For the week of July 10, 2022
Craig James, the disgraced ex-Clerk of the B.C. Legislature, was sentenced July 8 to spend one month in house arrest and two months under curfew for breach of public trust. He must also pay $1,886.72 in restitution for the custom shirts and suit he illegally bought for personal use with taxpayers’ money.
Does the sentence fit the crime? Will it deter other unethical elected or appointed public officials?
Hear answers to those questions from former Speaker Darryl Plecas and his former chief of staff Alan Mullen. They exposed the corruption scandal at the B.C. Legislature, which led to the trial and conviction of James, who was the equivalent of CEO at B.C.’s Parliament Buildings in Victoria.
Also on this edition: another Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2030 could cost taxpayers at least $1 billion, according to the Canadian Olympic Committee’s July 8-released estimates.
Who came up with the numbers? And will the Four Host First Nations put any of their money on the line? Hear answers to those questions.
Also, headlines from the Pacific Rim and Pacific Northwest.
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