Dear Ms. Barber:
Re: Trinity Global Support Foundation v. Gina Barber
We act for Trinity Global Support Foundation. Please find enclosed our client's notice of intended action dated August 9,2012, pursuant to s. 5 of the Libel and Slander Act. Our client asks for an apology, retraction and correction.
We expect that, should you wish to write about Trinity Global Support Foundation in the future, you will take a more balanced view of the situation.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my client's position on your publications and about what the true facts are.
Yours very truly,
per: J. Gardner Hodder
The enclosure was a 6 page document which began as follows:
SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE
TRINITY GLOBAL SUPPORT FOUNDATION
NOTICE OF INTENDED ACTION
TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to subsection 5(t) of the Libel and Slander Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.L.12, the intended plaintiff Trinity Global Support Foundation complains of and objects to your publication on the website http://ginabarber.blogspot.ca/2012/07/guilt-by-association.html made on July 25, 2012, as being libellous of it.
Trinity Global Support Foundation objects and complains that the publication in its entirety was libellous of it, and in particular the following words:
Guilt by association?....
(There followed a reprint of about 90% or more of the original post.)
I have asked Hodder Barristers for clarification of which statements and facts are in dispute and am awaiting their response. In the meantime, a number of readers have posted further comments on the blog as they became aware of the intended legal action. Although I welcome your comments, I will avoid publishing them for the time being until the situation becomes clearer. I apologize for this disruption of the usual processing and publication of readers` viewpoints.
Discretion is the greater part of valour.