Monday, April 19, 2010

Casino Royale Running Wild....Paragon Marathon, Mile 12

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Inspired by the Document Dump Friday just past, the Marathon to resurrect all that has been buried by Lotusland's lazy proMedia is now moving along nicely, thank-you very much.....

(please see sidebar for a mile-by-mile breakdown of the race to the finish line)

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Hard to believe, amid all the huffing and puffing and gasping for air, that...

The first half of The Marathon is pretty much done.....

Hopefully this little excercise in running around to gather everything together in one place will help keep the Document Dump from totally Disappearing all things Casino Royale from the Public View down the road.

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To recap the gathering so far.....

We have established that BC Liberal Party Donor, Campbell Government Insider, and former Chair of the BC Lotteries Corporation, Mr. T. Richard Turner, intervened three times on behalf of Paragon Canada ULC, a private company that he, Mr. Turner, has had a financial interest in since before he stepped down as Chair of the BC Lottery Corporation in 2005, while negotiations were ongoing between Paragon and the Public's representatives (PavCo) regarding the construction and operation of a massive Casino and Hotel Complex that will be built next door to the re-furbished, and still-to-be re-roofed, BC Place Stadium.

Furthermore, these three interventions by Mr. Turner occurred AFTER PavCo sent out a public request for proposals to develop the land next to BC Place in the spring of last year (2009) and BEFORE the deal to build the Casino/Hotel Complex was finalized in the spring of this year (2010).

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So.....

Given all that is described above regarding Mr. Turner's interventions, why did Paragon spokesperson Naomi Strasser tell Sean Holman of PublicEye the following on or before March 31st of this year (2010):


"....(Mr. Turner) was not involved in Paragon's response to the public request for proposals for the development of the lands surrounding BC Place."

Curious that - no?

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9 comments:

macadavy said...

"Power corrupts - absolute power corrupts absolutely!"
I'm not a big gambler myself, but why in the name of the goddess, since we're already Hollywood North, would we want to be Vegas North?
btw - can you read those east Asian characters? I can't... you've plenty of heart already, I can't imagine why anyone would want to 'push your post'. As for 'practice makes perfect'. WTF?

RossK said...

Macadavy--

Vegas North would be bad enough - especially if it led to the Lotuslandian repatriation of Celine Baby....

But, all joking aside, what these fine folks are really good at is truck stops/travel plazas and rural Louisiana.

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RossK said...

(booted the spam bots....but ya, it's weird - even weirder are the ones with crawl logic-based blather is obliquely on topic and yet makes no sense syntactically)

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G West said...

I've been trying to interest the fishy one in this story - to little apparent effect.

Tyee has used Sean Holman as a contributor hasn't it?

Why not on this subject?

Keep puffing Ross - the last half is downhill!

RossK said...

Mystery to me GWest.... Lemme tell you.

Interesting, though, the response of the Dissmemblers-In-Chiefs when you brought it up over there, don't you think.

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Norman Farrell said...

Doesn't The Tyee have its own major funders to please? Maybe they have not issued marching orders.

RossK said...

Sorry Norman --

Not sure I get your drift....

(by Dissemblers, I meant the whack-a-doodle deflector spin commenters, not staff)

Norman Farrell said...

We know that Canwest, Global TV and Corus are word conveyors for the Gordo bunch. The Tyee is a valuable voice of opposition but, as I understand it, is not transparent about funding matters. We've seen that BC Federation of Labor has been a funding source. Is CUPE another? Who else?

While I support the principles of trade unionism, that does not mean that I want them directly influencing media reporting. Many union leaders would rather organize one large facility than five small ones. In the end, they worry about their own bottom lines. How do the unions feel about the Paragon deal with its construction jobs and the promises of easy organizing?

RossK said...

Ahhhhh.....

Got it now Norman. Thanks.

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