Port Coquitlam Mayor Brad West has been steadfast in his call for a public inquiry into the overdose crisis despite Premier John Horgans rejection of this idea. (Updated: Calls out BC Liberal Leader as well – see below.)
Saying we can’t have a public inquiry into
#VanRE #Fentanyl criminal corruption because it could cost too much $ is the biggest cop out I’ve heard. How much $ was just spent trying to stop an otter from eating koi fish? How much is the integrity of our systems worth? #BCpoli
Now is the time to make your voices heard. The people are speaking & the pressure is building. If we don’t have a inquiry that makes
#vanre #fentanyl criminals face justice then we should just stop with the charade of pretending govt can call inquiries when warranted. #bcpoli
Now is the time to make your voices heard. The people are speaking & the pressure is building. If we don’t have a inquiry that makes #vanre #fentanyl criminals face justice then we should just stop with the charade of pretending govt can call inquiries when warranted. #bcpoli https://t.co/mbtIjwFqB8
PORT COQUITLAM (NEWS 1130) – Despite the premier saying it’s too expensive, a Metro Vancouver mayor wants B.C. to hold a public inquiry into the overdose crisis, saying it could help solve the province’s biggest problems. Port Coquitlam’s new mayor Brad West wants an inquiry as soon as possible, saying that brushing it off because of the cost is irresponsible.
Brad West Responds to Lack of Inquiry on Simi Sara Show Interview with Mike Smyth on CKNW
After demanding a public inquiry into money laundering, what does the Mayor of Port Coquitlam think about the Premier’s refusal to pursue one?
Premier John Horgan says he is just as upset as anyone in British Columbia, but Premier John Horgan isn’t yet ready to call a public inquiry into how a gang based in China has flooded BC with fentanyl and corrupted the casino industry and the housing sector.
Global News: BC Premier John Horgan Not Yet Ready to Call Overdose Inquiry
B.C. Premier John Horgan said he isn’t yet ready to call a public inquiry into the opioid crisis and its ties to overseas organized crime groups, but he isn’t ruling it out either. He says the initial plan was to prosecute the criminals.
Globe & Mail: Failed B.C. money-laundering case shows ‘snow-washing’ is thriving in Canada
When RCMP raided the offices of Silver International Investments Inc. in Richmond, B.C., they found a $2-million stash of $20 bills, along with records pointing to a much bigger operation. Law-enforcement officials would eventually conclude that the company was part of an alleged scheme to launder hundreds of millions of dollars a year in dirty money from China through various casinos in the province, including the nearby River Rock Casino.
Global News: China Won’t Stop Flood of Fentenyl to Canada
The opioid crisis and record-setting death counts caused by fentanyl flooding into Canada could get worse because of a growing diplomatic dispute with China, sources have informed Global News. Canadian law enforcement agencies have found that fentanyl and its chemical precursors are mostly produced in southern China factories and sent to North America via shipping containers, and in the mail.
Port Coquitlam’s Tiger Arms Owner Linked to RCMP Transnational Drug Trafficking Investigation
Brad West Calls Out BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson as Well.
@Wilkinson4BC @CKNW If “corruption” is too “strong” a word for the sensitivity of @Wilkinson4BC & the @bcliberals I’d like to know what word he would like to use? #bcpoli #VanRe