Watch the Body Language

Could this be another Big Lie.

Solicitor General John Les resigned last week after the Criminal Justice Branch issued a news release that he was under investigation regarding land dealings in Chilliwack while he was Mayor of that community.

Now Mr. Les has stated that he is completely confident he has done nothing wrong and we have no reason to dispute that statement.

However what we do have reason to suspect is the timing of the criminal justice branch in releasing this news.

Lets have a look at a couple of things. First it has been about a year since the theories put forward on the Blogosphere have heated up regarding the Liberals interference in the process of (or progress of) the Basi-Virk-Basi trial. That puts it around March or April of 2007. One of the main observations was that the government or the RCMP could be dictating what the Special (independant) prosecutor could feed to the courts. Now not just Bloggers are involved in this arguement. Opposition MLA's have also taken up the banner. The heat is on.

So let's see. June 2007: a special prosecutor is appointed to look into land deals in Chilliwack. The city in which the now Solicitor General was Mayor at the time. But wait. The Criminal Justice Branch keeps this secret for 9 months. So we fast forward to March/April 2008. The heat is really getting too much for the government in The Basi-Virk-Basi trial. Too many allegations of political interference are being brought forward. The Government is under pressure. Voila! It is revealed that there is an investigation going on involving the Solicitor General.
This revelation happens at or about 5:30 PM on Friday March 28,2007. Not enough time for the Media to hit deadlines for Friday but enough time to stall so the Premier can prance out and state he had no idea the provinces" top cop was under investigation for 9 months.
Then he goes on to say "I don't know who's been investigated or when its been investigated or when a special prosecutor was appointed. And that's the way it should be. I think it's in the publice interest to make sure those decisions and investigations are free of any political interference."
Now if it weren't for the fact that this man has been lying to the public since he came to office, this statement could have been acceptable. The timing of the release alone, just before the next sitting of the legislature when the opposition is about to hound him again for alledged political interference in the Basi trial, is very suspect. Then he comes out with this silly grin like a kid caught with his hand in the candy jar and spouts off how he didn't know. This from the biggest control freak ever to govern this province. A man who wouldn't resign even when he was convicted of DUI. This whole matter is very suspicious indeed.


What we have heah is a failyuh to communicate

Last night just as everyone was getting off for the weekend the illustrious government of the Province of British Columbia let out a news release.

It seems that the Solicitor General of this province, John Les, resigned his position as the top cop. Why, you ask. Well it seems that he has been unser investigation for the past 9 or 10 months for possible conflicts in land dealings while he was mayor of Chilliwack.

Now, with the way things are being handled in BC since 2001,it really doesn't surprise me what goes on in the most secretive dictatorial government in the western hemisphere. But in this case a "Special Prosecutor" was appointed last June. This fact was never released to the public or the media. It was only when the CBC made an inquiry that it was confirmed. And only at the last minute of the last working day of the week. Had it not been for Vaughn Palmer working a little late we may not have had this info on the Blogoshpere until next week. Of course everyone has picked up on it by now, and questions will be asked.

I have a few myself.
1.Why was this fact (the appointment of a Special Prosecutor) not released till the CBC questioned it?
2. Why is the premier so ready to accept Les' resignation when he didn't resign himself after being charged in Hawaii with DUI?
3. Why does this government keep insisting on hiding things from the public (their employers) when they continually get caught?
4. And why doesn't this premier take a walk over tho the Lieutenant Governors office and have him abolish the legislature?

In fact, why are the people of this province being so complacent and not massing to demand the resignation of this government who continually refuse to serve the people who elected them?

The secrecy and the lies have gone on far too long. As others have said they have become arrogant


MSM is waking up in Vancouver

There were two columns in The Sun today which appear to be breaking through the code of silence in the Media in this town. The first by Ian Mulgrew reporting on political incidents here in full. What a breath of fresh air.

The second by Vaughn Palmer was a complete surprise. Not only did he report the facts without really slagging the NDP. He reported it completely,taking words from Hansard and commenting on them properly.

Take note though, that I am fairly sure that this change in direction could be due to two things. First that the MSM has egg on their face from a report in court that the Liberals in this province were manipulating the MSM. And secondly, that quite a few Bloggers have noticed their lack of reporing on the Basi-Virk trial or the Legislature Raids for the past four years. There being only one reporter in the forefront in reporting this case. Bill Tieleman.

I don't really care that these reporters may now be trying to grab the spotlight. Tieleman is the one to read. He has all the facts. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.


Lawyers in BC Rail case want Premier to testify

Lawyers for two accused government aids in the Legislature Raids back in 2003 are demanding that Premier Gordon Campbell testify as to why he arbitrarily changed protocol last May in the handling of documents in the case.
Stating for years that there was no political interference the government had sought to supress documents in the case that they considered "cabinet priviledge" and "lawyer client priviledge" it turns out that the documents in question today were in fact handled by a cabinet secretary up until last May. The Premier has since had the Deputy Attorney General handle them.
Further, in demanding the presence of the Premier in Court the government lawyer in the case has asked that a list of questions be prepared. I assume that is so they can pick the questions they want to answer. Or maybe to spin the answers.


We will have the most open and honest government

Gordon Campbell made this statement and then had a few Cabinet meetings in camera. But they slowly faded out as his next project was the gutting of the Freedom of Information Act.
What took you a couple of dollars and a few days in the 90's to get on FOI can now cost you thousands (if they don't want you to see it) and months to acquire it. Further when you do receive it there is so much blackout (or whiteout) it doesn't make any sense.
Openess and honesty? I think not.