Since the provincial New Democrats didn't seem interested in asking Larry Blain about the mandatory municipal capital project reviews that will now be conducted by his company, your humble organ tried to get some answers. But the Partnerships British Columbia president and chief executive officer didn't seem to want to speak with us. Asked about those reviews following his appearance in front of the select standing committee on Crown corporations, Mr. Blain refused to answer any questions saying, "I'm pressed right now. I have a meeting." This, despite an offer to walk and talk with him on his way to that meeting. Of course, this isn't the first time Mr. Blain has brushed Public Eye off. Last year, the former investment banker hung up on us. Boy, he's sure putting on the charm!
November 17, 2006