"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

Sunday 31 January 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "THE PUZZLE ALWAYS COMES TOGETHER": 

Evelyn, in the post that you deleted you mentioned something about a $100,000 payout. May I ask, who is being made to pay $100,000 to whom?: 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 28 January 2016 at 15:04


According to the last communication from the defendants counsel  payment to settle costs  will be 
received by  Phyllis Morris ,Evalina MacEachern,Wendy Gaertner ,Stephen Granger, Al Wilson and John Gallo  $100,000.  

The defamatory statement ,written by a lawyer, signed by the above named , read into the public record ,posted on the town's world wide web site where it remained for sixteen months and published in two newspapers  was all paid for with tax dollars....yours and mine .

After five years and  completion of a five week long trial, instead of instructing the jury  the judge  dismissed  them instead and allowed the defendants to change their defence, on paper, no public process, no witnesses called , no cross examination. Authority to do what they did was argued. 

Previous defense before the jury was that I am a person motivated entirely by greed and my objective was to obtain a legacy for my children. 
Nineteen  months  later  in inquiry at the court, the file was described by court employees as stagnant; 
stored  in the archives 

Finally , a thirty-nIne page decision, singularly lacking in judicial reasoning  was delivered. 

The complaint  was dismissed,  ruled  more or less  on the new defence of authority  to publish and broadcast world wide a  signed statement of recrimination against myself. 

A claim for  defendants's costs was forwarded in an area of $429,000. 

My decision was to process a certificate to appeal the decision. 

Failure to act could have meant  seizure of  my home  and  assets frozen. 

The final agreement was to withdraw the appeal and pay  $100,000. 

The last communication spelled out  names of the defendants as recipients of the settlement.  

On September 9th 2014, a Vice President of the town's insurance company appeared as an invited delegate at a Council meeting. He  disclosed  $840,000. had been expended on behalf of the defendants of the litigation. 

He also informed Council the normal process was for defendants to settle without a trial. 

Insurance premiums were increased  that  year by 30% to recover the outlay. 

The town's policy premiums  are paid from the town treasury. 

From taxes...yours and mine. 

My legal  counsel has advised, the defendants will not receive the  settlement fee of $100,000.
March 26th  is the deadline for payment. 

Whatever....a question remains....


Anonymous said...

It is bloody awful that it came to that but I do hope your lawyer is correct about where the money will end up.

Anonymous said...

The defendants didn't pay out a penny from their own pockets.

It was the insurance company policy, the premium on which was paid for by the town that paid the defence lawyer(s).

Anonymous said...

Maybe they paid nothing from their pockets but most of them took a hit in political opinion.
Only Gaertner remains.

Anonymous said...

Drumph Lost
America live on

Anonymous said...

Going to be interesting to see how he reacts to being a loser. He really thought they would select him after he said they
were idiots ?

Anonymous said...

While the gong show continues south of the border, an interesting trend is emerging with our elected Federal Politicians.
Chrysta Freeland goes up against Bill Maher and embarrasses her and Canadians with her vapid unintelligent responses to Mr.MAher. And she is a hand picked International Trade Minister. Her boss Justin T. goes up against CNN's Farid Zacharia discussing Canada's decision to remove the fighter jets and Mr. Trudeau's responses to Zacharia's questions really raise questions about JT's depth of knowledge of the real questions asked in a very intellectual way.

Anonymous said...

20:25- Don't worry about those blips on the screen. "Sunny days" are coming our way!