Margaret MacDiarmid

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Name: Margaret MacDiarmid
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Emails Shed Light on Origins of Health Ministry Probe, Firings

Gov't lawyer raised alarms about legality of contracts, locked horns with superior.Former BC health minister Margaret MacDiarmid announced a series of firings of drug researchers in 2013. Her successor, Terry Lake, has since acknowledged 'heavy-handed' ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

New Public Service boss reviewed firings mess at Health Ministry

A senior bureaucrat from the troubled Ministry of Health will succeed Lynda Tarras as head of the Public Service Agency later this fall, The Tyee has learned.Chief administrative officer Elaine McKnight has served as associate deputy minister and chief ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Clark admits B.C. Health Ministry firings were ‘heavy-handed’

Premier Christy Clark says she expects an internal probe into the firing of eight Health Ministry workers will conclude her government was heavy-handed and unfair to many of the people involved.Two years after the eight were suspended and then fired amid ... [Published Globe and Mail - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Fired Researcher Who Killed Self Was Evaluating Drug Backed by Clark

Anti-smoking treatment pushed by premier generated safety warnings.Harold Roderick MacIsaac took his life after health ministry fired him with others over allegations never proven and no longer pursued. His family wants a government apology as given to ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Sister of fired B.C. health worker who killed himself seeks apology from government

The closest thing to an apology the B.C. government has offered the family of a co-op student who killed himself after being wrongfully dismissed was a cheque, for the sum of $482.53, sent to Roderick MacIsaac’s estate.Mr. MacIsaac was one of eight health ... [Published Globe and Mail - Oct 01 2014]

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