Saturday, March 05, 2011

 

Has B.C. been railroaded lately?

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BC Mary comment: Thanks to E.M. who has left two new comments on "BC areas being considered where foreign goods can ...", well worth further investigation. I'm grateful for all the help my readers can contribute (sources are important):


E.M. writes:

No Surprise here, same players.
I just went back to March 2009 here at Mary's and was reminded about Global Containers.(which I posted) Here is some old and some New info. excuse the scattered format, lol.
I wrote in 2009
Check the lobbyist Registry lately?

Ken Dobell 2009-FEB-16
Subject Matter Capital Project End: 2009-JUL-16
Global Container Terminals Inc.
Ck on Global Container Term. and I found mind you it is 2007. "Accomplished transportation industry exec chairs GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. board of directors

TORONTO (February 20, 2007): Paul M. Tellier, former Chief Executive Officer of Canadian National Railway and Bombardier Inc., has been appointed Chairman of the Board of GCT Global Container Terminals Inc., an Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan private investment company
and
Jiles,Mark Consultant Lobbyist
Lobbyist Organization: Macquarie North America Inc.
2008-SEP-01 End: 2009-FEB-19

Subject Matter To promote P3's and the Gateway Project ... As the post about container freight it blows my mind that all the same players of BC Rail are playing front and center in todays Hot topics ... (and in 2011)

EM
# posted by Anonymous : March 20, 2009

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Now March 2011 We have Ken Dobell lobbying for Seaspan/WASHINGTON MARINE GROUP/Southern Railways - which is running the E&N Railway Victoria - Courtenay which I had the bitter sweet pleasure of taking on my return trip from Court in Vancouver on the 16th. I had been doing research on the E & N and how the hell did Southern Railway/Washington Marine Group get to run this railway?
The railway is owned by the Island Corridor Foundation and operated under contract by the Southern Railway of Vancouver Island.

The ICF is a partnership of First Nations, five regional districts and 14 municipalities. The governments of British Columbia and Canada assisted in the creation of the ICF by facilitating the receipt of E&N lands to the foundation through a donation by CP Rail.
WHY did CP DONATE?

E and N railway

Lobbying Activity Subject Matter
Subject Matter: Transportation
Intended Outcome: Introduction, modification or repeal of legislation, a bill or regulation

Details of subject matter and intended outcomes:
Regulation of commercial goods movement to Vancouver Island
Desired outcome competitive regulatory environment


Target Contact Information
Undertaking Information
Undertaking start date: October 7, 2009
Undertaking end date: March 31, 2011

Other Consultant Lobbyists Working on the Undertaking
Lobbyist Name: Little Tamara
Name of client: Seaspan Coast Intermodal
Summary of client's business or activity: Commercial Ferry Service to Vancouver Island
Dobell Advisory Servicers
(I went to public eye online to get source re Dobell getting the Gov. to change Legislation because Seaspan says BC Ferries are getting an unfair advantage, Public Eye online Nov 09)
Earlier, we reported Seaspan Coastal Intermodal Co. appears to have hired the premier's former special advisor Ken Dobell to advanced its complaints about increased competition from British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. The government-owned private company recently got into the same business as Seaspan - shipping tractor trailers between Vancouver Island and the Mainland. But, despite those complaints, BC Ferries new drop trail service shows no signs of shutting down.More recent info can be searched Using Seaspan as search.

anyhow I noticed March 4, 2011 PEO tells us "Earlier today, the present head of the public service Allan Seckel announced March 14 would be his last day with government" ...
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And:

E.M has left another comment:

Dec 2008

FEDS KICK IN FUNDS TOWARDS NEW BARGE SLIP
The Federal Government has kicked in $4.6 million towards construction of a new rail and truck barge slip, which Southern Railway of BC (WMG) plans to construct at its Annacis Island terminal. The new barge access would end a circuitous route currently needed to reach the Tilbury Slip in Delta, and reduce costs for access to Vancouver Island. (BL)
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Island Corridor Foundation

A Via Rail RDC in Nanaimo.  The not for profit Island Corridor Foundation is a partnership between First Nations and local governments along the SVI [Southern Vancouver Island] line. After years of work and negotiations, the ICF came to agreements with both the Canadian Pacific Railway and Rail Americia, to hand over its Island rail assets to the foundation.

In February 2006, the Canadian Pacific Railway donated its 234 km (139 mile) portion of the SVI right-of-way, which averages 30.48 m (100 ft) in width between Victoria and Courtenay, to the Island Corridor Foundation. The donation was estimated to be valued at $236(C) million and encompasses 6.51 km² (1608 acres) of land, six historic railway stations and a number of trestles. In addition, CPR also supplied $2.3-million in "seed money" to the Foundation.

On 22 March 2006, RailAmerica handed over ownership of the Port Alberni to Nanaimo portion of the SVI to the Island Corridor Foundation. On 1 July 2006 Southern Railway of British Columbia began operations of the railway under contract from ICF using the name Southern Railway of Vancouver Island.

