Tuesday, February 09, 2010

 

BC Rail ... a footnote

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From today's Speech from the Throne which opens a fake session of the BC Legislature, the people's railway is mentioned:


New accountability and transparency will be brought to BC Ferries as it continues improving services with new ferries, terminals and amenities.

BC Rail will be brought into government and wound down as a Crown corporation.


Question: does this mean that all the BC lands owned by BC Rail are now ... ah, er ... sold off? given away?

These questions won't be answered. Nor will the exquisite irony of this occasion be examined as it should be ... unless the International Press is watching.

You couldn't make up "news" like this. The Reform guy who doesn't like the way democracy is working in Ottawa has shut down the House of Commons. The Reform guy in Victoria doesn't much care for democratic accountability either, so he shut down the BC Legislature. 

But today the red carpet is out on the front steps of the BC Legislature because [no, I am NOT making this up] the Ottawa guy wants a legislative forum someplace in Canada where he can speak his mind. Or some such thing.

Just why did Stephen Harper want Gordon Campbell to pry open the BC Legislature, anyway?

No answers HERE.  OR HERE. As usual, the best place to look for BC Rail answers is HERE.

Note the electrical shock in the first paragraph HERE

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About those BC Rail properties, here's a comment from Fort St John:

cfvua has left a new comment on your post "BC Rail ... a footnote":

Their (our) land in Fort St. JOhn is mostly still for sale. After putting about 70 or 80 acres out on a firesale, they have now decided the remainder is worth $Millions and none has moved for a while.

Ironicly CN can move almost no large freight volumes as there is no real estate available to offload and store anything. BCR Properties won't lease or rent anything and is squeezing existing lease holders out to allow sales.

BCR Properties did some very expensive servicing of the lots, without tendering, which should also be investigated. Doesn't smell right, but then nothing about the whole deal does.

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Their (our) land in Fort St. JOhn is mostly still for sale. After putting about 70 or 80 acres out on a firesale, they have now decided the remainder is worth $Millions and none has moved for a while. Ironicly CN can move almost no large freight volumes as there is no real estate available to offload and store anything. BCR Properties won't lease or rent anything and is squeezing existing lease holders out to allow sales. BCR Properties did some very expensive servicing of the lots, without tendering, which should also be investigated. Doesn't smell right, but then nothing about the whole deal does.
 
cfvua,

That's a big help -- to hear directly from you ... many thanks!

I'm going to post your comment on the main page.

Hope others will help us out with more information too.

Thanks again, Fort St John.
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This guy Gordo has got to be the most slimy crook going. With all the theft of the commons by this swindler there must be a way to make him and his ilk pay. I believe he is at least in criminal Breach of Trust maybe even Spreading False News so as to get elected more than once. I am not a lawyer buy surely we being his employers could and should launch multiple private actions against him and the rest these criminals.
 
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