THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2006
LOCALBusiness 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-
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-
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
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
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
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