Jesse Brown, Canadaland, and Sean Craig likely will be sued by BNI for Libellous Innuendo

Strikingly bold journalist, Jesse Brown, from Canadaland brought his podcast to Fredericton campus of Saint Thomas University on a snowy Thursday evening. Jesse came to Fredericton when the news cycle is inflamed by a story he broke about the Irving owned newspapers in the Province. His trip was sponsored by NB Media CO-OP.

 

The Telegraph Journal printed a commentary by Patricia Graham February 19 on Page A9, that cleatly states the position of Brunswick News, Inc. "On Feb 17, Canadaland published a post that contained errors of fact, as well as what Brunswick News maintains is libellous innuendo."  Also, Patricia goes on to state, "our legal position is that this Canadaland story is an unfounded attempt to link James C. Irving to wrongdoing."

 

From the tone of the commentary it would seem likely that Canadaland, Jesse Brown and Sean Craig may be in need of lawyers to defend a libel case very soon.

 

About 300 students and general public attended the event on campus despite snow and slipery roads.  The show hosted 4 guest panelist, Jacques Poitras, author of Irving Vs. Irving, Charles Theriault, documentary filmmaker, IsOurForestReallyOurs.com, Tracy Glynn, founder/editor of the NB Media Co-op, David Coon, MLA, Fredericton South, and long-time environmental activist. Introductions were made by Jan Wong, award-winning journalist and author and faculty member of the Saint Thomas University Journalism Department.

 

The event centred on the power and Influence the Irving Family exerts on Government policy making particularly within the Forestry Industry and wood harvesting on Public land.  

 

Prior to arriving in Fredericton, his Canadaland reporting resulted in several employees of the Irving owned newspapers being fired and repremanded. Brunswick News, Inc. the parent company, which operate the newspapers, printed several articles disclosing to readers their efforts to investigate Canadaland's allegations and how the are dealing with the events around the Larry's Gulch guest list controversy.

 



 

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