The government later apologized for mishandling the issue and admitted the allegations had not been proven, but explained little else.
Many people who were fired were re-hired, two people took the government to court and won a a settlement, and one fired researcher, Roderick MacIssac, committed suicide right after it occurred.
Rebecca Warburton her husband settled out of court. They were awarded $260,000.
But now they say they’re financially ruined because of the legal proceedings and say they have no recourse to recoup their costs of fighting the government.
Rebecca Warburten joined Jon McComb to talk more about what her and her husband are faced with.
$115,000 towards legal bills, plus loss of income for a number of years.
“It’s cost us $600,000-$700,00, which we still owe to the bank.”
After many years of controversy, the provincial government finally decided to appoint the Ombudsperson to investigate what happened.
As it turns out, this is actually costing the victims of the firings more because they of the costs associated with being subpoenaed for the inquiry.
LISTEN to the full interview with Rebecca Warburten: