Re: Federal Court Case
- Hi Lois:
Thanks for your positive and strong action and clear timely communication.
But, how much do you need?
Lois Sparling wrote:
> I need donations to pay for the transcripts of the cross examinations of--
> the National Archives and Statistics Canada witnesses and to copy, bind
> and deliver the Applicant's Record for Beatty v AG Canada et al. ASAP.
> Beatty v AG Canada et al is our Action in Federal Court to compel the
> release of the 1911 census to the public. Up until now, we have been
> able to pay the expenses of this Action from donations left over from
> our successful Federal Court case to compel the release of the 1906
> census (Beatty et al v the Chief Statistician et al). We have now run
> out of money. This form of court action is designed to be fast. (It
> isn't fast but it is faster and less expensive than regular court
> cases.) There are very strict deadlines we have to meet. The next
> deadline is to file the Applicant's Record by Oct. 30, 2003. We will
> not be having a trial with real, live witnesses. Instead the Federal
> Court Judge reads our Affidavits, documents and the transcripts of the
> cross examinations before the hearing. On the hearing date, the Judge
> listens to the lawyers' oral arguments. Our Applicant's Record is our
> evidence. We need money to pay the court reporters for a transcript of
> the cross examinations which need to be included in this Applicant's
> That's probably more than you wanted to know. The bottom line is that
> now we need more money to pay for our court action. Please send
> donations to my office made out to Lois Sparling - in trust. The
> address is: #1400, 550 - 6 Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0S2. Please
> send a note or state on the cheque that this is for Beatty v AG Canada.
> Lois Sparling
William A. Campbell
Calgary, Alberta, Canada