Well, he filed it. Must have finally scraped together the money to pay his child support.
This little tidbit comes from the comments section, so take it for what it's worth: John Martin plans to represent the Lansdowne Concervancy Nonsense in court... as in, he want's to be the lawyer. He's as much a lawyer as he is a developer capable of revitalizing Lansdowne. Depending on the legal status of the Lansdowne Park Concervancy, he may not be able to represent himself and would have to find a lawyer... but according to the comment, he didn't fill in the "legal status" section of his application. Methinks this one won't make it to a real trial.
Lansdowne plan faces second legal challenge
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By David Reevely, The Ottawa Citizen
August 18, 2011 2:09 PM
[i]OTTAWA — A long-promised second legal case against the city over the Lansdowne Park redevelopment plan has been filed, says the man behind it.
John Martin, the co-ordinator of a vision for Lansdowne that’s different from the one the city is pursuing with the private Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, argues that his concept for a scaled-back renovation didn’t get due consideration from the city because councillors and officials were so taken with the proposal from OSEG.
He says that the city treated OSEG’s proposal as the only one worth considering because the group’s partners have the rights to a CFL football franchise that’s the central element of the current plan, but the team could be separated from the OSEG bid and play at a Lansdowne Park redeveloped along the lines of his vision.
To a significant extent, Martin’s case asks for a re-hearing of the court case brought by the Friends of Lansdowne citizens’ group, which Justice Charles Hackland dismissed at the end of July.
“In the citizen application before the court the learned judge was not able to know of the Lansdowne Park Conservancy bid that included a stadium for Lansdowne Park and that met all policy direction for the development of the park,? the filing says.
It says the conservancy proposal is a better deal for taxpayers and the city had an obligation to consider it.
The city didn’t agree and still doesn’t; city council’s finance committee began meeting at 1:30 p.m. Thursday to consider updates and changes to the tentative deal it has reached with OSEG.
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