Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Basi-Virk Special Prosecutor Janet Winteringham narrowly loses in bid for election to Benchers of BC Law Society

Janet Winteringham, a senior member of the Basi-Virk Special Prosecutor's team, has narrowly lost in a vote by the BC Law Society to elect the Benchers who serve as its board of directors.

In results released at the BC Law Society website today Winteringham finished two spots out of the 12 to be elected in the Vancouver district, about 100 votes short.

As posted at this website earlier in the month, Winteringham faced tough competition.

Winteringham is second in command under senior Special Prosecutor Bill Berardino in the prosecution of David Basi, Bob Virk and Aneal Basi - the three former BC Liberal government aides facing corruption charges related to the $1 billion privatization of BC Rail in 2003.

Four of the 12 Benchers elected were newcomers, with the remaining eight being re-elected. Just 31% of the eligible 7,797 lawyers cast ballots.



Anonymous said...

Maybe Ms. Winteringham was relying on Bornmann and Kieran to get out the vote!!

Oh well, better luck next time Ms. Winteringham.

Skookum1 said...

Just 31% of the eligible 7,797 lawyers cast ballots.

It appears the province's lawyers are even less interested in their own profession's democratic organization than the BC public are about theirs....

Anonymous said...

Janet should have spoken to Prem Vinning he could have delivered 10 or 12 voting-bus-loads of Sikh supporters at the polls.

It got Christy her first Liberal nomination, it helped Gordo liquidate Gordon & Judy, and best of all it made Mr. Dithers . . . Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and for a short while Prime Minister of Canada.

On the other hand it did fail at making Mark Marissen a Senator.

But still, nothing ventured nothing gained Janet.