Clark's train of thought in question 0
Not so fast Christy - the B.C. Rail corruption trial scandal train has not yet left the station, no matter how much you want it to get out of town.
The surprise October guilty pleas of David Basi and Bob Virk and the B.C. Liberal government's quick decision to pay their former ministerial aides' $6 million legal bills, not to mention rejecting public inquiry calls, is simply outrageous.
That's why I've created a new Facebook page to give British Columbians who want to know what really happened in the $1 billion privatization of B.C. Rail a chance to have their say.
Go to www.facebook.com and search Basi-Virk public inquiry to find the page and join up. With enough support it will be difficult for Clark and other B.C. Liberal leadership candidates - Kevin Falcon, George Abbott, Mike de Jong and Moira Stilwell - to become premier while ignoring voters' demanding answers.
Clark has the most reasons to desperately avoid an independent inquiry that would ask about the role she and her top campaign team backers played in the B.C. Rail privatization in 2003, when she was deputy premier.
Clark admits Patrick Kinsella - the B.C. Liberal insider paid $297,000 by B.C. Rail for "business advice" over four years - despite some executives there not knowing what he did - is working on her campaign.
Kinsella is a registered lobbyist for liquor and other businesses. He co-chaired the 2001 B.C. Liberal election campaign with Clark. Has she discussed what he did for B.C. Rail?
What would Kinsella's role be if Clark were premier?
The home office of Bruce Clark, Christy's brother, was searched by police on the same day of the unprecedented B.C. Legislature raid Dec. 28, 2003.
A "statement of facts" issued by both the Crown and defence said police found confidential government information on a second B.C. Rail privatization of its Roberts Bank spur line in Clark's home - it came from Basi and Virk.
Bruce Clark has been a federal Liberal Party fundraiser, a lobbyist fighting smoking bans in bars and an executive of independent power producer Green Island Energy.
So, is Bruce Clark involved in his sister's campaign? Has she discussed with him why the deputy premier's brother had confidential government documents related to B.C. Rail in his possession?
Inquiries were sent to the Christy Clark campaign team - there has been no response.
Join Basi-Virk Public Inquiry on Facebook - demand that Clark answer tough and important questions.
And Merry Christmas to all readers!
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