Lawsuit Targets Retiring Chief Justice, Alleges Widespread Court Corruption

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Dec 152017
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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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Jul 062012

July 6, 2012
For immediate release

Letter sent to PM Harper today

BC Social activist targets judges, lawyers and media in her

demand for a parliamentary inquiry into judicial corruption


LANGLEY, BC, July 6, 2012 (—BC social activist Kari Simpson has asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a parliamentary inquiry into judicial corruption in Canada’s courts.

Charging malfeasance by judges and lawyers in her own defamation lawsuit against broadcaster Rafe Mair, Simpson outlines in a letter to the Prime Minister details about judges who should not have been on the bench, other judges who covered for them, lawyers who failed to follow the rules in drafting her case, and how the Supreme Court changed the rules and then denied Simpson the right to have her case heard in light of the new legal test.

The record of corruption by both judges and lawyers illustrates why the public has lost faith in Canada’s justice system, Simpson says. “When the very people who are supposed to protect the Rule of Law bring the law into disrepute, it’s time for Parliament to act,” she says.

In her letter to the Prime Minister and the accompanying summary brief, Simpson draws attention to Section 101 of the Constitution Act, which gives Parliament the authority to set up a superior court of appeals whenever the justice system falls into disrepute. The 15 pointed questions she asks the Prime Minister to answer bring to light disturbing facts, and reveal a troubled and broken court system.

Simpson states: “I write to apprise you of a serious matter that requires your attention. The information contained herein details a level of corruption and contempt for the Rule of Law within our courts that can no longer be ignored. The egregious conduct blatantly and arrogantly displayed by those who are sworn members of the judiciary warrant, at the very least, a parliamentary inquiry.”

The troubling events detailed in Simpson’s letter and brief to the Prime Minister flow from a lawsuit she initiated in 1999 against former radio talk show host Rafe Mair and his radio station, CKNW.

Beginning in 1997, Mair had launched a two-year campaign of hate and lies about Simpson. He published more than 40 hate-filled editorials on air, in print, and on-line that maligned her, fabricating events that falsely represented her and her motives in her social advocacy work defending parents’ rights within the public school system.

The case eventually went to the Supreme Court of Canada. In its decision the SCC “modified” (i.e., changed) the legal test for a defence of “honest belief”—but failed to order a new trial so the facts of the case could be heard and considered according to the new test. Ironically, the case of WIC v. SIMPSON had been cited in a subsequent trial as a precedent that showed why a new trial should be ordered. But instead, the high court found in favour of Mair and restored the original trial judge’s decision.  However, the original trial judge was not qualified to preside over the case, because at the time she was herself embroiled in scandal that involved two similar defamation suits against her spouse, and her own culpability in the fraudulent conveyance of property in an unlawful attempt to protect the assets from legal claim.

The SCC also repeated from the bench demonstrably false accusations made by Mair against Simpson, thus compounding and bolstering the harm to her reputation.

Simpson names names in her briefing document. She accuses BC Supreme Court Justice Mary Marvyn Koenigsberg, Rafe Mair and Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada of publishing defamatory lies and violating the law. Simpson’s brief is meticulous in referencing dates and events, including a comparative timeline that demonstrates the illegal activities, bias and conflicts of the trial judge.

Simpson’s letter to the Prime Minister is only the kick-off in her Drive for Justice campaign, which she asserts is “a campaign that will not stop until justice is not only done, but seen to be done.” Simpson’s closing remarks to Harper clearly define the problem. She says, “The events detailed herein depict a constitutional calamity of epic proportions, and should deservedly shake the judicial establishment to its core.”

See a PDF of Kari Simpson’s letter and brief here, and they can also be found at

For more information contact Kari Simpson

Tel: 604 514-1614