B.C. watchdog dumped in secret vote

John Doyle's days as one of B.C’s top government watchdogs are numbered, government sources confirm.

Liberal MLA John Les says the Legislative Assembly is seeking someone to replace Doyle as provincial auditor general.

Les said the decision was made in-camera by a legislative committee. The committee is made up of three Liberal and two NDP MLAs.

MLA Shane Simpson, one of the opposition members on the committee, said Doyle was seeking a second six-year term. Without revealing any details, Simpson said that the vote to renew Doyle’s appointment had to be unanimous, but was not.

Doyle has held the role since 2007 and has often been highly critical of the B.C. Liberal government’s accounting practices.

Doyle’s term ends in October.

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