Monday, March 21, 2011

B.C.'s new premier has an advisor who is building a prison for Libya BY WILL MCMARTIN

 Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of unarmed Libyans have been maimed or killed in recent weeks as they peacefully demonstrated for a democratic alternative to the brutal, thuggish regime of Muammar Gaddafi. In response, some 6,700 km due south of the violence, the International Criminal Court in Johannesburg commenced a formal investigation into Gaddafi's alleged crimes against humanity. And halfway around the world, in British Columbia, the man whose company now is building a $275-million, state-of-the-art prison for Gaddafi in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, huddled with premier-designate Christy Clark, helping her prepare to take the reins of government. Yes, as bizarre as it sounds, Gwyn Morgan, the $300,000-a-year chair of Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin, a firm that for decades has worked with Gaddafi and his sons, is now serving as a "transition advisor" for Clark while she prepares to implement her "Families First" agenda in Victoria. And above and beyond that weird fact, is another: Morgan's company does business worth millions of dollars annually with B.C.'s public sector. So, two questions for Christy Clark. First, what measures have you taken to protect British Columbians from Gwyn Morgan's real and perceived conflicts of interest? Second, and even more important, why are you working with a man who saw nothing wrong with building a prison for a mad killer like Gaddafi?

Well, my friends, isn't that a nice bookend to my earlier post about Christy Clark being up to her knees in bullshit regarding local alleged criminal activity? 
It seems our new Premier is also staying busy on the international stage as well. 
Take note, people of BC, as you vote this bitch into power, to keep your house prices from dropping a few grand. 

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