...Paliare asserted that the request for an adjournment is designed to ensure that the case is not heard until after the election.And upon hearing said remark, Mr. Harper's counsel proceeded to threaten Mr. Paliare for having said it. Really, he did.
"In my opinion, that request is purely political," he told the court.
He argued that an interlocutory injunction, even before the defamation suit has been resolved, is an extraordinary measure and should be dealt with speedily. Instead, he said Dearden has adopted a "leisurely pace" that's deliberately stalling proceedings.
"In my respectful view, the system is being gamed."
So no hearing will occur on the Russell affidavit alleging the authoritarian nature of the Harper move to suppress the opposition's free speech in the Cadman case, at least not during the election.