This homeowner doesn’t want Bell Canada poles, wires or workers on his property. He’s taking the telecom to court to stop it from installing pole and wire.
The company says the homeowner is in violation.
This is what’s at stake in this case. The homeowner believes he’s being victimized, that the telecom is being too aggressive.
“The homeowner feels threatened” said Greg Meiser, Bell’s attorney
The homeowner is making a number of arguments in court.
He wants the courts to rule the installation of the poles and wires is legal. He says he has to have these installations in order for his house to be fully occupied.
“We’re all on the same side so let’s see who can prove the worst,” said Greg Meiser, Bell’s attorney.
Bell Canada says it has the only proper permit for the work.
“They’re getting a fair hearing,” he said
Bell is trying to claim a right to install the poles and wires on the property.
“It’s an issue of public safety,” said Greg Meiser, Bell’s attorney.
A judge last month denied a motion by the homeowner to halt the installation. He also made a ruling on a separate motion claiming Bell did not have a valid permit.
“There was no evidence of any harm to the homeowner,” said Greg Meiser, Bell’s attorney.
That motion was heard by the judge in April and he ruled if Bell installed the first phase of the pole and wires on the property the homeowner would still have the right to sue.
“We’re going to make our arguments to the judge,” said Greg Meiser, Bell’s attorney.
In other words, Bell is waiting to hear what the judge comes back with.
“I think it’s important that we have full protection and fair hearing,” says Greg Meiser, Bell’s attorney.
Bell Canada says it has the only proper permit for the