B.C. premier Gordon Campbell’s Bilderberg conference invitation, expenses released

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      The B.C. First Party has released B.C. premier Gordon Campbell’s invitation to the 2010 Bilderberg conference held in June in Sitges, Spain.

      The January 11 letter from Etienne Davignon, chair of the Bilderberg steering committee, to "Prime Minister Gordon Campbell" states that the invitation is “strictly personal and cannot be transferred”.

      It also notes that “participants are expected to attend for the entire time of the conference”.

      The newly formed provincial political party obtained the premier’s invitation and his expense records for the trip through a freedom-of-information request.

      Due to the secrecy surrounding them, the annual Bilderberg conferences, which have been held since 1954, are a favourite topic of conspiracy theorists.

      According to the official Bilderberg Meetings website, about 130 people attended this year’s conference, which focused on “Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations”.

      In a press release today (October 5), B.C. First spokesperson Chris Delaney said the expense records show the premier’s office used public funds totalling more than $16,000 to fly Campbell to this year’s Bilderberg conference.

      “Did the premier pay for his own hotel and meals for the private conference? Or were they paid by someone else? In which case did he file a ”˜disclosure statement’ of benefit as required under Section 7(3) of the Members’ Conflict of Interest Act?” Delaney asked in the release.

      CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge was also among the attendees at the 2010 Bilderberg conference.

      TD Bank Financial Group CEO Edmund Clark and Indigo Books & Music CEO Heather Reisman are the two Canadian members on the Bilderberg steering committee.

      Other steering committee members include former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger and former assistant secretary of defense Richard Perle.

      Bilderberg Invitational Letter to Gordon Campbell Bilderberg Meeting - FOI Response From Premier's Office + Expense Summary Detail

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      Oct 5, 2010 at 3:57pm

      If no other media organization picks this up, I'd say we are in a lot more trouble than I had previously thought. These actions could be criminal and deserve an investigation.

      ex-haney guy

      Oct 5, 2010 at 4:46pm

      "Prime Minister" Campbell???
      WTF? How can such a thing happen?


      Oct 5, 2010 at 6:25pm

      Well, well gordo caught dipping into the public trough! What else is new? What I would like so see now that we, the people of BC paid for, is the agenda and what was discussed and the secretarys notes. Just what is so important to them?

      glen p robbins

      Oct 5, 2010 at 6:33pm

      SV77 - You took the words right off of my keyboard:

      "I'd say we are in a lot more trouble than I had previously thought."

      Years ago, you could only get about one quarter of folks to support any type of conspiracy - its moved up to 40% - Campbell's legacy -- the media -- our government in BC (Canada too) puts the whole argument of whether the whole shooting match isn't rigged up for grabs.

      As someone who has invested alot of time and $$$$ in the political industry - this is long past creepy.

      The fact that Campbell wouldn't bother to cover this off and pay it as Mansbridge (CBC commentator and pastor) did - reveals how easy and relaxed he is in an absolute state of corruption.

      Recalls need to have town halls -- to rev up recruits---this story is one of a number that ought to make the soldiers salivate.


      Oct 5, 2010 at 9:02pm

      After reading this the recalls can't come fast enough. Aren't there laws against things like this?

      Le Sigh

      Oct 5, 2010 at 9:12pm

      I don't know... If leaders are conspiring nefariously, it would be pretty stupid and dangerous NOT to attend, as you wouldn't know what they are up to. I'm amused by how much people presume to know about an event they say no-one really knows much about, and how easily the same claims about it are reproduced without questioning of those claims.

      Imagine that (a) there is some kind of terrible conspiracy going on against our interests, (b) Campbell was invited, (c) he turned it down, and then (d) some time after the conference, one of the participants turned traitor on the conspiracy and "revealed" the secrets when he or she couldn't deal with the guilt associated with an unstoppable, terrible plan that had just been begun by the power elites, one that would affect the lives of British Columbians directly and (e) it then became public knowledge that Campbell had been invited but decided not to go.
      My bet is you'd all be screaming about how irresponsible he was, and how it was all therefore all his fault.

      <le sigh>

      and an extra sigh, because I can predict people will dislike me stating the obvious (but have no clue why politicians don't value their opinions...)

      glen p robbins

      Oct 5, 2010 at 9:17pm

      From Charlie's Georgia Straight June 10, 2010 - Chris D et al thanks for finding out who paid for it (see bottom) - I would never have guessed--polling question in this?

      glen p robbins

      Sun, 2010-06-13 14:52Rating: +8

      10 votes I have a difficult time understanding how Campbell received 46% in the last general election -- what hand (if any) did Campbell's federal Conservative counterparts -- in former BC Conservative and longtime oil and gas man Wilf Hanni -- running candidates in Northeast ridings only?

      All in is it possible that many centre right voters in British Columbia are simply too greedy and/or too gullible? Where will former BC Liberal voters go -- now that they cannot stand the party? I'll bet 25% will not vote in the next provincial election.

      The more negatives British Columbians here -- Fight HST --Anti--HST We Hate -- this or that thing -- Recall -- why do we hate him/her --- Referendum --- on HST ---- cost $200 million dollars ---What????

      ---the larger the pool of former 2009 BC Liberal voters will become.

      Of course there has to be an exit strategy -- nothing explains this trip -- who paid for Campbell?

      Jim Van Rassel

      Oct 5, 2010 at 9:23pm

      The Political and governing system in British Columbia can now officialy be called,"The Class System". The only way out of this type of governance is an uprising, and in the past they were not that pretty,,, but were effective. "Long live the King!" Democracy, My Ass.
      Jim Van Rassel
      Coquitlam BC


      Oct 6, 2010 at 5:10am

      If Richard Perle was involved with this conference, that must mean that this trip is all part of the 9/11 plot?

      glen p vander zalmin

      Oct 6, 2010 at 7:37am

      I heard a rumour out today - this one is powerful - its from a very good source--that the BC Liberal government has already developed its referendum question on the HST in con-sultan-tation with their hand picked fella Craig James of Elections Campbell BC - imagine they never told us of the name change--

      The proposed question for the referendum is this: Even though the HST is hated and loathed by most of you, are you still reasonably happy to be alive? Yes No

      I don't know for sure, but I don't think British Columbians are going to accept this.