McCammon grilled for another day

BOB MACKIN -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:31 AM ET

John McCaw met separately with Tom Gaglardi and Francesco Aquilini in Los Angeles in March 2004, but Stan McCammon said in B.C. Supreme Court yesterday that neither was told of the other's meeting.

Gaglardi met with then-Vancouver Canucks and General Motors Place owner McCaw on March 24, 2004. Aquilini visited McCaw a day later.

"Did you say: 'Why, as members of a group, are they not meeting together with John?'" asked Gaglardi's lawyer Irwin Nathanson.

"I wasn't ascribing significance to it," replied McCammon.

Nathanson said Aquilini "wanted to bird-dog this deal and wanted to talk to John privately about perhaps being able to do a deal."

"That's not right. At that time I thought Francesco was still part of the group," McCammon said.

Aquilini left the Gaglardi-led bid earlier in the month. Earlier in the trial, court heard Aquilini departed, in part, because of financing concerns over a Kingsway condominium project. McCammon testified yesterday that Aquilini offered King Edward Village near Knight and Kingsway and an Edmonton apartment property as collateral for the vendor-financed portion of his $82.2 million deal for 50 per cent of the team and arena.

Meanwhile, Justice Catherine Wedge denied a media application for full access to Aquilini's media training video. It will be available, however, at the courthouse only for viewing. Transcripts will also be produced.


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