Motion agreed to.
- By leave, the Hon. M. de Jong moved--
- That the Legislative Assembly appoint Mr. Errol Price as the Acting Auditor General for the Province of British Columbia pursuant to section 7 of the Auditor General Act, effective from June 2, 2007 until the date when Mr. John Doyle is able to commence his official duties as Auditor General.
"....the termination date. The legislature and the committee say it is in May, the anniversary of the appointment, while Doyle holds that it is October, the anniversary of when he started work. ..." - Les Leyne - Times Colonist
|Auditor General||Appointment Date||Departure Date|
|John Doyle, MAcc, FCA||October 29, 2007||--|
|Errol Price, FCA, CMC||June 4, 2007||October 28, 2007|
|Arn Van Iersel, FCGA||June 7, 2006||June 1, 2007|
|Wayne Strelioff, FCA||March 1, 2000||May 2, 2006|
|George L. Morfitt, FCA||January 1, 1988||January 1, 2000|
|Robert J. Hayward, CA||January 1, 1986||January 1, 1988|
|Erma P. Morrison, FCA||September 1, 1977,||January 1, 1986|
|William Allison||April 1, 1913||January 1, 1917|
|John A. Anderson||December 1, 1900||April 1, 1913|
|James McBride Smith||January 1, 1880||January 1, 1900|
|John J. Austin^||January 1, 1879||January 1, 1880|
|W.C. Berkely^^||March 4, 1973||January 1, 1878|
|Thomas R. Holmes^||September 1, 1871||February 1, 1873|
|Robert Ker||August 31, 1861||September 1, 187|
On one hand Chairman Eric Foster, or one of his two outgoing, not standing for re-election, cohorts, wants to terminate AG John Doyle in May, whereas AG John Doyle sees the end of the Six Year Term in October....... with the difference being FIVE Months.
It would be apparent, to anyone, that the person who presented the Oath of Office to the future Auditor General would know on which particular date that happened, and probably kept track of the mundane part of which day the AG designate would take up permanent residence in the Auditor General's office in British Columbia.
(4) The Legislative Assembly must not appoint a person under subsection (2) who has not previously been appointed Auditor General, unless the committee unanimously recommends the appointment of the person.(5) The Legislative Assembly must not appoint an Auditor General for a second term under subsection (2) unless(a) the Auditor General notifies the committee at least 6 months before the end of the first term that he or she wishes to be considered for reappointment, and(b) the committee unanimously recommends the reappointment within 60 days of being notified by the Auditor General under paragraph (a).
One dissenting vote, or three dissenting votes from the BC Liberals MLAs and John Doyle ends up being ..... the winner in popularity. Mr. Doyle isn't doing his job to win Brownie points nor is he doing it to be Popular with the Legislature or the Public. He's doing exactly what he swore to do, during his Oath, in August of 2007.
The BC Liberal designated Chairman of the Selection Committee to Appoint the Auditor General of British Columbia needs to read Hansard to discover the timing of the proper steps to be taken.
The AG wasn't sworn in until Late August of 2007.
He told the Legislature that he wouldn't be available until October, and the Legislature were looking FORWARD to the moment.
[That the Legislative Assembly appoint Mr. John Doyle as the Auditor General for the Province of British Columbia pursuant to the Auditor General Act (SBC 2003 c. 2).]Motion approved.
Oath of office3 Before assuming office, the Auditor General or acting Auditor General must take an oath before the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly to exercise the powers and perform the duties of the Auditor General faithfully and impartially.
August 27, 2007PROVINCE'S NEW AUDITOR GENERAL TAKES OATH OF OFFICEVICTORIA – This morning, John Doyle was sworn in as Auditor General of British Columbia. The oath of office was administered by E. George MacMinn, QC, Clerk of the House.
On May 28, 2007, the Legislative Assembly approved the unanimous choice of the all-party Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts to appoint Mr. Doyle, currently Deputy Auditor General for the State of Western Australia.
Following the brief swearing-in ceremony, Mr. Doyle said: “It is an enormous privilege to be appointed the province's new Auditor General, and I look forward to taking up my duties in October.” “We are delighted that John will be assuming his duties soon and have every confidence that he will work collaboratively with the public accounts committee,” added committee chair Rob Fleming, who attended the ceremony on behalf of committee members.
The Auditor General is an independent statutory officer of the Legislative Assembly, with the responsibility for ensuring financial accountability within the provincial public sector.