Anglican Samizdat

April 6, 2009

Intimidation in the Diocese of Niagara

Filed under: Diocese of Niagara — David Jenkins @ 9:51 am

The last court hearing between the Diocese of Niagara and ANiC was to decide on costs to be awarded. The diocese is after $200,000 from ANiC, but at the time it couldn’t quite make up its mind – to the judge’s frustration – whether it wanted to sue the parish as a corporation or the wardens personally:

Ms. Chang said the diocese is claiming about $200,000 in costs for that hearing. “The reason there has been a delay for the judge to receive submissions is only on one issue and that is whether or not whatever cost award is made is against the wardens in their personal capacity or as trustees and representatives of the congregation,” said Ms. Chang. “We say it should be awarded against them in their capacity as trustees on behalf of the congregation. There’s no way that if we win the case that the wardens are going to end up with the property personally, there’s no way that they are going to end up with the assets personally, so to suggest that they should be liable for the costs personally is really shameful.”

Making the lawsuit personal is clearly meant as an act of intimidation and a warning to the wardens of other parishes who might wish to leave a heretical diocese and re-align with ANiC.

In the Diocese of Niagara, All You Need is Love, hypocrisy and a willingness to lie under oath.


1 Comment

  1. David,
    I sit in breathless admiration of your candor.

    Comment by Jim Muirhead — April 6, 2009 @ 4:23 pm

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