Tag Archives: Mike de Jong

Liar, liar: Courts on fire

For the last two day the NDP has been hammering the Clark government over the sad state of BC’s justice System after eleven years of BC Liberal cuts. Opposition Leader Adrian Dix led off question period Wednesday with a question … Continue reading

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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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Star search: the BC Liberal edition

I remember Mike Harcourt in a meeting sometime late in 1995, the burden lifted from his shoulders.  ‘I’m taking out the trash,’ he said, ‘Feel free, load it all on a barge and I’ll tow it out to sea with … 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 Deal: The Government and the Special Prosecutor

A must read over on Paul Willcock’s site.

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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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BC Rail FOI request

No harm in trying! To: Vicki.Hudson@gov.bc.ca, Cindy.Elbahir@gov.bc.ca Subject: Records relating to the Basi Virk trial Dear Ms. Hudson and Ms. Elbahir, I write to seek a copy of all material provided by or disclosed by the government of BC to … 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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Paul Willcocks nails it

“Oppal A Wretched Choice For Picton Inquiry “The appointment of Wally Oppal to head the Pickton inquiry demonstrates this government’s combination of arrogance and ineptitude…” Read Mr. Willcocks full column on the BC Liberals’ appalling choice of Wally Oppal to … Continue reading

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