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B.C.’s former LNG advocate sues John Horgan for defamation

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According to multiple sources, British Columbia’s (B.C.) former LNG advocate is seeking US$5 million in a defamation lawsuit from Premier John Horgan, Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston and a federal NDP MP over false allegations that he completed little work before he was recently fired after four years on the job.

The lawyer for Gordon Wilson, a former B.C. Liberal leader whose career in provincial politics also saw him serve as an NDP finance minister, submitted a claim in the defamation suit to B.C. Supreme Court.

At issue are the comments following the firing of Mr. Wilson by the defendants concerning the apparent lack of any written work by him during his time as LNG advocate. Former B.C. premier Christy Clark appointed Mr. Wilson to the post in 2013.

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