Di Franco, U of O Students for Free Speech exec, claims $150,000 in damages - 2019-03-02

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F0.png Di Franco, U of O Students for Free Speech exec, claims $150,000 in damages March 2, 2019, Jacob Hoytema, The Fulcrum

A University of Ottawa student is pursuing a lawsuit against a Carleton student for alleged defamation, claiming that the latter has incorrectly painted the former as a member of the "alt-right".

Michele Di Franco, a U of O masters student in economics, is claiming $100,000 for defamation as well as $50,000 for "punitive and aggravated damages" from Michael Bueckert, a PhD student of sociology and political economy at Carleton.

Di Franco is the vice-president of finance for the uOttawa Students for Free Speech (uOSFS), an organization which met with Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities Merrilee Fullerton last summer.

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{{cite news | first = Jacob | last = Hoytema | title = Di Franco, U of O Students for Free Speech exec, claims $150,000 in damages | url = https://thefulcrum.ca/news/u-of-o-student-sues-carleton-student-for-alleged-defamation/ | work = The Fulcrum | date = March 2, 2019 | accessdate = April 28, 2019 }}