‘New world order’ conspiracy theory not valid argument in foreclosure case: BC judge

A “new world order” conspiracy theory is not a valid argument in a recent foreclosure case involving a Vancouver home, a judge in British Columbia ruled.

The provincial Supreme Court case was heard last month in Vancouver and involved the Bank of Montreal and two defendants, one of whom did not fight foreclosure.

The other, Karen Wai King Lew, sought to appeal the order issued in April that her property was sold to the bank in May.

The court heard on July 12 that Lew owed more than $290,000 and that a foreclosure order had been issued in the fall. The homeowner and a second mortgagee were given a redemption period, but made no payments, meaning he would have to give up his home.

As to why no payments were made, Lew stated that no debt was owed. His argument involved an unsubstantiated belief that a secret and powerful group is trying to rule the world through a single global government: the so-called new world order.

She told the court that her mortgage had been forgiven in February under two alleged laws that conspiracy theorists refer to as the National Economic Security and Reform Act and the Global Economic Security and Reform Act (NESARA/GESARA). . Believers in this hoax say that the first law was secretly passed by the US Congress and the second was accepted on a global scale.

The laws were never announced and there is no evidence that they were passed. Believers say that’s because all the evidence was destroyed in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

In Lew’s case, he tried to argue that these acts amounted to a lump-sum discharge of debt that included the remaining amount of his mortgage.

The Vancouver case focused on whether the mortgage was forgiven and included that Lew had tried to get a loan or a reverse mortgage so as not to lose his home, before mentioning the new world order. The court heard that he had tried to get an extension and that he had said that his sister would lend him the money. At the time, she didn’t get into the conspiracy theory at all, the judge said.

Lew was, at one point, given a month to obtain the financing before the order to sell his house to the bank went into effect.

He did not and tried to appeal the order in July. It was at that time that he mentioned the theory that included debt forgiveness through the aforementioned acts.

“He described it as a pending new world order that has its roots in the United States (NESARA), but has evolved into a global movement (GESARA), to which many countries are signatories, including Canada,” Judge Sharon Matthews wrote. it’s a statement. case summary.

“He stated that it implies the resignation of world leaders, new currencies that will be backed by gold, and a more harmonious and peaceful world where the slavery qualities of debt will be abolished.”

Armed with this theory and a document from a GESARA website, she argued that “all credit card, mortgage, and other bank debt due to illegal banking and government activities will be cancelled.”

She said that under this new world order, all debits will be forgiven. Because of this, Lew said, she did not need to pay her mortgage.

What she did not have is any documentation or legislation from Canada or British Columbia showing that NESARA/GESARA had been implemented. Lew, who was representing herself, also had no proof that either act had been incorporated into foreclosure law, Judge Matthews said.

He also argued that the person who gave the order that would lead to the bank taking over his house was biased, stating that the pending new world order “is well known to the banks” and that she would have known it too, as a part of a law firm specializing in foreclosures.

Lew claimed that person actually changed careers, knowing his firm would not be able to practice foreclosure law because all mortgages and debts will be forgiven under the new world order.

The arguments were rejected by the judge, who sided with the bank and the second mortgagee when they told the court that NESARA/GESARA had nothing to do with Canadian foreclosure law. In addition, they pointed out that Lew’s appeal was two weeks after the sale order was made, so he did not have time.

“I have not accepted that NESARA/GESARA is part of the Canadian legal landscape. I do not accept that Ms. Lew proved that there is a new world order pending that will end foreclosure proceedings, much less that Master Robertson knew about it.” this and made a career change to avoid its consequences in his law practice,” Matthews wrote.

The judge also accepted BMO’s side of things: there was no merit to the claim of bias.

The appeal failed, and Lew was ordered to cover the legal costs of BMO and the second mortgagee.

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