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Saying he didn't want to leave BC, Auditor General John Doyle admits recent events convinced him to take a job offer in his native Australia.
He says the offer of a two-year extension from Premier Christy Clark was insulting.
"I made it clear to the chair of the committee that I wouldn't accept anything other than a six-year extension. If for example, there's a change of government, the new chair of the public accounts committee will be from the Liberal party. It just seems to me to be some interesting decisions --very strange decisions-- being made in regard to the timing of the appointment."
Speaking with CKNW'S Simi Sara, Doyle says he's prepared to stay until his current six-year term ends in October.
He adds he won't appeal last week's court ruling denying him access to documents explaining why taxpayers covered six million dollars worth of legal fees for convicted criminals Dave Basi and Bob Virk.
He says he is hoping to complete his review of government policies linked to that type of compensation before he leaves.