In the June 28, 2013 edition of the Peninsula News Review, former MP Gary Lunn, ironically, offered political advice to the Mayor of North Saanich.
Having morphed from failed politician to land developer, Mr. Lunn has ignored his legal training and purports not to understand the fundamental legal principle that if you insert something new part way through a legal process, regardless of how beneficial it may be, the principles of administrative law which establish the rules of natural justice and procedural fairness may require you to start over.
So, my view is, shame on you Mr. Lunn because your legal training suggests that you must understand this principle.
To rant on about the mayor having lost control of council and admonish her to come to grips with the new council majority is irrelevant to the public hearing process.
The fact is that for the 9395 East Saanich project to escape the risk of judicial review, the advice offered through the mayor was and is in Mr. Lunn’s best interest. However, both he and the majority on council have chosen to ignore this advice.