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 entersContinue reading When is an “independent fairness advisor” …not?

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

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

“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 hiddenContinue reading “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