Breaking News – NPCA Lawsuit Against Niagara Community Activist Ed Smith HAS BEEN DISMISSED  by an Ontario Court Judge

A Brief from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper

Posted November 23rd, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara resident and community activist Ed Smith cleared of lawsuits filed against him by Conservation Authority and others.

Niagara, Ontario – Niagara At Large has learned from sources that two lawsuits launched within the past year against St. Catharines resident and community activist Ed Smith – one filed by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and former NPCA CAO Carmen D’Angelo (now the CAO for Niagara’s regional government) and the other filed by Niagara, Ontario businessman William Montgomery – have both been dismissed by Ontario Court Judge James Ramsay.

Dismissal of the defamation suits against Smith follow two days of arguments heard in a Welland court this past November 20th and 21st by lawyers for both parties.

Niagara At Large has also learned that Judge Ramsay’s written ruling will not be publicly released until late morning this Friday, November 24th, and NAL will be sure to obtain a copy and a post a detailed report on the ruling, SO STAY TUNED!

What one can say at this point, is that this is good news for all citizens who engage in the democratic process across Ontario and Canada, and for the right we all have as citizens to hold our governments accountable.

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5 responses to “Breaking News – NPCA Lawsuit Against Niagara Community Activist Ed Smith HAS BEEN DISMISSED  by an Ontario Court Judge

  1. I will wait for the WRITTEN statement before I jump up and dance around the Court House..But as of now, I congratulate Ed Smith and the people who supported him and the cause.
    In my opinion the the NPCA Board and Administrative Executives has proven to be a very destructive cabal of appointed people not worthy of any position where trust is a prerequisite.

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  2. Was his counter suit dropped?

    A Response Note from Niagara At Large – Sources tell us that the counter lawsuit filed by Ed Smith is still outstanding and has yet to be ruled on.

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  3. It is very difficult to feel anything but disgust for the NPCA Board and Administration after the arrogance displayed and perpetuated against an honest and truthful councillor such as Bill Hodgson, especially when all the Board Members sat and said nothing as the Gentleman was fed to the wolves…May the Councillor find some satisfaction from the recent decision made in the court of Law in Welland.

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  4. Thanks to our justice system for seeing through the lies of the Niagara Corruption Corporation, otherwise known as Niagara Regional Government, NPCA, et al.

    Vindication is sweet. It’s also a fantastic motivator, and a very powerful tool.

    Remember that they tried and FAILED to sue an innocent citizen when election time comes. Remember all their blatant lies when election time comes. For when that day comes, many will surely fall. And the righteous shall rise in place of the corrupt false prophets. You may kick and scream, or sue all you want, but you will be held accountable. The best is yet to come.

    It’s time to take back our Conservation Authority. It’s time to take back Niagara. It’s time to take back our home. We need to make absolutely sure that Government understands it’s place as humble servants to it’s Citizens, not the other way around.

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  5. Thank you Ed Smith for showing that if you are in the right you don’t have to bow down and kiss dirty feet when hit with a slap suit. A lot of us who have little monetary means to fight these suits have to chose between home, family and pride. I hope you win your countersuit and if you have some gains after paying costs I’d put it aside for the next lawsuit. These people don’t lose then back off. You know they’ll be back over and over again until they have no resources left. They seem to have no end to friends with resources either.

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