As we reported last week, the provincial government has introduced legislation to ensure children and youth representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond doesn't have unrestricted access cabinet documents. But it's also worth mentioning the bill comes at a time when all the legislature's independent officers - including the representative - are already under scrutiny. As first reported by The Vancouver Sun's Vaughn Palmer, on March 3 Bill Barisoff appointed a four-member panel to review those officers. As scheduled, the panel completed its review on April 15. That report is now being considered by the legislative assembly management committee.
May 3, 2010