The BC Liberals are using their most trusted media tools to once again smear victims who have, according to Adrian Dix, “been repeatedly exonerated” in the health ministry scandal.
The Christy Clark Government didn’t have the nerve to go into court and prove allegations; they wrote cheques and apologies to the affected people.
However, Liberals are still prepared to libel their victims publicly by holding an unneeded and flawed Ombudsman’s review, granting more than 25x the legal resources to the accused than to the victims. The former Liberal Deputy Minister wouldn’t have to review anything if government routinely documented its business and preserved records.
Now, fours years after the firings and while on the wrong side of public opinion, Liberals use loyal media toadies to carry messages of defamation. It’s mean spirited and gutless and the Legislative Press Gallery members should be ashamed of their partisan roles.
This is not the first outrage, only the latest, and it ranks with the deletion of Roderick MacIsaac’s suicide note from his computer, which was seized and held for an extended period by provincial authorities.