WORDS MATTER

At the September 19, 2019 UBID Board Meeting the words “unsafe” and “violence” exploded like firecrackers on Halloween. Noisy, startling but ending in a fizzle. When challenged, this bombastic Trustee was unable to provide any specific examples of unsafe Board meetings or times when violence has occurred, thus he resorts to hearsay with comments like “Everybody knows..”. Never mind the fact he was not in attendance at the April 23 COW meeting. Unencumbered by the facts, he proceeds to accuse another trustee and a handful of landowners who were actually present, of “violence and unsafe behaviour”. Say whaaat?!

Some definitions are in order: Unsafe: not safe, dangerous, Violence: behaviour involving physical force intending to hurt, damage or kill. Oxford Dictionary.

https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/news/union-bay-improvement-district-board-lacks-chair/

A false accusation is a claim or allegation of wrongdoing that is untrue and/or otherwise unsupported by facts. Sure sounds like defamation to me but, I’m not a lawyer. I know a good one though.

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