Tag Archives: Patrick Kinsella

Liquor privatization… in the dark of the night

The BC Liberals posted the LDB privatization business plan on its open government (hahahahahahahahahahahahah, sic, etc…) site late yesterday or sometime last night. Read it here. Two things you should know about the release: 1. The document isn’t a business … Continue reading

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Are van Dongen’s BC Rail questions real?

John van Dongen resigned from the BC Liberal caucus and party citing unanswered questions about the deal that ended the BC Rail trial and the Premier’s own involvement in the corrupt sale of the railway. In the legislature, Attorney General … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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