Friends of Lansdowne went to court—to fight for a fair, open and transparent process when it comes to municipal decision-making. This fight was important, despite the disappointing outcome, and we are glad we did everything we could.
We do have one loose end to tie up in terms of our legal challenge. As you know, we raised an amazing amount of money to cover the legal fees of our lawyers, Sack Goldblatt Mitchell. In turn, our lawyers wrote off an equal amount of fees that they never expect us to pay.
However, they asked if we could help defray their out-of-pocket costs such as photocopying, courier, etc. With your generous help, we’ve done very well with this and now have only $10,000 to go. To add to the good news, an anonymous generous donor has offered a dollar-for-dollar match to get his final bill cleared up was long as we do it in 2013. This means the rest of us have to raise only $5,000. This is a very attainable target.
So, let’s close this chapter in our struggle over Lansdowne. Please donate:
- online at www.letsgetitright.ca
- in person at any TD bank to account 3248-5207023 (please let our Treasurer know by email at FoL.Donations@gmail.com)
- by mail at Friends of Lansdowne, c/o Ted Lupinski CA, 137 Second Ave, Suite 2, Ottawa ON K1S 2H4
Let’s think for a moment about the future of Friends of Lansdowne. During the fight over Lansdowne, we put together an amazing network of people—great volunteers, a big email list and a good website. We don't plan to let this disappear. We will continue to inform you of Lansdowne issues and developments, though not at the same pace as in the heyday of our fight.
Thanks for your help and generosity.
Update: We Did It!