Thursday, October 11, 2012

Time's up Canadian Judicial Council!

Good Day Readers:

As you can see, the following posting was sent to Mr. Norman Sabourin The Council's Executive Director and Senior General Council on September 19th of this year. Since then no reply has been received - that's more than sufficient time. It raises an important legal issue.

Should an application for judicial review be made before The Federal Court of Canada on the basis the alternative media (e.g. small, independent Blogs) are being discriminated against given the prohibitive cost of transmitting Ms Whitmore's extensive affidavit plus its two volumes of accompanying exhibits from the FCC's Toronto Office to Winnipeg then downloading and printing at 40 cents per page? Does failing to post this material in its entirety on the CJC's website serve the public interest?

Clare L. Pieuk
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Norman Sabourin
Executive Director and Senior General Counsel
Canadian Judicial Council
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0W8

Cher Monsieur Sabourin:

The Sarah Whitmore affidavit filed last Friday in the Federal Court of Canada's Toronto Office is quite lengthy. To access a copy in Winnipeg, where the Douglas Inquiry is being held, would require that it be electronically transferred then printed at the rate of 40 cents per page for taxpayers wishing to review the documentation.

The affidavit is in support of Ms Sheila Block's application August 20 of this year before the FCC for a judicial review and termination of the Inquiry on the basis of an alleged apprehension of bias. Since it was published on the CJC website by natural extension will the Whitmore affidavit also be reproduced in its entirety?

Merci bien.

Clare L. Pieuk


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