THE College of Veterinarians of British Columbia recently rescinded two resolutions against Dr. Dilbagh Rana – one that accepted his resignation from the Council of the College and the other to unanimously remove him from the Council.
The irony of it all was that Rana’s term on Council had expired before his reinstatement!
Dr. Rana told The VOICE that this was “another human right violation [based] on false accusation which the college is known for. I was only elected member of minority community and was considered obstacle in their way.”
He also noted, as was brought out in the cross-examination, that Wally Oppal signed “my removal one day ahead of meeting day and he was not in the meeting. It was a big conspiracy against me.”
On its website, the College has posted Dr. Rana`s petition to the B.C. Supreme Court filed November 25, 2016, and the CVBC`s response to the petition filed January 10, 2017.
Dr. Rana was represented by the G.J. Fahey Law Corporation.
The college stated: “Instead of proceeding to hearing on March 3, 2017, the parties reached a resolution on February 28, 2017 on the following terms:
“…The College and Dr Rana negotiated a settlement of the legal proceeding commenced by a petition for judicial review filed by Dr Dilbag Rana on 25 November 2016. The principal terms of settlement are as follows:
“On February 28, 2017, the Council of the College passed a resolution in the following terms:
“On 18 June 2016 the Council resolved to accept Dr Rana’s resignation from Council and also passed a unanimous resolution removing him from Council;
“Dr Rana has commenced a legal proceeding that challenges the resolution to remove him;
“Dr Rana’s term of office on Council has now expired in any event.
“It is resolved as follows:
“The two Council resolutions of 18 June 2016 are rescinded.
“The Council acknowledges that Dr Rana’s term of office expired on 28 February 2017 and thanks Dr Rana for his service to the College, including serving on the Practice Accreditation Committee from 2003 to 2007, the Board of Examiners from 2007 to 2010, and the Council since 2014.
“Dr Rana discontinued the legal proceeding and agreed not to dispute the results of the Council election held in 2016 or the bylaw amendments approved by registrants in 2016.
“The College paid Dr Rana $3,500 on account of his legal costs and the parties otherwise bore their own costs of the legal proceeding commenced by Dr Rana.
“Dr Rana released the College from any claims arising from the matters referred to in the legal proceeding.”
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