Barry Neufeld Legal Fund

It has been some time since I sent out an update51692524_1621388610379817_r.jpeg. Some have asked me what is happening with my court cases. I have to admit, that sometimes I also wonder! My current situation is that I am now embroiled in no less than SIX court cases.

The Complaint of the Canadian Union of Public Employees to the BC Human Rights Tribunal that I pose a danger to their workers.  This has been stalled for three years because they can’t come up with the names of anyone who feels threatened.
The Complaint of the BC Teacher Federation to the BC Human Rights Tribunal that I pose a danger to their workers. It is stalled for almost three years for the same reason.
My defamation suit against Glen Hansman President of the BCTF for defamation. He countered with an Anti-SLAPP application (a brand new law to prevent vexatious lawsuits) claiming that he had the right to insult me in the public Interest. His legal team backed this up with a 600 page affidavit. The brand new Judge, recently appointed by Justin Trudeau had never heard a defamation suit before, and this was the first time an Anti-SLAPP suit had been heard in British Columbia. After a few months’ deliberation, he granted Hansman’s application with 50 pages of reasons. We appealed his decision. It was heard by the Court of Appeal in November last year, but six months later, the Judges have not yet released their decision. It is important that we win this case because radical social Justice activists have resorted to such extreme intimidation and bullying that they are increasingly making it impossible for people with traditional family values and morals to run for public office.
I have applied to the Supreme Court to force the Human Rights Tribunal to DROP the silly complaints as they have dragged on for three years and still can’t be settled. The Human rights tribunal is only a “quasi-court.” The people appointed to hear complaints are not judges or even trained lawyers. But if I had been charged with a serious crime like murder, my accusers would have only 18 months to prove their case against me. After that, the case would be thrown out of court for abuse of process.  No such safeguard is available to citizens accused in a Human Rights Tribunal. However, CUPE fired their activist pro bono lawyer and their staff lawyer made an offer to settle their complaint, which they had filed against both me personally and the whole school board. Although my government appointed lawyers encouraged me to accept the settlement, I could not in good conscience do it. I am critical of an educational learning resource, and I am not a threat to any person. Neither is the School Board for that matter. So I refused to agree to an “out of court” settlement.
Even though there was no proof of any wrongdoing, my radical new school board made a back room deal with CUPE and approved punitive damages funds to an agency not associated with public education. I managed to get into that “secret” meeting and accused my colleagues of throwing me under the bus!  They threatened me so I blew the whistle on them. This meeting took place October 5, and Dan Coulter, a very active member of CUPE voted to award his fellow union brothers with a settlement. If that is not a conflict of interest, I don’t know what is! At the time, he was running as a candidate for the BC NDP party and received generous financing by CUPE through the Fraser Valley Labor Council. Of course he wanted to grease their palms! And as soon as he was elected less than three weeks later, he hired Ms. Willow Reichelt as his constituency assistant. Now Ms. Willow Reichelt, the Chair of my School Board has collaborated with Peter Lang, a failed candidate for School Board to launch a new lawsuit against me. They are asking the court to disqualify me OR ANYONE WHO AGREES WITH ME from running for public Office. Only left wing extremists are welcome to run for public office.
So, I took a page from Glen Hansman’s Playbook and filed an Anti-SLAPP Motion in Court. It is scheduled to be heard in the New Westminster Supreme Court on June 25.
 

Since this latest lawsuit against me involves a dispute over the CUPE complaint against me, I had hoped that my Trustee indemnity would cover the cost of Legal Defense. So far, the Schools Protection Program (SPP) have not approved it. So, I need to raise more money for my defense. Some of you have supported me in the past. I urge you to help again. You can send money by

etransfer to [email redacted] or

mail a check to POB 3002 Cultus Lake, BC V2R 5H6.

Or to this Barry Neufeld GoFundMe page
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Barry Neufeld 
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Cultus Lake, BC
Paul Jaffe 
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