Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Calls for a Public Inquiry into the sale of BC Rail
From Comox Valley Record - March 23, 2011
... [Mike Farnworth]'s platform also includes plans to launch a provincial commission on education, and to hold a public inquiry into the sale of BC Rail.
Farnworth is the opposition house leader and NDP public safety critic. He has previously served as minister of health, and of social development and economic security, among other cabinet positions. From 2001 to 2004, he worked in Bulgaria, the Balkans and most recently Iraq, where he helped develop democratic governance programs in former one-party states.
[John] Horgan set out three fundamental changes he says [Christy] Clark must make to begin to restore the public’s trust in government:
• Appoint a judicial inquiry into the BC Liberal government’s decision to pay $6 million to cover the legal fees of government insiders David Basi and Bob Virk and to answer the open questions related to the role of BC Liberal politicians and friends in the sale of BC Rail,
NDP Leadership Candidate John Horgan Calls for a Public Judicial Inquiry On BC Rail Corruption Scandal
NDP leadership candidate John Horgan wants new Premier to appoint a judicial inquiry into the BC Liberal government’s decision to pay $6 million to cover the legal fees of government insiders David Basi and Bob Virk and to answer the open questions related to the role of BC Liberal politicians and friends in the sale of BC Rail.
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MLA Report by Columbia River – Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald
Revelstoke Times Review - March 16, 2011
The guilty plea from two top BC Liberal insiders, which cost taxpayers $6 million, was intended by the BC Liberals to be the end of the BC Rail scandal. But for most British Columbians, the $6 million payout just added one more question as to who benefited most from the giveaway of BC Rail.
When we witnessed the police raid on the Legislature in 2003, we began seven years of investigation and court proceedings. Over the years, many disturbing allegations have been brought to the public’s attention.
BC Rail was a public asset, owned by the people of British C ... read more HERE:
This is an issue that Chrisy Clark and the liberal government will do anything to avoid but one that is first and foremost on the minds of the public. The issue isn't going anywhere. It will be the downfall of this current bunch. It is good that Farnsworth and Horgan among others are keeping it in the forefront where it belongs.
There will be an inquiry and not one that just discusses the policy behind the payment but all aspects of the corrupt sale and the individuals involved, anything short of that is unacceptable!
All the best,
Farnsworth and Horgan's effort will be greatly appreciated. BC people have been so angry, for a very long time. It's a feeling of closure for the people. Campbell has been an over saturation of lies, deceit and corruption.
There was a "independent" special prosecutor? You mean the guy that spent years as a law partner with the sitting Attorney General and over a decade with a high ranking deputy minister - that one? Berardino and Winteringham were nothing more than the defense team for the Campbell Crime Family and Anne Mackenzie served the BC liaR Mafia as consigliere.
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