December 11, 2012
Robocalls lawsuit about justice, not money, says Council of Canadians
By Jessica Hume, Parliamentary Bureau
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.