Canada: BRITISH COLUMBIA: Insurance Trouble

As Vancouver's new-broom mayor, rambunctious Gerry McGeer had started his sweeping by firing 23 policemen for letting gambling dens and brothels run wide open. Last week, as chairman of the city's Police Commission, he sat in judgment on their appeals. Vancouverites were shaken by the unorthodox McGeer way of running a hearing: he paid no attention to traditional rules of evidence banning hearsay, opinion or conjecture. But they were fascinated by the dirt this method dredged up, particularly from a stocky gambler named Louis Tisman.

Tisman sounded exactly like an irate taxpayer....

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