While perusing the
Jumbles Court Listing this morning, I was struck by what I discovered in the part of the AG's site that shares (?) information about the results of cases before the Supreme Court of BC.
The Ministry of the Attorney General doesn't just publish schedules (?) to upcoming legal activities at the various courthouses in BC, but a section called "Adult Completed Court Lists (Supreme)," as well. They tell you what happened also...........well...sorta.......kinda.....
Adult Completed Court Lists (Supreme) which list results of Court from the past five days.
Being the Ministry of the Attorney General there are lots (maybe even TOO many?) lawyers around so they always say exactly, I mean exactly, did I say how precisely?, what they mean. As in the above - when they say five days, they are counting Saturday and Sunday you want to bet your patootie. So I won't link you to the results from Thursday (last) April 27 (five actual court (you know WORKING) days) ago)as they are gone, gone with the wind into cyberspace. Gone to the place where I suspect certain people would like this whole issue to go. You can go all the way back to Monday or three days ago.
Basi, Virk and Basi issues were on the docket for April 27, April 28, April 30(thurs, fri and mon) and Tuesday, May 1. Each day the column with the heading "Next Appearance" would have something like this for - a result for April 30.
01-MAY-2007 10:00 AM 054
This has been the standard next appearance entry for many occasions to date and then the column under results would be entirely blank.
So maybe you can imagine my state of shock when I went to today's (Thursday, May 2) and found that the column for "next appearance" was in each instance EMPTY, and the column for Results has an entry in each of the usual seven or eight (or even a dozen or more, some days) pages of BVB charges, 23299-n and so forth dealing with Inherent Jurisdiction, disclosure and warrant authorization now say "No Results Entered." That's right:
Now excuse me if my reading skills or comprehension are slowed by dementia, drugs or natural born dumbness (not meant to insult the mute). But that information would would suggest to me that there is NO scheduled next appearance and that there WERE some results, just none that the public were deemed worthy of knowing about.
Come on people go there yourself, compare the listings before and and for May 1. Hurry though because they disappear daily, even on weekends, apparently.
Anybody have any ideas what this actually means? I hope I'm not correct in jumping to the worst possible conclusion (or that it is the complete and total disappearance of the BC Rail Trial)! Lucinda, tell me it isn't so, because I'm pretty sure that would be news, wouldn't it?