Wednesday, May 11, 2016

BC Children and Youth Representative takes Caution; Speaker throws Caution to the Wind

BC Speaker Linda Reid didn't approach the Representative For Children and Youth with Caution?

Why?

Who else had access to the Report?

Clerk of the Legislative Assembly?

Chair, Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth?

Times-Colonist
...... Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond blasted Speaker Linda Reid in a letter, demanding the Liberal MLA in charge of the legislative assembly take back criticisms she levied over the early public release of a report from the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth.

Reid had chastised Turpel-Lafond in the legislature on Tuesday, saying the independent children’s officer had been disrespectful by posting a report on her website several days before it could be tabled in the house for MLAs to read, as is the longstanding practice in the province. She accused Turpel-Lafond of contempt of Parliament.

Turpel-Lafond initially responded by insinuating the Speaker’s office leaked confidential information about the report to the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and warning she felt intimidated and bullied. .... Snip

Who else received copies of the Report sent to the Speaker?
Submitted Cover Letter
pc:   Craig James
pc:   Jane Thornthwaite


News Release from Representative

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Linda Reid was Minister responsible for Early Childhood Development (2001 – 2005) and for Child Care (2005 – 2009)... she knows how deep the shit is that Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond has to wade through.