Canadian Politician Threatens To Sue Critic Of Her Fundraising Habits
from the chilling-effects dept
It would appear that Canadian politician Sam Bulte is not happy about people questioning her impartiatility towards the big content industry. We've mentioned already the fact that she's called anyone supporting users' rights zealots, and how she's denying tonight's fundraiser is a fundraiser, despite calling it a fundraiser on her own website. What's odd about all this is she keeps claiming she "won't be silenced" when no one is trying to silence her -- just suggesting that she's blocking out an important point of view which just happens to be opposed to those who have donated a fair amount to her election. However, for someone so worried about being "silenced" she's now trying to silence her critics. Michael Geist, who clearly ticks off a list of provably false points made by Ms. Bulte also points to an article in the Globe and Mail where Bulte threatens to sue Geist after the election: "I am not going to sue him before the election but dammit, watch me after the election." That certainly would seem to be a "chilling effects" type of threat implying if Geist doesn't shut up, he's going to face a lawsuit. Of course, with Geist being a law professor who has a pretty good grasp on the law, he doesn't seem too worried. However, it is amusing to see her so vigorously trying to silence her critics after demanding they stop silencing her (something no one has tried to do).