Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gordon and Michael Campbell....Criminal Minds

A special guest post from Robin Mathews.

Facts Maam, Just the Facts.
B.C. RCMP Sexual Harassment and the BC Rail Scandal
The BC Rail Scandal is so huge and so intricate that it reaches right into the present sexual harassment claims against RCMP officers made by Catherine Galliford, Krista Carle, and others.
Responding for the RCMP in a news release - under the Orwellian title “RCMP Health and Wellness” - BC RCMP Superintendent Kevin DeBruyckere states that the RCMP “encourages our members to report incidents of harassment….”
Ms. Carle has reported already that when she reported incidents of harassment the RCMP Management tried to cover up the problems. Males in the Force have made similar kinds of statement.
Attorney General Shirley Bond is completely unruffled by the news.  Negotiations with the RCMP for a 20 year contract with B.C. will go on as if nothing has happened, she has – in effect – said.  Ms. Bond, I suggest, is aware that the RCMP has so much on the Gordon Campbell Liberal Cabinet and its successors that she dare not suggest there will be any hitch in completing the new contract.
I suggest the BC Rail Scandal is governing the conditions under which the cabinet of British Columbia can negotiate with the RCMP.  But there is more ….
Let us remember Superintendent Kevin DeBruyckere.  He was a major investigator in the BC Rail Scandal leading to the criminal charges against Basi, Virk, and Basi.
Defence counsel claimed that he is the brother-in-law of Kelly Reichert, then executive director of the B.C. Liberal Party.  Defence counsel went on to ask in very assertive tones if Kevin DeBruyckere was conveying information about the investigation to Kelly Reichert who was discussing the matters with Gordon Campbell, then premier of the province.  Allegations were made in the media that Defence counsel had documents to back their position, documents that were never revealed because of the sudden shutting down of the trial.
Kevin DeBruyckere was – in fact – front and centre in the hasty, messy, odious, shutting down of the trial of Dave Basi, Bob Virk and Aneal Basi.
Here is how I interpret major events. When the accused chose to change from their election of trial by judge alone to trial by judge and jury, they had to deal with the Special Prosecutor (who was illegitimately appointed to the position by the Attorney General’s ministry in which he had been for seven years partner and colleague of Attorney General Geoff Plant, and eleven years partner and colleague of Deputy Attorney General Alan Seckel).
The ‘dealing’ between the accused and prosecution resulted in an ‘Agreement of Facts’ between them - not a rare matter.  Often, to facilitate trial, accused and prosecution agree to a number of basic facts. 
This agreement of facts, however – as I interpret it – contained an “agreement” by the accused and their counsel that they would abandon certain inalienable rights the accused has to defend against criminal allegations.  They, apparently, agreed they would not question things like the investigation process, the involvement of certain high-ranking politicians – things, apparently, of that kind.
When the trial began a complete impasse occurred.  Everything stopped dead.  It did so because – as I interpret events - the accused refused to believe that the agreement they had signed was one in which they gave away some of their right to defend against charges.  But they had signed the agreed ‘Statement of Facts”.  Their counsel had also signed the Agreement.
Defence counsel was in a terrible bind.  They had signed, and – unlike the Special Crown Prosecutor - they were legitimately in the courtroom. They would stand by their signatures.  But the accused refused to accept the interpretation of the agreement of facts made by the Special Prosecutor.
The trial stopped.  The accused were advised to seek independent advice.  They did so. Some days passed. Then … the accused  decided to proceed with their counsel in place.  But it appears that something had happened in the minds of Defence counsel.
When the first Crown witness, Martyn Brown, long-time chief of staff for Gordon Campbell, took the stand, something happened – something dramatic.
