The bill has come in for legal fees for Espanola, including the Integrity Commissioner investigation carried out in 2018 in Espanola, and it is a hefty one.

Legal fees totaling nearly $193,500 were paid out to town lawyer, Paul Cassan.
The brunt of the costs, just over $80,000, was for the Integrity Commissioner’s investigation and nearly $93,000 involved Occupational Health & Safety Act issues.

The Human Rights Tribunal cost was another $6,500 and the in-house counsel agreement, $6,700.

WEBSITE: COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF COSTS:

Audit letter: $84.75

Municipal Property Issue: $660.84

Police Matters: $899.68

Candidate Training: $1,927.22

Property Standards/Orders to Comply: $3,370.21

Human Rights Tribunal: $6,508.31

In-House Counsel Agreement: $6,780

Integrity Commissioner: $80,411.53 (paid through Wishart Law)

Occupational Health & Safety Issues: $92,817.18

 

TOTAL: $193,459.72

The break-down includes all costs up to and including February 28th, 2019.

 

FEES PAID TO PAUL CASSON:
2018: $190,954.52

2019:      $2,505.20

 

TOTAL: $193,459.72