For the week of May 23, 2021:
British Columbia’s money laundering public inquiry heard its last scheduled witness on May 14, when former BC Liberal Deputy Premier Rich Coleman was recalled after inconsistencies on April 28.
Commission counsel Brock Martland left the door open to accused loan shark Paul King Jin and whistleblower Ross Alderson. Otherwise, participants will make final statements July 6-8. Then, Commissioner Austin Cullen has until mid-December to deliver his findings and recommendations to the NDP cabinet.
Hear highlights of Coleman’s return to the Cullen Commission and host Bob Mackin’s list of people who should have been summoned.
Listen to a commentary on Kevin Falcon, another former BC Liberal Deputy Premier, becoming the presumed frontrunner in the BC Liberal leadership race on May 17. The most-experienced of the field, Falcon was runner-up to Christy Clark in 2011. Falcon also comes with the most baggage. Will his new vision for the BC Liberal Party — including a proposal to find a new name — be enough to win next February?
The 2021 season of Canada’s national summertime sport, lacrosse, is the latest victim of the “one dose summer.”
The country’s slow vaccine rollout means the turnstile-dependent Western Lacrosse Association in B.C. and Major Series Lacrosse in Ontario won’t play for the Mann Cup senior for the second consecutive year. Hear from WLA president Paul Dal Monte.
Plus Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest headlines.
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