For purpose of continuity, here are all 4 pages of the @GlobalNews #SLAPP letter together. I dispute each allegation as dishonest & defamatory, so much so that another lawyer @MarkBourrie is now defaming me as Qanon & spreading a #FakeNews Buffalo Chronicle conspiracy
35/34 🧵#CDNmedia #Elxn44

I remain confident that my evidence will meet & exceed judicial scrutiny. I kindly advise @GlobalNews to re-evaluate its pursuit of a frivolous & vexatious case against me. I have hundreds of forensically preserved files & you have only a biased opinion
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