Earlier, we exclusively told you about a heated email exchange between Minister of State for Mining Bill Bennett and Fernie Rod and Gun Club president Maarten Hart. Speaking first with Public Eye, Minister Bennett commented, "I not only think (my email) was inappropriate, it was stupid on my part. I was very angry and frustrated because I just spent three hours reviewing an issue that was very important to hunters. And when I came across this email slagging me and the government it seemed ungrateful. And I responded very badly. And I have offered my resignation to the premier. And he has accepted it."
February 6, 2007