The loss was because of a technicality. Even if a jury found in your favour, it wouldn't have been over. Somehow some way they would have found something to dismiss or overturn this case. Your win would have set precedent for future litigation with future politicians. There is no way they could have let that happen.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 24 January 2016 at 22:08
I took yesterday's post down. Comments had been made about an "Old Boys' club" I couldn't make the connection so I was trying to prove a negative. That gets confusing. Editing did not improve . So it was removed
I've thought before the only way to uncover all that happened in the Mormac years and since would be a judicial inquiry. The cost would be in the millions. Benefit from the process is not always commensurate.
Former Prime Minister Paul Martin launched an inquiry into the federal sponsorship scandal. The tab was over $20 million.
The most remarkable thing about it was the clash of arrogance between the Justice inquiring and former Prime Minister Jean Chretien. The display was not illuminating. It did not reflect well on either party.
Toronto had Madam Justice Bellamy inquire into the computer scandal. I believe the price tag was $14 million. One recommendation that came out of it was permissive legislation from the Province allowing municipalities to adopt a Code of Conduct and appoint an Integrity Commissioner to adjudicate complaints.
Mississauga had their own inquiry costing millions in double digits. Nothing came of that.
Toronto Councillors have an allowance of $20. thousand to retain legal counsel in their defence. The Integrity Commissioner has independence to adjudicate with objectivity.
The same cannot be said for the Aurora experience.
We will have our conversation.
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