Thursday, December 22, 2011

You Go Girl!


Helena Guergis suing Prime Minister Stephen Harper
CBC News
Posted: Dec 22, 2011 4:19 PM

Former MP Helena Guergis has launched a lawsuit against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and her former party for defamation and other claims. Former MP Helena Guergis has launched a lawsuit against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and her former party for defamation and other claims. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

Former MP Helena Guergis is suing Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Conservative MPs Shelly Glover and Lisa Raitt, the Conservative Party of Canada and a number of other individuals for defamation and other claims.

The former member of Harper's cabinet, who had to leave the Conservative caucus following allegations against her and her husband, former MP Rahim Jaffer, launched the court action in Ontario's Superior Court of Justice and the statement of claim was obtained by CBC.

Guergis is not only suing her former boss and colleagues, but also Ray Novak, Harper's principal secretary, Arthur Hamilton and the law firm he works for, Cassels Brock & Blackwell, Guy Giorno, Harper's former chief of staff, Axelle Pellerin, and Derrick Snowdy. Snowdy is the private investigator from Toronto whose allegations helped spark the controversy around Guergis and her husband.

She is suing Harper and most of the others named in the lawsuit for defamation, conspiracy, intentional infliction of mental suffering and negligence.

Guergis is suing for general damages of $800,000 plus punitive damages of $250,000 and aggravated damages of $250,000.

9 comments:

Dr Mike said...

Woweeee , ain`t karma a bitch.

Dr Mike Popovich

Michael Harkov said...

Ahhhh, I remember the good ol' days when Liberals like you use to rail against Helena. Now it's "you go girl". Thanks for my Christmas laugh, lolololol.

Dr Mike said...

Hey Michael

This has nothing to do with party politics.

She got screwed by Harper just like the income trust investor got screwed.

It was one thing to stab us in the back , but to stab one of his own kind , now that is just plain nasty & not becoming of the office he represents.

This guys deserves to be tossed into the dustbin of history.

Dr Mike Popovich

Brent Fullard said...

Funny that?....now that poor Helena has come to appreciate the real Stephen Harper from the vantage point of someone exploited by him.

Michael Harkov said...

Riggghhhttt, so now we should conveniently forget that it wasn’t that long ago that your were the ones demanding that she resign, that you were the ones crucifying her over the airport 'incident' that was the catalyst for this whole thing in the first place. Ah, to be a Liberal – when the current reality doesn’t fit any longer, just make up a new one.

Discovery is a two way street. This could prove to be fun! :D

Brent Fullard said...

Speaking about slander lawsuits, I suppose Harper thinks this is a one way street in which only Harper can sue others for slander to silence them (ie the Liberals over the matter of Harper's attempted bribery of Chuck Cadman), but not be the target of a slander lawsuit after he totally and publicly trashed Guergis' reputation on the strength of what proved to be a host of false claims. Typical Harper.

Anonymous said...

puleeeeessssseeeee SHE knew what Harper and his gang was all about when SHE joined his band of thugs . . . it is okee dokee when IT is done to others but not when it is done to HER. Helena, you lay down with DOGS and YOU got up with FLEAS. Live with it.

Robin

Anonymous said...

Go girl! Go girl!

Hmm interesting with the very marginal amount she is asking for - especially compared to the number of people named in the suit. For the tiny amount it is not worth going to court - yet it appears they all have to. If anyone settles it is an admission of guilt.

Either way entertainment for the rest of us who hate ignorant CONs (i.e. everyone listed on her lawsuit - LOL) and what they have done to this country.
Good one Dr. Mike - Karma is a bitch at times!

Bruce Benson said...

Wow, got to love it. Any little prick to the ass of Harper brings a smile to my face, love it. Seems to me Helena was part of the Steamroller that was Steven Harper's attack on Income Trust Investors. Then Helena found out that Harper's Steamroller can go backwards and she felt what it is like to get crushed. Can't say that I have any sympothy for her but I do hope she becomes a real pain in the ass for Harper. God knows the guy deserves it. Let the games begin, I only wish she was asking for 10 million.