In January 2010 a new train ferry terminal started operating on Annacis Island in the Fraser River connecting to Nanaimo and offering the SVI increased freight capacity via Seaspan ferries.[9]

Freight and Via Rail passenger service continue, and commuter rail between the southern communities of Victoria and Duncan will be studied in the future.

(The study was done and the results are posted, will post in future )
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Railway_of_Vancouver_Island

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Chinese Sneakers' comment is cross-posted here:

Good work, e.m.

You've brought the ole' gang together, again, i see (humour alert).

In that light, i wonder if i might be permitted to select for special mention this shadowy fellow known as paul tellier.

I Could go on and on about him. His resume is frightening. But, in the interests of brevity, suffice it to say that this supra-technocrat was the man who did more than anyone else to pry CN Rail out of the grimey little hands of that small minority of ottawa mandarins that hold sway over the national goods. He was, at the point of dispossession, along with his mandarin co-horts, running everything public on behalf of the so-called crown, which is really the queen fronting for the bankers in new york and toronto but mostly in The City ( of London).

To say it a second time: Tellier proceeded to deliver our really big national railway into the greedy clutches of a corporate cabal of big-money boys from down south in houston/dallas.

When BC Rail was subsequently heisted, too, david mclean and paul tellier had long worked together and knew all too well how to pilfer the commonweal of one of its jewels, and how to get away with it. Both of these crime schemes were multi-tiered and worked out with their assistance for presentation in the board-rooms to gain the approval of the upper-most echelon of the conquering array.

Their agenda has long included a plan for gradual moves towards the amalgamation of the countries of North America; as well as the monopolizing of important regional sources of oil and water and food, while also controlling the delivery of said commodities abroad for private gain--to themselves, of course.

We all know how this goes by now, don't we?

Socialize risk; privatize profit.

To do that: Gain control of the authority of the state. Buy off the big media. And secure the support of the top judiciary. As the affiliated barons get insider information and take advantage to buy up on the ground. Then they all get together to line-up their ducks, like at decoy-collector Peter Browne's house, say; before getting busy developing the land, as they roll on over us towards their brave new darwian world, where all war against all, or at least those who can't defend themselves sufficiently.

Port Alberni, Kitimat, Squamish--all slated for major kapital expansion in service to the global economy; and, the adjoining rail-way lands in such places always come into play in a big way when getting assorted things under-way.

We are living through what they call the "g"reat work. The formation of a single union of the americas is part of their plans for the new world order. It's well underway if anyone hadn't noticed; and paul tellier is one of the key contractors hired to get it ON. So he's well worth remembering.
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"As expected" has left another intriguing  comment on "Has B.C. been railroaded lately?" as follows:

Tamara Little
works for the biggest of the glad-handers in the business, Hill and Knowlton.

According to the Office of the registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia

http://www.lobbyistsregistrar.bc.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=163&Itemid=128

she's also lobbying the provincial government for:


"Tamara Little, a consultant lobbyist for Hill and Knowlton, is meeting with various public office holders on behalf of her client, Oracle, to discuss opportunities for her client to provide services to the BC government.

Tamara Little is also meeting with various public office holders on behalf of her client, Enbridge, to discuss her client and the proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines Project.

Tamara Little is also meeting with the Office of the Premier on behalf of her client, BHP, to arrange a discussion. [This is where the work of Lara Dauphinee begins. - BC Mary.]

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Comments:
Good work, e.m.

You've brought the ole' gang together, again, i see (humour alert).

In that light, i wonder if i might be permitted to select for special mention this shadowy fellow known as paul tellier.

I Could go on and on about him. His resume is frightening. But, in the interests of brevity, suffice it to say that this supra-technocrat was the man who did more than anyone else to pry CN Rail out of the grimey little hands of that small minority of ottawa mandarins that hold sway over the national goods. He was, at the point of dispossession, along with his mandarin co-horts, running everything public on behalf of the so-called crown, which is really the queen fronting for the bankers in new york and toronto but mostly in The City ( of London).

To say it a second time: tellier proceeded to deliver our really big national railway into the greedy clutches of a corporate cabal of big-money boys from down south in houston/dallas.

When BC Rail was subsequently heisted, too, david mclean and paul tellier had long worked together and knew all too well how to pilfer the commonweal of one of its jewels, and how to get away with it. Both of these crime schemes were multi-tiered and worked out with their assistance for presentation in the board-rooms to gain the approval of the upper-most echelon of the conquering array.

Their agenda has long included a plan for gradual moves towards the amalgamation of the countries of North America; as well as the monopolizing of important regional sources of oil and water and food, while also controlling the delivery of said commodities abroad for private gain--to themselves, of course.

We all know how this goes by now, don't we?

Socialize risk; privatize profit.

To do that: Gain control of the authority of the state. Buy off the big media. And secure the support of the top judiciary. As the affiliated barons get insider information and take advantage to buy up on the ground. Then they all get together to line-up their ducks, like at decoy-collector Peter Browne's house, say; before getting busy developing the land, as they roll on over us towards their brave new darwian world, where all war against all, or at least those who can't defend themselves sufficiently.

