From the Ottawa Citizen online: Don Powell alleges Federal Court justice had undisclosed conflict of interest, should have recused himself
By Don Butler, Ottawa Citizen December 4, 2011
An Ottawa businessman who sued the federal government after his company lost a $428-million contract has filed a complaint with the Canadian Judicial Council against the Federal Court judge who dismissed the lawsuit in September.
The complaint, made in October by Don Powell, president of TPG Technology, alleges that Justice David Near had an undisclosed conflict of interest and should have recused himself from the case, adding: “The facts in this case may be unprecedented in Canadian history.”
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