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Podcast hosts suing carpenter – UPDATE

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The CBC is reporting that the hosts of The Construction Life podcast have dropped their lawsuit against Natasha Fritz of Natural Carpentry.

The CBC reported Tuesday that Manny Neves, Jim Caruk and the company Candelaria Pictures Corporation filed a $15 million defamation lawsuit against Fritz, a Toronto renovation contractor. Fritz posted clips on Instagram, with criticism, from an episode of The Construction Life in which hosts Neves and Caruk and a guest complain about the negative atmosphere around catcalling women from construction sites.

Jim Caruk was previously editor of Renovation Contractor magazine, which Annex Business Media, Canadian Contractor’s publisher, purchased a year ago. Caruk did not come to Annex with the acquisition and has not been involved in any way with Renovation Contractor or Canadian Contractor since that time.



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2 Comments » for Podcast hosts suing carpenter – UPDATE
  1. Logan V says:

    It’s funny how this site is making an effort to distance themselves from the podcast, making it clear they have no working relationship. Yet there’s a post up on this site from 2018 where the author put a caviare at the bottom of the article. Basically saying that construction life podcast isn’t for all listeners, and that the construction site is just the same. Seems to me like the only reason Canadian contractor is saying anything now is because of the social pressure, not that they actually have a position morally on the subject matter of the podcast.

  2. I thought cat calling was a part of construction life lol jk. People sue over anything nowadays. The question is, what are the specifics of a negative atmosphere besides the cat calling?

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