The NDP say they have an email that raises questions about what Health Ministry management is asking of employees involved in the Ombudsman’s health firing investigation.
Adrian Dix says that because this investigation is meant to protect employees, management shouldn’t ask about their involvement.
But he says the emails employees have shown him do exactly that.
“Why is Health Ministry management sending out letters, emails, to Health Ministry employees asking them to essentially register and contact them when they’ve been contacted by the Ombudsman?”
Dix says at least six employees have received the email.
“It’s apparent that they’re asking employees of the Ministry of Health whether they are being interviewed by the Ombudsperon, and to meet in advance of that, and I’m concerned about that.”
The government has apologized for the sudden firing of eight health workers in 2012.
One of them, Roderick MacIsaac, committed suicide months later. The government later apologized.
Dix sent a letter to the Health Minister asking why this was occurring, and received the following in response.