Victoria police were so concerned that Peter Lee would be a danger to his family that they met with Crown counsel to ask that he be denied bail.
Of course, the Crown knew better than the police.
Lee was released on bail and promptly butchered his entire family including his young son.
On Sept. 6, 2007, Peter Lee, 38, killed his estranged wife, Sunny Park, their son Christian, 6, and Park's elderly parents before committing suicide.
Now, as a coroner's inquest continues into this case, the simple truth emerges and is driven home -
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I suppose with all the bad economic turns in the journalism game not many reporters are flying these days.
How else to explain the "news" that senators and MP's fly business class a lot?
I routinely file past government freeloaders with their heavy black legal cases on the empty leather seat beside them as I head to the back of the plane for my apple box and cookie.
The good news is that I can usually find a chiropractor wherever I'm going to help scrunch the flight out of my bones.
On the other hand...
What is really news - and we have to ask why isn't it on the front page? - is that the Senate has quietly voted itself another travel perk.
Free international flights!
Liberal senator Lillian Dyck (write your own jokes, please) went to China last month on your money to visit her family's ancestral home.
I am feeling warm and cozy for her.
Now get this.
MPs and senators alike are each allotted 64 travel points a year, each point representing one free round-trip flight. They're allowed to use up to four points to visit Washington, but the rest are to be used strictly within Canada.
That would mean that Larry Campbell can fly free 64 times across the dominion.
Free, as in you pay for his privilege.
The senate should not be elected.
It should be closed down.
Posted by David Berner at 8:45 AM
Old bad joke:
What do you call 45 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A good start.
So the news that Transclunk has dumped 3 of their 28 highly well compensated executives is just that - a good start.
A headline like this every morning...
TransLink announces last stop for three well-paid VPs
Execs turfed after watchdog's critical report on spendingmight make for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Lord, will miracles never cease?
Will the day come to pass when the turnstiles are finally installed and people actually have to PAY FOR their rides?
Now, let's look forward to seeing the City drop entire departments and stick to some core activities that have something to do with civic responsibility.
Jungle bells, jingle bells...
Posted by David Berner at 8:38 AM
Posted by David Berner at 8:31 AM