Arguments in the conflict of interest case against Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Councilor Geoff Meggs are expected to head into tomorrow.
Hanging in the balance is that one very important piece of evidence…the recording.
The secret audio recording at the allegations should not be allowed as evidence, according to Mayor Robertson and Councillor Geoff Meggs.
That’s part of the arguments, now underway in B.C. Supreme Court in a case that could see Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Councillor Geoff Meggs tossed from office.
Meggs and Robertson’s lawyer, Brian Baynham, says the recording of portions of the CUPE 10-04 meeting from last October is hearsay. He says we don’t know who recorded it, and it’s admittedly incomplete, and so it should not be allowed.
One of the only other pieces of evidence in this case is an affidavit from Randy Helton, a former mayoral candidate who brought this case forward.
Baynham says the affidavit is inaccurate, full of opinion that are not actually evidence, and should never have been used to ruin his clients’ reputation.
A judge will rule on the admissibility of this evidence before hearing each side’s case.
He’s already thrown out portions of Helton’s affidavit.