Baillie Says Premier’s Chief of Staff Should Step Aside
The RCMP say they’ve launched an investigation into a recording that appears to suggest the Premier’s chief of staff and Glace Bay native Kirby McVicar offered a job to former cabinet minister Andrew Younger’s wife.
The 40 second recording was dropped off at the Legislature, addressed to the premier’s press secretary, Laurel Munroe and was made public, yesterday.
Younger revealed last week he’d recorded a conversation with McVicar at his constituency office in February while the MLA was on a forced leave of absence from cabinet.
A portion of the recording was released last week and Younger says he discovered the latest recording the next day.
Meanwhile, Opposition leader Jamie Baillie says McVicar should temporarily leave his job while police investigate the matter.
But Premier Stephen McNeil is resisting any suggestions that McVicar should go, adding that he doesn’t believe McVicar’s offer of work was meant as a bribe.
The House unanimously passed a motion yesterday calling on Younger to release any and all recordings of conversations with McVicar.