The complainant holds a federal licence to possess and use medical marijuana to treat the symptoms of his asthma following an incident from 2012.

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The complainant holds a federal licence to possess and use medical marijuana to treat the symptoms of his asthma following an incident from 2012. In a 2012 proceeding, the complainant alleged that he was the victim of intimidation, intentional infliction of mental suffering and discrimination because his disability requires him to smoke marijuana and he was asked to leave the courthouse property to smoke. As a result, the complainant brought an action against the City and the Polices Services of this city. In that case, the defendants’ motion to strike out his statement of claim was granted.

In another proceeding in 2014, the complainant accused the judge of making defamatory comments against him. He claimed the tort of intimidation and intentional infliction of mental suffering following another incident where he was asked to leave the premises of a nightclub to medicate with marijuana. The judge expressed that the complainant was simply on a crusade to assert his rights and the rights of those who have the right to use medical marijuana. The judge also decided that the claim was frivolous and an abuse of the justice system

The Council determined that the complaint is a clear expression of dissatisfaction with the judge’s legal decisions, and that the use of the expression “being on a crusade” cannot be considered judicial misconduct. The Council advised the complainant that he has the right to appeal the case with the appropriate courts. The matter was closed.

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