They were called whackos, internet spooks, conspiracy theorists, the looney bloggers, or what did Vaughn Palmer call us.."Boggers"....Well folks, those bloggers nailed another one, a big fat corrupt rail sale orchestrated by Gordon Campbell and a big red Liberal party, yes friends party, as in plural.
Even though we know most of the story, the tentacles, the connections, intertwined greedy fingers working in tandem, working the room, a game of money for service, money for access, money for favour, the people involved, two people vying to be the next dictator of our Province, two people who are hiding behind privilege and process, a corrupt process and the privilege of protection from the highest chairs.
I am not going to try and unravel very much right now, it`s 12:00 AM and I`m still trying to recover from last night`s moondance, but for now, let me lay out a small bit of the picture involving Christy Clark, Bruce Clark and Mike De Jong.
Here is what we know, even before the election in 2001, Eric Bornman, Basi, Virk, Bruce Clark were already engaging in political favours for compensation, right after the 2001 election folks, Bruce Clark....Basi...Virk...Eric Bornman started talking about forming a lobbying company, before we go much further, who brought Bruce Clark into the back rooms of Government, who would have had clout, no other than Christy Clark, a member of the opposition Liberals, until 2001 when Christy was part of Goverment, now according to testimony from Eric Bornman, he started paying Basi bribes immediately after the election for favours, information and access, this was a whole year before the BC Rail sale bribes,,,,,,A whole year folks, let`s slow it down here, before the 2001 election, Basi/Virk/Bruce Clark/ Eric Bornman talked of forming a lobbying/communications company.....Bribes were already flowing, the 2001 election comes and goes, a huge BC Liberal majority and the floodgates open, the trough over flowith with riches from the commons, and for access, for favour, for money you get it all, information, the inside track,.....Eric Bornman doesn`t divulge what he and Bruce Clark were lobbying Dave Basi for during this pre-BC Rail sale period, the obvious answer was the BC Rail port subdivision, Bruce Clark was a consultant to the Washington Marine group.....
So what we know, Bornman claims he bribed Dave Basi countless times, a forensic accounting audit was done, they concluded Basi had nearly $1 million dollars he couldn`t account for, Basi`s lawyer beat that number down to over a $hundred thousand, I imagine the lawyer claimed Basi spent nothing, saved everything and was gifted, never the less, it`s clear the David Basi received a fortune in bribes, .....Let`s stop here, we already know from this testimony that Mike De Jong has lied to us, not once did Mike De Jong tell us that Basi and Virk were taking bribes not only on BC Rail but other items, like fast ferries, on land, waterfront property, docks, contracts, who knows the extent of what other secrets were sold, the trial was stopped, according to Mike De Jong there wasn`t anything else to learn, but that`s not true, the bribes started before the BC Rail was offered up for bids, so what other secrets were sold....
When they raided the BC Legislature they also raided Christy Clark`s Brother..Bruce Clark`s home where they found confidential information on the sale of the BC Rail Port subdivision, full stop right there......Bruce Clark had in his possession top secret confidential information, Basi and Virk admitted to providing Bruce Clark with confidential information, we also know that Basi and Virk didn`t give anything away for free....
In other words, when Christy Clark was education minister and deputy premier her brother Bruce Clark was paying bribes to Basi and Virk for confidential information, ......Let`s go back a little, are we to believe that Bruce Clark got caught on his first top secret document he received through cash bribes? We already know that Eric Bornman was bribing Basi for over a year before BC Rail went to a bid process, how many other top secret documents did Bruce Clark buy, did Christy Clark provide any top secret documents to her brother........Eric Bornman, a partner of Brian Kieran of the lobbying firm Pilothouse, a lobby group paying cash bribes to Basi and Virk, for years, not just once but years and years of Eric Bornman and pilothouse paying bribes to Basi and Virk and Christy Clark`s brother Bruce Clark is in on the action...
