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BC bloggers covering Basi-Virk trial

After years of delay, the Basi-Virk trial begins today. Some B.C. bloggers are covering the trial closely, with one notable exception.

B.C. Mary's The Legislature Raids offers a survey, with links, to various media reports and comments on the quality of those reports. She writes:

I wish I could say that my country has paid attention to British Columbia's loss of the nation's 3rd largest railway. But it hasn't. If they don't pick up the BC Rail story soon, and run with it, Canada will stand shamed before the world.

The Gazetteer also weighed in over the weekend with posts on financial aspects of the case, particularly contributions CN Rail has made to the B.C. Liberal Party.

Other blogs covering the start of the trial include I'm Laila Yuile and House of Infamy. But while Bill Tieleman reports he's attending the first day of the trial, another concern has taken priority:

My dear mom - Pat Tieleman - is very, very ill in hospital in Nanaimo. I need to be with her.

She has insisted I attend the first day of the Basi-Virk trial after following this case for such a long time.

But after that I will return to Nanaimo.

... I will follow [the trial] as much as possible and both post here and write for 24 hours and The Tyee when able.

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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