Monthly Archives: January 2013

The can of worms: BC Rail, Basi/Virk, anonymity, inducements to plead

I’m not surprised with the BC Supreme Court ruling on the Auditor General’s application for documents in the Basi Virk indemnity case. My understanding is that some of the billings – the ones protected by privilege – might reveal the … Continue reading

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Can we expect an op-ed on this?

From today’s Toronto Star: “The incendiary testimony of Michel Lalonde suggested that big, even publicly traded, engineering firms were complicit in the cartel like practices previously ascribed to lower-level construction companies in that province. “The president of Genius Conseil Inc. … Continue reading

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What’s it all about Alfie?

From the Times of India fake Bollywood awards website: “BC State dignitaries will be duly honoured on the stage”. Do you need to know any more than that?  You paid $11 million for it. *** Global TV and most other … Continue reading

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Branding corruption

I opened the Globe early this morning to the story on Oprah’s interview with Lance Armstrong and there it was.  The ‘brand’ word. Brand.  As in “Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah is likely to be the first in the long … Continue reading

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Oh dear God, she’s back

You could fertilize half the country with this stuff: “Clark’s communications director Ben Chin says the premier will not reconsider the decision by the Liberal-dominated committee.” “If I had my wish, Mr. Doyle would be offered the opportunity to stay … Continue reading

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BC Place Audit: A new and better reason for the Auditor General to investigate

The BCNDP has made a formal complaint to the Auditor General regarding the BC Place redevelopment project.  Bob Mackin is the only reporter covering the story over at the Tyee: “Spencer Chandra Herbert, the Opposition critic for B.C. Pavilion Corporation, made … Continue reading

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CC4BC: Liberal Lobbyists behind ‘non-partisan’ group

I owe this one to a tweet from Rod Smelser. Like 2009 and 2005 a number of “citizen’s groups” are springing up full of good advice and spin to help voters make up their minds as we head into an … Continue reading

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BC Place: another one for the Auditor General?

 Today, Bob Mackin will likely be the only member of the press in court covering the “dirty roof” suit which has the cable installer sub-contractor suing their cable supplier sub-contractor over the leaky cables that have caused upwards of $6 … Continue reading

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She learned at her mentor’s knee

Gwyn Morgan chaired Christy Clark’s transition team.  He helped set up this mess of a government. Morgan is also chairman of the board of SNC Lavalin.  In today’s Province a Financial Post story predicts SNC Lavalin will soon be facing … Continue reading

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Foster’s can of worms

MLA and Chair of the Committee to select a (now new) Auditor General Eric Foster is hiding behind a lie.  Foster claims that the information about his personal conflict with the Auditor – the conflict that may have provided the … Continue reading

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