Monday, July 14, 2014

Casinogate Re-Rising...Harvey O. Calls For Civil And Criminal Court Intervention


Harvey Oberfeld has looked at the Graydon affair, in particular the negotiating with a Paragon partner without divulging as well as the acquisition of a severance/bonus package under suspect circumstances, and he does not like what he sees.

As a result, the lede of Mr. O's latest post looks like this:

If the BC government wants to protect the integrity of its own civil service, Crown Corporation staffing operations and the public’s trust in government at all …it MUST pursue a civil case against the ex-CEO of the BC Lottery Corporation and urge the Crown to study Criminal charges as well...

Hard to disagree with that if you have been paying attention and you are concerned that we really will soon be Vegas not Vancouver.

Especially,  as I noted over at his place in the comments, it's not like we haven't already observed a little conflictyness going down:

...It is also important to recall that another former public servant, a fine fellow who later made a pretty famous phone call to a government Minister while representing Paragon, actually held a financial interest in Paragon while he was the Chair of the BCLC...



I've said it before and I'll say it again...

If the Marshmallow hadn't needed a new roof back in the day I'm pretty sure that a flock of Golden Era surrender monkeys would have landed on it with the pointier parts of their Leathermen at the ready.

Or some such thing.



North Van's Grumps said...
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North Van's Grumps said...

Standards of Conduct Guidelines for the B.C. Public Sector: Office of the Premier (Christy Clark) July 10, 2014: Further guidance in this area may be found in the section below on how previous employees can use corporate knowledge. This section should also be supported by the conflict of interest policies. At a minimum, these restrictions must be equal to those in the B.C. public service. This includes a one year restriction on employment with related entities and the requirement to immediately disclose the prospect of other employment.

RossK said...

Thanks NVG.


Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

People like Graydon make so much (of our) money they think they can do as they please and if anybody has a problem with their behaviour their pack of lawyers will get them off. Really, this whole affair is hideous, but, you know, as our Premier says, in the future we will be protected. What bull.

Hugh said...

A ladder and some duct tape, I could have fixed the marshmallow for less than $560 million.