Kevin McCullough, Defence counsel, asked Martyn Brown what he knew about the relationship of Kevin DeBruyckere and Kelly Reichert.  And – if I remember correctly – he asked … or he intimated that through those two men information about the investigation was likely being reviewed by Gordon Campbell.  Gordon Campbell, premier, was alleged by Defence counsel to be a principal in the corrupt transfer of BC Rail to the CNR and, therefore, someone who should have known nothing whatever about the investigation.
No sooner was the question to Martyn Brown out of the mouth of Kevin McCullough than Special Crown Prosecutor William Berardino leapt to his feet and objected strenuously to, as he saw it, the breach of the Agreement.
High drama was playing out in the courtroom!  The judge on the trial, Associate Chief Justice Anne MacKenzie, had refused to acknowledge that William Berardino was illegitimately in the courtroom.  She was permitting – I am convinced – an illegitimate trial to proceed.  She was – some suggested – rushing the trial forward from pre-trial and was attempting to keep it packaged in a very small scope that kept away from major politicians and major private corporation wheelers-and-dealers.
The trial stopped again.  Associate Chief Justice Anne MacKenzie had to rule on the legitimacy of the questions asked Martyn Brown by Defence counsel.
She, now, was in a bind, as I see it.  If she ruled that the questions were not acceptable, she might be seen as denying the rights of the accused to a fair trial – and that judgement might very well be made by a higher court on appeal.  She would not look good. I believe no higher court could approve of accused people signing away their right to a fair trial.  That would contradict the most fundamental principles of our legal system.
If she ruled that the questions were acceptable, the door would swing open to Crown witness after witness being questioned about the corrupt structure and dealings to transfer BC Rail to the CNR.  The trial would turn away from the three accused to their superiors in cabinet and in private corporations, and it might reveal to British Columbians a pattern of criminal behaviour at the highest levels in British Columbia.
Associate Chief Justice Anne MacKenzie ruled that the questions asked by the Defence were acceptable … and it could proceed.
Alarm bells must have rung in cabinet and corner corporate offices all over B.C.  The trial had to be stopped right away, I believe. Negotiations with the accused and their lawyers went into full spate.  Only one other witness was half-way through being cross-examined by Defence counsel when the trial stopped.  Shut down. Ended. 
It was all over.  The Special Crown Prosecutor who was illegitimately appointed, and his assistants, would collect (from taxpayers) their (something like) $12 million dollars.  Defence counsel would be paid by the taxpayers their $6 million dollars. The accused would pay none of their costs of Defence. According to the auditor general of B.C., the approval of payment of the bills of the accused was nowhere minuted in cabinet proceedings – though cabinet approved the extraordinary payment of Defence counsels’ $6 million bill.
What sparked that rush to close up the trial?  The questions to Gordon Campbell’s chief of staff Martyn Brown about the relation and dealings between RCMP officer Kevin DeBruyckere, executive director of the B.C. Liberal Party Kelly Reichert, and Gordon Campbell, architect of the corrupt transfer of BC Rail to the CNR.
There was Kevin DeBruyckere smack in the middle of the matter that blew up the Basi, Virk, and Basi trial and caused it to end ignominiously. 
And here is Kevin DeBruyckere issuing a press release on the claims by female officers that the RCMP is riddled with sexual intimidation and other misconduct. And here is Kevin DeBruyckere holding hands, you might say, with Shirley Bond – the two of them saying everything is just fine.  Relax.  The RCMP is the heart and soul of integrity and the B.C. cabinet – stuffed with members from the Great Days Of The BC Rail Sell-Out – is aching for a twenty year renewed contract with the RCMP.
Thanks for that Robin Mathews, for your opinion matters, you went to the courtroom almost everyday, you witnessed first hand what angered the Government, your relentless pursuit of the law, the rule of law, the conduct of law, the BC Liberal crutch, the RCMP crutch....One corrupt entity covering for another corrupt entity.....Your passionate article Robin is in fact...Exactly what occupy Vancouver and the world is all about...

