Submitted by BWWR
We Bajans know who Marjorie Ilma Knox (Mental Madge) is – she used to be one of us we thought, before she fraudulently sued us Bajans to suck up to a Canadian. We know her son, the fake professor John Knox. We knew her elder daughter, Kathleen Davis, who is married to a Bajan, Ian Davis, and has several children. We know her younger daughter, Jane Goddard, who is married to another Bajan, Kent Goddard, and has several children. BUT we do not know anything about their benefactor/associate, Peter Allard (Almighty Allard), except that he is Canadian and got nuff money – more money than sense.
Where did that money come from? Did he earn it, or, as seems more likely, did he inherit it? I will help. BUT FIRST, SOME NEWS!
CROSS EXAMINATIONS IN BARBADOS AND CANADA
I want to report that the cross-examinations by K. William McKenzie, better known as Little Billy Goat, that I referred to in my last report, took place in Barbados and Canada within the last three weeks. Try as I might, I cannot get any details of them, as my usual “sources” are unusually tight-lipped, which is customary with the matter going before the Canadian courts for a week of trial commencing December 8th. Neither side wants to attract the censure of the learned judge by leaking documents to a poor old woman like me, even if I am a citizen of a country that is sued. Even my perceived decrepitude and advancing senile dementia (poor old soul) has not assisted me this time – and I refuse to plead. So I have to live with that.
Rumour has it that the Goat examined Sir David Simmons for two days and Sir David beat he up BAD BAD BAD!!! So, with some tenderized goat meat in front of them, the others went into a feeding frenzy as well and a well-chewed goat spent only a short time with the others, before departing Barbados with all the other Canadian counsel.
I also want to report, and this is serious and ought to be brought to the attention of the professional and governmental bodies concerned, that the goat, SEVERAL TIMES, told people that he knew the Ontario courts were going to rule that they did not have jurisdiction or competence to try the case, but that this did not matter. HE WOULD RE-FILE IN ONE CANADIAN PROVINCE AFTER ANOTHER. In the United States, he could not do this, nor in the United Kingdom. However, it appears that in Canada he can. I have always thought that the entire Canadian legal system needs overhauling – THIS PROVES IT!!! Comity and respect, Justice Shaughnessy? What comity and respect?
Anyway, who is Peter (the Almighty) Andrew Allard?
Peter Allard owes his fortune to an inheritance from his late father, Dr Charles A Allard, who founded a company known as Allarco. You can find details on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allarco . Dr Allard, a son of Edmonton, Alberta, was a successful surgeon who gave up the practice of medicine to go into broadcasting in a big way. He died in 1991, which would fit, as it is about that time that little Peter (one of a twin whose twin brother, Chuck, is the chairman and CEO of Allarco) ended up (inheritance in hand) in Barbados, having retired from the practice of law in Vancouver, Canada. He became best friends with Bajan florist and plant expert, Anthony “Flowers” Hunt, eventually purchasing Flowers’ house at Chancery Lane in order to accommodate his rapidly changing menagerie of visitors from Canada and the United States.
So what is the take on the founder of the Allard fortune, Dr Charles Allard? He was an original owner of the Alberta Oilers when the team began play in the World Hockey Association in 1972-73. The team’s name was changed to the Edmonton Oilers in 1973-74. Dr. Allard, sold the club in 1976 for $300,000 to Nelson Skalbania, a real estate magnate from British Columbia. The two had previously done property deals through the Allard family’s North West Trust Company.
In 1948, Dr. Allard received the Fellowship in the Canadian Royal College of Surgeons. He would also be appointed chief of staff at the Edmonton General Hospital. Dr. Allard’s medical practice led to his diversified business interests. The first occurred when he could not find office space and decided to build the Northgate Building. He subsequently obtained real estate holdings and the controlling interest in North West Trust. Dr. Allard also had stakes in Seaboard Life Insurance of Vancouver, Chrysler, restaurants, a construction company and fitness centres (which must have contributed greatly to the social life of little Peter). In addition, Dr. Allard was the founder, chairman of the board and director of International Jet Air Ltd. In 1972, he became the founder, director and a chairman of the board of Alberta Gas Chemical Ltd. In 1983, he played a major role in establishing the Bank of Alberta.
