Friday, May 15, 2009

RailGate Goin' Down....It's A Friday Afternoon Massacre!


Would'a thunk it...

Election's all done and, all of a sudden it's Wham-Bam-Thank-You-Ma'am........The Judge is done:

VANCOUVER, B.C. — A new judge will take over the BC Rail corruption trial, but the special prosecutor assigned to the case has been assured the change won't add further delays to a legal saga that has already dragged on for more than five years.

Justice Elizabeth Bennett was overseeing the case in B.C. Supreme Court, but she has been appointed to the provincial Court of Appeal, and a new judge will take over the BC Rail trial...

Oh sure, the 'special' prosecutor in the case is assuring us that there will be no further delays in the five year-old case.

And if you believe that you also probably also believe that those egregious IPP straight-jacket contracts aren't going to cost us money.


Who actually did the deed you may be asking?

Why, none other than Little Stephen and his Fed-Cons:

OTTAWA, May 15, 2009 - The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

The Honourable Elizabeth A. Bennett, a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, is appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia. Madam Justice Bennett replaces Mr. Justice R.T.A. Low in Vancouver.

Go figure.

Post title refers to the Saturday Evening Massacre in which Nixon did his damndest to derail the Watergate trial when the going got tough. Of course, here they had to deal with the judge not the prosecutor given that Bill Beradino sure as heckfire is no Archibald Cox. And double-heckfire, given that he has yet to be 'officially' re-elected, Attorney General Wally Awful couldn't pull an Elliot Richardson and resign even if we wanted to.
Both Mr. T, Bill Tieleman and our good friend Mary, after an assist from Laila, have more.


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