Weekly Wrap Up - April 23, 2010

This week, Public Eye exclusively revealed:

* the Crown corporation responsible for the province's transmission lines is hiring a consultant with a background in Russian energy policy and the democratization of post-Soviet countries to analyze California's power planning initiatives, directly awarding her a contract worth up to $80,000;

* Paragon Gaming Inc. might not have much time left if it wants to meet a commitment to develop a new charitable bingo facility for Vancouver's Community Gaming Management Association;

* former solicitor general Kash Heed is facing allegations he dismissed his constituency assistant Keith Frew without cause and without reasonable notice;

* a key aquaculture industry spokesperson has asked the provincial New Democrats' agriculture and lands critic to reconsider throwing a welcome celebration for a prominent fish farm opponent;

* there were serious concerns about the British Columbia Lottery Corp.'s relationship with the province's now-defunct anti-illegal gaming team;

* there was tension between the head of the provincial government's gaming policy and enforcement branch and the then commander of British Columbia's now-defunct anti-illegal gaming team;

* London Drugs Ltd. president and chief executive officer G. Wynne Powell will be among those overseeing the organization responsible for the Campbell administration's controversial new patient-focused healthcare funding initiative; and

* provincial New Democrat aboriginal relations and reconciliation critic Bob Simpson tore a strip off Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Kevin Krueger, in an exchange just outside the legislative chambers.

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