Earlier this month, Kamloops This Week's Dale Bass revealed provincial New Democrat caucus communications officer Mike Hanson sent an email to his contacts calling Minister of State for Mining Kevin Krueger a "potato-head." And now, a week after it was revealed he had been disciplined for that email, Mr. Hanson has tendered his resignation. In an email obtained by Public Eye, caucus executive director Mary O'Donoghue writes she has accepted that resignation, adding "there are no oustanding issues." She then goes onto ask that "MLAs" - yes, you read that right - "and staff refrain from speculating about the matter any further." The following is a complete copy of that email.
All MLAs and staff,
This is to inform you that I have accepted Mike Hanson's resignation, effective immediately. There are no outstanding issues.
I ask that MLAs and staff refrain from speculating about the matter any further.
If you have questions, please speak to me and please continue to refer all media inquiries on the matter to me.
New Democrat Caucus