Statement from Optimum on "Notice of Intent"


November 8, 2019

We are surprised that the Finance Minister’s lawyer would demand in his letter that we “unreservedly retracts all statements in the book Takedown: The Attempted Political Assassination of Patrick Brown published by it, that state or imply that Vic Fedeli engaged in workplace …..” .

In the November 14th article by CBC reporter Farrah Merali she stated “CBC News has independently verified the allegation was made against Fedeli.  The allegation has never been tested in court.”

We are not alleging anything against Mr. Fedeli in the book and simply provided an anecdotal story that was illustrative of the author’s perceived hypocrisy at Queen’s Park.





Contact: Dean Baxendale

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About Optimum Publishing International 

Optimum is known for delivering sensational crime and political bestsellers such as The Canadian Connection, a mafia exposé by Jean-Pierre Charbonneau; Beyond Reason, a deep dive into life with Pierre Trudeau by Margaret Trudeau; From the Plains of Africa to the Jungles of Parliament, an epic journey from Mount Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti to Canadian politics by Member of Parliament Barry Turner; Up the Hill, the hardest hitting chronicle of life on Parliament Hill in the Trudeau Government by former Treasury Board President Donald Johnson; and The Bulletproof Flag: Canadian Peacekeeping Forces and the War in Cyprus, a harrowing tale of military bravery by Brigadier General Clay Beattie.