The current FIFA scandal illustrates a human behaviour that allows criminal behaviour to succeed. By nature, people tend to ignore the misconduct of others if preventing or revealing it extracts a higher price than ignoring it. Undoubtedly, insiders and observers were aware of high-level corruption at the international football organization. However, most FIFA Congress members . . . → Read More: In-Sights: Enablers of misconduct, "if it is done here"
In 2009, Delta South voters decided that one term MLA Wally Oppal was not the person they wanted to represent them in the Legislature. That decision made him eligible for a severance payment from taxpayers worth $127,000. This eligibility was not affected by the almost $200,000 a year pension he received for work as . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: A challenge to Wally Oppal and friends
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,
. . . → Read More: Northern Insight: They held World War II in 6 years and a day
To June 2012, Britain’s Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press had cost $6.2 million CAN. In a commission British citizens thought was a never-ending one, Lord Leveson examined relations of power between the press and the public, politicians and police. According to The Economist, it uncovered excruciating detail of how . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Oppal inquiry: costly and unaccountable
Writing in The Tyee, Bob Mackin makes an incisive point about recent work of Liberal remittance man Wally Oppal, the loyal BC Liberal go-between when $6-million cash from taxpayers topped up Basi/Virk prosecutor Berardino’s offer of slap-on-the-wrist sentences in return for an end to the BC Rail trial.
After Year of Highs and Lows, Five . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: "Marginalization continued"