Saturday, October 27, 2007

Oy vey - "Poor" Murray!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "Is the Manitoba Metis Federation next?"

This is a travesty! How will Murray Trachtenberg get paid for his long hours of work legally harassing and bothering Yvon Dumont on behalf of his clients? This totally sucks it's always the innocent who suffer.
Dear Anonymous:

Thank you fo writing. What goes around comes around to bite you in the worst possible place at the worst possible time.

The Metis National Council Secretariat, Metis National Council and their then President Clem Chartrand launched what could best be described as an ill-advised, ill-conceived beyond asinine very expensive taxpayer funded lawsuit against Canada's first Metis Lieutenant Governor The Honourable W. Yvon Dumont. Well guess what? Surprise they lost!

But it just gets better. Counselor Murray Norman ("The Happy Litigator!") Trachtenberg who represented the plaintiffs at trial then decided to challenge the ruling. Now he'll have to go before a three judge Manitoba Court of Appeal Panel - we can almost hear him now:

Your Honours:

The appellants' request an indefinite delay "forthwith" because the MNC is so dysfunctional these days there's no one who can give me directions. How can I possibly proceed?

From where will the taxpayer dollars come to pay my considerable legal fees now that Chuck Strahl, Minister responsible for Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada announced recently he's cutting off all the Metis National Council's future funding until such time as it gets its you know what together.

Murray Norman "The Happy Litigator" Trachtenberg

After the judges stop laughing they'll love hearing that - Mr. Dumont has nothing to worry about.

Clare L. Pieuk


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good day Cybersmokeblog:

I do agree thst the situation will have Murray in despair but he was before the funding was cut. One of the issues that is at hand and one of the reasons David is fighting so hard is that the Board of Govorners did not support appealing the case thay Yvon won.

David did not like the fact that the MNC did not want to pursue the case. While Clem was playing the sleeping President and not having Board of Govorner meetings over the past year - King David reinitiated the suit. One of the first issues that the Board of Govorners raised - including the financial irregularities that David is involved with - was to stop the court challenge.

If the truth be told the BOG was reluctant to pursue the case they lost - never mind carry on suing thier own people - especially one of our past leaders. If we follow David's example - he must be next!

8:08 PM  

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