Starting late afternoon Friday, a 24 hour ‘sit-in’ was held at the Vancouver Coast Guard station by a dozen “union leaders” in protest of the proposed closure (see here).
I smelled a rat right away wondering how it was possible for these middle-aged over-weight union bosses to get inside a supposed manned and secured facility.
It didn’t take long to prove-out my strong my suspicions as NDP and union insider Bill Tieleman (see bio here) let the cat out of the bag by immediately tweeting pictures of this staged event and how quickly the media responded and made their appearances.
Check out this picture of the media talking to the union bosses:
So, how did the union bosses get behind the security fence? Easy, they pulled up in a boat and walked up the dock:
Jeesh, you’d think that the media would have done the same instead of pretending to be locked out. It’s not like they didn’t know about the dock as this picture taken for a Province story the week earlier shows:
Not only were the BC media complicit in hiding how simple it was to gain entry, no one was asking where the Coast Guard staff were. These personnel are highly trained in national security so how is it possible for these protesters get past them?
Tell me they didn’t help coordinate it all:
The Vancouver Police did nothing of course (“we are monitoring the situation”) but will there be a ministry investigation into this?
Think about all the sensitive information and facilities these public employees have access to and who they are likely to pass it along in hopes of embarrassing the Conservative government.
Update: Bill Tieleman confirmed his official involvement
Dean – I am a consultant for the Coast Guard union – my name is on their news releases