Saturday, October 24, 2009

Montreal construction tycoon sues Radio-Canada

Tony Accurso is suing CBC’s French-language network for defamation and is also denying allegations he met with three provincial cabinet ministers on board his yacht. The businessman arguing claims the public broadcaster infringed on his right to privacy by broadcasting a report in September alleging corruption. The report, produced by journalist Alain Gravel, alleged Accurso has powerful ties with politicians and union organizations in Quebec. Accurso has asked for $2 million in damages to his reputation, and $500,000 in punitive damages.

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