Update on my Canadian Charter Rights case

Some of you have been asking me for an update on my case. This is what has happened thus far.

On December 3, 2009 I had a meeting at the QHRC to discuss the failure of the mediator Mr. G to return my messages, after the breakdown of the mediation session on September 15, 2009, the dismissal of Mr. Niemi as my advocate and Mr. G’s request that I submit another offer of settlement to Les Ailes de la mode and the legal firm they hired, Heenan Blaikie.

I met with Mr. G’s supervisor Mr. B and we discussed some of the elements of the case. On December 11, 2009 I received an offer to continue discussions on December 14. I accepted and Mr. B and I met again, in his office, to discuss the case. Once again, it started off with Mr. B asking me what I wanted, even though I had made copies of the emails messages between myself, Mr. Niemi and the QHRC mediator, Mr. G, available to him.

The emails state, in no uncertain terms, what I am asking for.

Our meeting was fairly brief (about 40 minutes) and ended with Mr. B promising to get back to me on December 18, 2009.

The 18th of December came and went with no word from anyone at the QHRC.

So what am I going to do?

Stay tuned…

If you want to read about some of the details of the case you can download the pdf files below.

Something is seriously wrong in the Province of Quebec right now. As an English-speaking, African Canadian, it seems as though I am going to have to fight even harder, to obtain a just settlement, even after I won my case.

This could make for a very interesting documentary.

The following are pdf files, for you to download and read regarding some of the details of my case.

The Montreal Gazette coverage:
Winston Wood human rights complaint

Media releases from the July 2009 news conference:
1. WinstonWood Case Summary
2. Com. Wood E 07-09
3. WinstonWood Chronology

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