Conservatives threaten to sue asbestos widow

Michaela Keyserlingk used Conservative logo in anti-asbestos campaign

The Conservative Party is threatening legal action against Michaela Keyserlingk, a Quebecois widow and anti-asbestos activist, whose husband died in 2009 after contracting lung cancer from asbestos-laden pipes. Keyserlingk received a cease and desist letter from Conservative Party Executive Director Dan Hilton, requesting that she remove an ad banner used to promote her website, “Canada is the only Western Country that still exports deadly asbestos,” reads the banner’s text, which is placed between a “Danger” symbol, and the Conservative Party logo. Keyserlingk says her husband was a “true blue” Conservative, serving as the president of the Ottawa Centre Progressive Conservative riding association before being diagnosed with cancer. “What killed him”, she told the National Post, “is what they are now advertising.”

The National Post

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