Lali calls on whistle blowers
Harry Lali, leadership candidate for the BC NDP, is inviting those with information on the many breaches of office involving the current Liberal government to bring forth their information to his campaign.
According to Lali, there is much more buried than has been exposed thus far.
“As we have seen with the Liberal corruption scandal regarding BC Rail, this government has a well-documented record of abusing the public trust, and it is time that the entire picture of the hidden BC Liberal record is exposed” said Lali. “I am requesting that any individuals with information of these breaches to contact me directly so that we can work together to hold this government to account.”
The conclusion of the BC Rail court case was a complete betrayal of the standard of transparency, openness and accountability that British Columbians expect from their elected representatives.
A desperate back-room deal worked out between current BC Liberal leadership candidate Mike De Jong as Attorney-General and the accused allowed a number of key details involving the highest reaches of power to escape public scrutiny.
Scapegoats, however, are not what the public is looking for when it comes to making educated decisions on the kind of government they elect, contends Lali.
“British Columbians were robbed of the answers they deserved after the case was prematurely concluded by a secret sweetheart deal” said Lali. “My call to whistleblowers across the province originates from a desire not to let this kind of essential information be hidden from the people any longer.”
Key individuals associated with the BC Rail case are now sprinkled throughout the various BC leadership campaigns. As an example, Patrick Kinsella – who was a key Gordon Campbell advisor being paid $300,000 to help sell off BC Rail – is now a prominent supporter of Christy Clark.
“The various Liberal candidates and their endorsers have many questions that they should all be compelled to answer regarding the BC Rail corruption scandal” added Lali. “The public deserves the truth. If the BC Liberals are not prepared to make the electorate aware of all of the pertinent facts, then maybe those who have had dealings with this government over the past decade will help to fill in the blanks.”