Monthly Archives: March 2012

Van Dongen’s BC Rail questions part 3 – the plea bargain

The agreement to pay the $6 million cost of the defence’s legal fees in the BC Rail trial was one part of a two part deal stitched together after the government realized the defence was about to drop a bomb … Continue reading

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Former AG’s lame response to van Dongen

Van Dongen’s BC Rail Questions, part 2 Yesterday, former Attorney General Geoff Plant, took on John van Dongen’s problem with the BC Liberal’s decision to cover the defence costs in the BC Rail trial – to the tune of $6,000,000. … Continue reading

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Are van Dongen’s BC Rail questions real?

John van Dongen resigned from the BC Liberal caucus and party citing unanswered questions about the deal that ended the BC Rail trial and the Premier’s own involvement in the corrupt sale of the railway. In the legislature, Attorney General … Continue reading

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Now, for some real news…

In his own words J. van Dongen: For almost 17 years I have risen in this chamber to represent the best interests of my constituents and the best interests of all British Columbians. I have done so as a member of … Continue reading

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R U KDN me?

Today’s big stories in the Sun: NPA Park Board Commissioner mad he can’t name a park after himself.   Standing in George Wainborn Park – an NPA commissioned park constructed on contaminated land in North East False Creek area and … Continue reading

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PavCo’s FOI shenanigans

  I continue to be troubled by many questions. Here’s one of them:  How did the city of Vancouver come to pass a zoning change adding a “major casino” use to the BC Place lands, months before BC Place issued … Continue reading

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Was Christy Clark a person of interest?

In the BC Rail investigation?  That’s the charge Alex Tsukamis is making  today.  And making quite convincingly.  This is a must read.

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Mirror, mirror who’s the ugliest of them all?

Last week, in a poll completed before the BC Place boondoggle, the Harry Bloy firing and the teacher’s dispute bungling, the results were 45 NDP, 31 Liberal and 14 Conservative. In a Forum poll released today and completed after the the … Continue reading

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Open government my ass

The BC Liberals are maybe the least open government in Canada.  Which makes their “Open Government” moniker an Orwellian exercise in obscuring the truth; and the FOI process a Kafkaesque journey through an obfuscating bureaucracy. Here’s my latest story about … Continue reading

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Media notes

Sometimes I just get so frustrated… The National Post continues its stellar work this week as a funnel for the Conservative Party’s damage control efforts. John Ivison joins Christie Blatchford as a safe conduit for selective leaks designed to obscure … Continue reading

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