A week after BC’s Ombudsperson was given special authority to review the firing of eight health workers – those workers are asking to the government to find another approach.
In a letter to the Finance Committee – that is asking the Ombudsperson to investigate – the remaining seven workers and the sister of Roderick MacIsaac say they don’t want yet another review that doesn’t answer the question: why… and certainly not one done in private.
The group says that they’ve been through a series of flawed investigations so far and they are willing to do one more but only if it can answer how the botched firings happened and why.
They add it would be offensive to accept a process that could hear testimony from the premier, cabinet or senior staff outside of the public eye.
Last week the province amended legislation to allow ombudsperson Jay Chalke to investigate the 2012 firings.