Reichart and Basi

A very interesting bit on Alex Tsukamis’ website today.  It’s another ‘memo to file’ from Basi, witnessed and dated to November 17, 2003.  And it covers a conversation between Liberal Party executive director Kelly Reichart and David Basi regarding the role of Patrick Kinsella in the BC Rail deal.

The allegations made in the memo have pretty well been revealed.  The memo purports that Kinsella was working directly with Campbell, Martyn Brown and David MacLean at CN on the BC Rail sale.  That tight group also happened to be the chief fundraiser, chief strategist, campaign manager and Leader of the BC Liberal Party in both 1996 and 2001.

If true we’re talking Quebec style public adminstration.

What I find interesting is the date:  November 17th, 2003.  That means this conversation – if it took place – was caught on wiretap and is part of the investigative record examined by the RCMP team headed by Reichart’s brother-in-law, Kevin deBruyckere.

A host of questions are raised if this is true.  For example: isn’t it legally troubling that a key party official is privy to the tax structure of a government deal still in negotiation?  Basi’s report of the conversation says Kinsella leaked that information to Reichart.  To what end?  Isn’t that legally questionable?  Why wasn’t that investigated if the RCMP has this wiretap?  What role did deBruyckere play in directing the investigation at this point?  If this conversation exists, isn’t he in conflict as the lead officer?  Etc…

What I really want to know is this: does this wiretap exist?  Because if it does that suggest that the investigation was tailored and directed away from key Liberal Party and government officials including the brother-in-law of the lead officer.

If the RCMP seeks the return of this evidence in court as rumoured, that will give us a big clue that this wiretap or something like it does exist.

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10 Responses to Reichart and Basi

  1. North Van's Grumps says:

    Now I know, with all this wet weather here in Vancouver, you’d rather be in Palm Springs Ian …. because that’s the link you have embedded in Alex’s blog…. http://www.psfilmfest.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=22402&FID=43

  2. Ian says:

    NVG. thanks. I hate those paste vs. copy tabs.

  3. North Van's Grumps says:

    Interesting, Alex’s write-ups on the “sale” of BC Rail to CN Rail, with his November 17, 2003 dated commentary from Dave Basi. His writings, Basi, are just 5 days and 40 years short of the assassination of JFK.

    Do you think Alex just doesn’t like the BC Liberals in general, or just three or four of them in particular or especially one, of those running for the Leadership of the BC Liberal Party?

  4. Akat says:

    Wow, good deductive reasoning on your part Ian. The RCMP must have looked at this. And even if the RCMP found by some strange means that non-government, partisan operatives Patrick Kinsella and Kelly Reichert could be in possession of this sensitive BC Government information – shouldn’t they have to explain to THE PEOPLE how that could be? This is a COVER-UP!

  5. cfvua says:

    Didn’t the peregrine, or so it is blogged elsewhere, jump up and cancel the “(non)sale” of the consolation prize with less evidence of meddling and compromise than the main event was shown to have? Anybody know why? If the little deal stunk bad enough to cancel, surely the big one stunk proportionately worse and should have been reversed.
    The evidence must exist or why would they waste more money trying to get it back. Somebody is obviously scared something damaging could get out. If it doesn’t exist, prove it in a public inquiry. Come on Mr. Abbott, go for the full blown version, your involvement could get overlooked. Bennett already said that Campbell was in charge, so blame him for forcing your hand up.

  6. TCG says:

    Hmmmm. I just always thought it pretty obvious that DeBruyckere was the head of the investigative team for a reason and by design. I’m not a big believer in coincidences.

  7. RossK says:

    In addition, Nov 17, 2003 is supposed to the date of some other phone calls of interest that may or may not have been recorded by the Horsemen….

    .

  8. Donna says:

    The RCMP have pretty much established themselves as pro Campbell. They had been asked to, further investigate Campbell’s corrupt sale of the BCR, they flatly refused. Mind you, they desperately want their provincial contract, to be renewed. We all know, Campbell cuts the throats of, anyone opposing him. That we have seen, more than once. Perhaps, the RCMP don’t want to rock the boat. Just don’t expect them to come forward with anything. I have found it amazing, what people are willing to sell their souls for. The Crown did file for the documents regarding the corrupt sale. I think, that comes up, Jan 11, 2011. If the Crown gets them, you can count on Campbell shredding them. We know the judicial system is corrupt. Again though, Campbell will cut the throat of the judge, if they don’t play ball. De Jongs blatant cover-up, and his thieving the tax payer dollars, to pay the expenses of Basi and Virk, has really sunk him, to run for office. The BC Liberals and mla’s, have supported a monster, killing their political careers, for what? A criminal, who belongs in prison, that’s what.

  9. Donna says:

    The RCMP have pretty much established themselves as pro Campbell. They had been asked to, further investigate Campbell’s corrupt sale of the BCR, they flatly refused. Mind you, they desperately want their provincial contract, to be renewed. We all know, Campbell cuts the throats of, anyone opposing him. That we have seen, more than once. Perhaps, the RCMP don’t want to rock the boat. Just don’t expect them to come forward with anything. I have found it amazing, what people are willing to sell their souls for.

    The Crown did file for the documents regarding the corrupt sale. I think, that comes up, Jan 11, 2011. If the Crown gets them, you can count on Campbell shredding them. We know the judicial system is corrupt. Again though, Campbell will cut the throat of the judge, if they don’t play ball. De Jongs blatant cover-up, and his thieving the tax payer dollars, to pay the expenses of Basi and Virk, has really sunk him, to run for office. The BC Liberals and mla’s, have supported a monster, killing their political careers, for what? A criminal, who belongs in prison, that’s what. I hope they have all found it, worth it.

  10. Donna says:

    The RCMP have pretty much established themselves as pro Campbell. They had been asked to, further investigate Campbell’s corrupt sale of the BCR, they flatly refused. Mind you, they desperately want their provincial contract to be renewed. We all know Campbell cuts the throats of, anyone opposing him. That we have seen, more than once. Perhaps, the RCMP don’t want to rock the boat. Just don’t expect them to come forward with anything. I have found it amazing, what people are willing to sell their souls for.

    The Crown did file for the documents regarding the corrupt sale. I think that comes up, Jan 11, 2011. If the Crown gets them, you can count on Campbell shredding them. We know the judicial system is corrupt. Again though, Campbell will cut the throat of the judge, if they don’t play ball. De Jongs blatant cover-up, and his thieving the tax payer dollars, to pay the expenses of Basi and Virk, has really sunk him to run for office. The BC Liberals and mla’s, have supported a monster, killing their political careers, for what? A criminal, who belongs in prison, that’s what. I hope they have all found it, worth their while.

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