by Yule Heibel on May 15, 2003

Betty Krawczyk was in court yesterday. My local paper reports that B.C. Supreme Court justice Dean Wilson agreed to let the case be heard as a criminal, vs. civil, contempt case. But he also hinted that any contempt trial will not be the place to argue political views. Krawczyk is trying to get a court hearing in the matter of provincial forestry legislation in order thereby to launch a constitutional challenge to the province’s plans. While Wilson said that a contempt case might not be heard before a jury, which would thwart Krawczyk’s plans, the Provincial Crown Prosecuter Carmen Rogers went so far as to say that the case might not even go to trial, prompting Krawczyk to conclude that, “The Crown would like us to just disappear into the woodwork.” For pictures of the arrest, go here. For additional blogs & links I’ve posted on this topic, see May 8, 7, and 3, as well as April 28, 24, 21, 12, 11, and 9.


Betsy Burke May 16, 2003 at 5:28 am

This is depressing news. Very soon, it will be B.C.’s last stand (of boreal forest).


Yule Heibel May 16, 2003 at 11:33 pm

The BC Government just received an “F” in an environmental report card issued by the people at the Sierra Club. Tant pis pour nous, I suppose, parce que les idiots peuvent continuer comme toujours. It’s incredible to think that old “Whacky” Bennett and his son, as well as Van der Zalm, were more up to speed in environmental issues than these guys today, but then they were REAL conservatives (conservation), and not neo-configured parvenus. Remember Diefenbaker? He had more on the ball vis-a-vis US hegemony than any of his Liberal compatriots. And don’t forget that Eisenhower coined the phrase “military-industrial complex.” Shocking to think that I’d ever say anything in favour of these guys, but objective facts are objective facts.

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