Dear Editor:

On January 4th, the B.C. provincial government announced that it will not be renewing the six-year term of provincial auditor general John Doyle. This is an unfortunate development for the residents and taxpayers of B.C.

Over the past six years Mr. Doyle has been very diligent and effective in the performance of his duties. He has repeatedly taken the government to task over its financial mismanagement of provincial matters.

The media in Victoria and Vancouver has very appropriately printed out that with the provincial election campaigns starting up on the first of April, the last thing Premier Christy Clark wants is Mr. Doyle coming out with more negative reports about how the government is doing its job. Therefore, John Doyle must go.

He is being fired for being a competent, hard-working auditor general. What a shame!

Jim Galloway, Brisco