February 27, 2013 - 1:27 PM
LOCAL MLA AND B.C. CONSERVATIVES IN THE PLAYGROUND
By Jennifer Stahn
The B.C. Conservatives and Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Kevin Krueger have started their elections with an escalating war of words and Conservative candidate Peter Sharp accusing Krueger of being a bully.
It began Tuesday when the Conservatives called on Premier Christy Clark to suspend Pat Bell for his alleged involvement in “breached protocols, broken promises and misrepresentation” on the proposed Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George. The party said Bell was “involved in one controversy after another... he's been an unmitigated disaster.”
According to “a full and complete copy of” Krueger's email released by Sharp, Krueger called them “unmitigated morons to publish such crap... there is not ONE of you scum worthy to tie his shoes - nor tall enough... what idiots you are.”
Today on the Conservative Thoughts blog, Sharp called the comments “completely unacceptable behaviour for an MLA. He went way over the line with his caustic comments aimed at all members of our party.... Using an official government MLA email account to hurl these insults at people who are some of his constituents, could be looked at as further arrogance by a party already being questioned by the electorate for its integrity and accountability.”
He said Krueger's retirement means the “people of our province will no longer be subjected to this kind of bullying.”
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