Northern Insights: The outrageous special deal for Basi and Virk – REPLAY

First published January 7, 2011: A reader pointed us to a recent BBC News report about a British politician convicted of financial fraud. Please compare this legal action to outrageous conduct witnessed in the Basi Virk trial related to BC Rail et al. Ex-Labour MP David Chaytor was jailed for 18 months for fraudulently claiming more ...

Northern Insight / Perceptivity: An internet sage speaks

Lew said… about prisons I think there’s a conflict of interest here. The government shouldn’t be allowed to design and build with public money what might (if there is any justice) be the future residence of some of its members. This Day In Clarkland…Hey Rubes! Lew said… about one politician’s credibility Interesting that de Jong ...

Northern Insight: They held World War II in 6 years and a day

In 2001, the BC Liberal platform promised to improve administration of justice in the province through “determined leadership.” In 2005, Premier Gordon Campbell told the Canadian Bar Association, “Improving access to justice and enhancing public confidence in the justice system can become a reality through the effective administration of justice.” In 2008, CBC reported, “…new ...

Northern Insight: A government of universal deceit

Theoretically, politicians are stewards of the nation’s resources and regulators of industries that exploit public assets. Yet those chamberlains receive contributions worth millions of dollars every year from the people they are supposed to regulate. Clearly, this is a conflict that only occurs because the beneficiaries are also the rule makers. Gas producers like EnCana ...

Northern Insight: Only when they’re lips move

Trust me friends, my lips aren’t moving Days ago, I posted the article If BC Liberals lied before, can we believe them now? The main point was that our provincial government feels no obligation to speak honestly to the electorate. Almost everything said is shaped and reshaped for political effect. If the facts are inconvenient, ...

Northern Insight: Not meaning what was said nor saying what was meant

Box of secrets revealed to Mike de Jong In the opening cluster of advertisements on today’s Global TV noon news, a message from the BC Liberal Government: “BC is stable and growing. We`re balancing budget by controlling spending…” Global News Headline: “A look at the books for the second quarter reveals a less than rosy ...