Just days before the B.C. provincial election, a judge has found an NDP candidate in the Kootenays defamed another man in an online argument.
Now, he’s ordered to pay $75,000.
The ruling from BC Supreme Court finds Gerry Taft, the former mayor of Invermere, defamed animal rights activist Devin Kazakoff during a heated online battle over the town’s deer cull.
The judge in Cranbrook ruled Taft’s evidence wasn’t credible.
Taft is hoping to win the seat vacated by the NDP’s Norm MacDonald, who retired after three terms.