Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Chickens Coming Home to Roost: BC Liberals Continue to Unravel

Update to the many scandals, skeletons and scalawags who've been written of so fondly in previous posts.

Any comments on your government picks Premier Gordon (I blew 0.149) Campbell?
Or, Minister (Squeaky-Clean-Right-Now) De Jong?

What's that? Oh yeah, it's before the courts so you can't comment.

Remember this:

At one point she Twittered, "Those B.C. wines are the best."

B.C. Liberal Jane Thornthwaite - North Vancouver-Seymour MLA

Update: Just check out Thornthwaite's sheer arrogance when questioned as to the charges. Ask yourself, if she isn't embarrassed at her poor judgment, her actions and being charged with a criminal offense as a member of our Legislature, what the hell is wrong with her?

See for yourself what this BC Liberal MLA is all about when caught by Public Eye Online. Only question that remains, when can we expect her resignation because this is a poke in the eye of the people of BC?

MLA charged with drunk driving need not resign seat, premier says

From BC Premier Fined for Drunk Driving

"British Columbia's premier was fined $913 US (about $1,350 Cdn) Monday after pleading no contest to a drunk driving charge in Hawaii. The premier was also ordered to take part in a 14-hour substance abuse program, and undergo an assessment for alcoholism."

From Campbell Alcohol Level Nearly Twice the Limit

British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell's blood-alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit when he was arrested for impaired driving last Friday.

The premier told reporters Wednesday that he just received the results of the breathalyzer test, and found that they were 0.149. The legal limit is 0.08 (80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood).

Breaking News:

Impaired Driving Charge against Liberal MLA Approved
Jeff Beamish, Vancouver Sun. April 28, 2010.

A special prosecutor has approved impaired driving charges against Liberal MLA Jane Ann Thornthwaite, the Criminal Justice Branch of the ministry of attorney-general announced today.

Independent Special Prosecutor Mark Jetté approved a charge of operating a motor vehicle while having a blood alcohol level over 80 milligrams in 100 millilitres of blood.

Her first appearance is scheduled for May 12, in North Vancouver provincial court.


What does improperly mean, exactly? How was it improper, or why? What will come of this?

Three men entered formal not guilty pleas Wednesday in B.C. Supreme Court to corruption and money laundering charges related to the sale of Crown-owned BC Rail to CN Rail.

Former B.C. government ministerial aides Dave Basi and Bob Virk are charged with fraud and breach of trust. Basi's cousin, Aneal Basi, is accused of money laundering.

Associate Chief Justice Anne MacKenzie set a jury trial date for May 17 in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. It is scheduled for six weeks. A pre-trial conference will be held May 3.

The charges stem from an RCMP raid on the B.C. legislature in 2003.

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