Talk show host and journalist Mathias ‘Mat’ Peltier and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit are set to re-appear before a Master’s court on November 8, 2010 for mediation in a matter relating to an article published in a newspaper formerly owned by Peltier.
The article titled ‘$5,000 salary-$One Million Assets’ was posted on the front page of The Times on August 29, 2007. This publication had raised issue with what it said was $1 million worth of lands that the prime minister had acquired within a four-week period in 2005.
Prime Minister Skerrit had taken legal action against Times Publishing’s management after they refused to retract the story. Skerrit claimed the article was defamatory and malicious.
The parties appeared before a Master’s court this morning where the prime minister was to confirm whether or not he was interested in going forward with mediation with Peltier.