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The WRPSB's original motion, to have Donovan's civil claim dismissed for lack of jurisdiction was heard a second time. The HRTO matter slowly resumed with a new adjudicator.

Déja vu

Jurisdiction Motion v.2 - February 23 & March 1, 2021

The WRPSB brought a second motion to dismiss Donovan's civil claim for lack of jurisdiction, raising new arguments and presenting new evidence from what was argued in 2019. The documents filed were as follows:

Zoom Bombing

Unknown individuals who had entered the Zoom hearing on February 23, 2021, were permitted to share their screens and chose to display offensive material during the hearing of this motion. The CBC posted an article that insinuated that Donovan was to blame, and "had no regrets," after sharing the link to the hearing with her supporters. The article was changed, but not before Donovan captured a copy, it can be viewed here.

Shortly after, the Senior Regional Justice Ricchetti issued a publication ban over the proceeding. The order can be viewed here.

Motion Decision:

Donovan v. WRPSB and Larkin, 2021 ONSC 2885

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