Decision to not replace auditor general political

B.C. Liberals influence decision to remove John Doyle

A legislative committee has determined that the time has come to replace B.C.’s current auditor general.

John Doyle, with considerable credentials, accepted the position in 2007. He is to be commended on doing an exceptionally fine job as the watchdog for the people of British Columbia.

As auditor general, one of Mr. Doyle’s mandates was to investigate and ensure that any misdeeds, questionable hidden agendas and scandals of the governing party were brought to the attention of the citizens of British Columbia.

He has succeeded in this function by exposing the present government’s secrecy in the Basi-Virk political corruption case, the highly controversial use of deferral accounts for B.C. Hydro and mismanagement of financial accountability.

So, why was Mr. Doyle’s contract not extended for a second term?

Obviously, the Liberals on the legislative committee, who made this childish, vindictive and self-serving decision, have the majority vote and decided that Mr. Doyle was uncovering and exposing too many political hot buttons that the Liberals had hoped the public would forget.

This decision not to renew Mr. Doyle’s mandate is a travesty of justice and should be reassessed. The public deserves the real reason for Mr. Doyle’s rejection for a second term.

Some advice to the present governing party: If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!

Martin L. Battle


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