Final witness in Arthur Kent defamation case expected

CALGARY -- A defamation lawsuit filed by former television journalist Arthur Kent over an article written about him while he was running for elected office is expected to hear from its final witness today.

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Kent, nicknamed the "Scud Stud" for his reporting on the Gulf War for NBC, is suing Postmedia, the National Post and former columnist Don Martin over the piece.

The column ran while Kent was seeking a seat for the Progressive Conservatives in the 2008 Alberta election.

It suggested he had proven to be a "dud" on the campaign trail and portrayed him as an out-of-control star candidate facing a revolt from his election team.

After four weeks of testimony from dozens of witnesses, the final witness is scheduled to appear in a Calgary courtroom this afternoon.

Closing arguments are to be held next week, with a decision to come sometime in the new year.



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