Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Judge in Basi-Virk critical of missing RCMP notes mentioning Christy Clark, Rich Coleman

Judge critical of missing notes


An RCMP investigator's missing notes in the B.C. Legislature raid case that were produced in B.C. Supreme Court yesterday named a former and a current B.C. Liberal cabinet minister.

Current Forests Minister Rich Coleman and former Deputy Premier Christy Clark were both mentioned in RCMP Sergeant Bud Bishop's notes from an interview with Terry Fergusson, identified as National Railway Historical Society executive director.

Kevin McCullough, lawyer for former B.C. government aide Bob Virk, was upset when Special Prosecutor Janet Winteringham produced the notes just before the court proceeding began and discovered that they contained "comprehensive notes about B.C. Rail" not previously disclosed.

McCullough said Bishop's notes show Fergusson "complained about a flawed process, that he complained to Christy Clark about, that he was talking to Mr. Virk about the very flawed processes that were going on."

The notes did not explain what processes were referred to.

Justice Elizabeth Bennett also criticized the failure to disclose the notes.

"You see the problem with this? What you're telling me is troubling," she told Winteringham.

McCullough said the notes had been "sanitized" and added them to a long list of complaints about failure to disclose evidence.

Clark could not be contacted by deadline.


Anonymous said...


Now let's hear what Christy Clark has to say about this 'flawed process'.

Go, Bill, go!

Anonymous said...

Christie Clark doesn't surprise me. She has always figured in the broader scope of this mess. But Rich Coleman. The former RCMP officer and foemer Attorney General. What a surprising link to the RCMP in this case. Never would have figured.

Deep Throat said...

I understand that the Government is paying for Clark Roberts time as he sits in observing the trial on behalf of Gary Collins. Given that Gary Collins is not on trial, the obvious question is: Who in government authorized this expenditure of government funds and why?

Deep Throat said...

PS: You only get 1 guess!

BC Mary said...

OK, deep throat, does his first name rhyme with "Warden" ... ?

Anonymous said...

Another conspiracy idea. Who said the lawyer was being paid to represent Collins? Collins knows nothing and for quite awhile claimed he hardly knew Basi even when the guy worked in his outer office and was seen doing his thing sticking close to his boss.
If this wasn't so serious it could make aa real sitcom. all the documents that sort of pop up and such. The judge must be getting a headache by now dl

Anonymous said...

The "Warden" of the institution

Deep Throat said...


A cute "play on words".

Gazetteer said...


But we can't see which way your head is moving.....

Up and down?


Side to side?

(when you read Mary's suggestion).