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April 11, 2011
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April 11, 2011


P.S.D. Enterprises legal action against city dismissed

New Westminster, BC – Legal action taken against the City of New Westminster by P.S.D. Enterprises in connection with a rezoning application has been dismissed in court. Court proceedings commenced in June 2010 and were completed in October 2010.

In her decision, Honourable Madam Justice Gropper of the Supreme Court of British Columbia determined that there was no breach of standard of care and therefore could not find negligence on the part of the City of New Westminster in the case.

To quote Madam Justice Gropper’s conclusion in full:

“P.S.D. has not satisfied me that the City engaged in negligent representation or negligence in its dealings with Mr. Walia or P.S.D. It is unnecessary to consider P.S.D.’s claim for damages. The action is dismissed. Unless there are matters of which I am unaware, the City is entitled to costs at Scale B. If they wish, the parties can make submission in respect of the costs and may arrange to do so through trial scheduling.”

The full text of Madam Justice Gropper’s decision has been posted on the Supreme Court of British Columbia website at


Contact: Paul Daminato, City Administrator
604-527-4551 or