Robocalls lawsuit about justice, not money, says Council of Canadians

Libby Dawson, left, speaks through a megaphone about the robocall scandal during a rally in...

Libby Dawson, left, speaks through a megaphone about the robocall scandal during a rally in Victoria Park in London on Sunday March 11, 2012. (CRAIG GLOVER/QMI AGENCY)

Jessica Hume, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 4:40 PM ET

Lawyers for a left-wing advocacy group rejected claims Tuesday that it stood to gain financially in its robocalls case against the Conservative government.

Conservative party lawyer Arthur Hamilton accused the Council of Canadians of fundraising more than it needs for legal costs and asked that the case be thrown out under 'champerty and maintenance' - where a third party sponsors a lawsuit to share in the profits.


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