One of the eight health researchers wrongfully fired by the B.C. government in 2012 said the process sent him into a deep depression.
Ron Mattson spoke to CKNW’s Jon McComb, after documents obtained by the Vancouver Sun last week revealed the RCMP was not investigating the scandal, despite government claims that it was.
When asked about the revelation, as well as the fact the government was not fully co-operating once the Mounties were on board, Premier Christy Clark said last week she had already apologized on the matter.
“I saw the clip,” Mattson said. “A heartfelt apology would certainly make me feel better than the apology I received.”
He was asked point blank if he did anything wrong to warrant being fired after the alleged data breach.
“I met with the privacy commissioner’s office twice to make sure that everything we were doing was correct. So to the best of my knowledge, there was nothing that I did that was wrong.”
Mattson credits strong family support to get him through what he called shocking behaviour from the province. He says Roderick MacIsaac, a worker who later killed himself, did not have such a network.