Premier Christy Clark says she called NDP Leader John Horgan today to apologize for quickly pointing the finger at the opposition for hacking the BC Liberals website after a privacy breach.
“I apologized to John for comments I made earlier this week, it is another further proof of the fact that when we jump to conclusions and we make a mistake, we should own up to it and I have no problem saying sorry.”
Clark says she left a message to Horgan.
South Delta MLA Vicki Huntington says it was her staff who stumbled upon personal private information on that site.
After the initial accusation, Clark admitted to CHNL’s Jim Harrison that she spoke too soon.
On Friday morning, Independent MLA Vicki Huntington said she blew the whistle on the breach after staff came forward with information. She then handed that information to Province Reporter Mike Smyth.
Huntington said it was her staff who stumbled upon the information and denied she was the one who ‘hacked’ the site.
NDP has yet to hear it
If the premier has left a message on the NDP Leader’s phone apologizing for her baseless hacking accusations earlier this week, John Horgan says he has yet to hear it.
That’s what he told reporters this afternoon after Christy Clark said today she phoned Horgan and left a message saying sorry.
But Horgan says her accusations speaks directly to her character.
“When you talk about principled decisions, you don’t make principled decisions based on inaccurate information.”
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“She said at some point during this week of bizarre-ness that she was mad, she was angry, that someone had accessed their website.”
Horgan says if the premier should be angry at anything, it should be the deaths of children in care.