Tag Archives: Bob Virk

The BC Rail plea bargain: The question that hasn’t been asked.

How did the offer of a deal to David Basi and Bob Virk come about?  That’s the question nobody’s asked. On the day the deal became public, Special Prosecutor Bill Berardino said he never saw the final offer until 9:40 … Continue reading

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BC Rail – what are they hiding? Cont.

Surpise, government minions have disallowed my FOI request for the BC Rail documents.  They argue the court proceedings are still alive although the appeal dates have passed.  But they won’t tell me what’s alive about them.  Under Section 3 (1) … Continue reading

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BC Liberal Caucus finds some courage?

How successful was Gordon Campbell’s TV intervention?  They’ve called a BC Liberal Caucus  meeting to rant about discuss it.  That’s how successful it was. More to the point, according to a couple of people who called me to share yesterday,  … Continue reading

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BC Rail affidavit: BC Libs could destroy records before RCMP

Last Friday on “Cutting Edge of the Ledge” Keith Baldrey raised the fate of the millions of pages of evidence gathered in the BC Rail corruption trial.  “I think the RCMP is making an application, now that the investigation is … Continue reading

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de Jong: Liar, liar etc…

Yesterday in the Sun: Attorney-General Mike de Jong said earlier that Basi and Virk will not be asked to repay the estimated $6 million the government has paid to cover their legal costs. De Jong said he agreed to the … Continue reading

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Why the BC Rail deal sucks. And why you should care

It all started with a question from Michael Bolton – representing David Basi – to Martyn Brown late last June. Bolton began asking Brown about the relationship between lead RCMP investigator Kevin DeBruyckere and BC Liberal Party Executive Director Kelly … Continue reading

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The best blogging journalist

If you want to understand what’s going on with the BC Rail deal you have to read Paul Willcocks, hands down winner of the best column on the Basi Virk plea bargain.  Okay, Gary Mason’s been doing a great job, … Continue reading

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BC Libs pay millions to quash BC Rail trial

What changed? That’s the real question today with the surprise deal to halt the BC Rail corruption trial.  And the answer is that the BC Liberals offered to pay defense costs estimated to be in the millions, contrary to government … Continue reading

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Optically unfortunate: BC Rail, CN and Patrick Kinsella

Thursday’s handover from Virk’s lawyer, Kevin McCullough, to David Basi’s lawyer, Michael Bolton, was seamless as one dropped and the other picked up the CN thread. Not surprisingly the name of BC Liberal campaign co-chair Patrick Kinsella came up. “Mr. … Continue reading

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BC Rail: How badly were we hosed?

And when did the hosing start? Tax pools.  Indemnification. Valuation. The BC Rail Corruption trial sounds like a corporate taxation seminar hosted by a team of accountants and tax lawyers this week.  And that only appeals to a narrow slice … Continue reading

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