Dec 152017
Corruption At Work


December 15, 2017


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Lawsuit Targets Retiring Chief Justice, Alleges Widespread Court Corruption

Dec. 12, 2017 (CultureGuard) — A lawsuit filed today in the Supreme Court of British Columbia names the retiring Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, as the principal defendant among the four senior officials in Canada’s court system identified in the suit.

The others are retired BC Supreme Court Judge Mary Marvin Koenigsberg; the Attorney General for Canada in her capacity as Minister of Justice; and the Attorney-General for BC.

The Notice of Civil Claim was filed by social activist Kari Simpson.

The case goes back to the late1990s, when the late Rafe Mair was the top talk-radio host in the Vancouver market. Simpson, a frequent guest on his CKNW radio program, was then the Executive Director of the Citizens’ Research Institute, which became famous for successfully acting on behalf of parents whose children had been wrongly apprehended by the provincial Ministry of Children and Families.

But although Simpson and Mair worked together for more than a year, publicizing cases of abuse by over-zealous social workers, when Mair learned that Simpson was a Christian, and was leading the charge to protect children from sex activist teachers in the public education system, he began publishing a series of more than 40 defamatory editorials about her; the slander culminated in a broadcast that compared Simpson to a number of nefarious historical figures, and vilified her reputation.

Simpson sued.

The case came to trial in BC Supreme Court in 2003 under Judge Koenigsberg, who agreed that the editorials were defamatory and malicious, but gave Mair an out by finding that his words were “comments” not statements of fact—even though Mair himself had claimed in the editorials that his words were “facts”.

Simpson successfully appealed to the BC Court of Appeal, where a panel of three judges unanimously agreed that Mair had defamed Simpson and the trial judge had errored.

Mair and Mair’s employer, WIC Radio—a precursor to today’s Corus Network—filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.

The heart of Simpson’s lawsuit filed today against the judicial system involves the fact that at the time Koenigsberg was sitting as judge on the original trial, her paramour, Lubromyr Prytulak, was also embroiled in legal challenges in California.

Prytulak ran an anti-Semitic website and had maligned California lawyer Gary Kurtz, who is Jewish. Koenigsberg financially supported her spouse while he was defaming, vilifying and promoting religious hatred against Mr. Kurtz, who then obtained a judgement against Prytulak, and attempted to enforce it through the BC courts.

But to escape that judgement being applied against the house they jointly owned, Koenigsberg transferred Prytulak’s interest in the house to herself. Such a transaction is called, in law, “fraudulent conveyancing”.

Thus Koenigsberg, not only for financially supporting a purveyor of hate, but being personally implicated in an illegal transgression, was not qualified to preside over the Simpson matter. Moreover, Koenigsberg could not have been considered to be a judge of “good behavior”—a requirement for all judges.

When the WIC appeal came to the Supreme Court, Chief Justice McLachlin and the entire nine-judge panel changed the rules for a “fair-comment” defence against a charge of defamation—without informing Simpson of the new tests to be met. This was illegal. A party to a legal proceeding always has the right to know the legal test to be met.

Her lawsuit filed today says the Attorney-General of BC and the Minister of Justice for Canada, the office of the Chief Justice of the BC, the office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and retired justice Mary Marvin Koenigsberg jointly and independently violated her right to a fair hearing before impartial jurists.

Plaintiff Simpson was owed a duty of care that was disregarded by a corrupt and unaccountable judicial system that has in all aspects tried to beat Simpson down, silence her and financially ruin her—but must now face its day of reckoning.

The entire story is recounted in detail in a series of videos on the Internet at

A copy of the filed Notice of Civil Claim is here.


Contact: Kari Simpson (604) 514-1614


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