Younger’s dismissal leaves questions unanswered

November 6, 2015

Questions remain about the role of the Premier’s office in the events surrounding former McNeil cabinet minister Andrew Younger, says NDP Leader Maureen MacDonald.

“While I have no doubt the Premier would like to turn the page and forget about the past 72 hours, there are many lingering questions that must be fully answered,” says MacDonald. “The Premier has now admitted there was collaboration between his staff and Mr. Younger in preparation of the statement given to media yesterday morning. The Premier needs to tell us who in his office was involved? Did they provide advice to Mr. Younger on how to answer questions about his decision to invoke privilege to avoid testifying in court? Did they have any conversations with Mr. Younger about his scheduled court appearance prior to this week? And if so, what was the nature of those conversations?”