A resolution has been reached involving former Saskatchewan Party MLA Bill Boyd and the CBC over two stories about a controversial $21 million land sale written by the CBC’s Geoff Leo.
Boyd had filed a lawsuit against the CBC after the reports ran in February 2016 with Boyd saying many of the “allegations, implications and/or assertions published by the Defendants conveyed, by the plain meaning of the words and by innuendo, that Boyd had acted unlawfully.”
In a news release issued Tuesday, CBC Saskatchewan’s managing editor David Hutton says “The CBC reported on a matter of public interest. We regret if Mr. Boyd or anyone else believed that the CBC was implying criminality or illegal conduct on the part of Mr. Boyd. That was not the case.
Boyd also released a statement saying “For me, this was never about the money, this was about defending my reputation.”
Resolution of the dispute came following mediation between the two sides.