"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

Monday 1 February 2016


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "A QUESTION REMAINS": 

This may come as a shock to you but the defendants did not initiate this lawsuit. I would not expect them to pay for it out of their pockets because they were sued as councillors.  
Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 1 February 2016 at 

So .....what was being initiating when George  Rust D'Eye was retained by the former Mayor to advise   strategy to control a Councillor who persistently exercised judgement and authority as an elected representative. 

The  night of the melodramatic announcement of an "Emergency"   Mr. Rust  D'eye spent fifteen minutes  in the Council chamber  to convince me I should not attend the meeting 

Despite  my request for disclosure, the purpose of the meeting had been withheld. 

 The solicitor informed me I I would be in Conflict  should the matter  lead to litigation. I might hear something to my pecuniary advantage. 

First he  asked ...had I retained legal counsel? 

Why would I do that? I asked. 

Oh I'm not suggesting it  .....he responded hastily.

My presence,it seemed,  was not welcome at a meeting where the purpose was to advise on a political strategy to a faction of the  Aurora political body that did not include myself. 

As a Councillor I had a right to attend any meeting of council. So I went despite Mr. Rust D'eye's effort.

Logic dictated if the meeting created conflict for one side of potential litigation, it  did  for the other as well. 

Sauce  for the goose is sauce for the gander. 

Before amalgamation in 1999 ,Mr. Rust  D'Eye was Metro Toronto's  chief solicitor. Elimination of the boroughs and Metro created a redundancy of municipal public servants and a resultant glut of
municipal  consultants. 

The Mayor had encountered Mr. Rust  D'eye at an annual municipal conference the year before. 
Apparently she had confided in him the problem she was having with a Councillor who had opened up a line of communication with town residents  on social media. Mr Rust D'eye had a solution to offer. 

It was  clear from his comments  to persuade me not to attend and hear his advice, Mr. Rust D'eye anticipated litigation  to ensue.

That was the start of things. 

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