Editors Note; First the duty to prove who owns and runs a website belongs to, goes beyond reason to believe as per the attached letter. Mr Kanis’s reply here does not constitute ownership or that the articles were written by Mr. Kanis
We suggest the author Dustin C. Gagnon makes a legal application to find out who the owner and author of this website are, and provide the legal grounds for making that request. As you may or may not know, it will require a court order to do so, and grounds to get that order will also be required by law.
NOTE to Dustin C. Gagnon, it has come to our attention by some vigilant readers that you are sharing your gossip in regards to confidential matters with your family online, you might want to rethink that strategy before we appear before a judge, we do expect professional conduct from your office in the future.
If we crossed the line on what we are entitled to publish, please be very specific on where we have violated any such laws. We have always said we operate under the law, and we have no intentions to break the law. To suggest what you did in page two is ridiculous, there is no such protection under the law that prohibits public scrutiny or opinion on people that are public figures. If this is a threat meant to intimidate or silence opposition I can assure you the opposite will happen.
At no time have we ever threatened anyone, and we have no intentions of ever making threats against anyone, your accusation of such is pure slander. If we have posted threats I am sure your client would have called the police already and did not do so.
In regards to your comments about harass, if doing our job in reporting is considered harassment, that is your prerogative, but also your duty to prove in a court of law.
To suggest your client, or that of a clan, or the Wet’suwet’en are topics we can not cover, then I suggest you go back to law school.
Short of a court order we we will not remove anything unless it has been proven to us that we have violated the law. If in anyway this letter was a threat meant to be passed on to the JLSReport, via Mr. Kanis, its not working, we need to see much greater legal clarification on your definitions of what exactly we are or are not allowed to post in the press.
If you can show us that we have indeed broken the law we will make immediate correction in order to comply with the law, we leave it in your capable hands to prove that point.
We do have a contact us page, that you never used to date. It is not as if you were incapable of reaching us, if that was your intention.
We here at the JLSReport are exercising our right to journalistic opinion and freedom of the press to publish the follow threats. I am not sure if guilt by association qualifies in this case of not, but in an interview with Mr. Kanis who shared this letter with us, we asked him what his response to this should be.
We have on one hand the claim by Warner Naziel that he is the true owner of that particular chief’s name and position. Then we have Gloria George who was Chief Smogelgem, the question is, was she legally or illegally stripped of the name Smogelgem, and or is she still Chief Smogelgem?
Mr. Kanis said in our conversation today that he would not request JLS remove the articles in question, that would be infringement on the freedom of the press, and he could never make such a request based on a letter of threat.
Asked what his first reaction was, Mr. Kanis said, well I used to be political, now its coming back to roost, just google my name and history has it there.
We asked Mr. Kanis why do they think you own the website? Mr. Kanis replied, years ago about 4 or 5, I am not sure I submitted an article in opposition to fish farms off our coast, if I recall right it had something to do with Don Staniford and smoking advertisements. I wrote a piece if you recall it was accepted and submitted here. My name was attached to that article.
Editors Note: We can confirm this to be true.
Mr. Kanis said, the stripping of title was not done or sanctioned by and Canadian Court, it was done in house by a group of hereditary chiefs, according to what we read in the press, it will be more than interesting to see if the Canadian judicial system agrees on their right to do this.
Mr. Kanis said, there is only one way to find that out, which is by way of a judge settling this in the same courts Warner Naziel is hereby invoking, therefore let it be clear to everyone that Warner Naziel recognizes our Canadian Court system as a legitimate authority. “If they wish to take me to court, its their money.” said Mr. Kanis
Mr. Kanis admits he has not talked to Gloria George in over 30 years, but he suggests it might be a great opportunity for a reunion of sorts, as a key witness in court. He suggests that everyone will benefit from this issue being decided in a courtroom and welcomes action being threatened.
We asked him about hiring a lawyer, Mr. Kanis replied that its far to premature, and despite living on a meager pension, feels that there is lots of opportunity for some big name lawyer to step in to insure justice is done. God works that way, if you have faith in him. I have nothing to fear.
We asked Mr.Kanis if this goes to court, then what? Mr. Kanis laughed and said, truth cannot be silenced, and in doing so they would help insure the truth would be told in mainstream press, if they want public attention, lets give it to them. I will insure that you “JLS” will be updated every step of the way.
We asked Mr. Kanis what happens if they win a judgment against you, well he said with a smile then they will have the same problem with me, that CGL has with Warner Naziel, you cannot sue a person if they have no assets or money, sort of justice coming full circle.
With permission to print, here is the letter.
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