Comment 63898

By bigguy1231 (registered) | Posted May 23, 2011 at 13:30:59

There is a policy in place to cover councillors for these types of frivolous lawsuits and thats all this was despite what the judge ruled. Anyone who thinks that council is going to change that policy just to satisfy a few whiners in this city is delusional.

Councillors for the most part are just average people trying to do a thankless job. They are not in the position financially to defend themselves from all the potential lawsuits that could be filed against them by people trying to make a name for themselves or even trying to enrich themselves. They do not have the limited immunity that provincial and federal politicians have given themselves.

The city has the resources to defend these sorts of actions that individual councillors don't. I like to think of it as a deterrent against these types of nuisance lawsuits and thats all this was. We are going to get the odd person who will press forward without regard to costs but most are going to think twice before going up against the government, especially if their lawsuits are meritless. At the end of the day after paying his lawyer, this idiot who sued Whitehead is probably going to end up with nothing. All so he could get a judgement. If he had done nothing people wouldn't know who he is and he wouldn't have confirmed what Whitehead wrote.

Comment edited by bigguy1231 on 2011-05-23 13:33:57

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