I don't know if there were FDers who tried to find us today and couldn't locate the Court room. I know of one person who couldn't find us, and everyone seemed to have difficulty. The issue was that our names weren't on the docket, it only said "Divisional Court". For those of you who tried to come and couldn't find the room, I'm really sorry we missed you.
When we went into the Court room, there were a large assortment of lawyers at the front. It turned out that the majority of them were our intervenors, so we were happy to see this. The panel of three judges came in and asked the lawyers to identify themselves. In attendance were:
Wendy Matheson, representing the Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Madeline Biderman, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Barbara Kulaszka, representing us
Tamir Israel, representing the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic
Stephanie Lewis, representing Richard Warman, and
James Katz, representing Warman
Also in attendance was David Fewer from the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, but he didn't make any submissions.
I will have to get back to you with the names of the panel of judges because I forgot to write them down.
The Court room was much larger than the one we were in for the motion hearing in Toronto last week, and there were lots of chairs for spectators. We had two friends join us, there was another young woman who sat on the far side and was, I believe, part of the Katz team, and one other young woman who sat in the very middle and didn't talk to anyone. We were speculating that it might be Lucy Aubrack or Mary Dufford standing in for Richard Warman because he wasn't there.
"Some of my policing friends would be horrified by the fact that I`ve come to speak to an Anti-Racist Action conference this morning. Some of you are probably horrified by the fact that I just used the words `police`and `friends` in the same sentence." - Richard Warman, July 6, 2005