On Sean Leslie’s show yesterday, John Les – the government spear carrier on the Doyle hit – straight out lied about the hit.
According to CKNW “Les was asked whether the Government wants to get rid of Doyle.
“No, it’s normal for there to be some tension between an auditor general and the government of the day, that’s not unusual at all,” was Les’ reply.
No? The government didn’t want to get rid of Doyle?
The committee overseeing the appointment of an Auditor General is made up of five members; three BC Liberal and two New Democrats. To reappoint the current Auditor the vote has to be unanimous.
Three Liberals voted not to reappoint Doyle, Two New Democrats voted to reappoint.
And the BC Liberals did not act on their own. I’m told that their caucus discussed the process and Doyle’s reappointment.
Regardless, a decision like this is not made without a thumbs up or down from the Premier’s office. Clearly, between morning radio shows the Premier turned thumbs down.
Unfortunately, the CKNW host chose not to pursue these questions.