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Networks Tell AdBusters to Take Anti-Corporate Ads And Shove 'Em »

Adbusters' 10-year battle to force this country's biggest television networks to air its anti-corporate commercials attacking everything from McDonald's to the evils of TV has suffered another setback.

The Vancouver-based foundation and magazine famous for giving the corporate establishment the middle finger has been forced by court order to dismiss its high-profile Toronto lawyer, Clayton Ruby. CanWest Global, one of four networks refusing to air the Adbusters commercials, claimed that Ruby's involvement in another legal matter involving the CanWest-owned National Post placed the high-priced legal eagle in a conflict of interest. CBC, CTV and CHUM are the other networks named in the suit.

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