Premier Acknowledges Crown Share Panel Appointments

first_imgPremier Rodney MacDonald welcomed the announcement today, Jan. 9, of the three members of the panel on Crown Share Adjustment Payments, and acknowledged the experience and ability that each member brings to the task at hand. “The members are very well respected and will bring a vast amount of knowledge, expertise and balance to the process of determining the value of the Crown share adjustment,” said the premier. “I look forward to the end of what I’m sure will be thorough deliberations, and commend each for being so willing to assist their province and country.” The premier’s comments come after the province and the federal government named Dara Gordon, partner and member of the board of directors at law firm McInnes Cooper, and Brian Lee Crowley founding president of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies and current Clifford Clark Visiting Economist at the federal Department of Finance, as members of the panel. Lorne Clarke, former Chief Justice of Nova Scotia, has been named chair of the panel. As specified by Premier MacDonald and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the panel will settle the long-standing technical dispute over the value of federal Crown Share Adjustment Payments to Nova Scotia under the original 1986 Offshore Accord. The panel has been asked to report back by March 15.last_img read more

Suzy Lamplugh may have used Mr Kipper as a cover story

The police investigation centred on identifying this mystery man and in 2002 Scotland Yard named convicted rapist and killer John Cannan as the key suspect. In her office diary she recorded details of a lunchtime appointment with a ‘Mr Kipper’, at a property in Shorrolds Road. The 33-year hunt for missing estate agent Suzy Lamplugh has taken a startling twist, with a former detective claiming to have unearthed compelling new evidence contradicting the theory that she had ever arranged to meet the mysterious ‘Mr Kipper’. Miss Lamplugh, 25, disappeared in July 1986 after apparently arranging to show a client around a house that was for sale in Fulham, west London. Last November they even began… read more