I swear to God the writers at the Star have more than become desperate. They've lost all sense of "responsible reporting". I've had these thoughts before.
Here's Mr. Rae's response that he posted on Facebook.
When Columnists Get it Completely Wrong
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Letter to the Editor,
Angelo Persichilli's column in the Sunday Star is full of fiction and false statements. At no time did he or anyone from the Star call me to check any of the non-existent "facts" in the article.
The premise of the article - that I "called" a meeting (to be held at the bar of the Chateau Laurier) is completely untrue. After a dinner honouring Senator Grafstein I went to the hotel and saw two colleagues in the bar, who promptly waved me over. We were joined later by another colleague.
The "conversation" described in Mr Persichilli's article is fictional. It never happened in any way described by him, and the views he ascribes to me and others are false.
Michael Ignatieff -the leader of my caucus and party - has my full support. Since my return to active politics in 2006 I have done everything I can to be an effective member of the Liberal team, and I shall continue to do so.
Why the Star would print such an unfounded piece of writing is beyond me, but I have no choice but to respond.