The appointment of the auditor general should be made by a panel including members of government and opposition, but not weighted in favour of the party in power.
If the person is not considered suitable, let's have the party voting against him/her make its decision public. If justified, no problem.
If the party in power has nothing to hide, there should be no reason to open the books.
Too often, the books are cooked to bring about a result that favours government. Prime example: B.C. Hydro.
John Doyle is looking into the Basi-Virk fiasco, and so he should. These people pleaded guilty, and it cost them nothing. They still have their million-dollar homes while we taxpayers covered their legal fees.
When we are guilty of an injustice, the government does not rush up and say "We'll get that for you, Bob."
Crown corporation payouts is another example. How can a person receive a severance package when they quit or get fired? Who are the clowns that make these decisions? We can't even get EI.
We elect politicians to represent us and make important decisions to run the province, and they are failing badly. Look at the polls - they don't lie. Sad to say, once elected, the money trough is open. NDP in the past and Liberals now, it doesn't stop. The money being tossed around is unreal and the doubletalk to justify it is just as bad.
I know this is like water off a duck's back to thick-skinned MLAs, but maybe they should give their heads a shake and do the job we elected them to do instead of sucking up to the party line.
There are good ones out there, no doubt. Too bad they're not in cabinet.
More media coverage is what we need and maybe, just maybe, something will change.