TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Evan Kosiner has filed a lawsuit against the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), pertaining to Accessible Media Incorporated (AMI) and David Errington's alleged defamation of Mr. Kosiner in AMI's response to interventions regarding their 9(1)(h) licence for AMI-tv and AMI-audio (CRTC public process number 2017-365).
"I find it shocking and appalling that after the Commission was placed on notice, they continued to refuse to remove damaging materials while in possession of direct exhibits and evidence proving false information and damage to my interests displayed on their public file. That the Commission suggested that the Honourable Court is the best venue for a defamation claim is perplexing. They have no problem adding defamatory content to public record but refuse to remove it once noted. This is not how Canada should be. Their failure to remove this is now spending taxpayers money unnecessarily. The Commission is setting a disturbing precedent, where most people would not be able to afford to do under the new 'leadership' of Mr. Ian Scott. Canada is a place for the people and I will not stand for this bureaucratic nonsense in protecting my good name. I believe the Honourable Court will agree and side with me on behalf of all Canadians wishing to participate in the broadcast processes of our great country."
The Statement of Claim outlines that Mr. Errington of AMI, knew or ought to have known that materials submitted were defamatory in nature as he cited an application that never existed defaming Mr. Kosiner's interests which has publicly been displayed over the past several week.
Mr. Kosiner will provide any media outlet interested with a letter to allow for and compel the Commission to speak openly about this matter.
The allegations and claims in this action and within this release need to be proven before the Honourable Court.
About Mr. Kosiner
Mr. Kosiner has been awarded the Governor General's Sovereign's Medal For Volunteers, the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, and a House Of Commons Award for volunteering. Mr. Kosiner is an activist for the blind and partially-sighted communities in Canada, having volunteered his time to assist in producing public service announcements for the CNIB.
SOURCE EVAN KOSINER
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