Canadian envoy guilty of slander

An Ontario judge has found a former Canadian ambassador to Guatemala, Kenneth Cook, guilty of slander, the Toronto Star reported. The case was brought about by a Canadian filmmaker who made a documentary about a Canadian mining company's alleged human violations in the Central American country. As ambassador, Mr. Cook spread allegations the film was untrue. He has been ordered to pay $5,000 to the filmmaker. The federal government must pay $2,000.

Published: Wednesday, 06/23/2010 12:00 am EDT

An Ontario judge has found a former Canadian ambassador to Guatemala, Kenneth Cook, guilty of slander, the Toronto Star reported. The case was brought about by a Canadian filmmaker who made a documentary about a Canadian mining company's alleged human violations in the Central American country. As ambassador, Mr. Cook spread allegations the film was untrue. He has been ordered to pay $5,000 to the filmmaker. The federal government must pay $2,000.

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