Re Wiretapped Conversations Revealed At Ex-Premier's Trial (Jan. 16.): As a newcomer to Canada, I think I am beginning to understand the machinations of the Canadian legal system. Let me see if I have this straight: Under the law in B.C., accepting a $10,000 deck in exchange for a casino licence leads to criminal prosecution. Under the law of J.C., pork-barrelling millions of dollars in the Department of Public Works and Government Services leads to an ambassadorial assignment in Denmark.