As longtime readers will know, there is a lawyer at the Canadian Human Rights Commission named Giacomo Vigna who is suing me for what I've written about him on this blog. Mr. Vigna has also filed more than a dozen complaints against me with the Law Society of Alberta.
Every one of his Law Society complaints has been dismissed so far (he has since filed a new one, which will surely be dismissed, too). And I am defending against his defamation suit vigorously, and I look forward to the trial.
That said, I'd like to make a factual correction.
My comments about Mr. Vigna were based on the public record, such as transcripts of his comments at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. In particular, on May 11, 2007, when Mr. Vigna claimed he could not proceed because he was not feeling "serene", he undertook to provide a medical certificate to the CHRT. You can read the transcript here where he makes that promise.
Six weeks later, on June 25, 2007, Mr. Vigna had still not complied with that undertaking, even though the CHRT insisted that he did. You can read that transcript here.
Mr. Vigna never appeared in that case again and based on that, I assumed that Mr. Vigna had never actually submitted his medical certificate.
Just this week I learned from Mr. Vigna that he eventually did provide a doctor's note to the Tribunal some four months after promising to do so.
In the interest of fairness, I thought it appropriate to publish this correction.
I'll keep you posted when we're closer to the trial.