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In lawsuit against TimberWest, former solicitor general may testify


January 25, 2019
By Ellen Cools
Ellen Cools

B.C.’s former solicitor general Rich Coleman could be asked to testify in a lawsuit against TimberWest.

According to BC Local News, Ted LeRoy, president of Ted LeRoy Trucking (TLT) is suing TimberWest over a bankruptcy in 2008.

In the mid-2000s, TLT was one of three big logging contractors working for TimberWest. But TimberWest wanted to split its work among smaller contractors to save money. TLT alleges that to do so, TimberWest drove TLT out of business.

TimberWest has denied all claims, none of which have been proven in court.

During this time, TimberWest was also negotiating for new financing, reports BC Local News. It eventually received an investment from the B.C. Investment Management Corp. (BCIMC), a provincially-owned company that, along with the Public Pension Sector Investment Board, later bought TimberWest.

Coleman has been put on the witness list because TLT’s lawyers allege that he influenced BCIMC to purchase TimberWest.

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