Your Ottawa Region – Update: The respondents have agreed with the suspension of proceedings. The case is now closed.
The human rights violation claim against Mayor Terry Gibeau and the Town of Arnprior was dropped suddenly April 12.
Applicants Igor (Alex) Winter and James (Ron) MacIntyre contacted the Ontario Human Rights Commission to have the claim dismissed after nine days of hearings. The final two days were to take place early next week at the Best Western hotel, on Carling Avenue in Ottawa.
Repeated requests for interviews went unanswered by Winter, MacIntrye and their lawyer, Gordon Douglas of Gowlings Lafleur Henderson in Ottawa…Tribunal vice-chairman David A. Wright, who was presiding over the hearing, also refused comment.
From the Tribunal’s “Core Values” section:
Transparency: Tribunal procedures will be clearly established and decisions will be made in an open way, with substantive reasons that are clear, concise and understandable.