Tag Archives: Martyn Brown

Reichart and Basi

A very interesting bit on Alex Tsukamis’ website today.  It’s another ‘memo to file’ from Basi, witnessed and dated to November 17, 2003.  And it covers a conversation between Liberal Party executive director Kelly Reichart and David Basi regarding the … Continue reading

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Haye’s affidavit says Premier’s office scrubs emails clean

Premier’s office appears to break the law on document destruction. ‘I don’t know.  I can’t remember.  Who are you again?’ After Martyn Brown stepped off the stand at the Basi Virk trial last July I was thinking, someone should get … Continue reading

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Cabinet shuffle

First reaction: Martyn Brown, deputy minister of Tourism.  WTF! Paul Taylor, cabinet confidences leaker, failed lobbyist, Chief of Staff to the Premier.  Double WTF! No more arts, nowhere. Minister of state for Building Code renewal?  A minister for the building … 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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BC Rail Corruption Trial: Re-organizing the deck chairs

Here are my notes from this morning’s BC Rail Corruption trial session in Courtroom 54 of the BC Supreme Court: Crown not ready, re-organizing trial strategy Eliminating witnesses, reducing trial length Will take till Monday next to get ready. Outside … Continue reading

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Evil Twins: What BC Rail and the HST Have In Common

A version of this story appears in the Vancouver Observer Around about 1930, Dorothy Parker started answering her telephone with the question, “what fresh hell is this?”  Little did she know that she was channeling BC Liberal operatives yelling into … Continue reading

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Fishing with Martyn Brown

I caught a couple of hours of the BC Rail Trial yesterday before my nod-off chemo drug kicked in.  It’s a fascinating look into the inside dealings of the Campbell government and Wednesday was true to form.  Here’s a bit … Continue reading

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Everbody’s Got Something To Hide

“I don’t remember” sounds a whole lot better than “I’ve got something to hide.”  And that’s what I think Martyn Brown’s testimony at the BC Rail Trial adds up to. In fact what Martyn Brown’s testimony does reveal is his … Continue reading

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Martyn Brown Does Alzheimer’s

Just back from healing up the radiation down south – hair fell out! even though they promised me my thinning strands would stay put – and had two days before my first hospital appointment so I stumbled into the greatest … Continue reading

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