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Gerald Stanley’s legal team approaching publishers in hopes of sharing his side of the story

Gerald Stanley, the Saskatchewan man acquitted in the shooting death of Indigenous teen Colten Boushie, is looking for a publisher.

Dustin Gillanders, a lawyer with the Saskatoon law firm Robertson Stromberg LLP that represented Stanley during the trial, has approached Canadian publishers by email in hopes of finding one willing to help Stanley “share his side of the story.”

Coach House Books confirms it received Gillanders’ inquiry, as did Toronto social-justice publisher Between the Lines. BTL managing editor Amanda Crocker responded by stating that the indie press stands in “solidarity with the Boushie family.” Today, BTL followed up its initial response with a press release stating the reasons why it would not consider publishing Stanley, and urging other publishers to follow suit.

In an email response to Q&Q on March 21, Gillanders says that there are a few telephone meetings set up with publishers, but nothing concrete as of yet.