Did Christy Clark break the law in 2003 with her handling of the BC Rail issue?
John Van Dongen thinks she did and accordingly has asked Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser to conduct a formal inquiry into the matter.
Van Dongen’s request of the Commissioner was done in the form of a 24 page letter.You can peruse it here.
Seems Like MLA Van Dongen has done his homework.
So has Blogger Alex Tsakumis.
He has written a number of outstanding articles on the subject, the most recent of which is here.
The evidence is clearly pointing to Clark having involvement in BC Rail where she ought not to have.
Clark says she will cooperate with the commissioner during any inquiry yet she knows full well that any inquiry by the commissioner must come before the house to be voted on.
First and foremost the problem there is the Premier conveniently prorogued the house so unless she recalls it there would be no vote until the spring.
Secondly, the premier holds a majority in the house and her party would most likely vote down any potential inquiry the commissioner requests.
What she needs to do is to take leadership of the issue,recall the house and call an inquiry herself.
Failing that she should come clean and explain her involvement in BC Rail and what the conflict that she suggested was.
Of course coming clean would no doubt lead to her stepping down.
For BC and the families she allegedly cares about its time to do the right thing.
What do you think will happen?
So with all the discussion about the memo written by David Basi, what if he thought he was going to get away with it.
What if he wanted to cross his I’s and dot his T’s and not get accused of backdating memo’s like Adrian Dix did?
Given the time frame Basi’s memo was written coming on the aftermath of the Dix/Clark scandal, why aren’t the main stream media taking this more seriously?
I mean after all the ridicule that Dix was put through and still is, who could blame the guy for at least being careful with memo’s?
What are your thoughts?
David Basi’s memo makes a great case that Christy Clark is a liar.
Clark has fumbled and BS’d around on this and other files since she took over as Premier.
Assuming she has nothing to hide she should have gotten out in front of this her early days as Premier.
She hasn’t and now she has nobody but herself to blame for all the trouble that she is in.
Instead of sending attack dog and resident dimwit of the Premier’s office, Sarah MacIntyre, on the offensive ,Christy Clark should call an immediate,no holds barred inquiry into BC Rail.
I mean if she has nothing to hide what would stop her?
She seems to be reviewing everything else the government does.
So what harm does one more review do? ( If she has nothing to hide).
I bet the expanse of the inquiry would be something to taxpayer would be glad to pay to put behind them.
So Clark should do the right thing ( if she has nothing to hide) and call the inquiry.
After all the public has been clamoring for her to get out in front of this file since she took the oath of office.
So Premier,if you have nothing to hide, do the right thing and call an inquiry and specially have the role you played thoroughly reviewed.
It’s the right thing to do!
What do you think?