RAIN COAST WATER CORP.
GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Click here to read full judgment.
Justice Leask ruled in favour of Rain Coast Water Corp that had been involved in a 20 years long legal struggle with the British Columbia government that cheated Rain Coast Water Corp., formerly known as Aquasource Ltd., of its business opportunity in the bulk water export industry order to favour political insiders connected to the disgraced government of Premier Bill Vander Zalm.
The findings of Justice Leask confirm and corroborate some of the key allegations that have been posted on this web site for over seven years:
"Within 3 days the moratorium on further water licences was issued as an O.I.C. Combining this evidence with the absence of any evidence on behalf of the defendant’s denying improper conduct, I find that there was unlawful conduct directed at Sun Belt and Snowcap".
"On the evidence before me I find that Sun Belt and Snowcap could have brought actions for misfeasance in public office if they had suffered loss as a result of the defendant’s conduct".
In the absence of defence evidence to provide an innocent explanation of this timing, I infer that Cabinet, urged by the Premier and supported by Ministers Veitch and Serwa timed the initial imposition of the moratorium to assist WCW and hinder the efforts of Sun Belt, the plaintiff, and Snowcap to deal with the Goleta Water District. Based on the evidence of Ms. Katherine Crawford, which I accept, this scheme was successful in defeating the plans of Sun Belt, the plaintiff and Snowcap but unsuccessful in assisting WCW".
Click here to read media story published May 13, 2016
In the media story, former Premier Bill Vander Zalm, a Dutch immigrant to Canada, tried to blame the whole of the cabinet for something he and a few others did on their own. However, documents obtained under the Freedom of Information process prove that the moratorium referred to in the judgment was a fraud signed by Vander Zalm and Cliff Serwa without any meeting of cabinet.
Concerned citizens are calling for the federal Government to revoke Bill Vander Zalm's citizenship and send him back to Holland.