Confirming the truth that more of the ‘defamation’ comes from the so-called “Jewish groups”. Perhaps Germans should launch a class action suit against the lies of the holocaust and WWII perpetuated by these Isr-el Lobby groups that also have their people running the media.
Former federal Liberal candidate Lesley Hughes has sued federal cabinet minister Peter Kent, the Canadian Jewish Congress, B’Nai Brith of Canada and four senior members of the two Jewish organizations.
Hughes says in a lawsuit filed June 16 in Court of Queen’s Bench the defendants made untrue and defamatory accusations Hughes is anti-Semitic and, as a result, former federal Liberal leader Stéphane Dion revoked Hughes’ candidacy in the Kildonan-St. Paul federal riding in September of 2008.
The defendants have not filed statements of defence, and Hughes’ allegations made in her statement of claim have not been heard or proven in court.
Hughes acknowledges in her lawsuit she published an article in 2002 in a Winnipeg community newspaper, subsequently posted on a United Church of Canada website, in which she explored claims made by Internet sites about the 9/11 attacks the previous year — particularly Internet allegations Israeli businesses vacated the World Trade Center a week before the attack, and that German intelligence had allegedly warned U.S., Israeli and Russian intelligence about the impending attacks.
Hughes says senior members of the two Jewish organizations went to Dion on Sept. 25, 2008, cited the six-year-old article, and persuaded Dion to revoke her candidacy on the grounds she was anti-Semitic and unfit for public office.
She says Kent, then a Tory candidate and now minister of state for foreign affairs (Americas), issued a news release on Sept. 26, 2008, in which Kent said Hughes holds “extreme, anti-Israel 9/11 conspiracy theories” and was “unfit to serve for public office.”
Hughes, who stated she is a freelance journalist/broadcaster, said the accusations against her were widely published and broadcast. Hughes said she “has been branded as an anti-Semite and a person of unsavoury character and, as a result, is no longer employable in her role as a freelance journalist/broadcaster.”
Hughes said she has been shunned, scorned and ridiculed, and has suffered mental distress and humiliation.
Hughes said all accusations against her were untrue. She has not specified the damages she is seeking.
A senior official with the Winnipeg office of B’Nai Brith Canada was unaware Monday of Hughes’ lawsuit, and was not aware whether the organization has been served yet with the statement of claim.
Officials at B’Nai Brith Canada’s national office in Toronto could not be reached.
Kent could not be reached at his Ottawa office.
Meanwhile, in a separate and unrelated matter, Hughes filed a lawsuit June 2 against the Forks Renewal Corporation, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, North Portage Development Corporation and North Portage Theatre Corporation.
Hughes alleges that on June 3, 2007, she fell on a staircase at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People at 2 Forks Market Rd., suffered personal injuries and faces permanent physical impairment.
The allegations have not been heard in court.
Lobby Power Laid Bare: The Crucifixion of Lesley Hughes
Canadian politician sues Jewish groups
TORONTO (JTA) — An ex-candidate in Canada is suing the country’s leading Jewish advocacy groups, alleging they ruined her political career.
Lesley Hughes, who was dumped as a Liberal candidate in a Winnipeg-area electoral district, claims the Canadian Jewish Congress and B’nai Brith Canada made false and defamatory accusations that she is anti-Semitic.
In a lawsuit filed June 16, Hughes alleges that as a result of the actions of the CJC and B’nai Brith, former federal Liberal leader Stephane Dion revoked her candidacy in last September’s federal elections.
Hughes is suing the organizations, four of its senior members and Peter Kent, now a federal Cabinet minister who represents a heavily Jewish Toronto-area district.
In her lawsuit Hughes acknowledges that in a 2002 article in a Winnipeg community newspaper, she repeated a variation of the Internet canard that legions of Jews avoided death in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center because the Mossad knew of the attacks in advance.
« Israeli businesses, which had offices in the Towers, vacated the premises a week before the attacks, breaking their lease to do it, » she wrote.
Hughes alleges in her suit that CJC and B’nai Brith, using a 6-year-old article, persuaded Dion to revoke her candidacy on the grounds that she was anti-Semitic and unfit for public office.
She says Kent, then a Conservative candidate, issued a news release on Sept. 26, 2008 in which he said Hughes holds « extreme, anti-Israel 9/11 conspiracy theories » and was « unfit to serve for public office. »
Hughes claims she has been « branded as an anti-Semite and a person of unsavory character and, as a result, is no longer employable in her role as a freelance journalist/broadcaster. » She also says she has suffered mental distress and humiliation.
None of the defendants has filed statements of defense, nor have any of the allegations been proven in court.