Saturday, February 23, 2019

Craig James: Meet my friend Terry from Scotland

According to the Second installment of Speaker Plecas report, Craig James' fellow travelers are Tommy Lynch and Martin Fenlon.

Based on that report, names and their job descriptions, there is a Tommy Lynch working for the 'Scottish Parliament' having managed to meet twice in four months to talk about the same topic, once 'here', once near 'here' (Washington state for a sightseeing tour of the effects of a tsunami on the whale population, followed up with emergency preparations required to evacuate a baseball game in full swing) and once, twice or thrice, out there in jolly old England.  How many other times around the world have these three met up for more discussion?  And what about the MI5 meet and greeting of James, Lenz and Plecas?  Were the MI5 'security officials' executives bewildered by the visit' or is it an acceptable practice?
  Plecas, Lenz and James went to London in December 2017 to meet with MI5 security officials - Times Colonist

If its proven that these two are guilty, not just in public opinion, then what of all those 'others' that are out there, globe trotting, meeting up with the same circle of friends? 

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Speaker Plecas' Second Report:

C. SAME TOPICS, SAME PEOPLE

Tommy Lynch and Martin Fenlon. Mr. Lynch is the “Business Continuity Manager” at the Scottish Parliament. Mr. Fenlon was described as “Head of Business Continuity” at the Emergency Planning College, and an “Advisor” to the UK Government.

9. In our December 2017 trip to Scotland, we had a number of meetings on the topic of business continuity and disaster preparedness. We met with various people, Mr. Lynch among them. Mr. James characterizes this as, “Meetings with the Scottish Parliament regarding business continuity and crisis planning. The individuals we met with are absolute experts in their areas and are recognized as such around the world. They (and we) are part of a group called the Legislative Assemblies Business Continuity Network…”
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Google Search Criteria: Tommy Lynch, Business Continuity Manager, Scottish Parliament
 
https://holaconnect.com/profile/tommy-lynch-c2e7be35





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Two honourable mentions of Speaker Darryl Plecas' travels in 2017
Whereas the Clerk and the Sergeant-at-Arms has had six years of traveling around the ....
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Google Search Criteria:
Martin Fenlon, Head of Business Continuity at the Emergency Planning College


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11. To be clear: Washington State is not a member of LABCoN. There was no prearranged “conference” which required travel to Washington  to attend. This was an initiative organized by Mr. James and almost entirely paid for by British Columbia taxpayers. It took place in Washington because Mr. James decided the group should visit Washington.


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  (a) In his response, Mr. James states that meetings in Victoria included “earthquake preparedness.” The Agenda states that at 3:30 pm on Sunday,  August 13, delegates attended “Tsunami Watch: Guided tours of Haro Strait and Juan de Fuca Strait with explanations of aquatic life and seismic activity.”   The actual activity was in fact a whale watching expedition: a receipt shows that a staffer in the Sergeant-at- Arms’ office booked “Victoria Ocean Magic.


 (c) The itinerary lists, at 12:40 pm on Wednesday, August 16,“

Safe passages: Large-Scale Evacuations”, at Safeco Field in Seattle. In fact, at 12:40 pm on that day, the Seattle Mariners hosted the Baltimore Orioles. British Columbia paid for 13 tickets to that game, at a cost of US $1,073.32.

 C. SAME TOPICS, SAME PEOPLE
17. Throughout their responses, Mr. James and Mr. Lenz emphasise how important it is to develop relationships and compare best practices with other parliamentary officials. I don’t  disagree with that, in principle: but what they do not mention is that these meetings tend to be with the same people, discussing the same topics, sometimes many times per year, in different locations around the world. 18. Two of the foreign visitors for the LABCoN conference [sic] referred to above were Tommy Lynch and Martin Fenlon. Mr. Lynch is the “Business Continuity Manager” at the Scottish Parliament. Mr. Fenlon was described as “Head of Business Continuity” at the Emergency Planning College, and an “Advisor” to the UK Government.

9. In our December 2017 trip to Scotland, we had a number of meetings on the topic of business continuity and disaster preparedness. We met with various people, Mr. Lynch among them. Mr. James characterizes this as, “Meetings with the Scottish Parliament regarding business continuity and crisis planning. The individuals we met with are absolute experts in their areas and are recognized as such around the world. They (and we) are part of a group called the Legislative Assemblies Business Continuity Network…”

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Check out  Bob Mackin reporting because he has a lot more at his website than the others from the mainstream press (newspaper division)(probably electronic version too)

 

2 comments:

e.a.f. said...

wonder if anyone in Scotland is going to be looking into their personnel on these trips.

If they were into earthquake preparedness you'd think they might have gone to Japan and spoken to a few experts. About once would have done it.

J MacDuff said...

The MSM has already brought out the "They are not criminally guilty of anything, just following normal operating procedures.' Seems to me that Global is really just a reality show to train new BC Liberal candidates. They are certainly guilty of over spending and taking more than they deserve.