Arthur Kent reveals defamation lawsuit against National Post, CanWest and Calgary Herald

    CALGARY, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - Journalist Arthur Kent, who stood as a
Progressive Conservative candidate in Alberta's provincial election earlier
this year, today revealed at the details of his defamation
lawsuit against CanWest Publishing Inc. and one of its employees, Don Martin.
    The lawsuit is in response to a news article published Feb. 13, 2008, in
CanWest titles including the Calgary Herald and the National Post. Both
newspapers refused to publish a rebuttal submitted by Kent. The lawsuit was
filed in July at the Court of Queen's Bench in Calgary, and was served on the
defendants in early September.
    Kent says: "The Martin article is inaccurate, biased and damaging.
Published during a heated election campaign, it was nothing less than an act
of political vandalism."
    The article quotes unnamed "senior campaign strategists" and other
Alberta PC party insiders.
    Kent says: "Especially in Alberta, where one political party has
dominated for nearly four decades, new candidates must be able to challenge
the status quo without fear of this kind of malicious attack."
    Full details are available online at <A HREF=""></A>. Arthur Kent will
host a news conference today, Monday, October 20th, at 2:00 p.m. MST in the
Waterton Room, 17th Floor, the Westin Calgary Hotel, 320 - 4th Ave. SW.

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