The B.C. Legislature formally approved former Supreme Court of Canada chief justice Beverley McLachlin Thursday morning. She will lead the investigation into the allegations made against Clerk of the House Craig James and Sergeant-at-Arms Gary Lenz for overspending public funds.
According to the motion, McLachlin’s job will be to investigate whether or not James and Lenz engaged in misconduct while working at the legislature. As Special Investigator, McLachlin will be able to compel witnesses, other documents and other evidence. She will also be responsible for reviewing the Plecas report, its addendum, the responses from James and Lenz, and legal submissions. The motion outlined that she needs to submit her findings by May 3rd, 2019.