Everyone watching the Ontario Liberal gas plant scandal criminal trial knew it was coming, but the appeal, filed about four hours after the sentence, did arrive quickly. Livingston’s appeal, which is posted below, seems to me to be so weak that I wonder if the lawyers are selling a whiff of hope to their client …
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Livingston Reasons for Sentence
Here are a few quick reactions to the sentence handed down this morning to David Livingston of 4 months imprisonment plus 12 months probation which includes 100 hours community service.
Tomorrow is the sentencing day for former Premier McGuinty’s last chief of staff, David Livingston. I’ll be reporting here on what happens. While we’re all waiting for Judge Lipson’s sentence, another question is where are the other key gas scandlers now?
Today began the sentencing hearing for former Premier McGuinty’s chief of staff David Livingston. Livingston’s defence team presented 27 character witness statements. About half of those witnesses appeared in person, and several of those stayed the entire long day of the hearing. One travelled from Vancouver to appear. And what a parade of notables!
Here are some observations arising from Judge Lipson’s verdict, both what it contained and what it did not contain.
Below is the Reasons for Judgment of Justice T. R. Lipson in the gas scandal trial released on January 19, 2018 at around 4 pm.
Here’s my much-condensed backgrounder on the current Ontario Liberal gas scandal trial, coauthored with my friend Parker Gallant.
On Monday, a NAFTA arbitration panel will start oral hearings in Toronto arising from a dispute between the Delaware-incorporated renewable power developer, Windstream Energy, and the Government of Canada (notice how awkward it is for the public to attend). At stake is Windstream’s claim for damages of $475 million plus interest and costs over an …
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The news and commentary circulating about criminal charges against former Premier McGuinty’s Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff emphasize that McGuinty has not been charged and is not under investigation by the OPP. In considering McGuinty’s success in skating away from his involvement in the gas plant scandal, remember this passage of his …
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