I'll have more to say about this later, mainly by juxtaposing it to a very different acknowledgement of another local Blogger's work by one of Mr. Palmer's VSun stablemates....
Well, whadd'ya know....
Vaughn Palmer just woke up and smelled the bid-rigging coffee in British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell's Ministry of Pavement.
The following is Mr. Palmer's latest lede, and only his lede, because we wouldn't want to be accused of stealing his stuff:
"The provincial transportation ministry lost a big case recently when the Supreme Court of Canada condemned its "egregious conduct" in steering a major highways contract to an ineligible bidder, then trying to cover up what it had done.
The high court upheld an earlier, no-less-damning finding from the B.C. Supreme Court regarding the $25-million contract to build a new road through Nisga'a territory in the Nass Valley in northwestern B.C.
The court record documented a series of decisions by officials that together undermined the integrity of the ministry's own bidding process as well as its broader obligations, as a public institution, to fairness and transparency....."
It's a detailed, well-researched column that is important and well worth reading.
But here's the thing.
If you, like I, have been paying attention, you've read it all, and more, before.
Over at our good friend Laila Yuile's place.
Given that, how come we don't see Laila's name anywhere in Mr. Palmer's column?