Sunday, March 27, 2011
Strike 2 In Delta-Richmond East?
Nominate in haste, repent at leisure. Former Delta-Richmond East nominee Dale Saip was forced to step aside after it was revealed that he declared bankruptcy in 1993. This left creditors on the hook for $340,000. The replacement candidate, lawyer Kerry-Lynne Findlay, also declared bankruptcy. Kerry-Lynne Findlay "blames a long legal fight over real estate with the Musqueam band" for her troubles. At the time, however, lawyers for the band argued that the issue was leaseholders like Findlay refusing to pay rent on their upscale properties: Band lawyer Harvey said the tenants have refused to pay any rent at all for a year and that's causing hardship for the band. We'll see where this one goes. Kind of marginal, IMHO, but on the other hand the precedent has been set. h/t