Back in 2004, The Vancouver Sun's Jim Beatty reported "large numbers of Indo-Canadians" were "noticeably absent" from the 2004 provincial Liberal biennial convention. As our astute readers may remember, Barinder Sall - the then constituency assistant to former Vancouver-Fraserview backbencher Ken Johnston - contracted a case of foot-in-mouth disease when he complained about that reportage. But it seems that illness didn't stop him from coming to this year's convention - on a chartered bus which shuttled around 30 Indo-Canadian delegates from Attorney General Wally Oppal's riding to Penticton. Mr. Sall, who briefly worked as a senior aide to the former British Columbia Appeal Court Justice, has not yet responded to a request for comment.
November 7, 2006