In October, Health Services Minister Kevin Falcon told CKNW he personally thinks anyone who is working with "government dollars or contracts" should undergo a criminal record check. The minister made that statement after it was revealed the Fraser Health Authority put someone who had been convicted of defrauding a non-profit society in charge of a $9 million budget. So will that personal conviction become policy now that the former bureaucrat is one of the three individuals who are facing charges in connection with an alleged scheme to personally benefit from the province's troubled eHealth project? Not so much it seems, judging by what Minister Falcon had to say on Thursday.
March 8, 2010