BC Liberals call for immediate public release of BC Housing audit

KARIN Kirkpatrick, BC Liberal Critic for Housing, and Peter Milobar, BC Liberal Critic for Finance, in response to the NDP government’s receipt of the report on the forensic investigation at BC Housing said that Premier David Eby and Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon should immediately release the unredacted report to the public.

They added: “We  know that there has been a history of mismanagement and chaos at BC Housing and that David Eby took every chance to bury and conceal both the state of the organization, and this resulting audit, so that he could run his leadership campaign.

“Our BC Liberal Caucus has called multiple times for this forensic audit to be made public and to be reviewed by the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, but David Eby’s NDP has blocked us at every turn.

“Now, today’s statement from the NDP has given no firm timelines or dates for making the report public and is already hinting at withholding vital information.

“Government is fully able to release as much information from this report as they want to — any attempts to claim that full disclosure is prevented by law is simply more NDP obfuscation.

“With housing affordability and homelessness worse than ever in B.C., the public has a right to know exactly what is going on at BC Housing. It’s time for David Eby and the NDP to finally be honest with people.”