The RCMP never investigated the 2012 firings scandal at the BC Ministry of Health, a report says, despite the government’s claim they did.
According to RCMP documents obtained by the Vancouver Sun, officers were surprised to hear government claims they were probing the wrongful dismissals over an alleged data breach.
It turns out, there was no criminal investigation, partially because the ministry didn’t actually turn over records.
Even though former health minister Margaret MacDiarmid claimed the province had given the RCMP the interim results of an internal investigation, the Sun reports Mounties only received high-level explanations that the province hadn’t found wrongdoing.
And after five attempts to get more information over two years, the RCMP said it didn’t get any of the reports.
Eight people were fired in the scandal, including Roderick MacIsaac, who later killed himself.