Weekly Wrap Up - May 7, 2010

This week, Public Eye exclusively revealed:

* the government's BC Progress Board is looking to review the funding of the province's healthcare system. And it's turning to a former Fraser Institute staffer - whose past reports have recommended privatizing public hospitals and opening the door to parallel private healthcare - for help;

* the man who has been heading up a review of the British Columbia legislature's independent watchdogs recently wrote an academic paper accusing Alberta's former auditor general of overstepping his authority, recommending his successors be put on a leash;

* the Nature Conservancy of Canada, which recently received a $2.5 million donation from Enbridge Inc., has declined comment on the company's controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline because "it's not our business;"

* with his hometown expressing concerns about recent fuel treatment funding restrictions, Forests and Range Minister Pat Bell has directed questions about the clampdown to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities - which administers that funding on behalf of the province; and

* in March, the Western Canada Wilderness Committee announced it was bringing onboard David Holtzman to succeed outgoing executive director Andrea Reimer. But, after less than a month of doing that job, he and the committee have gone their separate ways.

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