And never have I felt more rebellious, more incited to revolution than tonight, when I sat down to read who, and what, really controls what you, and I, and our friends and neighbours read and watch in the evening news.... And you think you live in a democracy? I suggest you read the following. And … Continue reading A little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical. ~ Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Jame Madison
The Ministry of Transportation issued a long-awaited press release Friday- late,late Friday - surprising many industry insiders by announcing that the Fraser Transportation Group has been chosen as the preferred bidder and will proceed to the final stage of the procurement process for the South Fraser Perimeter Road project. I say surprising because many industry insiders thought SNC Lavelin of the Riverway … Continue reading Fraser Transportation Group chosen as preferred bidder for South Fraser Perimeter Road, surprising many.
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 … Continue 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
What?? You don't say?? Are the Liberals once againover budget, and underfunded - before a project even starts? NOoooo.... say it ain't so!!!! A little birdie flew by my window tonight, and whispered some sweet nothings in my ear... oh so sweet... regarding that often protested and over-hyped South Fraser Perimeter Road( part of the Gateway … Continue reading “Scope changes” to South Fraser Perimeter Road fuels rumours that the project is dead – and the Liberals are out of money.
Full history on my first post : https://lailayuile.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/tercon-contractors-ltd-vs-british-columbia-ministry-of-transportation-and-highways/ And the Supreme Court Judgement story: https://lailayuile.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/breaking-news-supreme-court-rules-in-tercon-contractors-ltd-vs-british-columbiaministry-of-transportation/
After long last, Bits and Bites is making a return on this cold rainy Thursday ! The once weekly Wednesday feature has been on a hiatus for a while, as I've devoted as much spare time as possible to investigating and researching a very special project. Over the next month or two, I will be bringing you … Continue reading Bits and Bites, Thursday February 11th,2010
If it can be said there is any good that has come from the infamous and inexhaustible BC Rail debacle, it would be that it opened my eyes to much of what goes on with the tendering process within many ministries of the B.C. government. In particular, tendering irregularities, for lack of a better word. … Continue reading Tercon Contractors Ltd vs. British Columbia ( Ministry of Transportation and Highways)
Wonderful morning out there, rather 'nippy' if you catch my drift! It's kind of funny how I cringe and freeze when the rain and wind are here, but now that it is sub-zero and bright, I love it! Different kind of cold, I guess, but I'll take this over the rain any day. First up … Continue reading Monday morning round – up
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 … Continue reading The decision is in: Supreme Court of Canada rules “secret witness” in Basi-Virk trial, will remain a secret.
Computer memory that is.Let me assure you, this is QUITE an inconvenience, not to mention very frustrating! As a result, today you are going to get this crappy message rather than the really revealing post I've been working on about a large company involved in BC public projects...that has a very " interesting" corporate history. And on that … Continue reading I’ve run out of memory.