Gordon Campbell(Habitual liar) stole BC Rail, the price was election financing, every BC Liberal MLA is complicit in Campbell`s crimes....The Order (Oder) of BC should have never been allowed to honour either Ken Dobell, David Emerson or criminal Gordon Campbell, Bill Barisof, BC Liberal and speaker of the house, Barisof is also a bought man and sold his soul to shield Gordon Campbell.

When history looks back at the Gordon Campbell Liberals and all their crimes against humanity, the families of these bought politicians will be forever linked with corporate crime.

BC Rail is gone,  John Doyle has busted the criminal organization known as BC Liberals a dozen times, he busted them on the illegal forest giveaways(17% of Vancouver island given away to Rich Coleman`s brother), he busted them on theft of monies from BC Hydro, on ferries, on accounting practices, John Doyle can present smoking gun after smoking gun  evidence against the BC Liberal crime family and still nothing happens..

All we can hope for is once the BC Liberals are booted out of office in a left-wing rout that the new Government makes the appropriate changes to make sure no creature or criminal organization like the BC Liberals ever take power again, and for those of us who can`t wait for justice we are left to hope that stray bullets find their way into the heart and heads of this corruption...No tears will be shed

The Straight Goods

Cheers Eyes Wide Open


Anonymous said...

The RCMP must go! Lying, murderous , sexist pigs! You know they have the "goods" on the liberals and are using it just like Hoover used to do. WE now live under a police state and corrupt government!

Anonymous said...

I have a female friend who was in the RCMP. Not only are they sexually harassed. They are also demeaned and belittled, by the male RCMP officers. She was never so glad in her life when her 20 years were up, and she could get out. The RCMP males are disgraceful in every aspect. They are corrupt, liars, thieves, cover up for each other and commit worse crimes, than the people they arrest. That the female RCMP officers are sexually harassed, is known far and wide all across this country. Denying this is pointless, it exists. The RCMP's image is in tatters as it is. The corrupt judicial system, also seeps their crimes under the carpet. Canadians don't even want them as, an icon for Canada. They have disgraced themselves? And so, have lost the goodwill of the people.

However, they are exactly right for Harper's police state. No morals, no ethics, suits Harper, he doesn't have any either. Made obvious by, appointing scum like G.Campbell as High Commissioner to England.

In England, there are two Lords from the House of Lords, doing time for a hell of a lot less than Harper and the Campbell/Clark Liberals have done.

Gordon Campbell and Michael Campbell have been the gag material for the BC citizen's for over a decade now. And so has the media. Michael Campbell was involved in, The Washington Marine Group. The ship building contract in BC, goes to SeaSpan, which is The WMG's new name.

Being Canadian, is certainly nothing to have pride in anymore, it's an embarrassment. Canada is vile with corruption because of Harper and, evil politicians like the, Campbell/Clark BC Liberals.

There is a recession on for the Canadian citizens, not for the governments. The billions of wasted and thieved tax dollars, is sickening.

Anonymous said...

To suggest that Gordon Campbell and many BC Liberals are guilty of "crimes against humanity" is not a stretch at all. All the money that has been taken from the public and given to the friends of the Liberals was being used for schools, hospitals, special needs etc. etc. Also guilty are the mainstream press that effectively hid the criminality of these people.
A simple example is the $180M per year bank tax that Carole Taylor removed, just before being appointed to the Board of the TD Bank. Of course mental cases like Michael Campbell and the Fraser Institute will tell us the reduced taxes create jobs, but I bet the banks did zero hiring associated with Ms Taylor's gift. This money would have reduced the misery of a lot of single moms or the mentally ill that are walking our streets, for example. These so called Liberal people have no heart or soul, they are sellouts to power and should be tarred and feathered.

kootcoot said...

Anonymous said...

"To suggest that Gordon Campbell and many BC Liberals are guilty of "crimes against humanity" is not a stretch at all. All the money that has been taken from the public and given to the friends of the Liberals was being used for schools, hospitals, special needs etc. etc"..../snip

But, but isn't it better for society that the friends of government can afford to have more homes, fancier cars and send their kids to ski in Switzerland? Why waste money on education, health care or helping those with special needs who most likely can't ski, or drive a Beamer anyway when the folks who MATTER still don't have enough homes, yachts or luxury cars and SUVs?

"mental cases like Michael Campbell and the Fraser Institute will tell us the reduced taxes create jobs, but I bet the banks did zero hiring associated with Ms Taylor's gift"

Create jobs? You're kidding except for some credit unions are disappearing jobs almost as fast as they are gambling and losing with OTHER PEOPLE's money - with no fear as one government or another will bail them out and cover their losses so they don't have to sell the yacht or the estate and ski chalet!

Poor folks don't need fancy cars or resort property, they wouldn't appreciate it, you know!

And tar and feathers is too kind for their sort, drawing and quartering is more appropriate!

Anonymous said...

Its crystal clear that the BC Liberals and the RCMP have a "you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" arrangement. Thats why Gordon Campbell hastily issued an immediate statement backing up supporting the 4 RCMP officers that tasered Dzeckianski at the airport before any of the details were even available.