|Judge Carol Baird Ellan|
Click here to go to News Report on Carol Baird Ellan's retirement
This blog was set in Febraury, 2011, to report to the Canadian public Carol's most notorious case where we believe she was party to a corrupt scheme to judicially launder $1 million.
This blog was visited on many occasions by Governments of Canada and British Columbia, including the Federal Department of Justice and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, but no one from any of those governments contacted the Editors to defend Judge Carol Baird Ellan or to advise that the material posted was incorrect. So, we presume that she is guilty as charged.
If this blog contributed to the removal of a dirty judge from the bench then it has served its purpose of helping to clean up Canada's judiciary.
Judge Carol Baird Ellan was 55 years old and she had served 20 years as a judge at the time she retired. Under the Provincial Court Act a judge may remain in office until age 75 which means that Carol retired 20 years early. At this time, we do not know if she will be receiving a pension as a reward for her services in aid of money laundering. Provincial Court pensions are calculated on the basis of 2% of highest average pay for five years multiplied by the years of service. So, Carol Barid Ellan will probably be paid a pension in the range of 40 per cent of her judicial salary which was in the range of $200,000 per year or about $80,000 per year.
If Carol Baird-Ellen lives out her natural life span, of about 85 years, she will collect about $2.4 million of taxpayers money.
So, what is going on?
Why are judges who commit crimes on the bench collecting pensions instead of being put behind bars and serving a long jail sentence both as punishment for their crimes and a deterrence for others?
Naturally, it is only the Editors opinion that Carol Baird Ellan was a knowing part of a criminal conspiracy so we will let the readers be the judge of Canada's so-called justice system where average citizens who get caught breaking the law are punished but judges are not.