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BC Rail – curiouser and curiouser

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The story that it beginning to emerge in the BC Supreme Court, as two low level political aides are being thrown to the wolves, gets more and more intriguing. And I am not going to pretend to understand it. I am just going to remind you to keep reading Bill Tieleman

Did the B.C. Liberal Party pay large amounts of money to manipulate talk radio shows?

Did Campbell’s press secretary Mike Morton tell Premier Gordon Campbell about a paid “team” in place to make positive calls to a CKNW radio talk show?

Was Campbell tipped off by B.C. Liberal Party Executive Director Kelly Reichert about an RCMP investigation into that media manipulation?

Those are just some of the highly controversial defence allegations made in the B.C. Legislature raid case last week and yesterday.

So while former provincial government ministerial aides David Basi and Bob Virk may be the ones on trial, Campbell and his party could face a tough political reckoning as a result.

The allegations made in B.C. Supreme Court are unproven and the Crown has not yet responded. But those defence allegations were detailed and disturbing.

Written by Stephen Rees

April 24, 2007 at 8:01 pm

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  1. Many thanks for the kind words, Stephen! Anyone interested in the BC Rail and BC Legislature Raid/Basi-Virk case can find a lot of information on my website, including all my recent articles in 24 hours and TheTyee.ca

    Bill Tieleman

    April 24, 2007 at 10:05 pm


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