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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby LordEd » Aug 9th, 2017, 12:47 pm

lasnomadas wrote:^^ It's all a matter of public record.

Political affiliation is not the same as saying somebody has done no work over a 5 year period.
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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 9th, 2017, 1:09 pm

flip sure seems to garnered some attention hasnt he lol . wilson is a hack and the biased bclibbers eat it up . facts are he can sue if he wants but he isnt dead like mr mcaisic whose family never recieved any type aollogy from clark . and they deserve 9ne from her :smt045
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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby lasnomadas » Aug 9th, 2017, 1:26 pm

Christy appointed Wilson 4 years ago, right after he endorsed her in the 2013 election campaign. According to some reports, he filed some documents related to his work from 2013 to 2015, but nothing since. Still he managed to collect $150,000 per year amassing $550,000 over the course of the 4 years he was 'LNG advocate'.

I doubt very much if he files a lawsuit. There are so many embarrassing facts about his history with the BC Liberal party AND the NDP that would likely come out. Judy would not be amused, for starters.
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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby Urbane » Aug 9th, 2017, 2:23 pm

On here people can say just about anything about politicians but out there in the real world there are consequences for defamation. Horgan is about to learn that lesson the hard way although you'd think he would have figured that out previously.
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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 9th, 2017, 2:53 pm

Urbane wrote:On here people can say just about anything about politicians but out there in the real world there are consequences for defamation. Horgan is about to learn that lesson the hard way although you'd think he would have figured that out previously.

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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby lasnomadas » Aug 9th, 2017, 2:53 pm

Horgan has nothing to worry about. Wilson isn't going to sue. Too many skeletons in his closet that will come tumbling out in a defamation lawsuit.
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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby LordEd » Aug 9th, 2017, 3:00 pm

lasnomadas wrote:According to some reports, he filed some documents related to his work from 2013 to 2015, but nothing since.
Can you support that assertion? If not, and if he can prove work 2015 and beyond, you're supporting his lawsuit that his reputation was harmed.

https://www.scribd.com/document/3554521 ... =affiliate

Seems to have done something in 2015/2016.
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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby lasnomadas » Aug 9th, 2017, 3:22 pm

That link you provided is just more BC Liberal bafflegab. There is nothing in there that proves Wilson did anything.

Oh, and to what reputation do you refer?
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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby maryjane48 » Aug 9th, 2017, 3:44 pm

that link doesnt prove anything when we know the clark govt deleted stuff so realy cant prove what documents where made when :smt045
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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby erinmore3775 » Aug 9th, 2017, 3:55 pm

Perhaps some of you would consider reading the following.

" Speaking on The Jon McComb Show with guest host Simi Sara, The Province columnist Mike Smyth said he spoke with Ralston on Monday about the report.“Ralston said last week – and this is critical – the government did an internal review of Wilson’s work before they fired him. So I asked Ralston ‘how could you have done a review that did not turn up these documents?’ He couldn’t really explain that, he just said he relied on information that was given to him by other people,” said Smyth. He also notes there’s an interesting twist.“There are 28 separate updates filed by Wilson to Shirley Bond, and this is all on the government’s own website and one of the great ironies of it is that it was the NDP that filed the freedom of information request for this information.”Smyth notes he took a call on Monday from Ralston who has since retracted his earlier comments and apologized to Wilson."

http://globalnews.ca/news/3654435/fired-lng-advocate-gordon-wilson-not-ruling-out-legal-action/

Perhaps we could be generous and say this is a rookie Cabinet mistake who was blinded by his first grasp at power and wanted to get his licks in on Wilson. However, it was a classic HUYA syndrome mistake that will cost all of us money. Wilson will probably sue and even an out of court settlement with a "page three" apology from Ralston and Horgan it will cost the taxpayers of BC considerable coin.

Hopefully, the new government will learn from this. Shut up and concentrate on legislation. Get to work and show the citizens that you deserve to form the government. Playing partisan politics now will only lead to more trouble and an early election.
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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby flamingfingers » Aug 9th, 2017, 4:25 pm

What is Wilson basing his suit on? Defamation? Libel? Slander? Ruining his reputation? What advice is his lawyer giving him?

He's asking for a written apology from Horgan, possibly Ralston and maybe Blaney. The apologies have already been in written form and publicly communicated, so what else does he want?
If ignorance is bliss, why is everyone so unhappy?

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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby Urbane » Aug 9th, 2017, 5:25 pm

    flamingfingers wrote:What is Wilson basing his suit on? Defamation? Libel? Slander? Ruining his reputation? What advice is his lawyer giving him?

    He's asking for a written apology from Horgan, possibly Ralston and maybe Blaney. The apologies have already been in written form and publicly communicated, so what else does he want?
It comes down to this: You can say ridiculous untrue things on here but when they're said out there in the real world, by the premier and one of his ministers, there will be consequences. There will either be a trial or an out of court settlement and it will cost taxpayers a lot of money. Horgan is getting off to a very bad start!
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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby mikest2 » Aug 9th, 2017, 5:43 pm

I cannot see how anyone can stand in defense of what has happened here. Had the Liberals done this when in power the NDP would have screamed for the resignation of of the minister responsible, and quite probably the Premier. Now the shoe is on the other foot and The Premier seems to think he can apologize this away ! This is totally indefensible and heads should roll. If this is how the NDP/Green have done their homework on any other issues (like Site C) bend over, place your head between your knees and kiss your glute and wallet goodbye.
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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby flamingfingers » Aug 9th, 2017, 5:44 pm

Taken to court, defamation, libel suits are seldom settled for more than $150 or $200K.

And how many energy companies are chasing after him to manage their 'sell LNG program considering the abject failure of his 'sell LNG in BC????
If ignorance is bliss, why is everyone so unhappy?

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Re: Wilson threatens to sue Horgan & Blaney

Postby Urbane » Aug 9th, 2017, 5:58 pm

    flamingfingers wrote:Taken to court, defamation, libel suits are seldom settled for more than $150 or $200K.

    And how many energy companies are chasing after him to manage their 'sell LNG program considering the abject failure of his 'sell LNG in BC????

Thin soup! Wrong is wrong regardless of the amount of the settlement! And now you're conflating two issues - defaming Gordon Wilson by uttering lies and the strength of the LNG industry. Your NDP view is not likely to prevail with the judge!
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