According to today's press reports the RailGate trial will not resume until Oct 12th.
But here's the real thing......
It's not even clear what the hold-up is this time.
Is it injured jurors?
Is it sick defendants?
Is it that a certain witness is unavailable?
And here, Mr. Keith Fraser of The Province and Mr. Neal Hall of the Vancouver Sun appear to disagree.
Here is Mr. Fraser's take on the unavailablity of the illustrious witness Mr. Brian Kenning:
"The judge said that as a result of the scheduling problem with former B.C. Rail board member Brian Kenning, they would be unable to conclude the defence cross-examination of Kenning until Oct. 12."
Apparently, there were no 'scheduling problems' when Mr. Kenning showed up at all those board meetings, for years, to collect his fat-fee while he continued to 'advise' a business that no longer had any business after the assets were 'leased' to Mr. David McLean and Co. in 2003.
But I digress, because I what I really wanted to do here was point out what Mr. Hall had to say about Mr. Kenning's 'unavailability':
"The judge explained that, through no fault of his own or the fault of anyone, the trial would not be able to complete the cross-examination of Brian Kenning."
Which is it boys?
Is Mr. Kenning unavailable until just Oct 12th?
Is he, as is implied by Mr. Hall's statement, unavailable forever?
And I would remind readers that someone purporting to be Mr. Hall came on this site not long ago and essentially called us nincompoops (and worse) who get everything wrong.....Was it really Mr. Hall of the VSun that came by and made a fuss?.....I dunno for sure....The way the comment was written was suggestive, but Mr. Hall himself flat out refused to respond when I contacted him through his VSun Email account....However, it is worth recalling that this kind of thing also came up over at Mary's when Mr. Hall made a fuss because one of the members of the Supreme Court Press Accreditation Committee was misidentified by a blogger...
Unfortunately, in this particular case there may not have been a proMedia tie-breaker in the room as it appears that The Globe no longer has someone in the courtroom on a daily basis....Perhaps a Citizen Journalist could fill us in?
Update: Citizen Journalist, Robin Mathews, writing over at Mary's place, has some interesting speculations regarding the 'unavailability' of the good Mr. Kenning.....