And Mike De Jong stood up and told every British Columbia citizen there there was nothing more to learn from the trial, 1 1/2 witnesses out of a scheduled 40 witnesses and this is revealed, the admission of bribes going back years and years.....Mike De Jong has clearly lied and breached his oath of office, anything short of his resignation is a disgrace, $7 million dollars of defence legal fees, another $20 plus million for the prosecution legal fees, 1 1/2 witnesses out of 40.....And look how much information we got from a couple of pieces of paper.....And Mike De Jong and Gordon Campbell stood up and said there is nothing more to learn, we know that Basi and Virk were taking bribes from Bruce Clark, Eric Bornman, how many more, surely no one believes those were the only ones paying bribes.
And can anyone tell me how Brian Kieran, friend of Bruce Clark, partner of Eric Bornman, ended up with a weekly CKNW radio segment on the Christy Clark show, what are the odds that Christy Clark didn`t have relations with Brian Kieran at least on a friendship basis, was this Brian Kieran`s reward for silence?
And there`s more, what piece of the action did Bruce Clark get, he was a consultant/ lobbyist for Washington marine group, not only did the Washington marine get the fast cat ferries for less than scrap metal price they also received docks, land and waterfront property on the north shore of Vancouver Harbour, the land alone is worth more than what they paid for everything.....Was that Washington marine group`s reward, was that to buy silence from Bruce Clark.......Washington marine group sold the fast ferries in 2009 just before the last election to Abu Dhabi Mar, A rich Arab company, neither Washington marine group or Abu Dhabi Mar has divulged what they were sold for, rumour and tips have told me the sale price was $270 million dollars for the sale, why has Washington marine Group refused to divulge what they sold them for, there is no reason for the silence unless .....Unless you bought three fast ferries, waterfront land, dock all for $19 million dollars and sold the boats alone for $270 million dollars!
So here we go folks, full circle, Christy Clark voted to keep BC Ferries sheilded from freedom of information, she was there for the debenture and sale of BC Ferries, her brother Bruce Clark is a lobbyist fot the Washington marine group(WMG), her brother Bruce Clark was paying bribes to Basi and Virk for confidential information, WMG ultimately ends up owning waterfront land, three ferries that they sold for a small fortune, cue to Christy Clark lying on the radio about BC Feries making $500 million dollars in annual profits under the excellent guidance of the $million dollar man David Hahn......
Excuse me, and Christy Clark claims she has nothing to do with BC Rail scandal, Christy left Government at the same time all this crap was going down, she used the excuse that it was because of her young son, but she immediately attempted to run for Mayor of Vancouver, she lost the nomination....Bring on her CKNW radio gig....A job that Patrick Kinsella(Gordon Campbell`s campaign manager) placed her in, .....
I have listened to her show for years, I can tell that the day they announced the trial was over Christy Clark on air was literally giddy with excitement, like a load had been lifted, shortly thereafter Brian Kieran had his weekly radio spot with Christy and a few months later Christy Clark wants to be premier but flatly refuses to hold a public inquiry into BC Rail corruption trial.
And all I can say is....You are finished Christy Clark, Mike De Jong, you must resign, a public inquiry must be called, you lied about the details, bribes came from many people over a period of years and years....Mike De Jong, you are finished, leadership will never come your way and if you were honourable you would do the right thing and resign today!
This is just a small piece of the big puzzle, we started with 5 potential BC Liberal Leaders and we are down to 3...Make that 2 leaders left.....George Abbott, Kevin Falcon, and I have plenty of dirt on both of those rat packers.
Sorry floks. I hope the above story makes sense or at least adds to the BC Rail quilt, I will leave the rest for others, I still have my eye on the prize.
Lastly, neither of those candidates, Mike De Jong, Christy Clark, they can`t be premier, they have more skeltons, more cronyism, they both have been bought and sold like cattle, they would be as bad, maybe even worse than Gordon Campbell.
"What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive"
Bring on the BC Rail public inquiry
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