Provincial Court Judge David St. Pierre heard four days of arguments over sentencing of BC Liberal operative Brian Bonney.
Hear about it on this week’s edition of theBreaker.news Podcast.
Bonney pleaded guilty in October to breach of public trust, cancelling a trial that would have overshadowed the BC Liberal leadership election. He will learn his fate Jan. 31.
Court heard that Christy Clark won the party leadership in 2011 with a block voting-by-proxy scheme run by her only caucus supporter, Burnaby MLA Harry Bloy.
Special Prosecutor David Butcher and the RCMP also learned that Clark’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Kim Haakstad, informed Clark about the Multicultural Strategic Outreach Plan in 2012. Clark claimed she knew nothing about the secret plan to pander to ethnic voters in swing ridings until late February 2013, when the NDP tabled a leaked copy of the memo in the Legislature.
This week’s edition includes regular features Around the Rim and Cascadia Calling, a commentary about a taxpayer-funded court management convention at a controversial casino, and a special nod to the only Canadian city shortlisted for Amazon’s second headquarters.
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