Wagman, Sherkin

Barristers, Solicitors

 

April 11, 2001

 

DELIVERED BY FAX

FAX NO: (416)214-0605†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

O'Donnell, Robertson & Sanfilippo

Barristers & Solicitors

3rd Floor, Box 99

1 Queen Street East

Toronto, Ontario

M5C 2W5

 

Attention: Stewart Robertson

 

Dear Sir, [Mr. Robertson's brief reply a week later denied what my lawyer says here about my lawyer's phone conversation with him, but did not address any of the concerns which this letter raises.]††† ----->

 

Re: National Post and Christensen††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Further to our telephone conversation on April 10, 2001, I would confirm that I have bean assisting Professor Christensen, as Mr. Porter is currently out of the country.

 

In our telephone conversation, I understood from you, that your client was not intending to write a further article about the issues contained in the article of March 29, 2001, entitled "Dispute erupts at rights group for fathers", and that in addition, your client was not intending to write about Professor Christensen. Your confirmation would be appreciated.

 

For three weeks now, Professor Christensen and leaders of a volunteer organization he works with have undergone severe emotional stress. The work of the organization has been almost at a standstill. This has been because of actions reportedly engaged in by the National Postís employee, Ms. Laframboise, and her associate in Edmonton.

 

The actions of the associate have included continued sending messages to people associated with the volunteer organization, to public officials and to news reporters, that a second article about the organization, this one to attack Professor Christensen, was about to be published in the National Post. First, one date for publication was hinted at, and then another. These messages have resulted in insinuations about Professor Christensen getting into the media in Alberta: newspaper articles in the Calgary Herald and discussion on radio station CHED. [Referring to the Rutherford Show, the talk-radio program out of Calgary mentioned elsewhere here, which was broadcast in Edmonton on radio station CHED.]

 

You can appreciate the unsettling effect of this kind of thing on all concerned. Professor Christensen is confident that leadership at The Post would not knowingly be party to such behaviour. Feeling a strong need for closure to the unfortunate events of the past three weeks, however, he would very much like contact with some senior official at The Post to clarify such matters.

 

Our client would greatly appreciate your assistance in this matter.†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† [Back]

 

Yours very truly,

 

WAGMAN, SHERKIN

 

Per:

 

 

Charles Wagman

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