The legal wrangling between the City of Brampton and the owner of a controversial house half-built on Centre Street North continued in court Tuesday as Ahmed Elbasiouni tried unsuccessfully to convince a judge to quash an appeal filed by the city. The city is appealing Mr. Justice Kofi Barnes' Nov. 9 refusal to uphold the city's revocation of the legal non-conforming use designation given to Elbasiouni for the new house to be a two-unit dwelling. Barnes ruled the city's revocation was "unfair and unreasonable" and was therefore "a nullity". On Tuesday, Elbasiouni told Madame Justice Meredith Donohue notification of the appeal should have been done via registered mail instead of regular mail, and that the city told him they were going to withdraw their appeal, then didn't. He said he was put at a disadvantage by those actions, and had missed the deadlines for responding to the appeal.
Legal wrangling over 'monster house' continues
- November 16, 2013
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