Purolator Courier confirms Faskens lawyer Gerry Ranking and secretary Jeannine Ouellette lied to Justice Shaughnessy in Ontario Superior Court
“Purolator Courier confirms: No tracking number, no shipping documents exist. Gerald Ranking and his secretary lied to the court. This article lays out the evidence.“
On January 15, 2010 while I was in Asia, I was convicted of civil contempt of court in absentia and sentenced to three months in prison during a hearing in Ontario Superior Court that I was unaware of. My conviction and three-month sentence were based upon provably fabricated evidence and lies told to the court by senior partners from some of Canada’s top law firms.
Amongst many other lies, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP senior partner Gerald Ranking told the court that he and his secretary couriered to me a copy of a draft court order on November 6, 2009. Then on top of that lie, Mr. Ranking and his fellow lawyer Lorne S. Silver falsely told the court that during a November 17, 2009 phone call I had ‘confessed’ to receiving the draft court order purportedly couriered to me on November 6, 2009.
Purolator Courier confirms that Gerald Ranking and his secretary did not send me the draft court order as they assured Justice J. Bryan Shaughnessy of the Ontario Superior Court. Purolator Courier confirms that Gerald Ranking and his secretary lied to the court. This article lays out the evidence.
My fellow Canadians, don’t believe anything I say; just examine the evidence and judge for yourself.
Secret recording of telephone call
I have already shown how Faskens senior partner Gerry Ranking and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP senior partner Lorne Silver falsely told the court that, during a November 17, 2009 telephone call with them, I admitted receiving the draft court order purportedly couriered to me on November 6, 2009. Silver and Ranking lied to the court. I said no such thing and these lying lawyers knew it then and know it now.
My secret and legally made recordings of the call prove that I did not say that I had received the purported November 6, 2009 courier package or any court order. In fact, I stated exactly the opposite over a dozen times; that I had NOT received such an order and did not receive the purported package. Nonetheless, both Ranking and Silver lied to the court in writing and orally; falsely informing Justice J. Bryan Shaughnessy that I had told them during the phone call that I had received the draft court order.
Creating a second lie to support the first
Mr. Ranking and Mr. Silver were willing to lie to the court about what I said in the phone call, but their lie would be so much better if they had ‘proof’ that they did send me the draft court order they were falsely telling Justice Shaughnessy that I had ‘confessed’ to receiving.
In a very telling moment after the November 17, 2009 phone call, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP lawyer Gerald Ranking stated that his legal secretary* Jeannine Ouellette on November 17, 2009 swore an affidavit of service that on November 6, 2009 she had sent to me via Purolator Courier a draft court order of Justice Shaughnessy dated November 2, 2009.
Download a pdf of Jeannine Ouellette’s affidavit here.
Jeannine Ouellette’s affidavit was a lie. Mr. Ranking lied to the court about sending me the draft court order, and lied to the court about me ‘confessing’ to him that I had received it.
Nonetheless, in my absence from a hearing I did not know was happening, Justice J. Bryan Shaughnessy believed Mr. Ranking, Mr. Silver, and Ms. Ouellette and convicted me based upon this and other lies.
Purolator Confirms: No tracking number, no shipping documents exist
Justice Shaughnessy apparently did not notice that Ms. Ouellette’s affidavit did not contain any courier tracking numbers, shipping documents or signature of receipt as is normally included in an affidavit of service. Justice Shaughnessy believed lawyers Ranking and Silver as Officers of the Court. Justice Shaughnessy believed Ms. Ouellette as she was then a law clerk with one of the largest law firms in Canada.*
Purolator Courier confirms that Purolator never received a package to be couriered to me from Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP on or about November 6, 2009. Purolator Courier confirms that they never delivered such a package to me.
For the past three years my lawyer Paul Slansky and I have asked Mr. Ranking to produce the Purolator Courier receipt, tracking number, weigh bill, signature of receipt or any normal shipping document to prove that the November 6, 2009 package was sent to me.
Mr. Ranking and Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP refuse to present the purported November 6, 2009 Purolator Courier shipping documents for the simple reason that they cannot; they don’t have any. The purported November 6, 2009 Purolator Courier package never existed.
Mr. Ranking and Mr. Silver refuse to be cross-examined on this or any other issue. No wonder!
Gerald Ranking, Lorne Silver, Jeannine Ouellette, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP lied to the court, and the court convicted and sentenced me upon their lies.
If Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Gerald (Gerry) Ranking, Lorne S. Silver, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, or Jeannine Ouellette send the relevant and genuine Purolator shipping documents to me at [email protected] in the form of a sworn affidavit, I will publish the affidavit with the shipping documents, publically apologize and beg their forgiveness here.
Mr. Ranking? Mr. Silver? Ms. Ouellette? Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP? Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP?
I’m waiting for the Purolator shipping documents, and so are ordinary Canadians.
You lied to the courts. You are liars.
* Online searches reveal that Jeannine Ouellette no longer works for Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. Ms. Ouellette apparently left that large law firm sometime around January 2014.
Is it a coincidence that Jeannine Ouellette left the employ of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP when my lawyer and I ramped up legal efforts to have Ranking and Faskens present the November 6, 2009 Purolator Courier shipping documents?
** Photo Credits: Public domain non-copyright photo of Toronto lawyer Gerald L. Ranking, obtained online from public domain materials distributed on the internet by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP without copyright or similar notations. Public domain non-copyright photo of Jeannine Ouellette as posted online by herself without copyright or similar notations. Public domain non-copyright photo of Lorne Silver as posted online without copyright or similar notations.
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