Editors of North Shore News, a free community paper owned by Postmedia Network Inc., finally paid close attention to the Basi/Virk BC Rail scandal December 26. This is an editorial that opens:
“Alex Tsakumis, freelance commentator and former Socred operative, …managed to get his hands on some big greasy chunks of political coal. Call them the Basi leaks…
…Tsakumis’ revelations do settle one question once and for all: the people of B.C. were denied their day in court and this sordid story needs to be told. We need a public inquiry.”
Is this one more tributary forming an indisputable stream of demand for a formal inquiry or small scale conscience soothing by a media corporation that routinely spiked reports associating fraud and the government’s sale of BC Rail. Perhaps Postmedia wants to be able to say:
This is proof that our newspapers did not treat BC Rail with one centrally imposed viewpoint.