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London, Ont. moves closer to renaming Paul Haggis Park – London
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London, Ont. moves closer to renaming Paul Haggis Park – London

There was no debate on Tuesday as city councillors in London, Ont., endorsed a move to rename Paul Haggis Park and remove all references to the park’s current name from the city’s website. It comes after a U.S. jury ordered the London-born screenwriter and film director to pay at least US$7.5 million in compensatory damages to a woman who accused him of rape.Days later, Haggis, 69, was ordered to pay an additional US$2.5 million in punitive damages, for a total of US$10 million, or about C$13.3 million.The park at 2875 Bateman Trail, which was named after Haggis in 2011, was first brought to the attention of city councillors in 2018, a year after the allegations that led to the U.S. jury’s decision emerged.Then-Ward 3 Coun. Mo Salih tabled a motion calling for the director’s name ...