Update: Kevin Falcon's latest highly partisan, not to mention highly political, HST-assisted highwire act designed to bamboozle his snowblinded snowmen (that's us!) is detailed at the bottom of the post...
This one's all my own....
When questioned by Sean Holman about how, exactly, the BC Liberal government decided to give the biggest, fattest, super-secret barrel of HST contractual pork to the BC Liberal party-connected Campaign Research Ltd., Finance Ministry communications director Matt Gordon said:
...Campaign Research wasn’t given that work because of its Liberal connection, but rather because it provided the best value out of three quotes privately solicited by the government...
Interesting that, no?
Especially given the fact that Mr. Gordon also said that the government deliberately circumvented the public bidding process (ie. they kept things secret) for all kinds of proffered reasons, none of which are, in my opinion, legitimate.
Given that Mr. Gordon has also said that there is no reason for a public inquiry into the matter because there was no political interference, here is my question to Mr. Gordon, or maybe even to his boss, Mr. Kevin Falcon:
"Can you please show us those three quotes?"
Immediately, before your three day saviour....errrr....weekend arrives.
Of course the good Mr. Falcon himself has also been going out of his way to pooh-pooh any and all concerns from wild-eyed members of the public who are concerned about the possibility of political skullduggery, or worse, as the referendum deadline approaches....Norm Farrell, who is clearly fully back in the saddle, has that story, here.
Update: Laila Yuile has the goods on Kevin Falcon's non-governmental, political party-backed exhortations to vote to keep the HST....Remember, Mr. Falcon is the guy running the Ministry who has said they were going to oversee a non-partisan, non-political process