Judge orders Campbell government to hand over emails, including those of the Premier, Gary Collins, Judith Reid and Former deputy premier Christy Clark.

From the courtroom of today’s Basi-Virk hearings: Justice Bennett has ruled that the missing and possibly destroyed emails must be given to the defence, and issued a court order forcing the government to hand over the documents: http://www.vancouversun.com/Judge+Basi+Virk+case+rules+mails+premier+staff+must+disclosed/1809005/story.html

Whoever ordered those emails to be destroyed must be feeling pretty uncomfortable right now. The contents of those email communications among the premiers inner circle have been the subject of much speculation in recent months. Complete details will be posted as the reports come in, over at http://bctrialofbasi-virk.blogspot.com/

Now, scroll down to read the post right below, with a link to the announcement that the RCMP have launched a preliminary probe into whether or not a criminal investigation should be ordered into those missing emails – which  may have suddenly become an even bigger thorn in many politicians – old and new alike – sides… https://lailayuile.wordpress.com/2009/07/20/the-people-who-ordered-the-records-destroyed-have-no-place-in-government/

( this should provide plenty of discussion for CKNW, no? Christy Clark was deputy premier at the time of the deal, and her emails are among those ordered to be given to the judge)

I think it’s time  for a refresher on who’s who in this case, so when you have a moment, go and read this fantastic bit titled ” Railgate, A to Z“, by Bill Tieleman.

15 Comments on “Judge orders Campbell government to hand over emails, including those of the Premier, Gary Collins, Judith Reid and Former deputy premier Christy Clark.

  1. Hey Laila,

    An Anon-O-Mouse just left me a present.

    Well, a list, actually, of folks whose Emails have, apparently, been deemed relevant by judge Bennett.

    Gordon Campbell
    Martyn Brown
    Mike Morton
    Laura Daphinee
    Ken Dobell
    Brenda Eaton
    Jay Schlosser
    Jessica MacDonald
    Gary Collins
    Chris Trumpy
    Yvette Wells
    David Morhouse
    Judith Reid
    Christy Clark
    Shirley Bond
    Richard Neufeld
    Rich Coleman
    Sol Gen ADM Begg
    Paul Taylor

    .

  2. well, well, well. Thank you RossK !

    Nice to see Yvette Wells on there as well – considering the notes she left in her notebooks, it might be pretty darn interesting to read her emails, don’t cha think ?

    Now, what will the Premiers comment be about all of this? Or will he be off to his house in Hawaii where he can’t be reached for comment?

  3. Ya.

    Sure would be nice if somebody in the proMedia, tried to get an interview with Ms. Wells don’t you think…..?

    .

  4. RossK, after those 8000 NDP documents were released, I was the only one to write about that one, highly relevant page in her notebooks, as detailed in the link in my last comment – that is , until Bill Tieleman later wrote about it in the Tyee in May and pointed out just that – that no one in the media had even mentioned it but me thus far – if it were not for yourself, BC Mary, Kootcoot and others who did their part in promoting that post, it would have only been a small portion of the people of BC who ended up seeing it.

    That one page of notes is still very significant to the entire scandal, and to date I still have not seen it picked up anywhere but by Bill.( with thanks to him for pointing this out) How can that be?

    I would love to see that excerpt on the front page of one of our local papers. They can get all the details from my blog post.

    Anyone have her number?

  5. You sure like to talk about the premier and Ms. Clark a lot,Laila. Why don’t you ever talk about your relationship with Spiderman?

    • Good grief, you again! What, are you Ms.Clark’s one man personal fan club? There is no relationship with Spiderman. Give it up already.

  6. Title: Mark Hume discusses corruption probe in B.C. politics
    Date: Wednesday July 22, 2009
    Time: 12:00PM PDT

    Mark Hume of The Globe and Mail British Columbia bureau takes your questions on the political corruption trial that is reaching all the way to the office of Premier Gordon Campbell.

  7. anonymous, on July 20th, 2009 at 10:21 pm Said:
    You sure like to talk about the premier and Ms. Clark a lot,Laila. Why don’t you ever talk about your relationship with Spiderman?

    anonymous you chicken sh!t .

  8. Like your name is really Henri Paul? You have a beret to go with that, and some escargot, non?

    Deny, deny deny all you like, Laila, because you only sound like a politician. If you want to be like that fine. I’ll ask you straight out.
    Did you or did you not, date Erik Bornmann several years ago, who is one of the key figures in these hearings?

  9. I have to agree with Henri Paul on this one.
    But I will answer your question- again – because I know from the last time you were here,you otherwise become rather annoying.

    No, I have not and did not date Eric Bornmann. And to go even further, I have not even had the occasion of meeting him -although if I did I would certainly have some questions for him!! What a blog post that would be!

    Now, go away and troll somewhere else.
    By the way everyone, Bits and Bites will come tomorrow. I have two kids who were up late last night because of the heat, and are driving me up the wall to go into the pool right now. Enjoy the heat! Cheers

  10. anonymous, on July 22nd, 2009 at 11:04 am Said:
    Like your name is really Henri Paul? You have a beret to go with that, and some escargot, non?

    That’s me name, chicken sh*t, want proof —tell me where you’re at, and I will send you some proof.
    ps, your in the basement of the BC legislature aren’t you?

  11. Ohmy, I go enjoy the sun for a bit and look what happens.

    Ignore anonymous, Henri Paul.they really aren’t worth the time.

    He or she shows up pretty much every time I write about or mention Christy Clark and starts spouting the spiderman relationship thing. Grasping at straws trying to create a distraction. It does sound PAB-ish to me, don’t you think?

  12. well this case just keeps getting bigger and bigger, im guessing this will probably be one the longest summers for the liberals since taking office. many decisions to be made by the sounds of it. personally i just want to know who gave the order to destroy the emails, im thinking it wasnt done telepathically and im hoping the order didnt come from ken dobell either(for sure they’d be long gone). im hoping the honorable premier will do the honorable thing and step down until this is over(remember the fuss campbell used to cause when he was leader of the opposition now when the shoe fits he’s quiet as a church mouse) or at least we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that his office and ministers had no involvement in the sale of bc rail like he has maintained all along. if these emails are gone there needs to be a public inquest as well going after someone for obstruction of justice. well im off to san diego for comic con 2009. and laila thanks for the updates,yours bcmary,bill tieleman, and mark hume.