Category Archives: BC Rail

World leaders in journalism

On Monday, in the middle of our vacation idyll, we made our way to the local coffee shop for a rural capuccino and the papers.  Picking up the shop’s copy of the Vancouver Sun I came across this paragraph in … Continue reading

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When the tough got going

In the first year and a half after the BC Liberal government began musing about selling off BC Rail, the going was easy.  Easy, like water falling over Niagara.  Easy, like that Kanye West song. The Campbell government would pitch … Continue reading

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Van Dongen’s Question: An illegal inducement in the BC Rail trial?

Over a month ago, former BC Liberal Attorney General Geoff Plant argued that the $6 million payment authorized by the Campbell government that led to the sudden end of the BC Rail trial was done perfectly. According to Plant the … Continue reading

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The Vancouver Sun’s helping hand

You’ve got to love the BC Liberal lovin’ Vancouver Sun.  Even in the depths of despair they can be counted on to… help. Today’s help comes in two forms – the worst headline ever that obscures the intent of Vaughn … Continue reading

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Indemnities and inducements: Today in QP

From Hansard, May 7, 2012 PAYMENT OF LEGAL FEES IN B.C. RAIL COURT CASE L. Krog: In an e-mail to the Vancouver Sun over the weekend the Ministry of Justice said that the order to forgive the $6 million in legal fees for … Continue reading

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BC Rail: From the frying pan into the fire

Today in an unusual Monday column the Vancouver Sun’s provincial political columnist Vaughn Palmer explains the indemnity deal that prematurely concluded the BC Rail trial. The column is based on an email Palmer received over the weekend from a clearly … Continue reading

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The BC Rail intrigue continues

Last night there was an interesting twitter debate between David Schreck and Gary Mason regarding John van Dongen’s questions in the house last Wednesday. If you recall, van Dongen asked AG – I can’t help but laugh – Shirley Bond … Continue reading

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Van Dongen keeps his promise

John van Dongen has kept his word. Upon exiting the BC Liberal caucus the Abbottsford MLA told the Legislature and media he was particularly troubled by the BC Rail scandal and the BC Liberal’s decision to cover the defendants legal … Continue reading

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The end of the BC Liberals?

Last week’s Forum poll confirmed the numbers seen in most polls lately.  The NDP at 46% of the decided vote is 20+ points ahead of both the BC Conservatives and the BC Liberal party who are tied for support in … Continue reading

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Open government the BC Liberal way, part whatever

More BC Rail pages pouring out of government today – 2,968 to be precise – of which 2,963 were redacted in whole… “Pages 1 through 1314 redacted for the following reasons: – S14 “Pages 1319 through 2968 redacted for the following … Continue reading

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