It’s a desperate ploy to salvage something out of a case that should never have made its way to court.
That, from the lawyer representing Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Councillor Geoff Meggs, who is now defending them against conflict-of-interest allegations.
The B.C. Supreme Court case centres around a secret audio recording made at a union meeting before last fall’s election.
Lawyer Bryan Baynham says there is a major question about the evidence: We don’t know who made the tape, and it’s unclear what the relationship was between the recorder, the reporter who broke the story, and the opposition NPA.
Bayhnam says there is nothing improper about a party publicly supporting a union and then receiving a donation.
He says this case is just an action by some ‘do-good’ citizens who think their views are more important than the electorate.