Although police initially suspected Gary Collins, who was then finance minister, those doubts were quickly erased as investigators probed deeper into the activities of Basi.
“No elected official was ever implicated in any way and we maintained that throughout the entirety of the court process,” said special prosecutor William Berardino.
Hats off to Bernadino, it couldn’t have been easy to redirect the investigation away from the true criminals! Finally, at the bottom of the article, they admit that the Crown documents, released yesterday in a very limited way (only to accredited media, who have failed to share the actual documents), represent only one side of the story.
The files obtained through the courts do not comprise the complete police record — some 50,000 documents — but they do contain the core of the Crown’s successful prosecution.
Michael Bolton, a lawyer for Basi, cautioned that the material provides only a partial picture of a complex case.
“These are investigative materials that are created by the police with advise from the Crown,” he said. “They necessarily contain one-sided information.”
I was stunned by my first brief exposure to this “release” of documents when I caught it on CeeTeeVee (hardly the)News last night. I had the impression that this was a “custom” document dump concentrating on ONLY documents that incriminated Basi and Virk – just in time to give all the filthy corrupt LIEberal leadership candidates the appearance of new born purity. They also went for the most titillating stuff they could find such as Dave Basi arranging sexual services for a contact. How can Bob and Dave just lie there in their comfortable homes and see themselves portrayed as the REAL sleazebags in the case – I guess six million buys a lot of willingness to be publicly shamed – or put another way, just another form of prostitution!
Christy Clark is apparently as pure as the driven snow, indeed I’m beginning to suspect even Hamish is the result of some immaculate conception. That doesn’t seem to jib with information out there that even though they were conducted more “politely” searches were executed at Mark Marissen’s (wasn’t that Christy’s also at the time?) and Bruce Clark’s offices or residences around the same time as the search warrants were excecuted at the Ledge(with plenty of forewarning to the Premiers office, including an infamous meeting with the then occupant of the musical chair Solicitor General’s office in an airplane hanger somewhere)?
Now we hear that the public is on the verge of not caring about the HST anymore, the stalling and mis-information is working just fine thanks. The recall in Kamloops is going poorly and the campaign to dump Donna Barnett in the Cariboo is being abandoned. Maybe people are really too dumb to practice self government and will always be fleeced by the sharp grifters and tyrants and even learn to love it!
Well, the forces of evil (the BC LIEberals and their cohorts) have really circled the wagons and upped the ante and unfortunately it appears the people are going to lay down and take it in whatever orifice they choose.
I guess they are really confident because they’ve apparently managed to shut down the House of Infamy. I’m currently trying to get some kind of explanation from Google as to why the House has disappeared and all I’ve managed to get so far is that there has been “suspicious activity” on my blog (this at a time when I haven’t posted since January 25) and that is must have been “disabled” due to “perceived” violations of their standards. Unless I get something a little more cogent than this nonsense Google will just naturally join Stephen Harper, the BC liaRs, and Republicans as one of my targets from a different platform.
However for the present I am giving Google a chance to respond to my questions and demand for an explanation – I am perfectly willing to believe that they have been gamed as well as myself. It wouldn’t hurt if anyone who used to visit the House (http://houseofinfamy.blogspot.com) took a moment to contact Google and ask them why in the Hell it disappeared. The last visitor was around 12:30PM on Tuesday, February 15 from PoCo, according to my visitor logs which are kept elsewhere and thus still accessible.
They say the pen (or the keyboard, today) is mightier than the sword, but sometimes I wonder if that might not just be another lie promoted by the forces of evil to protect themselves from the justified wrath of those they exploit. Tyrants always figure they hold all the cards, but eventually they always fall, once those they exploit have had enough, however much that is in any given situation.