Attorney General of Canada desperate to stop Julian Fantino’s sworn testimony.

Former federal Cabinet Minister Julian Fantino

Federal Court of Canada rebukes Attorney General of Canada counsel Victor J. Paolone.

Attorney General of Canada counsel Victor J. Paolone apparently wasn’t happy with Julian Fantino filing an appeal in the case of Fantino’s application to intervene in the Best – Shaughnessy CJC matter. On January 24, 2018, over a month after the court accepted Fantino’s appeal notice, Paolone requested a case conference call with Madam prothonotary Aylen of the Federal Court of Canada – NOT the Federal Court of Appeal where Fantino had filed his case.

Madam Mandy Aylen is the Federal Court of Canada prothonotary (minor judge) who first denied Fantino’s application to internvene in the CJC Shaughnessy matter way back in October 2017. (See October 26, 2017 article here)

Paolone’s request to the Federal Court of Canada was unusual because the Federal Court of Appeal had a month previously accepted Fantino’s appeal – and now Paolone wanted to undo that – quietly in a little meeting and without a formal motion.

Paolone sent a letter to the other counsel saying he would write to the court to request a case conference call.

‘The Court’ … Paolone didn’t tell the other lawyers that he wasn’t writing to the Federal Court of Appeal where the case was now on file. He didn’t mention that he intended to try and get Prothonotary Aylen of Federal Court of Canada to hold the conference – even though that court was finished with the case.

What a slick move by Attorney General of Canada counsel Victor Paolone. Not quite in the ‘dirty tricks’ manual… but not the move of an upfront guy either! 

So how did Paolone’s slick move work out? Ha! The Federal Court of Canada delivered the following rebuke…   

“The Court is in receipt of a letter from the Attorney General seeking a case management conference in order to obtain direction from the Court as to the appropriate venue in which Mr. Fantino should pursue his appeal. The Court does not provide parties with legal advice. Moreover, there are currently no proceedings before this Court. Accordingly, the Court declines the Attorney General’s request for a case management conference.”

Julian Fantino’s bombshell affidavit

Both the Attorney General of Canada and Justice J. Bryan Shaughnessy filed notice that they intend to fight Julian Fantino’s appeal and application to intervene in the judicial review of the Canadian Judicial Council’s summary dismissal of a complaint against Justice Shaughnessy.

One can understand how Justice Shaughnessy would be terrified of Fantino’s sworn testimony as it exposes the truth about Shaughnessy’s behaviour which several senior lawyers and a retired Crown Attorney have called “despotic”, “disgusting”, “reprehensible”, “malicious” and “worthy of his removal from the bench.”

“It is not the rogue acts of a handful of judges that undermine our justice system, it is the cover-ups that do the most damage to the public’s trust and confidence in our courts.”

The real puzzler is why the Attorney General of Canada should be siding with a judge whose ‘disgusting’ misconduct is proven by irrefutable evidence straight from the official court record and transcripts. One would hope that the Attorney General of Canada would have the broader interests of Canadians and the integrity of the justice system in mind…

But… perhaps Victor Palone and the Attorney General of Canada believe that it’s all about protecting fellow club members when possible – and the public trust and rule of law be damned.

Justice Keith Boswell

Julian Fantino files appeal in the Donald Best, Justice Shaughnessy Canadian Judicial Council case.

Julian Fantino, former Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, applied to intervene in the CJC / Justice Shaughnessy case by filing an application and supporting affidavit sworn September 28, 2017. On October 25, 2017, Prothonotary Mandy Aylen rejected Fantino’s application.

Fantino then filed an appeal of the rejection, to be heard on November 20, 2017 prior to the Judicial Review – however on Thursday afternoon, November 16, 2017, effectively one business day prior to the court date, Justice Keith M. Boswell issued an order that Mr. Fantino’s appeal would not be heard and would be scheduled for General Sittings. But – the Judicial Review would go ahead anyway without Mr. Fantino’s intervention or waiting for another court to hear his appeal.

Justice Boswell constructively dismissed Julian Fantino’s appeal – so Fantino’s lawyer, Bill McKenzie, filed an appeal which has yet to be scheduled. You can read Fantino’s notice of appeal here.

Here are some of the recent documents filed in the case…

January 26, 2018 – Direction of Madam Prothonotary Aylen refusing Victor Paolone – AGC request for case management conference call. (pdf 182kb)

January 8, 2018 – Attorney General of Canada – Victor Paolone Notice of Appearance in Fantino appeal. (pdf 508kb)

December 15, 2017 – Julian Fantino Notice of Appeal of Justice Boswell decision. (pdf 723kb)

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  • We must eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Do you concur?

    ***** Five Star Rating

    How is that staggering travesty of justice tolerated in a nation that is supposed to have respect for the rule of law?

    • Mental Health issues arise because of injustice. Injustice breeds anxiety and stress and also is a link to terrorism.So perhaps we should be cleaning up corruption in order to alleviate mental health issues.

  • In answer to the question…… Justin Trudeau how could you invite a attempted murderer/terrorist to a dinner reception in India…..that’s an easy answer…..JUST PAY MONEY INTO MY PARTY FUNDS … your money is a great blindfold to cover up your terrorist activities. We have CSIS and RCMP blindfolded too…

  • Justice Shaughnessy is a dirty Ontario judge involved in the coverup of the frauds and theft of our home to protect and coverup proven corruption in the Ministry of Attorney General of Ontario, Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Judicial Council! We demand the OPP to arrest all lawyers, judges and politicians for their crimes against my family and their crimes against Ontario!

