Thursday, September 16, 2010
BC Rail Political Corruption Trial: Sept. 16, 2010
BC Rail spent $150,000. on sports tickets ... purchases were made after the railway was sold
By Neal Hall
Vancouver Sun - Sept. 16, 2010
B.C. Rail spent more than $150,000 on Canucks tickets after railway sold, trial told
By NEAL HALL, Vancouver Sun September 15, 2010
Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Rail+spent+more+than+Canucks+tickets+after+railway+sold+trial+told/3530744/story.html#ixzz0ziBQl6HP
Note the Times Colonist date September 15, ha ha, I go to Vancouver Sun, and it is the 16th.
BC Rail spent $150,000 on sports tickets, court hears
Purchases were made after the railway was sold
By Neal Hall September 16, 2010
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Rail+spent+sports+tickets+court+hears/3532194/story.html#ixzz0ziC2YKkR
A must read.
BC Rail restructuring under attack
With BC Hydro, ICBC, and BC Ferries out of the way, the last stop on the anti-privatization train is BC Rail. The usual suspects are already sharpening their knives.
Casting himself in the role of former Liberal MLA Paul Nettleton is a disgruntled past employee who launched a wrongful-dismissal suit against BC Rail. The lawsuit is already becoming a political football for the railway union that now wants a formal inquiry into allegations of 'sabotage' and 'conspiracy.'
But that's fear talking. Behind the union prattle is the usual anti-Liberal agenda to retain the status quo at all costs and thwart any attempts to reform the money-losing railway. BC Rail is handicapped by a $600 million debt and a $107 million deficit from last year.
Perverse logic sums up the conspiracy theory cooked up by former BC Rail head Mark Mudie. Fired for having a clandestine tryst with a college, Mudie hopes to convince the courts that he was the casualty of plot hatched by top brass to expedite privatization and trigger lucrative severance packages.
Not unlike the Nettleton letter that cried wolf over a BC Hydro sell-off, Mudie's charges are another veiled attack on the Liberal's mandate to reform BC Crown Corporations.
Mudie claims he was the foil to a master plan to sabotage the railway's profits and that's why he had to be removed. Otherwise BC Rail, presumably under his direction, would reverse a history of deficits and threaten to post profits, dashing hopes of an easy privatization.
read more @
($950 M) WAS HIGH TO PUSH CN ($800M) TO PAY TOP DOLLAR AS CP RAIL FELT THAT THE FIX WAS IN FOR CN RAIL TO BUY BC RAIL.
It is clear that this is,
We must get the American and the lobbist of the American bidder to the stand!
Providing that they haven't fled to the South of France on our tax dollars.