MACLAUCHLAN REFUSES TO NAME OFFENDER
By Kevin J Arsenault
This morning I posted a link to Wayne Carver’s Guardian Letter to the Editor about an unnamed senior bureaucrat refusing to comply with an order from the Ethics and Integrity Commissioner saying, “Wayne Carver’s excellent letter in yesterday’s Guardian (and in today’s Journal Pioneer) should make its way into Question Period this week in the Legislative Assembly. Islanders have a right to know why Premier Maclauchlan is willing to turn a blind eye to a senior government bureaucrat – yet unnamed – essentially “flipping the bird” to the Ethics Commissioner.” Well, it was the very first question in the House today from James Aylward, and I was lucky enough to be in the gallery to hear the Premier not answer the question in person.
This will be my third letter to the editor regarding the Liberal Government in the last two months. To date none have been published. Seems if I’m critical of the MacLauchlan government in my letters, they will not be published in the Guardian. So much for the Island news media! they only publish nice things about this government.
I find it difficult to understand how the Premier thinks it’s okay not to name the wrong doing of a senior bureaucrats in his government. This individual has failed to follow the terms of his employment. The employee apparently refused to comply with an order from the Ethics Commissioner. Surely if rules have been broken, the offender should be exposed, not protected. This person was in a position of trust, and has broken that trust. By defending this employee the Premier is saying, it’s okay to break the rules because the individual is working for me. Yet if these same rules were broken in the workplace they would quickly be dealt with. Why does the Premier believe his government is above the law in this matter. Everyone has a boss, in this case the voters are the Premiers boss and we would like answers to the above question.
Respectfully Submitted F.Ben Rodgers.
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