It seems some liquour distribution branch employees got into a spot of bother during a long service award ceremony at Government House on October 19. Speaking with Public Eye, the lieutenant governor's private secretary Herb LeRoy explained "The long service award is a recognition of "longtime, good public service (for civil servants). And it's the big event of their career. They come well-behaved and very excited about being presented to the lieutenant governor (Iona Campagnolo) and their minister. It's a big deal. And some of those who got too exuberant about the evening tended to ruin it for the others. Instead of clapping and hooting and cheering for their co-workers - which happens all the time - (the evening) had a bit of an edge to it. And that's the part that concerns us. But, as far as any fallout from it, it's really up to the organization - the ministry - to deal with it internally. The lieutenant governor isn't making an issue about it."
November 25, 2005