Saturday, August 2, 2008
The man who most of us still believe is responsible for the murder of 331 people is at it again.
Ripudaman Sing Malik, acquitted of all charges in the Air India case, is suing the BC government for malicious prosecution.
He is suing the government that loaned him $6.8 Million of public tax money for his defense.
He has yet to repay.
He claims he has no money, although disclosure of his holdings shows otherwise.
Posted by David Berner at 11:02 AM
Loathe as I am to admit that any other sovereign and allegedly democratic state could screw up its criminal justice system more than we have here in Canada, I think we must give today's blue ribbon to Spain.
A man sentenced to 3000 years - yes, that is not a typo - 3000 years for killing at least 25 people, has been released after serving 20 years.
The man, by the way, has the marvelous monicker of Jose Ignacio De Juana Chaos.
Senor Chaos blew people up with bombs.
This was not his nom de guerre.
But was it his fate?
Posted by David Berner at 10:56 AM
Fazil Mihlar has written an excellent and fascinating editorial today in the Sun.
Here's the headline:
Dion's carbon tax a good way to split the country
Taking money from Alberta and Saskatchewan for Ontario and Quebec spells troubleMihlar makes a solid case for NOT voting for the federal liberals, and for seeing the carbon tax for what it is - a power and money ploy for votes.
Posted by David Berner at 10:50 AM
Yesterday, I wrote in this space about our Monumental Premier and his completely out-of-synch idea for dealing with autism.
A letter to the editor in today's Sun adds an element I'd had forgotten to include.
The letter writer correctly asks why the Premier is involved with a wealthy couple and their plans to build a biug building? Why isn't the Minister responsible working on the file in some orederly and transparent way?
The answers to these excellent questions are these.
1. That's how Gordon Campbell does business. He isn't interested in process and clarity. He is interested in fast-tracked deals with people he knows. He is drawn to power and money the way Mulroney was drawn to America.
2. The Minister, Tim Christensen, is utterly irresponsible, downright dangerous in his ineptitude considering the importance of his duties - Children & Families - and easily one of the worst ministers in the history of BC government. He is on a short string attached to the premier and his powers are thankfully limited.
Posted by David Berner at 10:32 AM