100 questions B.C. Liberals must answer on B.C. Rail corruption trial and sale
VICTORIA – New Democrat leader Carole James is asking the B.C. Liberals to immediately answer 100 questions related to the B.C. Rail corruption trial and the sell-off of the crown corporation in violation of their election promise. In the absence of a commitment by the government to call back the Legislature, the New Democrats plan to submit this list of questions with the Office of the Clerk.
This list includes 30 new questions arising from the abrupt end to the B.C. Rail Corruption trial and the plea deal, which forced B.C.'s taxpayers to pay $6 million in defendants' legal fees. These are in addition to the 70 questions submitted by the New Democrats in 2008, which still remain unanswered.
Now that the B.C. Rail trial is no longer before the courts, James and the New Democrats are calling on the B.C. Liberals to finally come clean, call back the legislature and start answering questions they've avoided for years. The Official Opposition has called for a public inquiry into the sale of B.C. Rail.
A backgrounder with the questions is attached: