Basi and Virk got into trouble for taking money from OmniTrax, one of the bidders for BC Rail. Their ambitions to climb the the elitist public servant consulting ladder are well documented.
BTW, OmniTrax lost the bid to CN.
The aqualung connection looks like only a political donation, but there could be a weird side plot. I don't see any connection but here is the scoop.
The aqualung group had a proposal to build a garbage incinerator at Christina Lake BC. It was one of many sites they were exploring and sent out several feelers, spoke with the Regional District about rezoning an existing dormant industrial site and held a couple of public information meeting. Community support wasn't there, in fact there was a strong nimby backlash against the project. Eventually the withdrew the proposal.
The incinerator would have burnt contaminated waste; oils, paints chemical waste etc, supplied to the site by a rail link south into Washington state to generate electricity and the solid waste could be used for building supplies. It is very cool technology that essentially vaporizes the waste at extreme temperatures.
Who owns the rail link? That's right, OmniTrax.
It could all be a coincidence, OmniTrax is one of the largest rail companies in North America.
Over the Internet, you can pretend to be anyone or anything.
I'm amazed that so many people choose to be complete twats.