June 23, 2019
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#283 Oh Great, A Republican Plot Against Canadaland
Something strange has been going on for the last little while and we’re ready to talk about it.
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Kevin Sexton
Producer
Jordan Cornish
Producer, COMMONS

Something strange has been going on for the last little while and we’re ready to talk about it. This is a story about a Republican-affiliated scheme against Canadaland and yes, we’re serious.

 

The Executive Director of WE Charity, Dalal Al-Wahedi states:

Navigator is a long-time supporter of WE Charity. Since May 2017, the charity has engaged Navigator in an advisory capacity. This work has been limited in scope to strategic advice, assisting with drafting press releases statements and in reviewing legal texts. Navigator has not been engaged in any online, editorial, media, partner or public outreach.

Mr. Portela contacted WE in the fall for comment for his article, but WE declined to comment.

WE Charity and its team have never heard of “Riverwood Strategies” and/or any of its representatives. And WE Charity has had no relationship(s) whatsoever with any of the other names mentioned in your email. WE Charity has been contacted by literally hundreds of people across Canada and the United States who have universally expressed their deep frustration with the false reporting of Canadaland, including the website knowingly publishing multiple disproven claims, manufactured evidence such as digitally altered images, and continuously failing to correct when presented with clear and undisputable facts.

Canadaland, Jesse Brown, and Jaren Kerr have all wrongly implied, at multiple points via social media and articles, that “difficulties” experienced by their website and blog posts could be attributed to WE Charity, including at one occasion, pointing to its temporary Internet outage, and on another occasion, pointing to crude social media bots. As was the case with WE Charity’s formal communications at the time to Canadaland, WE Charity strongly rejects and has repeatedly rejected these false claims. We refer to the note which was communicated to your legal counsel on November 18th, 2018: “The clear implication is that my clients have had some responsibility for the generation of the messages. These messages did not emanate from our clients nor were they authorized by them. Any contrary allegation or innuendo by Mr. Brown, Mr. Kerr or Canadaland will be relied on in the pending libel proceedings as further evidence of their malice toward our clients.”

 

ADDITIONAL MUSIC CREDITS:

“A List of Ways to Die” by Lee Rosevere, adapted

 

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