Everyone likes a story with a happy ending. This is not one of them. But hopefully this will give you a realistic insight into why Bar Associations and the Canadian Law Society are paid millions of dollars every year in membership fees. We’d all like to believe that their primary mission is to protect the public from unethical and dishonest lawyers. In reality however, they do their best to protect their members (including the dishonest and unethical ones) from the public and shield them from publicity. See: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/05/12/law_society_of_upper_canada_urged_members_not_to_talk_on_crooked_lawyers.html Before I give just one typical example of my own personal experience, consider that an average law firm of just a dozen lawyers might pay over $100,000 every year in membership fees to the Law Society. The Mafia would call it “protection money”. The Law Society calls it “annual dues”. Most lawyers in Canada just call it “insurance”. The following is a true story and no names have been changed.
Some people make good lawyers. Others should only enter a courtroom as a defendant. Then again, some lawyers start of with good intentions and then are compromised to divert their allegiance from their client to… money. Can you believe it?
Before me, Vic Richards of Mississauga was a client of the same lawyer. Vic owned a million dollar business called “Big Brute Motorcycles”. I always assumed the two men were friends – until I was asked to help the lawyer conspire in a hostile take-over attempt of his former client. At first I was shocked, and then I was worried that I did not heed the advice of my immigration lawyer who warned me about selecting Gilmour as my extradition lawyer.
But to be frank, I was bamboozled by the giant man who claimed he had “years of extradition experience” and actually won two cases of five he claimed to have represented. I would learn later that he only had worked one extradition case previously and persuaded his client “Cash Breath” to voluntarily return to his homeland to face prosecution. But my decision was also made based on my dwindling funds and this was the only lawyer of the 16 I spoke with that would accept monthly installment payments and a flat rate based on results. Before my saga would end, both my wife and I would file formal Law Society complaints against this man who sold me down the river and then proceeded to extort my wife – a woman who never even got a parking ticket in her life. Enough commentary. Now that my days are numbered, I submit the following so people understand how, and why I was extradited without being indicted for any crime, without be able to testify on my own behalf, without five of my witnesses being called to testify, and with no charging documents ever presented at the extradition hearing – all without a single objection from Solicitor William Ross Gilmour who ignored my legal instructions on no less than five occasions…
It was not until after I already paid him more than $10,000 that I learned he was a former RCMP undercover narcotics agent who was told to resign or be fired after shooting an unarmed teen in the back. It was around the same time that I learned of his own criminal dabblings, an affair with a murder victim of substantial fame, collusion with a corrupt police chief, and his own arrest in Brampton on August 14th, 2001 for assaulting a 10 year child 1/4 his weight. Yet my father taught me well, and one thing he always told me was “Never try to change your horse at mid-stream”. I grew up riding horses almost every week in Ohio, and I accepted his advice without question. Besides, my finances did not allow me to buy even a donkey, much less a new horse!
Only Solicitor Gary Botting of BC undertsands Canada’s extradition law with the sharp mind of a seasoned expert, so I will keep my legal opinions to myself and just present the facts as I know them, and as I would swear to under oath and penalty of perjury…
You will see some notations on the cover. This complaint was filed as evidence in a motion requesting a stay due to ineffective assistance of counsel. Roughly two weeks after the motion was filed this exhibit to the motion was returned to me without explaination. I visited the courthouse and was told it would only be accepted if the sworn report from PI Ed Reiken was removed. I asked for a letter to this effect. The counter clerk said she would make the request. I received no letter, nor was the motion ever ruled upon without explanation.
NOTE: This blog has been hacked repeatedly. If you cannot see every page of the Law Society Complaint with 27 images of exhibits, please send an Email to BruceGorcyca@yahoo.com and he will send you a complete compressed copy. The author of this blog does NOT require authorization and is NOT the one blocking anything!
For the unedited actual copy of the complete Law Society complaint with exhibits, please scroll down… (Law Students and Professors as well as civil libertarians are welcome to share and reblog this as case study so reforms can be designed and implemented to stop unethical abuses like this one that has broken an entire family and tainted a once-honorable profession) For background on this complaint, see http://WhyUncleSamHatesBruce.blogspot.com
To see how Gilmour stole the 40 year family home of Bruce in Ohio, see: