Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Basi Virk: More documents sought

More documents related to Liberal insider sought at Basi-Virk court case


VANCOUVER – A political corruption case was told Tuesday that 66 more documents have been located related to Liberal insider Patrick Kinsella that are being sought by defence lawyers.

The latest records are in the possession of BC Rail, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Bennett was told.

"I'm very concerned we have a moving target here," Kinsella's lawyer, James Sullivan, told the judge.

Bennett said she will view the documents and provide a descriptive summary of each document, which will provided to the lawyers before legal arguments on the matter are heard July 23. Three days have also been set aside on Aug. 18, 19 and 20.

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The court case will resume Wednesday with legal arguments concerning the disclosure of documents and emails of the B.C. Liberal party caucus around the time of the BC Rail sale.

On Monday, June 22, the judge will hear submissions about the defence application for disclosure of documents related to the executive council, including the office of Premier Gordon Campbell.

"Everything's got to be done by Sept. 4," the judge told the lawyers Tuesday, an apparent reference to the fact that Bennett was appointed last May 15 to the B.C. Court of Appeal.

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More details in Neal Hall's column here.


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