Weekly Wrap Up - March 5, 2010

This week, Public Eye exclusively revealed:

* children and family development deputy minister Lesley du Toit's non-response to our questions about her relationship with the province's independent child protection watchdog Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond;

* Ms. du Toit's contention that she has "never refused to meet" with Ms. Turpel Lafond. This, despite having rejected the watchdog's request for a personal briefing on the ministry's so-called practice change initiative late last year;

* the appointment of a new provincial government green energy czar;

* Shared Services BC will continue to be pummelled by the provincial government's workforce adjustments. But it's president and chief executive officer Beth James won't be around for that beating;

* the provincial government still hasn't secured a private sector partner for its northwest transmission line, six months after Finance Minister Colin Hansen told us such a partner had already been identified and would be contributing $90 million;

* the provincial government's new integrated case management system is not just over-budget - it's behind schedule;

* the provincial government has supersized its civil service downsizing initiative;

* the ministry of housing and social development will no longer be asking British Columbians how satisfied they are with the regulation of the province's gaming industry; and

* the attorney general's ministry has killed an annual survey that, last year, showed British Columbians have an embarrassingly low opinion of the justice system.

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