Freeze the appointments or re-appointments of all Legislature Officers
The Province: "B.C. Auditor General John Doyle has not been reappointed to a second term and will step down later this year.
The legislative committee tasked with appointing the government watchdog was unable to agree on Doyle’s reappointment, a decision that must be unanimous, according to Chilliwack MLA John Les, who sits on the committee."
The appointment of Officers of the Legislature requires the unanimous consent of the Legislature. Among these positions are: the Auditor General, the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, the Chief Electoral Officer, the Information and Privacy Commissioner, the Ombudsman and the Police Complaint Commissioner.
Given the introduction of fixed-date general elections in BC, the term for these appointments should be structured so that re-appoinments or appointments are dealt with by the appropriate legislative committee within six months following a general election.
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- The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Please freeze the appointments or re-appointments of all Legislature Officers until after the May 2013 BC election and introduce new policies to ensure that all such appointments or re-appointments take place within six months of each fixed-date general election.
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