First round goes to…our Community!
On Thursday, December 19 our lawyers presented our Motion for Leave to Intervene as a Party in the matter of the 40% Agreement ongoing between the City of Ottawa and ClubLink at the Elgin Street Courthouse. Thank you again to all of you who came out to fill Courtroom 31.
Justice MacLeod rendered his decision today and the Coalition was successful in being granted leave to intervene as an added party to the City of Ottawa application.
We will have the right to file an affidavit, cross-examine either ClubLink or the City’s affiants (should we decide this is necessary) and then make both written and oral arguments at the hearing tentatively scheduled for the last week of February 2020. The Coalition was not granted an independent right of appeal, meaning that it cannot initiate an appeal. In the event that either party appeals, the Coalition may participate subject to directions from the Court of Appeal.
This intervention will give the Coalition standing from which to argue the rights and interests of the Kanata North residents and community members to access our open and green spaces designated within the 40 Percent Agreement . We will be arguing in support of the City of Ottawa position that the 40 Percent Agreement remains in force and that ClubLink must make the golf course lands available to the City under the terms of the agreement if it no longer wishes to operate a golf course.
Our counsel will join the City of Ottawa counsel in Court the last week of February for a two day hearing to defend the 40 Percent Agreement.
Our success comes at a price. We need your financial support more than ever.
This month we are hiring communication experts and, given our success in Court last week, we must now plan for another Court battle.
Please help us fight the Goliath of ClubLink, Minto and Richcraft.
We need your donation by cheque or GoFundMe today. Instructions are here
Our Gala is just around the corner!
Tickets are available online and selling quickly! There is still time to join a Street Table with your neighbours and friends at the Brookstreet Hotel on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Fabulous food, friends and fun are all a key part of this fundraising effort!
See you there!
May 2020 bring peace and joy to our community!
All the members of the Coalition join me in wishing you and your family and friends a wonderful Christmas, Hanukah and New Year holiday season. We hope you celebrate by spending good time in the green and open spaces that make our Kanata neighbourhoods such a special home.
Chair, Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition