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Filed Statement of Claim - Action No. 1203 03498 (3!2!12) (E6148218)

Filed Statement of Claim - Action No. 1203 03498 (3!2!12) (E6148218)

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COURTFILENUMBERCOURTJUDICIALCENTREPLAINTIFFSDEFENDANTSDOCUMENTADDRESSFORSERVICEANDCONTACTINFORMATIONOFPARTYFILINGTHISDOCUMENT
NOTICETODEFENDANTS
MATTHEWMEIER,RACKNINEINC.NEWDEMOCRATICPARTY,PATRICKMARTIN,alsoknownasPATMARTIN
STATEMENTOFCLAIM
PARLEEMcLAWS
LLP
Barristers
&
Solicitors1500ManulifePlace10180-101StreetEdmonton,ABT5J4K1Attention:R.JustinMatthewsTelephone:(780)423-8514Facsimile:(780)423-2870FileNumber:69246-3/RJMYouarebeingsued.YouareaDefendant.Gototheendofthisdocumenttoseewhatyoucandoandwhenyoumustdoit.
Statementoffactsreliedon:
1.ThePlaintiff,MATTHEWMEIER("Meier"),isanindividualresidingintheCityofEdmonton,intheProvinceofAlberta.Atalltimesmaterial,MeierwastheChiefExecutiveOfficerofthePlaintiffRackNineInc.2.ThePlaintiff,RACKNINEINC.("RackNine"),isabodycorporate,incorporatedpursuanttothelawsoftheProvinceofAlberta,andcarriesonbusinessintheCityofEdmonton,andelsewhereintheProvinceofAlberta.3.TheDefendant,NEWDEMOCRATICPARTY("NDP"),isaregisteredpoliticalpartyunderthe
CanadaElectionsAct,
S.C.2000,c.9.4.TheDefendant,PATRICKMARTIN,alsoknownasPATMARTIN("Martin"),isanindividualresidingintheCityofWinnipeg,intheProvinceofManitoba.Atalltimesmaterial,MartinwastheMemberofParliamentforWinnipegCentre,amemberoftheNDPcaucusintheforty-firstParliamentofCanada,associatememberoftheStandingCommitteeonAccesstoInformation,PrivacyandEthics,Chairofthe
 
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GovernmentOperationsandEstimatesCommitteeandHerMajesty'sLoyalOpposition'scriticfortheCanadianWheatBoard..5.RackNineoperatesafor-profitbusinessandisaserviceproviderofvariousinternetandphoneservices.Inparticular,RackNineprovidesanautomatedvoice-overIPrecordedmessagedialingservicethatenablesrapidandlarge-scaleremotetelephonecontact.RackNineprovidesservicestocustomersintheCityofEdmonton,intheProvinceofAlberta,nationallyacrossCanadaandinternationally.AlloftheservicesprovidedbyRackNinearelegalinCanadaandRackNinehasabidedbyallprovincialandfederallawsinitsoperations.6.Duringthe2011Canadianfederalgeneralelection,RackNineprovidedmarketingservicestoanumberofelectioncandidatesacrossCanada.RackNineisanon-partisanentityandhasnoformalpoliticalrelationshipwithanyregisteredpoliticalpartynordidithaveaformalorganizationalrelationshipwithanyfederalcandidateforelectioninthe2011Canadianfederalgeneralelection.Since2007,RackNinehasprovidedautomateddialingmarketingservicestovariousorganizations,bothcorporateandpoliticalincludingmorethanten(10)politicalpartiesinseven(7)provincesandaterritory,aswellascandidatesforcivicoffice.7.Followingthe2011Canadianfederalgeneralelection,RackNinewascontactedbyElectionsCanadainregardstoallegationsthatacustomerofRackNinemayhaveusedautomateddialingservicesprovidedbyRackNineinamannerthatcontravenedthe
ElectionsAct.
AninvestigatorforElectionsCanada,AIMathews,servedaProductionOrderonthePlaintiffsonNovember23,2011.RackNinefullycooperatedwithalloftherequestsmadebyElectionsCanadaduringthecourseoftheirinvestigationasspecifiedclearlyintheProductionOrderofNovember23,2011.NeitherMeiernorRackNinewerethesubjectofElectionCanada'sinvestigation,asspecificallystatedintheProductionOrder.NeitherMeiernorRackNinehaveeverbeenchargedwithanyoffenceunderthe
ElectionsAct
orthe
CriminalCode
of
Canada.
Defamation8.OnFebruary23,2012,Martin,speakingonhisownbehalfandonbehalfoftheNDP,heldanationallytelevisedpressconferenceintheNationalPressTheatreintheCityofOttawa,intheProvinceofOntario("PressConference").AtthatPressConference,Martinspoke,orcausedtobepublished,statementsdefamatoryofthePlaintiffs'namesandreputations,whichdiscreditedthePlaintiffsandcauseddamageandlosstoMeier'sbusiness,RackNine.Martin'swordsweredefamatory,and,intheveryleast,carriedtheinnuendothatMeierand/orRackNinehadcommittedcriminalactivity,fraudulentactivity,participatedinaconspiracy,intimidation,sabotageand/ordeceit.Infact,MartinmentionedRackNineonseven(7)occasionsandMeierdirectlyinanapproximatefiveminutepreparedstatementthatincludedthenamesofnootherindividualsorbusinesses.Theparticularsofthedefamatorystatementsinclude:a."ElectionsCanadastatedthatthesephonyphonecallsdeliberatelydisrupted..thevotingprocess.Nowhowwasthisdifferentfromabunchofgoonswith
 
