Christy Clark, John Furlong, Wally Oppal, and Carole Taylor among those who will roast Bill Good

A who's who of B.C. elites will poke fun at former CKNW Radio talk-show host Bill Good.

The Vancouver Board of Trade's president and CEO, Iain Black, will emcee the roast on September 25.

The speakers' list includes Premier Christy Clark, billionaire Jimmy Pattison, former Vanoc CEO John Furlong, ex–attorney general and former B.C. Court of Appeal justice Wally Oppal, former finance minister and ex-SFU chancellor Carole Taylor, and B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair.

It will be the first time that Furlong has shared the podium with a B.C. premier since he announced in September 2012 that he was suing the Georgia Straight over an article by freelance writer Laura Robinson.

Furlong later filed a notice of discontinuance against the Straight but is continuing his defamation suit against Robinson. She has countersued and the case could go to trial in 2015.

Broadcasters Rick Cluff, Mike Killeen, and Squire Barnes are also expected to throw a few barbs in the direction of Good, who spent five decades in radio and television before retiring this summer.

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The ruling class will be pulling their punches on the night, and why not? The guest of honour spent his career pulling his when it came to Liberal scandals. Furlong can thank Good for never asking hard-hitting questions about the Olympics or the Convention Centre cost over-run. And Christy Clark owes him an enormous debt of gratitude for running interference for her on the BC Rail sell-out.
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