The National Citizens Coalition has decided to reject Public Works Minister Scott Brison’s apology concerning the slanderous comments he made on Friday:
See below the text of a letter I emailed him today:
Dear Mr. Brison:
We cannot accept your apology for the following reasons:
Your comment that the National Citizens Coalition engaged in illegal lobbying was not “premature” it was dead wrong. As I stated in my first email to you, the NCC is not a lobby group. We are a non-profit corporation that promotes economic and political freedom through media ad campaigns. We provide a voice for thousands of Canadians who believe in free enterprise, individual freedom and honest, accountable government.
You failed to apologize for stating that the NCC was “convicted” of violating the Canada Elections Act. The NCC has never been convicted of any crime.
We requested a public apology. By that we mean an apology that generates at least as much media attention as your slanderous comments did.
Please understand that thanks to the election gag law your government enacted, the NCC is unable to defend its good name or to rebut defamatory comments that might arise during elections.
Indeed, your comments were clearly partisan and seemed designed to smear our organization.
That’s why it’s so important for us that you set the record straight loudly and clearly.
If an appropriate and public apology is not forthcoming soon, we will turn this matter over to our attorneys.