Scademia owner to get his judicial review

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The battle between the owner of the Scademia and the St. John’s Port Authority is being raised from the depths yet again, if it ever completely sunk.

Scademia owner, Charlie Anonsen, requested a judicial review of the decision made by the St. John’s Port Authority to refuse his request for his boat to operate out of St. John’s. That request has been granted.

The Scademia was the original tour boat to operate out of St. John’s. After years of contention between Anonsen and the port authority surrounding a host of disagreements, Anonsen pulled out to operate his boat elsewhere. He eventually applied to return to the harbour and operate out of there again. He also launched a $10 million lawsuit against the authority when that request was denied, but that lawsuit was dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeal due to insufficient information — but the court has allowed the company to launch a new lawsuit.

Anonsen requested a judicial review on his denial to operate out of the harbour in 2011. It will take place 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10 at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland.

Organizations: Port Authority, Sheraton Hotel

Geographic location: Newfoundland

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  • Vera
    April 09, 2014 - 10:05

    Admittedly I don't know all the facts, but the impression many people got at the time was that Anonsen's small company was being railroaded to make way for a more profitable, politically connected development without the benefit of a public tender. Maybe that will come out in the hearing.