BC’s Advanced Education Minister says he won’t quit despite ongoing New Democrat demands for his resignation.
Amrik Virk says “That’s the whole wonderful thing about democracy, the ability to have free speech.”
Virk was part of the board at Kwantlen Polytechnic University when a questionable decision was made to boost the salaries of two executives including President Alan Davis by 50-thousand dollars.
He’s dismissing suggestions that controversy is a distraction.
“I have a mandate to train the next one million learners into earners.”
Reporter “So, your answer to the NDP?”
“Well, you know, continue to exercise your democratic freedom. That’s the wonderful nature of our country.”
The New Democrats want BC’s Auditor General to investigate, but -Russ Jones hasn’t agreed yet.
The results of an internal review by Davis are expected later this summer.