The Law Society will set a cut-off date blocking Kopyto from testifying further at his next good character hearing date, Wednesday January 23, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will take place at its usual location in the Museum Room at Osgoode Hall in downtown Toronto.
There is no legal authority for what the three-person Panel judging Harry’s character has decided to do. The Panel’s shameless decision to limit Kopyto’s personal testimony in his own defence breaches the most fundamental principle of natural justice—the right to be heard. The decision will mark the complete abdication of the obligation of the Panel to hear relevant evidence and strikes at the very heart of fairness.
Your presence at the hearing next Wednesday will ensure that the Panel’s conduct will not be shielded from public scrutiny. Evil lurks in dark corners. Be present to shine a light on the Panel’s deliberations. Public scrutiny is essential to block the Panel from silencing Harry. Be there!