The wires are abuzz today with a story emanating from a final hearing on costs for defendants against the Morris defamation litigation against two resident families.at taxpayer expense.
Morris' lawyer omitted that two Councillors refused to attend the in-camera meeting on the basis Council had no business in the matter of critical comments made against the former Mayor in a Blog .
Or that the Deputy-Mayor who did attend, repudiated the decision in a statement made in open Council and declared the action was not, in his opinion, permitted under the Ontario Municipal Act.
Because the account was read from The Auroran, Morris lawyer dismissed all that as "hearsay".
The argument for costs in the action is being heard by a Master.
The decision is expected to be handed down in a month. Which will be almost two years since the action commenced with the Town ultimately paying out $65,000. from tax revenues in legal fees .