We left this comment over at The Gazetteer yesterday under Title of "was the Dobell doctrine followed". The part that we focused on was the WHY, that Christy couldn't answer the question when queried by the Press. She couldn't say one word, because her handlers, her advisors, her staff in the Premier's Office, her lawyers (paid for by Taxpayers), her Government Lawyers (paid for by Taxpayers), Chief of Public Service Agency, all took the Lowest of Low Roads, the one well used by Gordon Campbell's Government.
Shall we stop "reading" here and just click and listen to this link I found two days ago? You'll hear, see, the stammering answer of the Leader of the BC Liberal Party.
"I cannot answer any of the questions, I just can't do it." - Christy Clark duly recorded by the Province via a VIDEO!
The BC Rail fiasco has been documented in the same fashion by the BC Liberals, liberals too scared to face the music, the ire of the Public, for stupid, stupid, stupid actions of those that the Public put their trust in. The BC Liberals started out with a landslide victory in 2001 which should have been a new beginning, a NEW ERA, but what it has been from the get-go, is one massive rip-off by the BC Liberals to their insiders ... Corporations and friends, or maybe it was friends only, who just happen to control the Corporations.
Handling of Boessenkool resignation signals a new level of secrecy
Departure of premier's chief of staff leaves nary a hint of a paper trail
By Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun October 31, 2012
The B.C. Liberals provided a telling insight into their secretive ways Monday, with the response to an access-to-information request on the forced departure of Ken Boessenkool, chief of staff to Premier Christy Clark.
......to recap what the Liberals have put on the public record, the complaint against the chief of staff came to the premier's office not long after the Sept. 7 incident happened. The premier herself was advised of it in short order.
Despite the severity of the allegation, she allowed Boessenkool to remain at his post while the investigation was delegated to the Public Service Agency.
The agency head handled the investigation herself, conducting the interviews, making the necessary inquiries, drawing all the conclusions. She then reported back to the premier, who concluded Boessenkool had to go, a verdict with which he himself (judging from his letter of resignation and the absence of any severance package) concurred.
All those events unfolded over the space of two weeks without anyone generating a single, solitary scrap of paper. Not even a memo that could have been redacted by the Liberals under the many options available to them in the access-to-information law, which is riddled with loopholes.
Incredible. Just incredible.
A Royal Commission into the demise of BC Rail, is doomed, because the BC Liberals learned early (Dobell) to not allow a single scrap of paper, a single thought retained. One only needs to remember a STAR witness at the BC Rail Trial, the Chief of Staff to Campbell who couldn't remember a single thing after swearing to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, who then turns around and writes a best selling book, in detail, about what HE would advise the BC Liberals should do if they want to win the election in 2013, based on his observations. The truth, nothing but the truth, between the Covers!
How many employers, confronted with these circumstances involving one of the senior officials in their organization, would neglect to put the key findings in writing, just in case either the complainant or the target of the complaint were to seek legal recourse?- VP
What the Public is left with is, finding, learning, of who the complainant is, or has she/he been bought off with taxpayer's money just to save the sorry ass of the bc liberals, Christy at the helm?
We didn't believe it when We were told that the Chief of Staffs are considered to be Excluded Employees when there is Harassment in the Workplace..... the Chief of Staff's Workplace.
Christy had Lynda Tarras, head of the Public Service Agency, the government personnel arm to handle the complaint. Tarras handled the matter personally and reported back directly to the premier. which goes against this protocol:
Appointment of AdjudicatorThe Employer will appoint an Adjudicator within 10 working days of receiving the written notice of referral for adjudication. The Adjudicator will either be appointed from a mutually agreed upon list, or will be someone who is agreeable to both the Employer and the Bargaining Agent.
The written complaint will specify the details of the allegation including:
The Deputy Minister will provide a copy of the complaint to the respondent. The Deputy Minister will acknowledge, in writing, receipt of the written complaint, have the matter investigated and take such steps as may be required to resolve the matter.
- name, title and ministry of the respondent;
- a description of the action, conduct, events or circumstances involved in the complaint;
- the specific remedy sought to satisfy the complaint;
- dates of incidents;
- names of witnesses (if any); and
- prior attempts to resolve (if any).
The employee and association representative, if applicable, will be advised in writing of the proposed resolution within 30 days from the date the Deputy Minister received the written complaint or a later mutually agreed upon date.