CANADALAND Strong-Armed me into Writing this
CANADALAND Strong-Armed me into Writing this
EDITOR: Journalist Mark Bourrie responds here to this CANADALAND post by David Akin. Bourrie will appear on CANADALAND on Monday, April 20 to discuss the issue.

EDITOR: Journalist Mark Bourrie responds here to this CANADALAND post by David Akin. Bourrie will appear on CANADALAND on Monday, April 20 to discuss the issue. 

I do not believe I should have been strong-armed into talking about my relationship with Mike Duffy in the media. I believe I should have been able to give my evidence at trial. I believe I should have been afforded the protection of privilege (immunity from a libel suit) in testifying, and that, although sub judice contempt of court is no longer enforced (especially in judge-alone cases), I should follow the rules regarding arguing a case in the media while a court case is going on.

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