Occupy Calgary Request For Damage Cost Retraction

8 Apr

To the City of Calgary,

This letter seeks an acknowledgment that certain damages the City accused Occupy Calgary of in the media, were unsubstantiated and found to be so in a court of law by the Chief Justice of Alberta. At the time of his ruling Justice N.C Wittmann concluded various costs submitted by the City could not stand up to judicial scrutiny, specifically :

1. Downtown Parks power shut off, totalling $1,835.25.
2. Extra Garbage Pick-ups by BFI, totalling $1,000.00.
3. Contracted washroom cleaning, totalling $945.00
4. Sod Repairs, totalling $12,705.00
5. Washroom cleaning, painting, plumbing, tile, arborite, totalling $15,198.00.
6. Replacing Heaters & Hand Dryer in Mens Washroom, totalling $1,559.00
7. Statue patina, totalling $472.50
8. Cornice Metal Caps, totalling $500.00

Although the ruling was passed down many months ago, no credible effort has been undertaken by the City to correct this wrong. Recently the City has presented additional damages to the media also attributed to Occupy, but an itemized list has not yet been made available when requested. Therefore this letter seeks recognizance only for the costs that did go before judicial scrutiny, and were struck down in the Justice’s ruling:

“I think it is appropriate to add that there is very little evidence that the Occupy Calgary group itself has caused damage aside from some wear and tear to the turf upon which they have erected their tents…I appreciate that there is significant public interest in this matter. The citizens of Calgary should know that the Occupy Calgary group at Olympic Plaza has been benign.”
-Justice Wittmann, Dec 6th – page 14: 8 – Conclusion – [49]

Please issue a public voluntary retraction for claims regarding the $34,214.75 in damages that Justice Wittmann found to be unassociated with Occupy Calgary.

Occupy Calgary


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  3. Dopesickhispter April 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    how do they afford the $4000 a month rent at the Ramsay house? selling weed?

  4. dumpsterpotluck April 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I.m sure Ramsay house could poll thier pot and beer money to cover the cities costs.

    • vickypenny April 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

      What do you base that on? Do you know the people and how they live or are you just winging it with inaccurate media reports? Or is it a stereotype because of a couple of peoples actions? Next time you think you’re perfect, try walking on water…and your shower doesn’t count…

      • dumpsterpotluck April 13, 2012 at 11:26 am #

        I know they spend hundreds of dollars a month on pot and pabst blue ribbon.

        • vickypenny April 16, 2012 at 9:48 am #

          So if you know I assume you can prove the allegations you’re making?
          Who is “they”?

  5. Some Dude April 9, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    It’s absolute horsecock that the city not only refuses to issue a retraction, but continues to claim further damages in leiu of Whitmann’s judgement. If this libel and slander continues, is there legal recourse?

    • vickypenny April 16, 2012 at 9:53 am #

      Possibly. Considering how I now take a label that is defamatory to my personal credibility despite being 100% fully not involved.


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