By Henry McRandall
After more than five years of trying, today will be the day the Ministry of the Attorney-General for Ontario – Canada’s largest province – will attempt to complete its effort to strip me of my human and constitutional rights and deny me any further access to the courts of justice in my native country.
The campaign to have me declared “incompetent” to exercise my most basic rights – guaranteed under both the Ontario Human Rights Charter and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – was actually begun by a corrupt $1,000-an-hour lawyer, Jamie Dunbar, of the giant Toronto law firm of Fraser Milner Casgrain after I had the audacity to file a lawsuit against two so-called “charities” that were violating the human rights of disabled persons.
The Ontario government’s interest came into play because the two so-called “charities” – Ontario March of Dimes and Leads Employment Agency – are evil favourites of the government which receive government contracts to provide services to disabled persons and exploit the unpaid labour of these clients to generate revenue to pay the six-figure salaries of their executives.
Although these “charities” are part of the so-called non-profit sector, the exorbitant salaries they pay their executives – all drawn from the top one percent – ensure that these “charities” will not register a profit.
But back to the case at hand – the attempt by the Attorney-General of Ontario – through his Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee – to strip me of my most basic human and constitutional rights.
About six years ago, I filed my lawsuit against these two charities when they refused to provide the job-placement services the government was paying them to provide for me unless I first agreed to first work full-time, for free, for at least four to six weeks with no guarantee of paid employment thereafter. (I suffer from a permanent medical disability, according to that same government).
The lead lawyer for Ontario March of Dimes responded by filing a court motion to have me declared to be in need of a litigation guardian.
At an Examination for Discovery to elicit testimony from my physician, Dunbar refused to allow my legal respresentative to attend and pressed on with a bizarre line of questioning that caught my doctor totally off guard.
When the Motion hearing was held a short time later, my doctor was not in court. As I could not afford a lawyer, I was unrepresented.
When the courtroom opened, Dunbar and an associate immediately rushed to the front of the courtroom and seized the table that was reserved for all defence counsel for the various cases that would be heard that day and moved it up beside the judge’s dais. They then took two chairs and monopolized the table throughout cases being heard ahead of theirs, forcing other defence counsel to work without a table.
When my case was called, Dunbar immediately stood up and launched into a two-minute tirade, four feet from the judge’s face, the highlight of which was a grotesque lie about my doctor’s testimony at exmaination for discovery.
Unrepresented by anyone, I stood and attempted to point out Dunbar’s lies to the court. But the Justice of the Peace in charge that day, a corrupt and senile man named Browne – since duly retired – refused to allow me to speak and immediately ruled in Dunbar’s favour, ruling me incompetent, on the basis of no evidence, to exercise my human and constitutional legal rights and implicitly ordering the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee to take carriage of my case.
Instead, Charles Walters, legal counsel for the Office’s London, Ontario, branch, advised me that he would be terminating my case – for no valid reason.
A few weeks ago he contacted me by e-mail to inform me – five years later – that a legal hearing was required before my case could be shut down. A final hearing is set for today.
I will be submitting the entire content of the E-zine or blog – including more than 500 columns written by me in less than three years – as evidence of my sanity and clear judgment.
Today a judge named Campbell – who promised me I would be allowed to speak at today’s hearing – must decide whether to restore my most basic hmuan and constitutional rights and guarantee me full access to justice once again – including a lawyer of my choice paid for by Legal Aid – or corruptly uphold the bizarre ruling of the first kangaroo court.
Today will be my personal Judgment Day
By Henry McRandall