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The end of the ridiculous law-suit is here!

October 3rd, 2008     by Jessica Yee     Comments

A personal message straight from Stephanie Piche, Planned Parenthood of Ottawa’s former Executive Director:

Dear Pro-choice community members,

It is with an immense pleasure that I am announcing the end of the law suit commenced by First Place Pregnancy Centre (FPPC) against Planned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO).

Last May, PPO, Heather Greenwood and I, Stephanie Piche, received the official documentation informing us of the law suit, for defamation, from FPPC regarding comments publicly made by PPO regarding the Better Halves SENSational Tree Raffle in November 2007.

Following a public plea made to the pro-choice community, PPO received tremendous support from many individuals and organizations everywhere across the country. Thanks to your help and to your support, PPO was able to find an incredible lawyer, within two days, who understood the issue and knew how to defend our cause: Peter A. Downard from the firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP.

I am taking the time to write this short note to thank you all for your moral and social support. THANKS! I’m also taking this opportunity to inform you that the law suit FPPC vs. PPO has come to an agreement out of court which cannot be publicly commented.

Again, PPO, Heather Greenwood (former PPO employee) and I, would like to send you all of our recognition.


Stephanie Piche PPO’s former Executive Director

Planned Parenthood of Ottawa’s community and members

Tags: body politics, news flash

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