For the week of May 29, 2022:
Premier John Horgan said a sad chapter in the B.C. Legislature’s history is closed.
But don’t tell that to former Speaker Darryl Plecas and his ex-chief of staff, Alan Mullen.
A judge’s May 19 ruling that ex-Clerk Craig James committed fraud and breach of public trust needs to be the catalyst to force the NDP to implement freedom of information and whistleblower protection at the seat of government.
“People ask us, you know, how we feel about it,” Plecas said. “Well, in one sense, of course, we’re somewhat relieved.”
“I say it doesn’t close anything,” Mullen said. “It does not close until these policies and procedures are in place. That place should be a glass house, where everybody can look in and say that’s our house, we know what’s going on.”
Hear an exclusive interview with Plecas and Mullen, who exposed corruption at the B.C. Legislature, as the July 4 sentencing approaches for James.
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