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2 It looks as though that is a report from what his friends
3 have told him.
5 MR. JUSTICE BELL: It might be either, might it not? It is a
6 question of weight, in any event.
8 MR. RAMPTON: Yes, I agree.
10 MR. JUSTICE BELL: I suggest that they are both read in full,
11 and we pick up any pieces later.
13 So you want to read Shawn Darby first, do you?
15 MR. MORRIS: Yes. It is the Civil Evidence Act statement of
16 Shawn Darby, written and signed on 23rd August 1994.
18 "To whom it may concern" -- sorry, Shawn Darby of
19 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
21 "This letter is to show that I Shawn Darby agree fully with
22 all of the allegations that Sarah Inglis has proposed
23 against McDonald's. I was a member of the organising
24 committee for the union, therefore I am aware of all the
25 hostility McDonald's displayed towards the union.
27 "If any further information is needed from me, please
28 contact me at the above address and I will be happy to
29 oblige. Sincerely, Shawn Darby."
31 Although he does not say so, I believe that he was employed
32 at that store at the time. Well, he was employed at the
33 store at that time.
35 If I can read another statement, this time from
36 Joel C. Henderson, a Civil Evidence Act notice statement,
37 also from Canada, dated 25th August, 1994.
39 "To whom it may concern, my name is Joel Henderson and
40 I was an active participant in the attempt to unionise
41 Orangeville McDonald's in this past year. A union was
42 desperately needed in the restaurant and along with
43 Sarah Inglis and other union supporters we made a valiant
44 statement to make Orangeville McDonald's a better place to
45 work for everyone.
47 "Management at the store use close to, if not illegal
48 procedures and tactics in running the restaurant.
49 Employees were coerced and intimidated during our drive for
50 the union. Very questionable tactics were used, such as
51 threats of firing if you voted for the union or that life
52 was going to be rough if you voted yes. Several good
53 friends of mine were intimidated in such a manner as
54 mentioned above. I have recently suffered repercussions
55 for my vocal union support.
57 "I've been wrongly accused of stealing with only two weeks
58 left at McDonald's due to the fact that I am attending a
59 post secondary institution. Rob Pinkney told me that over
60 $40 was missing from my till, although other people had