Good or bad, your reputation wasn't affected by your treatment at the hands of MorMac. With your lawsuit, you sought retribution and punishment, but it was easy to see that you were on a hiding or nothing.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 23 January 2016 at 16:04
I sought no such thing.
In July 2009 , a defamatory statement about my conduct as a Councillor was read into the public record of a Council meeting.
In May ,Public resources ($43,000) had been used used to retain a lawyer to fabricate a complaint and write a statement for publication.
Town staff were directed to place the statement in two local newspapers. Carefully contrived to look like a Statement from the town and paid for with town resources.
The Statement was posted on the town website. Where it stayed from July 2009 until December 2010.
in August 2009 ,the Integrity Commissioner appointed to receive, investigate and adjudicate complaints, dismissed the complaint. The Commissioner determined the complaint to be purely political.
The defamatory statement could have been retracted upon receipt of notice of intent to litigate.
But with free access to town coffers ,without checks or balances, even after their defeat from office, they makntained the allegations.
Six names were cited in my claim. The municipality was not the defendant.
The law extends the right to a complainant the right to a jury
As I always have, I placed my faith on the judgement of people.
As part of their civic duty ,The jury sat to the end of a five week trial .
They were denied the right to make the decision.
I was denied the right to their decision.