Thursday, March 26, 2009

RailGate Revisited.....Mr. Mason Cometh....


Well, it would appear that Gary Mason has been reading our stuff.

What the heckfire am I talking about?

Well, here's a few paragraphs buried deep within his 'scandalous' BC Rail-associated Globe column today:

"During the bid period, Mr. Kinsella was seen entering the Premier's wing of the legislature with CN chairman David McLean on more than one occasion. The relationship between Mr. Kinsella and CN was raised in the legislature in May, 2003, by then-NDP MLA Joy MacPhail, who identified Mr. Kinsella as a paid lobbyist for the national rail line.

In an exchange long since forgotten, Ms. MacPhail asked Mr. Campbell if he had ever met Mr. Kinsella and Mr. McLean during the bid phase.

The Premier said at the time he didn't have an answer, and that if Ms. MacPhail wanted to know she could make a freedom-of-information request.

The trail went dry after that.

But now the matter is quite different. There is the appearance that Mr. Kinsella might have been on the payroll of BC Rail and CN Rail during the $1-billion sale of the rail line. And that there were meetings and phone calls going on between Mr. Kinsella and Mr. Campbell and/or members of his office......"

Is it really possible?


Did Joy's Division ever submit that FOI request?

Stay tuned.....

The back story, with a link to the original exchange between Ms. McPhail and Mr. Campbell in the Ledge, is here.....


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