Barrie-Innisfil MP suing city councillor for $100K in defamation suit - 2019-05-23
Aylwin referenced the white supremacist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. He wrote there are people in positions of power in Canada using racist and white supremacist rhetoric for political gain in Canada, and urged readers to make connections between that rhetoric and violence.
"We have two Conservative MPs in Barrie that have been silent on their leader's appearance on the same stage as a neo-Nazi sympathizer, Faith Goldy, at a United We Roll Rally. This is unacceptable and it is dangerous. They are playing footsies with white supremacists who have inspired violence through Yellow Vest Canada social media channels and elsewhere," wrote Aylwin, continuing to urge Brassard and Nuttall to denounce white supremacy and offer a clear apology.
Almost immediately, Brassard filed a complaint with Barrie's integrity commissioner.
On April 12, both MPs filed lawsuits against Aylwin claiming defamation.