Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Second Straight Supreme Court of British Columbia Chief Justice - Robert Bauman - grants KPMG’s attempt to stifle Freedom of Speech

Vancouver, B.C. March 17, 2010 – Oracle Investigative Reporters has learned that a Court Order to silence a local magazine was pronounced by the recently appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Robert Bauman. This pattern of muzzling the truth and free speech against all residents of British Columbia and/or select media outlets continues a trend started by the former Supreme Court of British Columbia Chief Justice - Donald Brenner. Brenner has returned as a lawyer to a Vancouver law firm upon his surprising early retirement.

The staff of KiDDAA Magazine (http://www.kiddaa.com/), received on Thursday, March 4, 2010, via email, a Notice of Motion by KPMG’s counsel (Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP - http://www.lawgm.com/), which was entered into the Vancouver Court Registry on March 2, 2010; and a hand-written Short Leave Application was also surprisingly granted by Honourable Chief Justice Bauman on March 3, 2010, both on an ex-parte basis, in regards to the decade long involuntary bankruptcy matter of, well-known philanthropist and industrialist, Erwin Singh Braich, 54, (Action No. 193466VA99 – Vancouver Registry). Along with others; KiDDAA Magazine had been reporting on the matter for several months.

It was during this period of time that KiDDAA Magazine temporarily faced some rather harsh treatment from Facebook for some of the content that was posted relating to this matter.

KiDDAA Magazine had their account suspended and go offline, at the urging of “certain parties”. Facebook restored KiDDAA Magazine’s account, including all content, shortly after the magazine deployed their legal advisors.

In a strong and detailed letter to the court, it was clearly made known that the magazine obviously had only one business day – Friday, March 5, 2010 – to retain a lawyer for the Monday, March 8, 2010, morning Chambers Hearing. The lightning speed at which KPMG, their counsel and the Court proceeded is allegedly only one of the many violations of statutes, court guidelines, policies, and ultimately the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which has been committed by these parties.

The letter further goes on to apprise the Court that the motion filed by KPMG is a “clear violation of our rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms” and that - “Any decision pronounced in haste, would only serve to oppress others in the future, as any decision pronounced…...could be relied upon by others trying to violate Freedom of Speech and the Charter Rights of Canadians”.

The letter ends by stating; “In our humble opinion, to blame KiDDAA Magazine for any activity that is considered disparaging without proof thereof is simply unacceptable in Canada”.

To read the letter please click here:


  1. This is astonishing to say the least. KiDDAA Magazine should fight for the rights of all Canadians.

    Other Canadian media outlets better pay attention to this ruling as this ruling was a huge step backwards for Freedom of Speech in this country.

  2. Wake up Canada and take a look at what B.C. is doing. British Columbia is in danger of becoming the laughing stock of the legal community in North America if rulings like this can be left to stand.

    The Canadian version of he ACLU needs to step in and fast.