Jeffrey Warren Reynolds (JR) was not just a political analyst in the back ground. JWR appears to have somehow gained Full Access to the what Islanders call the infamous “Back Room”.
NOT: To keep the authorship of what is typed in what follows clear, I’ve put all of my commentary in a green coloured font. Everything else is from the Motion Record of the January filing in the lawsuit against King et. al., mostly from Paul Maines’ Affidavit.
I want to jump right into the timeline of communications, but want to point out that I have included a short “epilogue” at the end of this article that provides (1) a bit of background information on Jordan Brown; and (2) a note on the nature of the information in this series for those who might be interested.
TIMELINE OF JR’S COMMUNICATIONS WITH JORDAN BROWN
The first mention of Jordan Brown’s involvement with Reynolds in Maines’ Affidavit is found in paragraph 36, in the form of a general comment about how JR had told Maines about his communications related to his egaming lawsuit with Jordan Brown. Brown was one of a number of former Liberal Cabinet Ministers apparently in communication with JR about egaming.
[F] MARCH 5th & 10th, 2021: “He [Dennis King] lost. It was an idea that wasn’t going to work in the way he presented it…..move on” – Jordan Brown
[G] APRIL 21, 2021: “She [Minister Darlene Compton] don’t want to mess with big al!” – Jordan Brown
“Big al” is (presumably) a reference to Allan Scales, the retired father of Gary Scales [currently a lawyer with McInnis Cooper] who was one of the founders of what was once “Scales, Jenkins, & McQuaid,” and underwent various name changes morphing into what is now Stewart McKelvey law firm:
[H] MAY 10, 2021: “Heard an interesting scoop on the modern day e-gaming – Murray, Dolan and Scales have partnered up in a company that is going to act as an intermediary with ALC in the new gaming plan…egaming 2.0.” – Jordan Brown
[I] MAY 16, 2021: “I had heard Danny McIsaac ….Yeah, Sounds a lot like the Dunderave Crew” – Jordan Brown
[J] JUNE 21, 2021: “JUST GOT A CALL FROM DOWNTOWN [Jordan Brown] asking me to lunch lol. Said I can’t bud. Have to work big [egaming 2.0] launch.” – Jeffrey Reynolds
[K] JULY 9, 2021: “Yeah – I like to give people the benefit of the doubt – but Darlen on front page of paper Tuesday – this is a Russ [Compton] problem” – Jordan Brown
[L] JULY 12, 2021: “Dennis told me Laslop deals with LeClair,” JR to Brown; “Yeah, I think I had mentioned to you that was my recollection.” Brown to JR.
[M] SEPTEMBER 17, 2021: “Jordan [Brown] phoned 2 times. Didn’t answer…lol. So it begins…” – JR to Paul Maines
[N] SEPTEMBER 17, 2021: “You see that Maines filed a claim with you on it there today” – Jordan Brown to JR; “I have a call with my attorney tomorrow about it.” – JR to Brown
[O] SEPTEMBER 18, 2021: “He [JR’s personal lawyer, Mr. Gehl] said former Attorney General and Officer of Law Jordan Brown on thin ice FYI” – JR to Paul Maines
In the days following the filing of the initial action about 7 months ago – naming JR on the suit, with the plan being to then have him removed and protected as a whistle-blower – JR was not only continuing to share his communications that he was (allegedly) having with Jordan Brown on FB Messenger, he also shared his personal lawyer’s opinion of Brown’s involvement in the whole affair:
[P] SEPTEMBER 19, 2021: “Be nice if Denny and them were to Defend you…they may let you out…but must have some sideways reason to have included a non Gov’t person.” – Jordan Brown to JR
This might have been some of the information that raised concern with JR’s initial lawyer, Mr. Gehl, about Jordan Brown…that “be nice if Denny and them…” comment alone raises so many questions! Who are the individual members of the “them” Brown refers to? We know a few names from other screen captures in the Motion Record, but how does Brown have access to this information that was not only not public, but, according to JR’s communications to Maines, deliberately being kept secret and off-the-record? Was Jordan Brown part of this group?
What’s also clear is how – at this stage, i.e. ,’post-court filing’, JR seems convinced Brown is working to help him – APPARENTLY BY SILENCING HIM AS A WHISTLE-BLOWER – but JR told Maines he never replied and wasn’t for sale:
Final thoughts? Don’t forget to close your mouth.
And share this article to let more people know about this investigative series. I’m putting the information filed in court out for public consumption, but that requires enough interest in helping with that to generate a network of sharing.
I am surprised at how many are becoming aware of this series and the court filing to be honest, since things have been so quiet; however, given the seriousness of the entire affair, more Islanders should be reading this material, and in time, I’m sure they will. So please share.
A day is coming soon when we’ll get some answers I believe…but that day is unfortunately not today, which has just produced a WHOLE lot more questions, two key ones being:
Was the former Liberal Attorney General and Justice Minister under Liberal Premier Wade MacLauchlan involved in the Gamesys Proposal?
If not, how did he know so much about it, and where was he getting his information he was sharing with JR?
Hmmm. I wonder.
1. A Bit of Contextual Background Information on Jordan Brown
Jordan Brown became the big story on election night, defeating the LEADER of the PC Party at the time, Rob Lantz, by 22 votes, which ultimately led to Lantz’s resigning as the PC Party leader.
On October 23, 2017, Jordan Brown was appointed to the Executive Council of Prince Edward Island as Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture.
On January 10, 2018, Brown was given additional roles in cabinet as Minister of Justice and Public Safety, and Attorney General for PEI.
He represented the electoral district of Charlottetown-Brighton as a member of the Liberal Party, until his defeat to Green Party Ole Hammarlund in the 2019 Prince Edward Island general election not by the 22 Brown got to upset Lantz in 2015, but not many more (.4% of the total votes cast):