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A BC Liberal defector says you deserve to know why the province covered $6 million in legal fees for Dave Basi and Bobbi Virk in the BC Rail trial.
Abbotsford MLA John van Dongen wants a role in a lawsuit by BC’s auditor general.
The lawsuit essentially seeks a paper trail looking into why the province chose to cover those legal fees. Seeking intervenor status, Van Dongen says the Liberals have held everything in secrecy.
“There’s been a pattern of resistance to accountability and disclosure on this decision right from the start….a very consistent pattern of resistance.”
Van Dongen says John Doyle can’t do his job of ensuring taxpayers’ money is well spent, unless he’s given unrestricted access to information about the government’s financial decisions.
The government covered the fees for Basi and Virk, who admitted to leaking government secrets involving the sale of BC Rail a decade ago.