Dr. Allard’s media experience actually began in high school as a correspondent with the Edmonton Journal and he founded the Edmonton Free Press. In 1965, he started the radio station CHQT, and in 1974 he founded the Edmonton independent television station CITV, of which he was chairman. He also founded Studio Post and Transfer, which became one of Western Canada’s top post-production facilities.
The next time the Allard name emerged on the local hockey scene came in 1997, when a pair of local groups stepped forward with proposals to buy the Oilers. Cathy Roozen, the daughter of Dr. Allard, led one of the groups, while local developer and restaurateur Robert Proznik spearheaded the other. “Neither group…had a credible proposal or anything close to a firm offer,” wrote Douglas Hunter in The Glory Barons. “Each was contemplating a purchase at the $70 million level.” Dr Allard was long dead by this time.
Today, the head man of the Allard family’s business enterprises is little Peter’s twin brother, Charles R Allard, in and through whom the family plans to continue its business empire and upon whom, along with his siblings (excluding little Peter) it relies for the production of further generations of Allards. Are they identical twins? Yes….it appears so….except little Peter appears to have been standing behind the door when common sense was being dished out. OR WAS HE? Might Little Peter be acting for his family? We all know that Almighty (little Peter) Allard is the person behind Mental Madge and the Knoxettes. What we do not know is whether the annexation of Barbados, its people, its historic freedoms, its government and its courts are being carried out by little Peter on behalf of his family business, Allarco, led by his twin brother. So, is our country being asked to roll over and play dead by some Western Canadian broadcasting business?
Or is it just tiny little Peter wanting to be Almighty and flex his inherited muscle to prove to the Allard family that he is not a failure and is equal to his celebrated twin? Poor little chap. If you can’t cut it in business up front, go into ecology and use it as a lever to try to batter a country and its people into submission. Take some spoiled old divorced woman with little brain, but overpowering greed and her equally rapacious children, persuade her to your cause (which, if you wave some money around is all Mental Madge would need) dress her up as a poor old widow reliant for her existence on hens and eggs and try to use her, with her enthusiastic consent, to front for you, along of course, with her counsel, Lilli Marlene Shepherd, and file and re-file and re-file and re-file in Canada to go behind a Privy Council ruling in Barbados. For this end, you get a fish to try to entrap the brother of the local chief justice and a goat to lead the case. You know how to spin this, you think, after all, you are (by inheritance “Mr Journalism”) and you know full well that the Barbados press will not notice and, if they do notice, a few well-placed inducements will suffice to have them turn a blind eye – how else can the silence of the Barbados press on this issue be viewed?
You sue an entire nation that relies on the more muscular and traditional type of tourism (like billionaires and yachts and sea, sand and s**), secure in the knowledge that it will accept your view that eco-tourism is far more viable to its economy than the SS&S variety – except, for some strange reason, it doesn’t see it your way. But to bolster your case and because you know (you think) all about the press (by inheritance) you set up the Keltruth Blog in Miami and Barbados Free Press in Barbados in an effort to persuade Bajans that really their fight for manumission and independence, while laudable, ought now to be forgotten and all our lands and institutions be handed over to you and Mental Madge et al as our saviours. After all, without the sanction of the you, the Almighty (Allard) Barbados is as nothing and you despair of us (as in your letter to our prime minister). Sounds like your friend, Adrian Loveridge. Can’t cut it in Canada/England, so come to Barbados to WOW the natives with your superiority. We Bajans, of course, have no experience of your ilk and will not recognize the tactic.
To prove his point, AA (Almighty Allard aka Little Peter) has now announced the closing of the Graeme Hall swamp (as if anyone other than 6,000 people – probably mostly non-Bajans – gives a damn – it been with us all our lives) and had his minions start a campaign through BFP to raise money for it from online sources and, folks, guess who the first customer is? IAN BOURNE!!!! I wonder if Jane Goddard is going to post the obligatory “Done” on BFP as well?
I hope to have the details of the case being tried in Canada commencing December 8th and continuing for one week. As I said, my access is not quite so simple as it once was – I am still trying to get hold of the affidavit of Iain Deane, without success, as it is supposed to be interesting – maybe Keltruth and BFP might like to boost their ratings by posting it as I would really like to see it. But be assured that I will let BU in on what happens as soon as I know.