Darnell says inquiry wouldn’t be costly

Township council candidate Rebecca Darnell says a council-led commission of inquiry would not be too expensive.

Township council candidate Rebecca Darnell says a council-led commission of inquiry would not be too expensive.

“In light of the numerous inquiries I have received with respect to the Notice of Motion brought by Councillor Grant Ward requesting a public inquiry into the conduct of Mayor Rick Green, I wish to clarify the suggestion in my last press release,” she said Tuesday.

Darnell has clarified a suggestion she made, saying now that she does not advocate a public inquiry with lawyers retained to represent all parties concerned.

“What I did suggest was an expedited inquiry to provide Mayor Green an opportunity to clear his name under oath,” she said, adding that she supports an inquiry of “a few simple questions being put to Mayor Rick Green and Calvin Patterson, under oath and in public, possibly conducted by the councillors themselves, or by one of the lawyers who prepared the Lidstone Report.”

She said that done this way, the cost would not be excessive.

“I would estimate at no more than $10,000.00 (and) if the questions were put by the councillors themselves, the cost would be even less.”

Darnell is a Langley lawyer.

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