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Business owner defends himself in contempt case
ing an earlier court decision from 2003 The Eyelogic machine was invented by "I have the utmost respect for the porations that are also named in the that ordered the chain to comply with Alberta ophthalmologist Dr. Alan Dyer. court," Bergez said. "I don't have contempt case. But Justice Crane The man behind the Great Glasses em- Ontario legislation Bergez said that because the machine respect for those who are trying to tear quickly stopped Bergez and told him pire told court yesterday that his stores that governs opti- was invented by a doctor, the printouts apart my business model." that since he's not a lawyer, he's only have been given the authority to pre- cians, optometrists it generates can be considered proper Bergez's defence got off to a rocky start allowed to represent himself. Bergez scribe eyeglasses from an Alberta doctor and physicians.
prescriptions from a physician.
in the first few minutes when he tried to seemed surprised to learn that his wife who has turned himself into a machine.
By extension, Bergez argued, Dyer introduce seven volumes of documents and the three companies are considered Bruce Bergez explained how the Great has delegated his authority to prescribe that hadn't previously been presented to unrepresented in the eyes of the court.
Glasses stores are complying with On- Great Glasses cus- to the people at Great Glasses who use the court, the College of Optometrists or Prior to Bergez's defence, the College of tario regulations that require eyeglass- tomers receive an the Eyelogic machines.
the College of Opticians.
Optometrists concluded its presentation es and contact lenses to be prescribed "He is allowed to reproduce himself Bergez, who has no formal legal train- by asking the judge to impose a fine of by either a physician or optometrist.
in the form of a computer program," ing, is representing himself in this case.
$5 million plus the costs of the college if Bergez was defending himself in a civ- Bergez told Ontario Superior Court After a recess to sort the matter out, Bergez is found guilty of contempt.
il contempt of court case launched by known as the Eyel- Justice David Crane.
the judge ruled that the documents Justice Crane has reserved his deci- the College of Optometrists of Ontario.
ogic system, which Bergez also noted that he does not have couldn't be entered. Later, Bergez at- sion for a later date.
The college is alleging Bergez and the generates a printout that's used as the disdain for the court, despite the sugges- tempted to make submissions on behalf Great Glasses stores have been violat- prescription to prepare the glasses.
tions of the College of Optometrists.
of his wife, Joanne, and the three cor- Hurry in! These Treats End Tuesday! Judge bars
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Norvasc trial

An Ontario Court judge has excluded aspectator from a trial, because of a riskthat she could taint the evidence of akey witness — her husband — who hasyet to testify. It is common for witnesses to be ex- cluded from the courtroom but rare forother members of the public to bebarred. Justice Richard Jennis took the un- usual step yesterday and excluded Bi-na Mehta, who had been taking notesat the trial of pharmacist Abadir Nasr. Nasr has pleaded not guilty to a 12-count indictment alleging that hedefrauded the public and pharmaceu-tical manufacturer Pfizer ProductsInc. by selling "fake" and unautho-rized Norvasc, a cardiovascular drug.
Nasr is the former owner of the King West Pharmacy. The RCMP raided thepharmacy June 15, 2005, and seized acounterfeit version of Norvasc. Mehta's husband, Bhash Mehta, will be testifying at the trial. He had con-tinued to work two days a week at theKing West Pharmacy after selling the business to Nasr in August 2004. Yesterday was the sixth day of the trial. The woman told the judge shewas taking notes for her own purposes and had not been discussing the evi-dence with her husband. Jennis made the exclusion order after hearing legal arguments from defencecounsel Dean Paquette, who asked forthe order, and assistant Crown attor-ney Cheryl Gzik, who opposed it. Jennis said the woman's spouse will be a significant Crown witness, shehad been taking notes, and had stated 3 in court that the notes were not neces- sary because she has a good memory. "I find that there is a real possibility that the evidence of Bhash Mehta may be tainted and affect the fairness of the trial," the judge said in his ruling.
The only witness who took the stand yesterday was Melissa Klad, 27, an ex- perienced pharmacy technician whoworked at King West Pharmacy.
Klad said she was aware of a sign that said, "Don't order any Norvasc. AskAbs." She testified she couldn't recallwhat conversation she had with Nasrabout it, but believed the reason wasthat the store had a significant supply of Norvasc and it was expensive to o Money Down!* No Interest! order. Nasr never indicated where that No Money Down!* Not Even The Taxes! supply of Norvasc came from. She told court she never had any No Interest! No Monthly Payments! concerns about the Norvasc that shewas dispensing and she was shocked Special Prices Throughout The Showroom! when the police showed up. The trial resumes Tuesday. Bonus!Home Theatre Included with purchase of this TV. A $299 Value! Latin bash
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