Port Alberni, Kitimat, Squamish--all slated for major kapital expansion in service to the global economy; and, the adjoining rail-way lands in such places always come into play in a big way when getting assorted things under-way.

We are living through what they call the "g"reat work. The formation of a single union of the americas is part of their plans for the new world order. It's well underway if anyone hadn't noticed; and paul tellier is one of the key contractors hired to get it ON. So he's well worth remembering.
 
I think the real question can be boiled down to:

Who/what actually controls the land and capital we know as the commonwealth?
 
Tamara Little works for the biggest of the glad-handers in the business, Hill and Knowlton.

According to the Office of the registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia (http://www.lobbyistsregistrar.bc.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=163&Itemid=128), she's also lobbying the provincial government for:


"Tamara Little, a consultant lobbyist for Hill and Knowlton, is meeting with various public office holders on behalf of her client, Oracle, to discuss opportunities for her client to provide services to the BC government.

Tamara Little is also meeting with various public office holders on behalf of her client, Enbridge, to discuss her client and the proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines Project.

Tamara Little is also meeting with the Office of the Premier on behalf of her client, BHP, to arrange a discussion.
 
Thanks Chineese sneakers
BC Rail Before The Sale Trailer 60 minutes

I know You posted Videos of BC Rail Mary, but I dont think I watched this one, Its well worth watching again, reminds Us Why We do what We do
http://wn.com/BC_Rail_Before_the_Sale_Trailer
 
Chinese Sneakers you summarized precisely what's being going on for several decades, and so succinctly and directly.

I'm going to cross-publish your comment to other blogs if you and Mary don't mind.
 
Canadian Canary:

Cross-posting to other blogs is certainly OK by me, especially if you give credit to us (Chinese Sneakers, The Legislature Raids) as the source, so new readers can find the blog for further reading.

This is a good way of keeping BC Rail in focus, asking the right questions, for public attention.
 
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/tamara-little/22/81/49b
 
Liberal lobbyists? Where do they come from? Liberal government and PAB.

Tamara Little
Account Director, Integrated Public Affairs and Communications at Hill & Knowlton

Location
Vancouver, Canada Area
Industry
Public Relations and Communications
Tamara Little's Overview
Current •Account Director, Integrated Public Affairs and Communications at Hill & Knowlton

Past •Director of Communications and Government Relations at Partnerships BC

•Director of Communications at Government of British Columbia
Education
•The University of British Columbia
Connections 111 connections
Tamara Little's Experience
Account Director, Integrated Public Affairs and Communications Hill & Knowlton
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; WPPGY; Public Relations and Communications industry

Currently holds this position

Director of Communications and Government Relations Partnerships BC Government Agency; Public Relations and Communications industry

June 2008 – June 2009 (1 year 1 month)

Director of Communications Government of British Columbia
Public Relations and Communications industry

February 2002 – May 2008 (6 years 4 months)

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Ministry of Treaty Negotiations

Tamara Little's Education
The University of British Columbia MA, Cultural Anthropology
 
An MA in Cultural Anthropology?? You have to wonder what her thesis topic was, don't you? "Political economy and the behaviour of elites in hegemonistic resource societies" maybe? Or "Decepetion and conflation: rituals of corruption post-democratic economies".

Just goes to show you you don't need an MBA - or a degree in (ahem) international relations - to get ahead, in business or in government. Anthro degrees can serve nicely, if you're ready to dish out the spew and have a good line of credit for top-quality duds. Oh, and all the right connections, too.

There's hope for humanities graduates, after all.
 
Skookum1,

You're onto something! I could never figure out how Lara Dauphinee's degree was even a degree ("International Politics"?).

But then, as I've always said, almost ANY studies provide their inherent special benefits.

Ms Tamara Little is in a prime position (pardon the jest) to write an opera starring the culturally significant transmogrification of Gordon Campbell and the province he is obviously determined to destroy.
 
Came back here to post a note,Sean Holman of Pun=blic Eye Online has suspended His site, lack of funds. Grahamn Bruce has been found by the Feds to have violated Lobbying rules, along with Buddy Mark Jiles, and apparently 3 others(not sure who) BUT Kinsella was found not guilty. Recent search of BC Lobbyist Registry, shows Grahamn Bruce registered April 11 for Island Corridor Name: Bruce, Graham
Registration start date: April 01, 2011
Registration end date: November 05, 2011
REALLY???

Island Corridor Foundation
Organization business or activity summary: managing the Vancouver Island rail corridor
Address: 320-256 Wallace ST
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B3
Canada
E-mail Address: granneke@shaw.ca
Organization Lobbying Activity
Seaspan Coastal Intermodal Dobell,Ken Consultant Lobbyist Transportation Government relationships 2009-OCT-07 2010-MAR-31

Seaspan Coastal Intermodal Little,Tamara Consultant Lobbyist Transportation Government relationships 2009-OCT-08 2010-MAR-31 Office of the Premier


Just thought I would this info for further reference.
 
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