BC government accused of fixing rail privatization deal
Angry bidders cry foul in $1 billion scandal.
by Bill Tieleman, The Tyee
March 3, 2009 — Two major rail companies who dropped out of bidding on the $1 billion privatization of BC Rail angrily accused the BC Liberals of leaking vital secrets to the winning competitor and conducting an "unfair" process.
The allegations are contained in newly-released confidential government documents dating back to the time of the negotiations in 2003
Canadian Pacific Railroad stated in a letter to Ken Dobell, Premier Gordon Campbell's senior deputy minister, that the "actual value of the bids" in the $1 billion privatization of BC Rail in 2003 were known by winning bidder Canadian National and others before the BC government made its decision. . .
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Railgate Bombshell: BC Gov't Ethics Scorched by Rail Firms, by Bill Tieleman, The Tyee, March 3, 2009
Posted: March 04, 2009
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