Folks I found this South Coast Today story in the google cache and it is quite the interesting read. It is in the cache and no longer online at the South Coast Today and the publisher, Tim Gillespie would not comment on the record on its removal though we can certainly speculate. I personally think it was this part that sent certain Goatherders blasting off into orbit:
All of the media sources had asserted or insinuated that Broussard was part owner of Trout Point Lodge, allegations which were vigorously denied by Leary, Perret and the firm which owns the Lodge. Documents filed with the courts and Nova Scotia and Louisiana government agencies show that Broussard and various business partners owned properties and businesses in the Trout Point Road area adjacent to the Lodge and that the Lodge acted as a rental agent for Broussard’s properties.
Broussard and his New Orleans political friends were often guests at the Lodge, but there were no records produced in court which showed any ownership.
The beleaguered former politician visited Nova Scotia frequently, joining Perret and Leary as directors of a non-profit organization attempting to build a hiking trial near the Lodge and Broussard’s properties and was reported to have accompanied the pair on a visit to Shelburne, where he was introduced as a “silent partner” in plans by the pair to convert the former Cox Warehouse into a whiskey brewery. One local official recalls the silent partner telling her that Shelburne was a nice town but “not ready for the likes of him.”
I’ll add Slabbed has never asserted that Broussard owns Trout Point Lodge, not that it would surprise me if it turned out that he did, but to this point I’ve seen no evidence of such but I doubt Leary nor Perret had a problem with that part. IMHO the silent partner stuff likely caused Perret to blow a rag as is his wont, but no man is rich enough to buy back his past, including the proprietors at Trout Point Lodge who once upon a time openly touted their business associations with Broussard to the media in both the US and Canada.
Along those lines Slabbed has ascertained from the court records in Leary and Perret’s defamation case against Fox 8 in Nova Scotia that the Cox Warehouse was the subject of a certain affidavit sworn by the plaintiffs that is of the fanciful variety of the type we’ve previously highlighted on Slabbed. Let’s circle that tidbit for now. Along those lines Slabbed has also learned the Fox 8 court record indicates the Lodge itself may be for sale. I plan on exploring possible reasons for that in greater detail in a subsequent post. I did note they established an investor page where they actually belatedly mention the sale of Cerro Coyote.
In any event the whole South Coast Today story is well worth the read. Should it disappear from the google cache as often happens here is a pdf for posterity sake for those so interested.