Monday, August 25, 2014

CFO spurns renewed Black appeal

Lawyer Geoffrey Spurr, acting for the Chicken Farmers of Ontario marketing board, argues that Glenn Black’s renewed appeal to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal remains frivolous and vexatious and ought to be dismissed.

Black has revealed the chicken board’s arguments in a posting on his website.

The tribunal is likely to rule soon whether Black’s second attempt at an appeal over the chicken board’s 300-per-year limit on chickens that can be raised without quota can proceed to a public hearing.

The tribunal rejected Black’s original appeal on a number of grounds, including lack of tribunal jurisdiction over issues Black raised. It instructed him to stick to the 300-bird issue and allowed him to file a renewed appeal.

Spurr argues that Black’s renewed appeal continues to raise most of the same issues as the original one and that it does not stick to the single issue.

Black’s renewed appeal cites many legal precedents, including Supreme Court decisions, in his arguments that he ought to be able to raise broader issues.