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Weaver: don't come back

The BC Greens party won't support the return to the legislature of the suspended clerk and sergeant-at-arms in the wake of a report by Speaker Darryl Plecas alleging spending misconduct.

Andrew Weaver says the legislature's house leaders for the NDP, Liberals and Greens will consider their options for the futures of clerk Craig James and sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz, but their return to work will not receive his support.

Lenz and James were suspended and escorted out of the legislature in November amid an ongoing RCMP investigation.

A 76-page report alleges spending by the two men on luxurious overseas trips, payout packages and personal purchases totalling millions of dollars.

James and Lenz were not immediately available for comment Tuesday, but in a statement Monday they said they only just learned of the claims by looking at the report, and time will show the allegations are false.

The RCMP says it is aware of the release of the Plecas report, and its investigation is active and ongoing.



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