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Reinstating Shoan ‘not in public interest’: AG

Media | 09/06/2016 9:36 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Last week’s decision from a Federal Court judge setting aside an investigation and decision that former CRTC commissioner Raj Shoan committed workplace harassment should weigh heavily in his favour for granting a temporary reversal of his termination, the federal Appeal Court heard Tuesday. “The finding and investigation report upon which the governor-in-council’s decision was based was wholly invalidated,” Craig Stehr, Shoan’s lawyer, said during the hearing at the Ottawa courthouse. “It doesn’t matter.” On...

Federal court upends Shoan harassment finding

Media | 09/02/2016 6:08 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge has overturned a 2015 CRTC decision that former commissioner Raj Shoan harassed a senior staff member, ruling he was denied procedural fairness in the investigation leading up to the decision. In a Friday decision, judge Russel Zinn approved the judicial review application brought forward by Shoan, who had turned to the courts to fight the finding and subsequent punitive measures levied against him by chairman Jean-Pierre Blais following a complaint by Amanda Cliff, the executive director of communications. “The failure of procedural fairness by the...

AG appeals confidentiality order in Shoan harassment case

Media | 08/02/2016 3:28 pm EDT

The federal government is appealing a federal court judge’s decision to lift a confidentiality order keeping the identities of CRTC employees involved in a harassment case against a former...

Government files to censor details in Shoan case

Media | 07/03/2015 5:06 pm EDT

The federal government has filed a notice of motion in Federal Court to keep certain details under wraps in the judicial review CRTC Commissioner Raj Shoan is seeking of a process that found he committed workplace harassment. A...

CRTC officials battle over travel expenses: report

Media | 06/18/2015 1:57 pm EDT

The soured relations between CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais and Commissioner Raj Shoan extend beyond Shoan's court fight against worker-harassment findings and into arguments over travel expenses, according to a report. The...

CRTC vs. Shoan dispute in full public view

Media | 06/11/2015 7:08 pm EDT

The federal government and the CRTC have been unsuccessful in their attempt to have documents in the Federal Court case CRTC commissioner Raj Shoan has brought against the CRTC shielded from public view, for the time being. It...