Monthly Archives: January 2011

BC Rail: No questions? You bet there are questions

BC’s media pundits just don’t get BC Rail.  And that means they are selling British Columbians short.   Friday’s conversation between Bill Good, Vaughn Palmer and Keith Baldrey is the perfect case in point. Vaughn Palmer started by asking a caller … Continue reading

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Las Vegas comes to BC

In two weeks the City of Vancouver will hold a public hearing to consider a rezoning request for a casino, operated by Paragon Gaming, on the BC Place lands.  The Paragon proposal is part of a redevelopment of BC Place … Continue reading

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Kash Heed and BC’s special prosecutor system

On May 3rd, 2010 Special Prosecutor Terrance Robertson issued his report on possible offences involving the campaign office of Kash Heed.  While recommending a total of nine charges against various members of Heed’s campaign team, Robertson absolved Heed of any … Continue reading

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Sun cuts NDP out of Heed story

Interim NDP leader Dawn Black released court filings and affadavits detailing an audit of Kash Heed’s election campaign that showed he went well over his expense limit.  The filings include demands by interim Chief Electoral Officer Craig James that Heed … Continue reading

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Alex Tsakumis must read

Alex Tsakumis has posted Pilothouse Activity Reports for its BC Rail contract with Omnitrax.  Christy Clark is a featured participant along with current Campbell Chief of Staff Paul Taylor, aka ‘the blabby deputy minister’. Eg.  Jamie Elmhirst:  September 28 – … Continue reading

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Does the Heed case raise questions about BC’s Special Prosecutors?

On May 4th, 2010 Special Prosecutor Terrance Robertson released his report on alleged irregularities in the BC Liberal campaign in Vancouver-Fraserview.   Robertson recommended three charges against Campaign Manager Barinder Sall, five charges against printer Dinesh Khanna and one count against … Continue reading

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Sun too soft on Peter Dhillon?

I was a little surprised by and disappointed with Jonathan Fowlie’s story this morning about cranberry magnate and search warrant target Peter Dhillon. In an ITO accompanying search warrants on Kash Heed’s constituency office and former workplace at the West … Continue reading

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Peter Dhillon, BC Liberal Patronage Appointment

I mean “patronage” in the best of ways.  As in, why hasn’t Peter Dhillon been asked to resign yet, seeing as how he’s apparently broken the patronage rules? You may remember from yesterdays posting and front page stories that Peter … Continue reading

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Kash Heed and Fox News BC

There’s so much to write about in the Kash Heed story its hard to know where to start.   There’s the cop gone bad story, there’s the typical Liberal story, there’s the “so there’s nothing wrong with the Special Prosecutor policy” … Continue reading

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Third time lucky?

Just finished an old Ross MacDonald novel about a mobbed up small town supported by dirty politics, graft and corruption.  Only six people died, including the Mayor.  As with most Ross MacDonald classics, the ending leaves you wiser, more cynical … Continue reading

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