This news is a couple of days old, but in the tradition of completeness, here's the up-to-date, latest scoop about the legal battle between the City of Guelph and the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit.
Here's the city press release:
GUELPH, ON, August 10, 2011 – The Superior Court of Justice found that the Provincial Ministry of Health and Long Term Care should be a party to the court proceedings involving the City of Guelph, the Board of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and the Counties of Wellington and Dufferin.
“Until now, the Province has not formally intervened in these legal proceedings,” says City Solicitor, Donna Jaques. “The City would certainly welcome the Province’s participation.”
Yesterday the City of Guelph asked the court to extend an existing injunction preventing the Board of Health from incurring further costs related to the acquisition or construction of capital facilities in Guelph to include the Board’s plans for a new facility in Orangeville. The court refused stating that the City would not suffer any irreparable harm between now and the court date set for September 12 when the City will be seeking an order to continue the injunction until trial.
The City of Guelph continues to believe the Board of Health does not have the authority to proceed with a capital project nor incur debt in the City’s name without the City’s consent or consultation with those who would be responsible for paying the bill—Guelph taxpayers.