Thursday, October 05, 2017

Never Mind The Troll Trucks And Other Trivialities...

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Because...

"...We’ve got bags of dirty money. Literally millions of dollars that is probably raised by selling illegal drugs that are fueling the opioid crisis are being gambled and “laundered” at B.C. casinos. Then they are sometimes invested in real estate in B.C., fueling the housing affordability crisis..."



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Two questions...

Why is this not the top of every single newscast 24/7?

Why is no one in the local proMedia asking the fine folks who were in charge and making policy at the time how, exactly, things got to be this way?



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8 comments:

Will Hartman said...

Actually McComb's been on this. But no one else. No one wants to ask the question, what did the BC Liberals know and when. And who? Was the Premier's office aware? If Coleman shut down the unit responsible for gambling and money laundering and De Jong was Minister of Finance then they must've been briefed and had some knowledge.

RossK said...

Will--

Clearly, there was at least some briefing a significant amount of time prior to October 2015....

Thanks for the tip re: Jon McComb - I may have to force myself to tune into the (nolongerso)Giant98 more often.

I did listen to JM's interview with SCooper on Monday and while it was most excellent, particularly with respect to the potential linkage to real estate, I'm pretty sure I didn't hear them discuss the topic at hand.


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Keith. said...

Global did a piece on this very subject on the noon news Thursday October 5. However they omitted the tiny detail that money laundering had been on the previous “governments radar” – to use that term, for a couple of years, but any report or investigative process had knowingly been sat on for a couple of years. Odd how that works. About as good as it will get from Global until it becomes so blatantly obvious from other sources they will have to add some more detail.

However, the Times Colonist ran a another detailed story by Sam Cooper of the Vancouver Sun. of the RCMP activities in chasing some of this down,

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/b-c/how-b-c-casinos-are-used-to-launder-millions-in-drug-cash-1.23052975

Armand Bourque said...

Follow the money. The mating scent of the b.c.liberals,and hopefully they were too arroGant to do more than an amateurish job of covering up. Like the way they handled everything else. Hoping for max publicity,so nobody wants to touch them,to avoid the taint.

e.a.f. said...

went and read the post from back in the day and my conclusion is abolishing the RCMP gambling group was O.K.ed by the rest of the RCMP because they were negotiating a 20 year deal with the B.C. Lieberals. If that deal had not gone ahead the RCMP could have had an extra 6K or so RCMP officers on staff and nowhere to place them.

Laundering money via casinos worked for the B.C. Lieberals and it worked for the RCMP to not pay attention. The only people it didn't work for were those who were paying taxes, working here, and trying to buy homes here. But hey who cared. it was only us the tax payers who were getting the shaft. of course one could say the tax payers were complicit, they kept the B.C. Lieberals in office. And when we talk about complicit, there is the MSM of B.C. also.

No wonder the "money/back room people" recruited Diane Watts to run for the leadership. She has a history which might well be consistent with Christy et al.

Scotty on Denman said...

I’m not worried about the new government’s capacity for revealing perfidies of the BC Liberal record now that it has it and many money trails scurrying off into interesting forensic terrain: I worry it won’t be managed to its best advantage, with a wary eye to the next election. With cogent investigation, preparation, and presentation, the embarrassment of riches can be turned to an effective weapon in the coming campaign. I only worry because, if the past is any indication, it would be so NDP to not use it, to ‘take the high road’ of ‘positivity’ and ‘conciliation.’

Revelations of BC Liberal perfidy should impress at least this much: these are not nice people and, although looking rocked back on their heels at the moment, and feeling beset by their own circumstances as much as by the general decline of neo-right governments and parties throughout Western democracy, their cyst-like lagger still congregates some powerful members, all the more dangerous for their common predicament. It’s a rattler’s severed head that still bites.

I’m hoping these revelations of shady dealings will evolve throughout this mandate, renewed and reminded as here, raised to and responded to by relevant ministers, referrrences to the RCMP and, ideally, clear, arm’s-length formal inquiry (courts of law, for example) in good time leading up to the next big day, such that it appears what it should: all about ethics, not partisanship. When the law is broken, the ideological defence only looks evasive.

Last May was about disconnecting the BC Liberals from the ability to hide their record (as well as they had); the next election must avail the record revealed to finish the job of keeping the worst government we ever had from getting re-elected. It has one more shot and it’ll fight hard for its life. There is never anything “nice” about this business. Just get it done, there is much in hand.

Anonymous said...

http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/is-there-a-deep-state-in-albertas-oil-industry/

e.a.f. said...

Scotty on Deman makes an excellent point. The B.C. Lieberal"s record needs to be out there loud and clear. those involved in these actions need to be held accountable. this province needs to be cleaned up and that can only happen if the "revelations of shady dealing" are exposed to clean air.

What went on in this province is disgusting and those who wish to lead the B.C. Lieberal party ought to explain to the public why they want to lead, what is in my opinion, such a criminal enterprise. Why would Diane Watts leave her position as M.P. to run for such a corrupt organization. Why is Todd Stone tossing his hat in the ring? Do they need to cover this all up? If any of these people who are running for the leadership of the B.C. Lieberal party had any integrity, they would bow out and start a new party.

Mississippi is considered the most corrupt American State. Alabama always feels good about it because they're number 2. In my opinion B.C. ranks right up there and perhaps even exceeds them.