MLAs Murray Coell and
Kathy Corrigan lie to the media
Such is their determination to whitewash B.C.’s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner that they resort to obvious dishonesty
In a January 8, 2013 letter to the Vancouver Province (which the newspaper declined to publish) MLAs Murray Coell and Kathy Corrigan lied about two important aspects about the auditor general/legislative committee “inquiry” into B.C.’s Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner. Respectively the chairperson and deputy chairperson of a legislative committee that’s supposedly auditing cases handled by the OPCC, Coell and Corrigan falsely stated that Auditor General John Doyle’s report about the OPCC has been made public and their own committee met with members of the public other than police interests.
They’re lying. Only a brief, inadequate summary of the auditor general’s report has been released. It leaves several important questions unanswered.
Coell, Corrigan and the other five committee members know damn well they refused to meet with members of the public. They met only with police interests.
Doyle’s brief summary is available here. He and his staff refuse to answer questions or divulge further info. That leaves some important—and obvious—questions to be answered.
Coell, Corrigan and the other five MLAs flatly refused to meet with members of the public, even when they offered to appear, as I did. They also ignored our written submissions, despite the fact that the committee’s Website had a Call for Submissions. They flatly ignored at least six cases that raise strong concerns about the OPCC.
Instead, they talked only with police interests.
Every indication suggests that this committee set out in advance to whitewash Stan T. Lowe’s corrupt crew of ex-cops. These blatant lies to the Vancouver Province are just further evidence.
They lied on behalf of, and without objection from, BC Liberals Eric Foster (Vernon-Monashee) and Gordon Hogg (Surrey-White Rock), NDPers Leonard Krog (Nanaimo) and Joe Trasolini (Port Moody-Coquitlam), and BC Liberal-turned-“independent” (sic) John Slater (Boundary-Similkameen). All of them took part in this sham process that rejected public input to support the cop status quo.