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Regina councillor Daniel LeBanc suggests he was fired from GRJ legislation agency



a person standing in a room: Regina city councillor and lawyer Daniel Leblanc says was let go from his position with Gerrand Rath Johnson LLP. on Jan. 29, 2020.


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Regina city councillor and law firm Daniel Leblanc claims was enable go from his posture with Gerrand Rath Johnson LLP. on Jan. 29, 2020.

Regina city councillor and attorney Daniel LeBlanc states he has been let go from his place of perform.

In a Facebook put up dated Feb. 4, Leblanc explained he was fired from Gerrand Rath Johnson LLP. “without cause” on Jan. 29 and will be commencing his very own organization.

“Businesses in Saskatchewan are in a position to terminate with out induce and that is what was performed in this article,” LeBlanc said.

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“I’m keen to aim on transitioning to my new law agency, LeBlanc Legislation, where by I’ll be able to do the work I am passionate about and the do the job I went to legislation faculty to do.”

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Gerrand Rath Johnson LLP verified to Global Information LeBlanc no for a longer period will work there.

“The circumstances of his departure are confidential, just about every staff has the appropriate to confidentiality about their work, and we respect that.”

LeBlanc sparked controversy when he brought ahead a movement that would prevent organizations who market or produce fossil gasoline merchandise from marketing or sponsoring with the Town of Regina at Jan. 20’s executive committee assembly.

He withdrew the motion at council meeting on Jan. 27 with the assistance of his fellow councillors.

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Saskatchewan Leading Scott Moe referred to as the proposed motion “absurd” in a tweet which LeBlanc claimed “escalated” the situation.

“There are two significant points about why I feel that was inappropriate. One, is it was primarily a draft movement. At that level, it experienced been at the government committee turning into a advice to city council. It wasn’t closing,” Leblanc explained.

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“The next more essential a person, I feel, is that it’s perfectly inside of the city’s wheelhouse to make that kind of selection. We have been elected to make all those decisions and ought to be capable to do that.”

LeBlanc claimed he has been dealing with tons of backlash ever since.

“The bulk of the backlash was form of coordinated by structured lobbyist groups. So, I would discuss about the Canadian Affiliation of Petroleum Producers, the Regina Chamber of Commerce. Teams like that organized persons to make contact with us,” LeBlanc said.

“While some of that conversation was respectful, a fantastic part of it included type of particular attacks and past personal assaults, some attempts to leverage influence over us.”

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He explained he was advised to resign and even received threats versus his household.

“I am confident that I was elected to do specific items, including getting bold motion on weather change,” LeBlanc said.

“I assure people I do that and they set me in the place to satisfy individuals claims and now it can be up to me to do the ideal I can.”

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