We were sued By Canada Proud just over a month ago for defamation. Their claim rests on my reply to one of their tweets suggesting they organize anti-Trudeau rallies where crisis actors are paid to protest.
Which they admitted to several years ago…maybe they forgot.
🚨Canada Proud sued us because I said they help organize anti-Trudeau rallies that have paid actors.
Jeff Ballingall said I owe him 200k for accusing him of doing something he admits to doing. Maybe he forgot.
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— Dean Blundell🇨🇦 (@ItsDeanBlundell) January 8, 2024
Here’s their claim and the tweets they consider defamatory along with their “claim”:
Remember, they are suing me because they said they never paid for or organized any anti-Trudeau rallies. And that my “lying” about it has embarrassed them and cost founder Jeff Ballinagll $200k…
We decided not to fold out the tent because we knew we were right, and they were not legitimate news org or media outlets. We know they are an exclusive agent of the Conservative Party of Canada (#MapleMAGA) based on their own words in verifiable news outlets and sources we’d never name because they’ve already said the quiet part out loud (above).
We filed our Statement of defense and counterclaim last night, so off to court we go.
We told you we would post it in its entirety because hundreds of fair-minded Canadians donated to our legal defense, and unlike Canada Proud, we’re a fan of transparency.
Canada Proud has given me a new purpose, so I should thank them. The response from millions of Canadians to defend ourselves has been OVERWHELMING.
Their lawsuit provides us the opportunity to look under the hood of disinformation. How it’s farmed, who talks to whom, and who pays for it. We partnered with common sense Canadians to fundraise, and we’re now defending democracy while building a tool to battle false narratives that give you the power to identify bullshit in real time. We’re also changing the narrative and focus of Crier Media to provide you with solutions and a place to cross-reference information that special interests, political parties, Bobby groups, and bad faith actors put out in bad faith. Disinformation and misinformation are the plague of the 21st century, and we’ll fight it together.
Your ongoing support for our efforts is much needed, and by sharing or donating, you’re doing your part to help put walls around authentic information and good-faith conversations.
Click or share the link to support our ongoing work. And THANK YOU. From the bottom of our truth-loving hearts…
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— Kevin (@hopefulcritic) January 5, 2024
As always, we will keep you posted as to the developments. Again, I can’t thank everyone who has donated and supported us enough. It helps us fight for you and for those who can’t.
Dean Blundell is a Canadian radio personality. Best known as a longtime morning host on CFNY-FM (The Edge) in Toronto, Ontario. In 2015 he was named the new morning host on sports radio station CJCL (Sportsnet 590 The Fan). Dean started his career in radio in 2001 and for nearly 20 years been entertaining the radio audience. Dean’s newest venture is the launch of his site and podcast which is gaining tremendous momentum across North America.