To his credit, British Columbia Automobile Dealers Association president and chief executive officer Glen Ringdal is the only individual (at publication time) who has offered an explanation as to why he was named in the legislature raid search warrants. Speaking with Public Eye earlier this afternoon, Mr. Ringdal explained "I had an appointment with (former ministerial assistant) David Basi (a couple weeks) before he got involved in this thing." As a result, he says the phone calls to schedule that appointment might have been captured by wire-taps (the existence of which has yet to be confirmed by the RCMP). Mr. Ringdal says his meeting with Mr. Basi involved a discussion about tax law relative to car dealerships.
September 13, 2004