Former ministerial assistant David Basi is once again in the news. But what's his would-be successor Barinder Sall been up to recently? Last time we checked-in on the aspiring powerbroker and creative email writer (Public Eye passim), he was spotted departing the legislative precincts after a brief stint as Attorney General Wally Oppal's senior aide. But it seems he's still doing some work for his former boss, organizing a Saturday breakfast meeting at the Vancouver Coast Airport Hotel between the attorney general and around 60 members of the Indo-Canadian community. Invitees included: Khalsa Diwan Society president Gurdip Gill; former provincial Liberal cadidate Bob Hans; defeated MLA Rob Nijjar; Public Eye reader favourite Amar Randhawa; Randeep Singh Sarai, who was a volunteer coordinator for the attorney general's election campaign; and talk show fan Prem "Peter" Vinning. According to our operatives, during the meeting the former British Columbia Appeal Court justice announced he was interested in running for the federal Liberal leadership but then declared he was simply making an April Fool's joke.
April 4, 2006