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Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Thursday, November 14, 2002

Jim Green Sues NPA

COPE city council candidate Jim Green has filed suit in B.C. Supreme Court against the Non-Partisan Association over an NPA campaign advertisement that alleges that Green pocketed "hundreds of thousands of dollars" from the troubled Four Corners Community Savings Bank. The bank, which was set up in 1996 by the former NDP government to serve residents of the Downtown Eastside who had no access to financial services through regular institutions, lost $4.2-million in its first five years of operation.

Green, along with NPA city councillor Sam Sullivan, was on the board of directors of the bank until the provincial government fired the board earlier this year.

Earlier this week, Green's political party, COPE, demanded that the NPA stop running the ad. The NPA has refused; their campaign coordinator, Grant Longhurst, maintains that the ad is factual and not defamatory; Green disagrees. Longhurst, along with the NPA, are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Link to COPE press release and to the lawsuit filed against the NPA.
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