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clubsblockingthedoortoavoterstationaswehaveseeninthirdworldcountriesorthedeepsouthoftheUnitedStates?'Causetheneteffectisthesame.Youaresabotagingtheabilityofpeopletoexercisetheirdemocraticrighttocasttheirballotinafederalelection.Inmyviewtherecanbenomoreseriouscrime..."b."Myfatherdidn'tgotowartofightfordemocracyonlytohavesomesleazypunkinanAmericanstyleblackopsdepartmentrunroughshodoveritandundermineitsintegrity."c."...andnowthehundredsofthousandsofphonyphonecallsbytheRackNinerascals..."d."IpredictthatRackNinewillbecometheConservativeParty'sGroupaction,andIpredictthatwewillfindthatthesheermagnitudeandaudacityoftheRackNinerascalswillbeenoughtomakeRichardNixonblush."e."SowhoarethemastermindsoftheRackNinerascals'robocallsofdeceitintoNOPheldswingridings?Surelytheseyoungpunksdidn'tunilaterallyconstructthismassiveconspiracytodefraudtheelectoralsystemandinitiatehundredsofthousandsofphonecallsintoNOPswingridings."f."WhatisthefullnatureandextentoftherelationshipbetweentheConservative'scentralcampaignandtheRackNineInc.ofMattMeier?"9.OnFebruary23,2012,atthePressConferenceMartin,speakingonhisownbehalfandonbehalfoftheNOP,inresponsetoquestionsfromthemedia,spoke,orcausedtobepublished,statementsdefamatoryofthePlaintiffs'namesandreputationswhichdiscreditedthePlaintiffsandcauseddamageandlosstoMeier'sbusiness,RackNine.Martin'swordsweredefamatory,and,intheveryleast,carriedtheinnuendothatMeierand/orRackNinehadcommittedcriminalactivity,fraudulentactivity,participatedinaconspiracy,intimidation,sabotageand/ordeceit.Onceagain,theonlyindividualandbusinessnamedwerethatofMeierandRackNine.Theparticularsofthedefamatorystatementsinclude:a."Attheveryleastit'sclearthatsomethingillegaltookplacehere,andattheveryleasttheNOPbelievesthatchargesshouldbelaid."b."AndevenoneoftheConservativeoperativesinGuelphknewexactlywhotophonetocautionthatthere'ssomethinggoingonintheriding.HephonedthecellphoneofMattMeier...".c."Thefactsasweknowthemtodatewouldindicateawell-orchestratedwidespreadconspiracy..."d."Andplusthere'sthedisturbingconnectionsbetweenthecentralcampaignandthelongestablishedrelationshipwithRackNine..."

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