Can Simon Fothergill be trusted?
Both allegations were untrue. Mr. Carten has never been disbarred and he has no history of mental illness or psychiatric treatment.
But Fothergill had a motive to discredit Mr. Carten because Mr. Carten had blown the whistle on serious corruption at the Department of Justice where Fothergill had had a long career and it was the legal strategy developed under Mr. Fothergill's leadership that led to what appears to be two murders, the first being that of Justice Carolyn Layden-Stevenson of Canada's Federal Court of Appeal and the second being that of Department of Justice lawyer, Eric Noel, a death the government "claims" was a suicide.
On Friday, June 19, 2013, Fothergill was asked to retract his defamatory remark and apologize. No reply has been received.
On Friday June 19, 2013, the matter was reported to Prime Minister Harper and his colleagues, because ten days after his lies to his boss, Fothergill was assigned to the position of Deputy Secretary to Cabinet and Counsel and, if he would lie to his new boss, William Pentney, to cover up crimes by civil servants, he will lie to his new boss Prime Minister Harper and his cabinet colleagues to similarly cover up crimes and other wrongdoing by civil servants and judges in Canada.