WARNING. YOU CANNOT TRUST THE COURTS, THE POLICE OR THE LAW SOCIETY WHEN IT COMES TO SANCTION LAWYERS.
Here is what an Ontario Superior Court Judge wrote in his ruling in April 2014
regarding the forged signature on an affidavit submitted by 2 lawyers.
Nevertheless nothing has been done to sanction these two lawyers
“ The taking of evidence under oath or solemn affirmation is ·a fundamental aspect of our system of justice. It imposes responsibilities not only on those who provide evidence but, also, upon those who take such evidence as commissioners for oaths, notaries public or other individuals authorized to do so by virtue of their office or professional status.
Mr. Waisberg’s assertion that no-one was prejudiced misses the critical point that by passing off the 10 August affidavit as authentic, he and Ms. Greenwood breached both the Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act and their duties as officers of the court.”
So far despite the above, neither lawyer has been penalized.