    • That’s an interesting story Robert. Another blemish against Shaughnessy. The Durham Regional police are reading this. They are copying all these posts. Great stories of corruption. They can liason with the OPP and with the RCMP. Yes they can!!!!
      Please share your story online. Your courage is appreciated.
      What you have to realize Shaughnessy will not have just one blemish as done against Donald Best. He will have many. Please reveal your stories against this Judge.
      Continual coverage of the blemishes of Shaughnessy lessens the grip of power the justice system has and remember members of Parliament can be hauled into court too. They work for you too.
      Take for instance Bob Rae was NDP and then he turned Liberal. Was interim federal Liberal Leader before Justin won. Does it matter which party you all allign yourself with. You might change your mind later. Whatever perhaps brings more money .Apparently Bob Rae is a lawyer for the First Nations with respect to the Ring of Fire Project which is a multi billion dollar mineral to be mined. Huge profits to be made there. Crookedness has no party title. A senior civil leader said all lawyers lie. I guess the lawyers in Parliament lie too. So whether they are opposition or the government the lawyer ones might lie. So are they really there for your interests if they are the opposition? Great thought to ponder. Are the present running government ones there to serve you or to protect laws that protect the Crooked. Another interesting one to think about. Many good ones I’m sure too Honest ones who truly care but stifled by the corrupt.
      Why have Crooked lawyers Crooked judges been allowed to run freely. Why has Shaughnessy apparently defrauded another Ontario citizen who posted here ?

    • Now that the Courts found a McGuinty aid guilty of erasing hard drives you would think the OPP would be ready for the next haul of crooked. They don’t engage in mischief to erase hard drives unless the hard drives contained evidence. Who paid for the fee to erase the hard drives. The government of Ontario? If the monies were paid by the Ontario government then why not breach of trust? Are Ontario citizens supposed to pay for mischief?

      The Ontario government …premier sitting now…had an email sent to the Ontario government and caucus lawyer Siegel McMurray instead of to the police and my interpretation of the letter to who I would interpret as Nunziata the lawyer for the woman sexual assaulted would indicate to me backroom dealing or let’s cut a deal behind the scenes to avoid public exposure. I could be wrong but I saw the letter and since our premier backtracked on her public statements the next day after the letter surfaced we seem to be having some naughty boys and girls not only engaging in mischief but in downright corruption. Why would a backroom deal need to be cut? Who committed the sexual assault? I would think our premier would be on the side of the female and as a fellow Canadian woman she would want the OPP to investigate the allegations. I think Kathleen Wynne has disappointed the woman of Canada by her actions. I know if I was premier I would say call the police.

  • OLG is out of control! They just did a Chinese New Year promotion but only for selected retailers. The Promotion was buy $20.00 dollars worth of Lottomax tickets or $21.00 dollars of 649 and receive 3 free Lottario tickets from selected retailers. My retailer was not one of them! This is WRONG. Every Player should have the same odds of winning any prize from any retailer. I want my three tickets!!!! The Attorney General should look into this. My retailer knew nothing about this! I want to be contacted!
    Thank You!

    • Let’s see if they contact you, John . Don’t hold your breath too long. Donald Best has waited for justice far too long. He is still waiting.
      We know he deserves justice but the crooked cover it up. The Attorney General is desperate. Their all desperate. The leaks are starting far and wide and it’s contagious. That shows people the need to leak documents. Then you trap them in their cover-up. The lawyer Nunziata has gone public with his client’s story.. Why ?? She is not out for money or fame. My guess its to show double standard against Patrick Brown. She doesn’t like hypocrisy. But that remains to be seen. Let’s see what happens. I’m sure the name of the groping sexual assaulter will be revealed publicly soon.

  • YES exposing their every move online is brilliant. The attempts to take down the website failed and now it proves the importance of public expose.

    The newspapers had refused for years to acknowledge your side of story. Your website has! The courts refused to listen to your evidence. The public has. The public consists of law enforcement government and lawyers too.

  • The attorney general is definitely getting desperate and desperate people make mistakes. That’s when you pounce on them. My guess is now civil liberties advocates are pursuing this case they are getting deeper into their sewage and the stink is suffocating them. Your constant relentless website keeping the public up to date of their every moves is the key to success. That’s why they tried to criminally take it down with cyber terrorism. Right from day 1 these lying corrupted individuals have tried every tactic to silence you.
    The public knows now. The public hears the lying lawyers with their own ears. The public see cover up by police. The public sees cover up by crooked judges and a crooked law society. They can’t remove the evidence solidified in the publics minds .

    • You are right . It appears the Attorney General is becoming desperate at Fantino’s appeal. It appears those who wanted Patrick Brown out are desperate. One MPP or perhaps he is an MP told a reporter that he had dirt on the reporter. Isn’t that called blackmail to silence the reporter. Well even if it’s true there is dirt on the reporter not much chance of disclosing it otherwise blackmail is in his face. Word of advice to those who blackmail with..we have dirt on you or we will rub your face in the mud..when you say that to anyone that can expose your corruption. .that’s blackmail to silence. . So my suggestion..go clean up your dirt and stop throwing it at others.

  • Backroom dealing Paolone


  • HA HA!!! It backfired. Time for the Feds to swoop in and sting

  • A retired Crown Attorney called Shaughnessy actions malicious. That’s a far cry from Mr. Best s lawsuit being called frivolous and vexatious . Why such a broad spectrum between a former crown and a sitting judge? They are all moulded from the same fibre of the law. So why the difference. Is one corrupted and the other is not ??, Malicious is a very strong word used to denote premeditated malice or harm against an individual. Thus judge Shaughnessy harmed Donald Best based on a premeditated decision and when you factor in fabricated affidavits by lying lawyers the term malicious takes on a far greater meaning

  • Brilliant. Love your report. Exposing every move like that. Very educational.

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