The Premier, who promised the most transparent government in B.C. ever, didn’t have much to say when asked about a now former government staffer facing charges in relation to what is known as the triple delete scandal.
Last Friday, George Gretes was charged under the Privacy Act prompting whistleblower Tim Duncan, also a former government staffer, to say he was pressured a system that encouraged deleting of information.
“He got kind of caught up in the moment of the pomp and government culture,” said Duncan.
Premier Christy Clark was asked today what she thought of the charges and Duncan’s comments. Her response?
“Well I don’t agree with his comments but he is entitled to make them.”
— shane woodford (@WoodfordCKNW980) March 18, 2016
Gretes is facing two counts of wilfully making false statements to mislead, or attempt to mislead the Privacy Commissioner in an investigation into staffers deleting emails in connection with Freedom of information requests.