Canadian publisher postpones book on legal threat

<p>A Canadian publisher has postponed publication of a book about the country&#39;s mining industry after receiving a threat of legal action from one of the sector&#39;s leading companies. </p><p>Vancouver-based Talonbooks was due to publish Imperial Canada Inc.: Legal Haven of Choice for the World&#39;s Mining Industries, this spring. However, <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/05/12/barrick-gold-... target="_blank">according to CBC &quot;the publisher and everyone else involved with the book got a threatening letter from Barrick [Gold] lawyers&quot; in February. </a>As a result, they decided to postpone publication. </p><p>The news site quoted publisher Karl Siegler describing it as a clear case of &quot;libel chill&quot; by one of Canada&#39;s largest mining companies.<br /></p>