, 12.09.2019 02:28 PM

Bernier vs. Kinsella

One of the first things you learn in Torts class in first-year law school is to never, ever allege that someone published a defamatory statement against you – and then go and publish the defamatory statement yourself.

But that’s what Mr. Bernier’s lawyer, Andre Marin – with whom we have had, um, dealings, here and here – has done.  He’s even pinned it to his Twitter feed.  You can go check it out yourself. It comes complete with spelling mistakes – to wit, “aswait.”

Anyway:  there will be no apology.  There will be no retraction. 

There will be a response, however.  And any media looking for one can contact my lawyer, David Shiller.  He’s on the Internet.

And so, as it turns out, is Mr. Marin – publishing himself the very thing he’s complaining about.

[Those wishing to help out on the legal defence fund – and many of you already have – can do so here.  Thank you.]


  1. the real Sean says:

    With all the surprise cameo appearances in Civil Court, this will be a Hallmark Christmas Special.

  2. the real Sean says:

    …also, I’m not an expert but it seems incredibly foolish to load up your side with characters who have a well known public history with the defense. The excessive drama is taking attention from any valid points you might have. Although I suspect they have no valid points and maybe that’s the purpose?

    • Montréalaise,

      Axe grinders need not apply! Elementary for most but seemingly, not self-evident for some.

      The defense is already ahead, even before getting out of the gate, by leaps and bounds.

  3. robert duckham says:

    I am not a lawyer but I learned about the rational man standard. (What a rational man would do in any given situation) In this situation a rational man dose NOT publish defamatory statements that your lawyer is complaining about.

  4. Chris says:

    Poor fool Bernier. The simple libertarian just wanted to put forward his conservative ideas in his new party. He was used by some truly odious people who rode his coat tails to bring attention to their awful cause. Now he’s being used by his lawyer who wants to re-fight some long-held grudge. Time for Max to quietly go away and enjoy his pension. Maybe join a think-tank and write some papers.

  5. Jack Hecht says:

    Bernier is a Trump wanna-be who is too lazy and ignorant to develop his own political right-wing style suitable for Canada, where the First Nations and ethnic cultures are politically and culturally influential. It is sad that Bernier can’t face the reality that Trump imitation politics will never work well in Canada. His pride made him take a wrong turn in his political career. He could have just stayed in the Conservative Party and waited for the next party leadership elections (Andrew Scheer resigned after all!) Bernier is now stuck as a leader of an underfunded trendy fringe party that wins NO seats in Parliament. That wrong move must really hurt!

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