Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Gone to Parksville Beach for a while ...
We can be sure that all is not quiet on the Western front, and that a lot is happening backstage. The public, at this point, is being kept completely in the dark by their regular news media. But never say die, we can look back at some of the stories that will keep us informed of the basic points at issue -- noting, as we do, that everyone seemed much more willing to break out into print in the early days after 28 Dec. 2003.
It would have seemed only natural to need to discuss (in print, on the street, in broadcasts, online) a police raid involving our Legislature, a shocking event which had never happened before in Canada. What seems very unnatural is when British Columbia says nothing, hears nothing about this affair. As with the trial of former Constable Ravinder Dosanjh which began on May 15, went on for 2 days, then disappeared on May 17. If you do a search of Vancouver Sun for this, they'll tell you to ask BC Mary.
It's an old history lesson: that it's relatively easy to study the facts as presented, but it's much harder to discover what's being omitted from the history. And often, it's the omissions which tell the real truth.
But for now, I'm going to Parksville beach for a while. I'll be back a.s.a.p. Meantime, these comments sections are open, ready to welcome your input.
- BC Mary.
Having all this background all in one place really will be important down the line.
Hope you come back tanned (sans burn), rested and ready!
And in answer to you question at the top of the post, I predict yes.
On Public Eye the other night I was following along on the Premier's Awards section when I came across how the Court section has improved how the public, lawyers, litigators, police can have electronic access to everything.... which I find strange, because if we do have complete access, to everything, how is it that the schedule for the Basi/Virk/Basi court appearances change without the public being informed....
Where ideas work
With a click of a mouse button you can play a video where officials explain how the new system works, without paper. I have to wonder though, why as they say that paper won't be used ever again that the source of their electronic version is still..... paper, because that's the back drop to the video.