"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 29 May 2015


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It is possible that individuals have asked Mr Mar in private. We might never learn anything unless the subject comes back to the table. 
Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 29 May 2015 at 11:46


Before it was decided to find efficiency by eliminating  a Director's position, the Clerk of the Municipality was responsible for dealing with  town insurance matters. 

 The new municipal clerk was made subordinate to the Town solicitor. 

From affidavits provided to me, I am aware the first defense counsel provided was in  steady communication with all of the defendants for a number of weeks before he/she was replaced . 

From another source I learned the previous decision of the insurance company was  to decline liability. 

 Adrian Heap,  a  Toronto Councillor in the term before last was sued by a candidate for 
leaving  a defamatory message on a telephone voice message. 

The Councillor settled. He publicly stated he would otherwise have risked bankruptcy.

THe vice-president of the town's insurance company advised Aurora Council on his visit,thenormal process in the circumstance was to advise defendants to settle. It would seem the first counsel provided did that without success. 

He was replaced. 

Councillor Heap's Council  colleagues voted to pay his legal bills despite the city's legal department advising them they had no legal authority to do so. 

Councillor Doug Holyday took the issue  to court.  The court ruled Councillors had no authority to pay Councillor Heap's  legal bills. 

Councillor Holyday was a veteran of municipal politics having been Mayor of Etobicoke for many years. 

Councillor Heap was expected to repay the funds provided to him illegally.

Last I read of the matter ,Councillor Holyday  claimed  legal costs of his  action  from the city. 


Anonymous said...

I have heard of Holyday - never Heap. Guess he retried rom politics in the city.

Anonymous said...

The VP who said they preferred to settle was right - the other guy was wrong [ and we are in that business ].

Anonymous said...

You can't accept or deny an offer if none is made.

Anonymous said...

Were you willing to settle?