Barely a month into British Columbia’s Green-backed NDP government under Premier Horgan, we already have our first major scandal which comes courtesy of BC Jobs Minister, Bruce Ralston.
I haven’t introduced you to him yet but I think it’s more appropriate to refer to him as the new BC Jobs destroyer now that he and Horgan have destroyed at least one high profile job.
Watch as I explain what happened when they decided to fire BC’s LNG Advocate, former BC Liberal leader and a former NDP cabinet minister, Gordon Wilson.
It wasn’t enough to fire him from his post but then they destroyed his reputation and slandered him on his way out the door.
Their stated reasons for firing Wilson are in dispute and it appears that even the BC NDP knew it themselves since they were in possession of FOI documents that showed their accusations against Wilson were not true.
But, the truth is, this is how the NDP work. Sixteen years in opposition and they just couldn't help themselves in taking a cheap shot at a guy on his way out the door.
It's amazing how the BC NDP managed to make Gordon Wilson, of all people, look like a sympathetic character by botching his firing so badly.
Premier Horgan, Bruce Ralston and the BC NDP know this too, and so they’ve been running the apology train down the track at full speed, doing everything in their power to avoid legal action after Wilson threatened to sue.
This week Horgan and Ralston retracted their comments and offered an apology to Wilson but will it be enough to stop a lawsuit and prevent the need for a settlement that will come from taxpayers?
That’s up to Wilson, but if he does sue, I think he will win.