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Regina City Councillor Attacks Activist Through Employment Information

Serious Breach Of Public Trust Ignored By Local Media

by Daniel Johnson


     If you live in Regina, Saskatchewan, you know that our City Hall has some corruption issues. You probably also know that Chad Novak isn't really helping matters in his often comical efforts to expose this corruption, but occasionally he hits a strong nerve and this time he got a strong response that shows how casually Regina City officials abuse their power.

   He first came to the public eye as the media spokesperson for 'Un-Occupy Regina', an ultimately successful campaign to have the Occupy Regina camp shut down in the fall of 2011.

As one of the organizers for Occupy Regina, this did not endear me to him.

   I'm still no fan of Chad Novak, but I see a red line being crossed in a serious way when a city counsellor posts inside information about an activists employer and starts a public campaign to harass the employer into firing them as a show of power, which is exactly what Terry Hincks did in his twitter campaign about Novak working for Crawford Homes. 

  The fact that he was able to do this, entirely eithout consequence, without any mention by media or outcry over a blatantly unlawful abuse of power is also very disturbing. 

  An e-mail and comment form campaign followed, eventually succeeding at having Chad Novak fired from his job entirely for political reasons. 

   This is not acceptable. 

   I confess that I'm not that outraged to see it happen to Chad Novak, but I'm still outraged to see it happening at all. 

Resources:

Chad Novak For Regina Taxpayers Blog, Monday, March 31,2014, Continued Criminal Harassment

http://novak2012.blogspot.ca/2014/03/continued-criminal-harassment.html

 


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