It now appears Prime Minister Stephen Harper dropped his lawsuit over the Chuck Cadman affair shortly before an important ruling on the admissibility of his personal emails, notes and agendas. The Liberal party’s lawyer had requested various documents when cross-examining Harper last summer. Harper’s lawyer at the time, Richard Dearden, objected to the request. “People drop lawsuits for all sorts of reason and sometimes they drop lawsuits because they are being asked to produce information they don’t want to produce,” says Tom Conway, a member of the board of the Law Society of Upper Canada, who represented a former Tory candidate in a libel suit against Harper.
The Canadian Press