Judge tosses defamation case against veterans minister
By Emily HawsSep. 12, 2018
The veterans advocate who filed the lawsuit, Sean Bruyea, says he'll appeal the ruling.
Veterans advocate Sean Bruyea walks toward the Ottawa courthouse on Aug. 24. His defamation case heard that day against Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan was dismissed Aug. 28, but he says he has retained a lawyer to appeal. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
An Ontario judge has dismissed a defamation case against Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan, saying the need to protect the freedom of expression is more important than any harm alleged to have been suffered by an outspoken veterans advocate.
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