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The conduct of the Waterloo Regional Police Services Board (WRPSB) and Bryan Larkin sparked civil court action against them. In turn, they filed a case against Donovan at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO).

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Beginning in December, 2017, Donovan alleges the police service retaliated against her by breaching her resignation agreement.


On December 11, 2017, Bryan Larkin swore an affidavit in defence of the class action lawsuit, and Donovan alleges he referenced her and disclosed confidential details of her resignation agreement. The alleged breach is at page 180 of Bryan Larkin's affidavit.

Civil Lawsuit/Attempt to hold the police service accountable - May 9, 2018

On May 9, 2018, Donovan filed a civil lawsuit against the police service and Bryan Larkin alleging they breached her resignation agreement. The original statement of claim can be read here.

On June 7, 2018, the WRPSB filed a Notice of Motion for the dismissal of Donovan's civil claim.

WRPSB files HRTO Complaint against Donovan (Form 18) - June 28, 2018

51 days after Donovan filed her civil claim, the WRPSB filed a complaint against her at the HRTO, 2018-33237-S. The initial application can be viewed here. The attachments were not provided electronically to the Tribunal until December 23, 2022, they are contained in this file.

Donovan files Response to Form 18 (Form 19) - July 10, 2018

Donovan's Form 19 can be viewed here.

Despite Donovan's objections, the HRTO advised they would be scheduling a hearing for the WRPSB complaint.

Donovan files HRTO Complaint against WRPSB (Form 18) - July 28, 2018

Donovan filed her own Form 18 against the WRPSB and Larkin, 2018-33503-S, so their complaint wouldn't be heard ahead of her's. Her form 18 can be viewed here.

WRPBS files to dismiss Donovan's objections to their Complaint (Form 10) - July 30, 2018

WRPSB filed a request to dismiss Donovan's objections to their complaint (Form 10). It can be viewed here.

The HRTO scheduled a hearing for WRPSB's Complaint only.

HRTO Registrar files to dismiss Donovan's Complaint against WRPSB - August 10, 2018

HRTO Registrar Georgio Fthenos filed a Notice of Intent to Dismiss Donovan's Complaint 2018-33503-S.

More Retaliation/WSIB Appeal - August 11, 2018

On August 14, 2018, Donovan was made aware that the WRPSB had appealed her claim for medical treatment in January, 2018. She alleges this also violated the legal contract Larkin signed on behalf of the WRPSB. The "Intent to Object" can be viewed here.

Donovan files anti-SLAPP application in civil court - September 18, 2018

Courts of Justice Act, s. 137.1 allows for the dismissal of a proceeding limiting public debate on matters of public interest. Donovan filed an application in court since the "proceeding" brought by WRPSB was to the Tribunal. The amended Notice of Application can be viewed here.

The entire application record (CV-18-00605386-000) can be viewed here; Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III. Volume IV was a replica of WRPSB's application 2018-33237-S linked above.

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