A firm date

During estimates debate, Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Kevin Krueger said that "by June 2009 it was obvious" that Paragon Gaming Inc.'s bid was the "most attractive proposal" to develop the lands west of BC Place. But here's some specifics for those looking for a more precise date: PavCo issued its request for those proposals on April 20, 2009. As we earlier reported, Paragon was one of just two companies which responded to that request. But, by June 29, 2009, the Crown corporation had issued a letter of preference to the Las Vegas-based firm. Which means all of Insurance Corporation of British Columbia chair T. Richard Turner's dealings with PavCo and the minister occurred after that date.

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Fair enough Sean.

However....

Is it also fair to suggest that a "letter of preference" is not a done deal?

Otherwise, why did Mr. Turner also arrange for 'meetings' between PavCo and Paragon as you recently reported, ".....after PavCo had selected the Las Vegas-based company as the preferred bidder...."?

Thanks.

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