|Susan Heyes speaks with Shaw TV show host David Berner|
That victory forced the consortium of big businesses who ruined her small business and dozens of others through disruption of Cambie Street traffic for years to construct the Canada Line rapid transit project to Richmond and Vancouver International Airport.
Susan had the guts and determination to take on the Canada Line construction corporations in BC Supreme Court and won - a $600,000 settlement and an important precedent - that you can't ruin someone else's livelihood by claiming it's all for the "public good" - compensation had to be paid.
That decision was overturned by the BC Court of Appeal and now the Supreme Court of Canada has accepted it being thrown out.
The Supreme Court of Canada gives no reason for dismissing the application, as is its practice, but the reasons why this is terribly wrong are lengthy. Here's Susan's view.
From Susan Heyes: