Trial Transcript & Appeal Fundraiser

Fundraiser for Tieman vs. Calgary Expo Trial Transcripts.

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We have successfully funded getting our transcripts.¬†Any further support collected through this fundraiser will go to costs associated with appealing the judgement or paying the defences’ court costs.

If you’re interested in having a copy of the transcripts in order to cover the trial in any capacity, including a critical one, please contact us at:

We’ll be providing transcript copies for media coverage free of charge.

We don’t currently have an estimate on the amount of the defences’ costs we will have to cover but it will likely be at least 15-20 thousand unless the Judge rules that they forfeit costs due to improper and illegal behaviour(not holding our breath that the Judge will rule in our favour despite the defence’s impropriety).

The Cost of the appeal will be:

  • Legal representation at the Court of Queen’s Bench: 10,000
  • Legal research and preparation: 10,000
  • Contingency 20%*: 4000
  • Fees and Conversion 5%: 1000

*Contingency at 20% because every single legal action has gone over budget.

Transcript costs:

The cost for transcripts is broken down here:

From the breakdown:

The average character count per page is 1,200. One hour is approximately 45 pages.

For an expedited option that will get the transcripts to us in 5 working days, it’s 0.0062/character.

We’ve estimated about 20 hours of actual court time, excluding days devoted to settlement and closing statements. That’s 6696 CND. Our fundraising site is in USD, the conversion puts it at 5135. An additional 5% or 250.00 for transaction and conversion fees.