McVicar Won’t Resign Over Younger Recordings
The premier’s chief of staff says he will not resign after the release of a 12-minute conversation that former Liberal cabinet minister Andrew Younger secretly recorded with Kirby McVicar.
The controversy surrounding the recording has forced McVicar to speak publicly about the February meeting and his job offer to Younger’s wife.
McVicar says Younger had told him his wife might soon be laid off and adds that part of the conversation is not on the 12 minute recording.
He goes on to say the job offer was simply an attempt to take the pressure off Younger who told him he was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after getting death threats.
Meanwhile, House speaker Kevin Murphy says MLA’s will decide today what if any action to take against Younger who responded to a Speaker’s warrant to hand over any and all recordings with McVicar before yesterday’s noon deadline.
On Friday, Younger told the Legislature that two small snippets of the recording that had already been released were all that he had.