Columbia Power Corp. president Lorne Sivertson may be retiring. But perhaps he should consider pursuing a second career - as a stand-up political comedian. According to our operatives, Mr. Sivertson entertained the 100 or so guests at his retirement party last night with a number of delicious one-liners directed at the eyebrow-raising actions of the Columbia Basin Trust. An example: "My personal dispute with the Columbia Basin Trust, not to put to fine a point on it and with all due respect, was a matter of principle." We'll let you use your imagination to fill-in what Mr. Siverston had to say about his principles versus those of the Columbia Basin Trust. Also in attendance at the party, which was hosted by Victoria's Queen Mother Waterside Cafe, was provincial New Democrat MLAs Katrine Conroy and John Horgan, as well as energy, mines and petroleum resources deputy minister Greg Reimer.
November 23, 2005