Three days are set aside for this hearing and I will be there as much as possible, filing reports here regularly.
For those unfamiliar with the case - former BC Liberal government ministerial aides David Basi and Bob Virk face corruption related charges for allegedly leaking confidential government information about the $1 billion privatization of BC Rail in 2003 to lobbyists acting for OmniTRAX - one of the bidders - in exchange for benefits. Aneal Basi, a former government communications officer, also faces money laundering charges connected to the alleged bribery.
CN Rail was the ultimately successful bidder in what defence lawyers have alleged was a tainted process - allegations backed up by the fact that CP Rail and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway both backed out of their respective bids before the final announcement, privately citing an unfair bidding situation in correspondence that has since become public.
For the definitive list of the cast of characters, go to my massive A-Z of the Basi-Virk/BC Legislature Raid Case on this blog.