Today, Justice Bennett rules on the relevance of those missing emails -a crucial moment for the Premier et al. Court is open to the public and the Basi-Virk hearing begins at 9 am. Details for today’s hearing can be viewed here, under case #23299 : http://www.ag.gov.bc.ca/courts/court-lists/criminal/lists/Vancouver_Law_Courts-Supreme_Court_List.pdf
In another move missed by most, the RCMP announced Saturday that they have launched a preliminary probe into the missing emails to determine if a full criminal investigation is warranted.
As per the Province article link from last weekend’s Sunday edition, RCMP spokesperson Cst. Tim Shields had this to say: ” We wouldn’t go ahead and launch a full-fledged criminal investigation until there was evidence there are violations of the federal Criminal Code or provincial statutes. At first blush . . . the destruction of internal e-mails does not appear to constitute a criminal offence.” http://www.theprovince.com/news/Cops+launch+preliminary+probe+into+missing+Rail+mails/1805674/story.html
Well, if destruction of emails that were requested by lawyers two years ago in a court of law as possible evidence ISN’ T obstruction of justice, what is?
Clearly, Madame Bennett has a very important decision to make. It all rests in her hands.