Former LNG advocate Gordon Wilson of B.C. has filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Premier John Horgan and two of his fellow NDP politicians, Jobs Minister Bruce Ralston and MP Rachel Blaney for unfairly belittling the work Wilson completed after being hired by Christy Clark’s Liberals to promote the province’s LNG industry in 2013.
The lawsuit states, “The defendants, together and individually, undertook a campaign to destroy [Wilson’s] reputation from the position of authority and credibility granted to them by their office.”
Wilson was fired shortly after the NDP seized power, and Horgan allegedly suggested there was little to show for his years of work.
Though Horgan, Ralston and Blaney have all apologized, Wilson claims his reputation and ability to earn a living have been damaged.