A woman who spent a decade fighting on behalf of youth in BC is preparing herself for a possible fight in court.
In court documents obtained by Global News, former children’s watchdog Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is suing the provincial government for breach of contract, stating that the province broke a verbal agreement to provide one and a half years of pension credit for every year of service as the representative for children and youth.
The documents say Turpel-Lafond had enjoyed a stable career as a provincial court judge in Saskatchewan prior to taking a leave from the job to take on the new post.
The claim alleges the government’s refusal to honour that deal is “motivated by malice and bad faith”, even adding the province has a history of “animosity and hostility” towards Turpel-Lafond.
A Ministry of Justice response says counsel will review the allegations and prepare a response in due course.
None of those allegations have been proven in court.