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Premier’s testimony sought in BC Rail trial

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At long last – after four and a half years – it looks like the court may actually start hearing evidence which the government has been desperately trying to hide using cabinet privilege to prevent the defence getting access to documents. And there are thousands of them. It may be that both Campbell and Dobell will be called to give evidence which means that they will be subject to questioning and cross examination. So that the murky story of improper influence and rigged bids will become public. Remember that bidding for BC Rail was spoiled by CP withdrawing in disgust with the process. And the spur to Roberts Bank is still in provincial ownership because of the shadow cast by these protracted proceedings.

And one interesting result of the government’s strategy of procrastination and deferment is that the juiciest evidence is likely to be fresher in the minds of voters when they go to the polls.

Written by Stephen Rees

June 3, 2008 at 2:02 pm

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  1. Good luck to the prosecution, Campbell has stolen justice from bc courts!

    One more thing we never ever got a billion for BC rail from what I have seen we got 122 million dollars for it (approximately what bc rail made every year)
    Ken Dobell had a habit of deleting emails and facts the premier will get lost in MAUI but perhaps the courts will accept a guilty plea and make all the defendents write essays!—————-signed………………..I will not sell bc assets-I will not sell bc assets-Just 998 more to go

    grant g

    June 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm

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