Keith Fraser, writing in The Province, is the first out of the gate with a preview of what to expect when Round-Two of the Real Trial starts up again on Monday:
"....The Crown is expected to call their second witness, Brian Kenning, a member of the board of B.C. Rail who was also on the government’s evaluation committee for the controversial sale of the Crown corporation.
It’s anticipated that Kenning’s evidence will run for much of the week. He is expected to be followed by John McLernon, chair of B.C. Rail...."
While Bill Tieleman had nary a word to say about the good Mr. Denning in his 'RailGate A to Z' compendium published back in December of 2008, Mr T did note the following about the good Mr. McLernon:
And just in case you afficionados of the 'Paragon Marathon' have forgotten......
Since he left BC Rail, Mr. McLernon has since been appointed by Gordon Campbell to T. Richard Turner's old day job, the Chair of the BC Lottery Corporation.
It is Mr. McLernon who will now oversee the regulation of the good Mr. Turner's (and his fine friends from Vegas') latest venture.
The Casino Industrial Complex that is being justified as a way to finance Gordon Campbell's $600 million magic carpet that will soon cloak B.C. Place.
Maybe somebody should tell poor, self-admittedly, clueless Bill Good how we could pay for Health Care and Education without invoking the HST if we really wanted to.
And here is one last little tidbit worth chewing on if you want really make a masticatory mishmash of things that may, or may not, matter.....A while back Sean Holman reported that the former longterm (and well-compensated) BC Rail consultant Mr. Patrick Kinsella was granted audiences with BOTH Mr. Turner and Mr. McLernon, successively, in their capacities as the Chairs of the BC Lottery Corp....As Mr. Holman would say.....Fancy that!