The Sun and the Province are reporting tonight that the BC Liberals appear to be firing BC’s strong Auditor General, John Doyle.
Oh wait I mean to say in the obscuring way the Liberals do, they plan to fail to reappoint BC’s strong Auditor General, John Doyle
That’s the John Doyle who’s taking the government to court over the BC Liberals refusal to hand over documents that reveal crucial details about the $6 million of public money they paid out to halt the BC Rail trial.
Clearly the BC Liberal government is willing to go to the end of the earth to continue the cover-up of the BC Rail deal.
It’s the John Doyle who called Speaker Bill Barisoff and the Liberal dominated committee that runs the legislature for their child like accounting processes.
The Liberals got caught on that one and they hate Doyle for holding them accountable for the way their Speaker runs the legislature.
It’s the same John Doyle that reported that the budget deficit was likely hundreds of millions higher than Finance Minister Mike de Jong falsely reported.
So they’re gunning Doyle before he can report out on their imaginary February budget.
In other words it the same John Doyle who has been holding this government to account since his appointment in 2007.
The committee overseeing the reappointment is made up of three Liberals and two New Democrats. According to the Province newspaper Committee member John Les said he ”could not comment on why Doyle was not reappointed or which committee members wanted to see him go, but said it was not unusual for a government to have a “somewhat adversarial” relationship with the Auditor General”.
I call bullshit. I’m told that the vote split down party lines with New Democrats favouring Doyle’s reappointment following his strong performance in the final interview stage.
The Liberals on the committee wanted Doyle gone, no doubt following orders from the Liberal caucus and the Premier’s office.
This government has no shame. When accountability raises its ugly head their first and only instinct is to shoot.
Now their intentions are clear: fire Doyle and hire a docile good old boy in an expedited process before the election call.
My advice to the NDP? Stall like heck, defeat the government and reverse this disastrous decision that goes completely against the public interest.
This is the biggest sign to date of how corrupt this government is. If this doesn’t tell you that you can’t believe a single thing this government says, nothing will.