BREAKING NEWS: The Bornmann Diaries: Christy Clark’s Assistant–A Bornmann Friend
Christy Clark’s close friendship with admitted briber of public officials, Erik Bornmann, is an established fact. Not only was he a graduate of Clark’s political finishing school, but visited her home and office and was generally chummy. They were and remain staunch federal Liberals and they share many political friends in the Liberal Party of Canada from their days as Paul Martin operatives/organizers.
When Clark was Deputy Premier, she saw Bornmann often (you’ll see that clearly in the next post).
But back in the day, too, Clark’s Ministerial Assistant, Kim Haakstad was also in to see Bornmann and appears on several expense sheets as having dined with him.
So what? You say, ‘so what’?!
Well, let’s take a closer look to lay the groundwork for a following post that will clearly show that Christy Clark was not only leaking Cabinet information to Erik Bornmann, but that her then Ministerial Assistant met with Bornmann on a much too frequent basis to be ignored.
Why? Why was the Ministerial Assistant to the Minister of Education meeting with a paid lobbyist on a matter totally unrelated to her Minister’s portfolio? After all, Clark herself told Mike Smyth of CKNW, “I had nothing to do with it. I’m totally clean, Mike. The sale was going on all around me.”
Out of the dozens upon dozens of meetings over a year and half, where Kim Haakstad appeared, I found the below most interesting.
Remember that Christy Clark’s then MA IS CURRENTLY A STRATEGIST WITH HER CAMPAIGN.
So…as far back as 2002 (!!!) the BC Rail matter was already in the government hopper and look who’s talking to Erik Bornmann…why, it’s none other than Kim Haakstad folks.
“Discussions with MA of Deputy Premier RE: Clark meeting. Follow up with CA & preparations of OmniTRAX info.”
On the same day in his own handwriting Bornmann confirms his discussion(s) with Haakstad. Then three days later, he takes the ubiquitous Kim to lunch.
“Lunch – MA Deputy Premier RE” OmniTRAX mtng.”
Why was Kim Haakstad meeting so often with Erik Bornmann about the OmniTRAX bid if Clark’s statements through the almost completed leadership race are true?
If it was all really happening around her, then why was she and her assistant meeting with Bornmann on such a frequent basis???
Still think that only the legal fees paid for Basi and Virk should be investigated?