Yesterday, Rod Mickleburgh, in the Globe, gave us a few of the 40 or so names that are apparently on the Special Prosecutor's potential witness list for the upcoming Basi-Virk-Basi trial.
Initially, the VSun gave us essentially nothing, but this morning they were good enough to expand CanWest stablemate Keith Fraser's original cryptogram to include a few more names.
As a result we can now add three new members to the New RailGate Top 40...
The first new member is Mr. Gary Rennick, who is the former CEO of OmniTrax, the US Railway company that hired currently scot-free promotions men Brian Keiran and Erik Bornman who are also potential witnesses for the Crown.
The second new member is Mr. Kevin Mahoney, who is the current BC Rail CEO. This means that Mr. Mahoney is now being paid handsomely by the people of British Columbia to oversee 40 km of spur line and no locomotives.
The third new member is Mr. John McLernon, who is the current BC Rail Chairman. Interestingly Mr. McLernon is also the current Chair of the BC Lotteries Corporation which, based on the post-BCLC activities of a former gambling commission Chair, has us wondering if we will soon see a call for really fantastic, not to mention super-great, Canadian Rollingstock Railway Casinos.
Below, is our current total sum knowledge of the 'New' Top 40.
Again, we publish these names here based on the understanding that they were read out, in open court, with the jury present (ie. we are assuming that they are not subject to Mdme. Justice MacKenzie's previous pre-trial publication ban).
Campbell Administration Apparatchiks
Kenneth 'The Hatman' Dobell
Former WestCoast FedLib Rainmaker
Mark 'ChristyWho?' Marissen
Former Campbell Government Ministers
Gary 'HarmonyIs(nolonger)MyName' Collins
ClaudeMongeau (CN's current Big Boss not named David)
Rob Ritchie (CP's Former Big Boss who cried wolf)
Gary Rennick (OmniTrax' former Big Boss who did not cry wolf, at least not initially)
John McLernon (BC Rail's current Chairman and the former Chair of the 'Evaluation Committee' during the BC Rail Restructuring*)
Kevin Mahoney (BC Rail's current CEO and a former 'Staff Advisor' during the BC Rail Restructuring*)
Agents of OmniTrax who some consider to be 'Free Men From Scotland'
Brian 'EnamelMan' Keiran
Eric 'SpideySense' Bornman
*Please note that the Organization Chart that describes Mess'rs McLernon's and Mahoney's roles during the Judith Reid-overseen BC Rail 'Restructuring' in 2003 was not obtained through previous pre-trial discovery....Instead it was obtained from a BC Liberal Cabinet Minister-trumpeted 'Interim Fairness Evaluation Report' that is referred to, explicitly, in Hansard in the Fall of 2003 (ie. BEFORE pre-trial proceedings began).
And why do we call it the 'New' Top 40?......Well, we've published previous lists that, apparently, we are not allowed to tell you about....But if you wanted to type something in the search box in the top left corner of the page, no one could stop you....