"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday 22 April 2011

Elizabeth Bishenden has left a new comment on your post "Paul Sesto's Demand For Clarification":

"The report suggests Conflict of Interest on the part of the former Mayor. Filing a complaint would certainly produce the information sought by Mr.Sesto . A judicial decision would be made, one way or another."

Does anyone in town have the heart or stomach for another lawsuit?

I think not.


Elizabeth, it's clear the decision made by Council to terminate the legal contract and pay fees for  which the parties were "severally and jointly liable", has not satisfied many members in  the community.

Including myself. 

Mr. Sesto is not the only citizen demanding to be informed of how this appalling situation  proceeded to the point it did. Several other lengthy, articulate and persistent letters have been received by Council.
The community is not satisfied to let this matter go.

As it stands , nothing is clear. Even after the town spent  an additional $5,600. on  legal fees, information  obtained is not being released. The taxpayers paid for it. Yet they are not permitted to receive it.

A Conflict of Interest charge is not a law suit. It is a judicial review. All facts are revealed. No stone is left unturned.

Despite  laws and legal advice, nothing is legal until a judge says it is.

If  anyone in the community is  interested in pursuing the truth to the end, I can provide  a  name  and resource.


Anonymous said...


Obviously the smell from this affair is not going away.

There are still members of the taxpaying public who feel that they were ripped off by having to pay even a penny in legal costs

for the former mayor's personally motivated defamation suit. There was no damage done to the town or its municipal

functioning. The acquiescence by the present Council is not right or just; it is simply a way of "putting things in the past."

As I understand you, a Conflict of Interest charge, likely accomplished by filing an affidavit, is not a law suit but a judicial review

under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. Possibly the person initiating same might have to attend an Examination for

Discovery that could be held right here in Aurora. That should not take too much time.

You put a real teaser at the end of your post timed 12:22 pm today:

"If anyone in the community is interested in pursuing the truth to the end, I can provide a name and resource."

Seeking Justice

Elizabeth Bishenden said...

Many may be interested to know why councillors from the immediately previous and former terms have not brought this conflict of interest matter forward.

Anonymous said...


Do you know why or are you asking them to tell us why?

We are all VERY interested!

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth -

Who better to lead the charge and more entitled to the information?

Go girl!

Elizabeth Bishenden said...

Unfortunately, anonymous submissions and encouraging statements are just plain...anonymous.

If Mrs. Morris was in conflict of interest, someone needs to put their name to the claim.

Anonymous said...

What may be a conflict of interest is Elizabeth asking for someone to file a conflict of interest charge against Morris. Perhaps Elizabeth's lawyers should be instructing her to stay out of it?