Listened to Terry Donnelly’s CBC report on the impending Basi/Virk trial on the way home tonight. (No web link – it doesn’t appear to be on their site.) It was a perfectly respectable piece, except it seemed to be missing a certain je ne sais quoi… or, actually, a mot juste: a single word to provide some kind of political context to the whole thing.

A word like, oh, I don’t know… Liberal.

Which didn’t appear once in his report. Nor did the phrase “BC government.” These guys were just “legislative aides”… unusually non-partisan ones, apparently.