Thursday, April 03, 2008

Canada's Liberal party shamed

I'm still in Montreal, and spotted an item in today's Globe and Mail dead tree edition. Canada's Liberal party (their version of our Democrats) were embarrassed over their legal efforts to prevent Montreal's La Presse from publishing a list of potential Liberal party candidates for office. The Liberals ultimately called off their lawsuit, not for any concerns over a free press, but because they found that the list La Presse held wasn't what they thought it was.
Embarrassed federal Liberals called off frantic court efforts yesterday to stop a newspaper from publishing a list of Quebec election candidates after learning that the paper did not possess the potentially revealing document in the first place.

The party faced internal ridicule for wasting money and accusations of attempting to suppress press freedom before it dropped the matter on seeing the list that the paper had obtained.
How liberal of them.

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