With spring seeding done, I finally had time to deal with Encana related matters. So with Mom and Dad sitting next to me, I called Mr. McKenna to discuss the surveyor trespassing issue on their behalf. The point needs to be made that even though I was now the contact person for this part of our farming business, I negotiated 100% based on Mom and Dad's intent and directions.
I explained to Mr. McKenna that the bulk of our 'discontent' centered around Encana's failure to notify us that they were sending surveyors onto our land and the mess and damages that was left for us to deal with. Our 'discontent' was amplified when we realized Rollock lied to us several times between February and May saying he did call our home and was given verbal consent to allow surveying. The kicker.. he stated he called sometime on December 19th and spoke to someone (?) who told him it was okay.
Now, I have always had the habit of keeping journals. And in my farm journal I wrote that on December 19th my mom had an early morning appointment in Calgary and we have credit card receipts to verify this. I also noted in my journal that Dad and I were cleaning up the wheat pile and had hauled two loads to Calgary that day. We have scale receipts to prove this to be true. In order to get two loads to Calgary in a single day, we had to leave with the first load no later than 8:00 a.m. So, Mr. Rollock's story just didn't add up because nobody, including Dad, was in the house all day on December 19th. At this point in the conversation, Mr. McKenna stated he was in possession of a spread sheet that gave him every indication that Rollock had done his job. I related to Mr. McKenna that at our April 20th kitchen table meeting I called bullshit on Rollock's story about his phoning us on December 19th. I could prove no one was home that day so IF he did call as he said he did, then show us a phone bill! A simple solution, but this document never materialized.
As Mom and Dad could only hear my side of the conversation I asked Mr. McKenna if he would follow up with a written summary of our telephone conversation. He was kind enough to provide the following...
Points to ponder...
3) The spread sheet. Several items caught our attention when we received this document. Note, the date in the upper left corner gave us reason to think this was the date the document was printed. Which would have been five days before Rollock's supposed phone call with Dad giving his permission (SEE: Survey Consent Date) which we know couldn't have happened. Also, the wording used in the "Remarks" column is the exact same wording as found in earlier Encana lease documents. We also found it odd that if this was indeed a "work order" why is there nothing noted in the column "McNally File No.". When we asked about that on October 19th, Sillito brushed it off without offering an explanation, probably because he couldn't.
Going out on limb here, my guess is that Rollock saved himself some time and filled out the paper work based on other documents found in the file that we know Encana kept on us. Then he lied to us and Encana about the entire matter. Worse yet, Encana reps repeatedly and consistently stuck up for Rollock and his side of the story, as if we were the ones doing all the lying.