Nipawin - January 8, 2001 - by: Mario deSantis


We just came to know that Alliance Leader Stockwell Day has settled a defamation lawsuit brought against him by Red Deer lawyer Lorne Goddard.



transformational changes

As I began to write for Ensign, I realized the widespread breakdown of our social fabric and I urged the need for transformational changes of our business and political leadership. In particular, I indulged on the incompetence of our own Saskatchewan government as our health care system, the pride of Tommy Douglas, turned to a gambling casino. We also found out that Premier Roy Romanow is not a constitutional leader; in fact, he is a phony leader who doesn't walk his talk. As I ventured into federal politics, we found out that our own Prime Minister Jean Chretien is void of any integrity as we common people understand it.



child pornography

Today, we have hypocritical Stockwell Day, who preaches personal responsibilities and Christian values in church, and who uses public money for his personal bigotry. I am really laughing sadly as I come to understand better how phony our no fault leaders are. In April 1999, Day was Alberta Treasurer, and he wrote a letter to the Editor of the Red Deer Advocate criticizing lawyer Lorne Goddard for defending a man charged with the possession of child pornography. As a result of this letter, Goddard sued Day for $600,000 claiming that his character had been defamed and that his law practice had been damaged.



secrecy agreement

Day has been using his personal lawyers to settle this private lawsuit, and now the Alberta's taxpayers are hooked with the bill since Day claims that he is insured under the Alberta's Risk Management Fund. But the story doesn't finish here, the public is going to pay the bill and the same public cannot have access to the details of the settlement since the settlement includes a non-disclosure or secrecy agreement.




In conclusion, our political leaders are sheltered by their own personal responsibilities and use the contract as a device to fool the common people and to make a mockery of common law.
  List of relevant political and economics articles
  Day faces growing criticism as public pays tab in lawsuit, JILL MAHONEY AND MARK MacKINNON, Saturday, January 6, 2001. The Globe and Mail
  Final details of day lawsuit public domain, Barry Cooper & David Bercuson, The StarPhoenix, January 5, 2001, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan