Tories: "Err...on second thought..."
And for those who forget, here's what it was all about:
In a March 3 letter sent to Dion, Deputy Leader Michael Ignatieff and Liberal House leader Ralph Goodale, lawyers for Harper describe two articles on the Liberal website as "devastatingly defamatory."
The articles relate to allegations that Conservative operatives offered Cadman, an Independent MP, a bribe of a million-dollar life insurance policy to vote against the Liberals in May 2005 and bring down the government. Cadman was battling cancer at the time, and died in July 2005.
"These malicious and reckless defamatory statements impugn the reputation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper," the letter states.
Harper accused the Liberals of engaging in “more and more extreme allegations” and going to the point last week of publishing allegations of criminal misconduct on his part.
"This will become the biggest error in judgment of his career," [Ed Note: Ha!] Harper said, adding the government doesn't direct the activities of police.
So, I guess the question is, did the Tories drop the lawsuit because:
A) They are committed to the new spirit of co-operation!
B) They realized they had no case
Labels: hint: it's B