BC’s New Democrats want the Advanced Education Minister kicked out of Cabinet because a report on the salary scandal at Kwantlen Polytechnic University has concluded Amrik Virk had ‘first-hand knowledge.’
The Advanced Education critic says further investigation is warranted.
He says “Here’s the trick of it, it’s up to Mr. Virk and that’s the very conflict of interest that it’s not appropriate. He’s still in Cabinet, so we’re asking the Auditor General to pick up where the investigator left off.”
David Eby also questions the timing of findings released on a busy news day, “They issued this announcement an hour before the Enbridge Northern Gateway decision and they’re hoping that this story goes away. Well, it wont’ go away.”
The controversy involves government disclosure guidelines being violated when two executives –including current Kwantlen President Alan Davis–were paid an extra 50-thousand dollars.