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Columbia Journal - Volume 9, Number 3, May 2004
Columbia Journal - April 2004
Marketing Magazine - 2001
Vancouver Sun - 2004 by Kim Bolan
Vancouver Sun, Jan. 10, 2004 - by Lori Culbert and Jim Beatty
Canadian Press - Updated Mon. Apr. 3 2006
Hansard - March 3, 2004:
With the exception of an article noting the appointment of a new director for the UBC School of Journalism from last Thursday, the above is a list of the articles dealt with recently over at BC Mary's Legislature Raids. This is a credit to Mary, for continuing to dig for information relevant to the BC Rail Scam and the fantasy world dwelling trial that maybe someday will actually address the issues and charges stemming from the unprecedented Raids of December 28, 2003 at the Legislature in Victoria. However it is an indictment of both the lack of progress in the legal proceedings and the current dearth of coverage of what little does occur in what passes for a media in the "Greatest Place on Earth!" I wonder if the director of the J-School explicitly trains PR hacks to work for organizations such as the Asper Empire, or if they delude the students into thinking they will get to be journalists, only to enter the real world and have their dreams destroyed in order to obtain a mortgage and cool set of wheels.
There have been some rather explosive allegations and/or maneuvers in the Basi, Basi and Virk proceedings in the last few months. However they dribble out so piece meal and seem so irrelevant that it all seems like listening to the background noise of the universe via a giant radio telescope. Justice Bennett periodically activates her tape loop "demanding" that the crown provide disclosure, but no one is held accountable for lack of same. The battle over various forms of "privilege" continue to the point of true creativity as entirely new forms of privilege are created to fulfill any conceivable need for secrecy. Protocols to protect against undue (or really it should be ANY) political interference are changed or ignored at will and Wild Bill Berardino will go to the Supreme Court of Canada or the end of time, whichever comes first, to defend his right to have private sessions with secret witnesses whose identity and evidence is super duper top level above infinity secret. Maybe Wild Bill should consider the criminal defense bar, he could make whole crimes disappear through some kind of super secret privilege, it would seem.
By the way, Wild Bill theoretically works for US, the citizens of BC! I'll bet you never would have guessed.
Meanwhile, we may or may not have some court dates in July. The trial may actually begin and witnesses may even be sworn and actually answer questions - then again, Wild Bill may be too busy preparing his case for the Supreme Court of Canada - the one about how none of this is any business of either the defendants, their counsel or the people of British Columbia. Meanwhile, if there is a trial, the public MAY even be able to find out when and where, but don't count on it. The media might cover it, jeez, what was I saying? I wouldn't count on reading any new entries in Hansard before the next election.
Enjoy the Olympics, unless you are from the chosen circle, and thus making money from them, you will be paying for them for a long, long time. Oh yeah, and the new Minister of Foreign Affairs is looking for a safe riding, anybody got one, this side of Alberta?
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