Monday, June 22, 2009

 

Before BC Rail Day: an excellent idea!

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First, Leah said:

"Regarding the importance of July 14th, is there anything the citizens of the province can do legally to repossess BC Rail until such time as ALL information surrounding this debacle is brought to light?"


Then Kootcoot said:

Although IANAL (I am not a lawyer), this sounds to me like a textbook definition of what an injunction is designed to accomplish. Disregarding the fact that injunctions are generally used by the government-corporate (fascist) powers against the citizenry, in general they are to prevent actions from being taken until other legal issues are resolved.

The next question is who should, or can afford to, apply for an injunction to temporarily stop any further transfer of assets [from BCRail] to CN, until the legality of what has already taken placed is established. It would take a better liar than even anyone in our current government to say there are not any significant questions about the BC Rail deal, even though that is not officially before the courts, thanks to the obfuscation and down right obstruction of justice that has so far occurred.


And then BC Mary said:

You ask: "Who could
apply for an injunction to temporarily stop any further transfer of assets [from BCRail] to CN, until the legality of what has already taken placed is established?" Who indeed but Leonard Krog, a lawyer, who is Opposition Critic for the Attorney General.

Koot (and everybody), please contact Leonard Krog today and demand that he undertake this action. Send a copy to the Leader of the Opposition, too. Time is short, they must act immediately!

Leonard Krog, critic for the attorney-general:
e.mail address: leonard.krog.mla@leg.bc.ca

Carole James, leader of the Opposition:
e.mail address: carole.james.mla@leg.bc.ca

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Time is so very short but, in my view, the injunction has a good chance of bringing the facts out into the open. So, thinking along those lines, I have also written as follows and I hope others will write too:


Dear Mr Campbell:
[e.mail address: premier@gov.bc.ca]


On July 14, 2004, your government signed agreements selling BC Rail to CN.

Those documents have been kept secret. This is not right. The BC Rail Revitalization Agreement and the BC Rail Privatization Agreement must be opened to the public before the crucial 5th anniversary.

Time is of the essence because rumours say:

* that the 5th anniversary of the signing activates a clause providing a one-time-only opportunity open to the people of BC to repossess their publicly-owned railway if CN has failed to honour all terms of the agreement,

* that the 5th anniversary of the signing activates a clause granting CN ownership of BCRail lands for the sum of $1.

There may be other clauses of grave concern.

It is wrong to prevent the public - who are the previous owners of Canada's 3rd largest railway - from seeing the documents and playing a responsible role as citizens of a democratic society. You must open the documents to public scrutiny without further delay.


Mary Mackie
The Legislature Raids
http://bctrialofbasi-virk.blogspot.com/

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