[Vancouver Sun, June 11, 2008] Under our code, and under the circumstances of this complaint, the tribunal had no choice but to give all parties a fair opportunity to be heard, and then proceed to decide whether the article violated the code. That is what the tribunal has done.
The tribunal’s decision, when it comes, will likely be criticized by one side or another, which is fair game. There is, however, nothing in the process that warrants the vitriolic attacks against the tribunal which have appeared in the press.
Donald Crane is a lawyer in Vancouver.