CORNWALL Ontario – In a bizarre act of election machinations the Seaway News has run a story based on an unnamed source regarding the Diane Shay case.
A source has confirmed the details are in relation to a $425,000 lawsuit launched against the city by Diane Shay, who was a nurse at the Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge.
The source added the city is hoping for a settlement that is slightly less, but wants to set the bar at $250,000. Councillors must agree to the move.
Well the source would have to be one of the councilors, mayor, or CAO or legal and the odds of that happening would be…well this is Cornwall; but surely if one of those parties are the source this would be a dark day in the city’s history, and proof that there might need to be an investigation of the controls of private city information. A closed door meeting has been scheduled for this afternoon and Councilor Samson has scheduled a press conference for 4 PM.
The timing of the article, a week before the election, hands a darker shadow over the event.
CFN contacted Diane Shay who was totally unaware of any discussions. She cited city legal reps asking about mediation, but that she was unaware of any current negotiations and that such an offer would barely cover her legal bills and lost wages up until now. She also stated wanting to have her day in court, although didn’t rule out doing what’s best for all parties involved.
Could this be a desperate council trying to pave over a scandal before an election?
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