"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 14 September 2012

Oh What A tangled Web We Weave, When Frst We Practice To Deceiveto deceive.

It has been an interesting and  frustrating experience to be  plaintiff in a legal action.
October 27 will be the third anniversary of commencement .
Time  taken  has of course been the first surprise. It would  naturally not have been my choice.
Frustration comes from advice from my solicitor not to speak  of the matter. 
It's hard not to speak clearly and frankly on a matter of such  serious importance to myself and interest to others. 
But some things are a matter of public knowledge  and can be referenced. 
In  Spring a Supreme Court Judge appointed  Justice Boswell of the Superior Court of Ontario to case manage the file. The idea came from Justice Boswell. We welcomed it. 
My understanding is,the case should be scheduled for  Spring session of the court in 2013 and heard by a jury trial.
 Not  cause for celebration in Aurora's Sesquicentennial to be sure, but an auspicious date for a first in  the town's  history nevertheless. 
Ms Milner, author of a History of Aurora,  is writing a second book. Specifically, first women in Aurora's history. 
Ms Milner informs me I have served longer in elected office than any other person in the town's history. 
I did not know that.  I was obliged for the information.
My complaint to the court is against seven parties.
Seventh is Metroland Media Group Ltd.
carrying on business as York Region Media Group,
580b Steven Court,Newmarket ,Ont.
L3Y  4x1
And  Ian Proudfoot at the same address. 
Clause B sub 5  in the list of complaints states;
The defendants defamed the plaintiff through the publication of 
"Statement  from the Town of Aurora Council" (the statement)which was published by Metroland in its print edition 
of The Banner and on its website on or about July 28th.2009.
The case is before the Ontario  Superior Court of Justice. 
The Town of Aurora is not involved in the matter. 
Last week, Council of the Town of Aurora voted to award a contract for advertising to The Auroran, a second and of course rival publication in the Town.
I voted in support of that decision. 
Unless there is  proof that I have a share in ownership of  The Auroran  or that I am employed by and receive remuneration from the owner, the suggestion I  have contravened my Oath of Office by voting in favour of the award to  that  publication, is at one and  the same time,  scurrilous and defamatory.
It seems clients may not  all receive the same advice from their solicitors. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the up-date, Evelyn.