From the Globular Mail:
“These statements are false and devastatingly defamatory,” say the documents. “These malicious and reckless statements impugn the reputation of the Prime Minister and meant, and were understood to mean inter alia, that the Prime Minister knew of a bribe of a Member of Parliament and was an accomplice to that bribe.”
See, it isn't that the Cons didn't make an attempt to bribe Cadman, it's just that the Pillsbury PM (then leader of the opposition) didn't know. Because plausible deniability is what is really at stake.
"The libel notice says the articles suggest that Mr. Harper is “dishonest, unethical, immoral and lack integrity.” The documents also say the articles suggest that Mr. Harper “knowingly breached the Criminal Code of Canada.”
Holy shit kids, honesty, ethics, morality and integrity all blemished by these wild accusations that the biggest control freak, micro-managing authoritarian leader in Canadian history had no idea that his underlings might be trying to bribe a dying MP. Absurd I tells ya. And the suggestion that Steve "knowingly" broke the law, well, everyone knows that ignorance is a perfectly sound defence. I think I'll just have to mail big Steve a tissue.
Here's the document sent by Harper's lawyers in an attempt to get out from under a potential scandal and bully the leaders of the opposition. This will be fun to watch. To be honest, I don't think there's a leader worthy of being the Prime Minister in any of the parties at the moment. I kind of hope they all just destroy each other's credibility and the country gets a do-over all around.