The authors of a leaked internal Green Party report that accused party members of racism and transphobia are being sued for defamation.
Beverly Eert, a former member of the party’s federal council, is taking current and former members of the party’s ombuds and appeal committee to court. Eert served on the governing body for four years, first under leader Elizabeth May and then under her successor, Annamie Paul.
In a statement of claim, Eert alleges that the report made numerous allegations “falsely and maliciously” and that the authors shared it with two dozen people in the expectation that “certain recipients” would “re-publish” it widely.
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