Monday, December 07, 2009

CORRECTION - BASI-VIRK: BC Supreme Court in session on FRIDAY December 11 at 2 p.m.

CORRECTION - The BC Rail corruption case returns to BC Supreme Court on FRIDAY December 11 at 2 p.m. for a pre-trial conference on the next stages in Canada's longest-running political scandal.

I have just learned that the correct date for the Basi-Virk pre-trial conference is FRIDAY December 11, not Thursday December 10 as originally reported here, and will likely last about an hour. Apologies extended.

Defence lawyers, the Special Prosecutor team and Justice Anne MacKenzie will all be in court to plan out upcoming court dates.

The week of December 14 through 18 is expected to be taken up with arguments about issues related to the question of the secret witness - taking up from where it was left off two years ago pending the decision of the BC Court of Appeal and then the Supreme Court of Canada.

This does not mean revisiting the informer privilege issue - that has been irrevocably determined by the SCC until the trial itself begins.

But issues arising from the secret witness that could not be adjudicated until the final decision was made can now come forward, including some disclosure issues.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for these BC Supreme Court dates, Bill.

Here's hoping that by Dec. 18, there's a firm date for the BC Rail trial to begin.

BC Mary