At a 2-day hearing that starts today Bornmann will attempt to convince the Law Society of Upper Canada that his involvement in paying Basi and Virk to get confidential government documents while he was a lobbyist for one of the BC Rail bidders in 2003 should not prevent him from becoming a lawyer.
I first broke news in 24 hours newspaper of Bornmann's attempts to become a lawyer in other Ontario and later New York several years ago but those efforts were thwarted by what was then the upcoming fraud and breach of trust trial of Basi and Virk. That trial ended in a surprise guilty plea bargain in October 2010 and now Bornmann's hearing in Toronto can go ahead.
I will attempt to update readers by long distance, as I cannot attend the hearing in Toronto.
My Basi-Virk case colleague Neal Hall of the Vancouver Sun has a full report on the situation today.