Despite ongoing pressure from the New Democrats, B.C.’s health minister is not keen on further exposing mistakes made by his predecessors.
“That, I think, makes the 13th public inquiry that the Opposition has called for in the last 18 months.”
Terry Lake is talking about renewed claims of a government cover-up involving the wrongful dismissal of eight health researchers in 2012, including one who later committed suicide.
“We recognize that there were mistakes made. I haven’t heard a large cry from the public for a public inquiry. I hear the leader of the Opposition calling for it.”
An independent review determined the government’s internal investigation of an alleged privacy breach was seriously flawed.
Back then, Margaret MacDiarmid was the health minister.