Enterprise Canada has issued a cease and desist letter to Freedom Corp lawyer Brendan Miller, saying his flag accusation is false and malicious. Meanwhile, the Public Order Emergency Commission’s judge has dismissed Miller’s application to compel evidence from Enterprise, ruling the claim has “little foundation in evidence.”
On Monday, Freedom Convoy lawyer Miller accused Brian Fox of Enterprise of being one of the mystery men who waved a racist flag at the Freedom Convoy. Miller alleged that Fox waved a flag with a swastika.
Some convoy supporters believe the few racist flags at the freedom demonstration were planted to disparage the convoy’s public image.
On Tuesday, Enterprise issued a statement on behalf of Fox.
“Yesterday you made highly defamatory statements to the media and during the proceedings of the Public Order Emergency Commission (the ‘Commission’), falsely and maliciously accusing Brian Fox of holding a Nazi flag during the ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests in Ottawa.”
The letter said Miller’s statements have caused “immediate and irreparable” harm.
“Here are the facts: Brian Fox was not in Ottawa at any time in January or February 2022,” it continued.
“Neither Enterprise nor Brian were in any way involved, either for or against, the ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests that gave rise to the Public Order Emergency Commission.
“A formal libel notice is forthcoming, and we expressly reserve all of our clients’ legal rights and remedies,” it concluded.
Later on Tuesday, the commissioner’s Judge Rouleau booted Miller from the hearings after the convoy lawyer spoke over him repeatedly.
In a media scrum outside, Miller was asked about the libel notice from Enterprise. Miller said he doesn’t care because he has a witness who can corroborate his accusations.
He was allowed back into the hearings by Rouleau later in the day and questioned Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino about Fox. Mendicino denied having any knowledge of Miller’s claim.