When is an “independent fairness advisor” …not?

 Putting public projects of any kind out to bid is a somewhat sensitive process, one that the government allegedly strives to ensure is conducted in a transparent and fair manner, for all parties involved - or so they would have you believe.  ( ...think Charles River Associates and BC Rail ) When a private partner enters …

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Shadow tolls on Sea to ‘Sly’ highway, the William R. Bennett Bridge,and the BC Rail connection.

snowball effect (n.) 1.(figurative)the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall) **** Story updated at the bottom: 5 am, November 1st- UK author citing  BC rail connection to Sea to Sky project, phase 1, responds. Like a snowball rolling down …

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” Prosecution of the puppets, not the puppet-masters…” ~ an open letter to the people of BC.

A wonderfully outraged reader of mine forwarded me a couple of emails this morning, interesting in detail. After sending a  polite and well worded letter of outrage ( that also contained a link to a  recent Times Colonist editorial ) to  a well known local writer/reporter, said reporter suggested that he submit it as a letter to the …

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“The kind of corruption the media talk about, the kind the Supreme Court was concerned about, involves the putative sale of votes in exchange for campaign contributions. “~ James L.Buckley

I wonder how our dear premier is feeling this morning? Because depending on what side you take, the latest news regarding the political campaign contributions made by various special prosecutors ( Kash Heed's messy election campaign investigation + the Basi- Virk trial) have got to be revelations carrying a double edged sword. Yes, reveal the possibility of hidden …

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The same names in all the familiar places…

From Alex G. Tsakumis's site, Rebel with a Clause, as he comments on Bill Tieleman's departure from CKNW :  ...I suspect, STRONGLY, that there is more to this than meets the mic… Two items: Tieleman has NEVER backed away from naming Christy Clark as someone of interest in political issues emanating from the Basi-Virk trial (which always rankles the dimbells …

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The decision is in: Supreme Court of Canada rules “secret witness” in Basi-Virk trial, will remain a secret.

A victory that may see the trial beginning as soon as January 201o! Bill Tieleman has the ruling on his site now, and will be following with his analysis as the day continues, so be sure to check back shortly. Here is an excerpt of his breaking news story from moments after the decision was …

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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 …

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Bits and Bites – SPECIAL B.C. RAIL EDITION – Wednesday June 24th, 2009:

 ~  In a shocking revelation heard in B.C. Supreme Court yesterday, George Copley (Lawyer for the Premier and Cabinet) said that the  4 years of emails requested by the defence as evidence in the BC Rail case, cannot be found and may have been erased - despite the fact that the law requires them to be kept …

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Campbell: ” I know that many people think they can turn this into an election issue…”

Shall I put a pot of coffee on , Premier? Because it sure is time for you to wake up and smell it....  we don't need to turn this into an election issue, because you've already done that by refusing to answer for your actions despite repeated questions by the media, the NDP and the …

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…And the angels sang….” Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” as the BC Rail allegations( revelations?) mount in court

From my friend Bill Tieleman today.... http://billtieleman.blogspot.com/2009/03/basi-virk-bombshells-defence-alleges.html Basi-Virk Bombshells: Defence alleges Kinsella, CN + Gordon Campbell met on BC; Kinsella worked for CN & BC Rail at same time; govt suppressed FOIs The defence in the BC Legislature raid case fired a volley of bombshells in BC Supreme Court today, including allegations that: - Premier …

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