Ole Heggen’s cartoon insightful

Liberals want a lap dog, not a watchdog for province

I know why I always look forward to O. J. Heggen’s cartoons – he is so insightful!

“John Doyle likely on the way out” (Jan. 11) says it all. The B.C. Liberals – led by Premier Christy Clark – want a lap dog not a watchdog of taxpayer’s money. No wonder his cartoon character says, “We thought it was time for a change!!”

What sin – exactly – did Auditor General Doyle commit?

Was it revealing the financial contributions Timberwest made to the Liberals before the land deal? Or raising alarm bells over the use of massive deferral accounts at B.C. Hydro? Maybe exposing serious issues of financial accountability of the legislature itself?

Surely there is a benefit to having continuity in the auditor general’s role of attempting to have open and accountable government – something  the premier promised during the Liberal leadership race.

Ron Faris

Saanich

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