01/23/2013 02:57 EST | Updated 03/25/2013 05:12 EDT

John Doyle, BC Auditor General, Extended


VICTORIA - A B.C. legislative committee has voted to offer John Doyle a two-year extension as auditor general.

The move is a reversal of an earlier decision by the Liberal-dominated committee not to extend Doyle's current six-year term.

That decision set off a storm of controversy and resulted in Premier Christy Clark urging the panel to review its decision.

Clark also promised to bring in legislation to extend the term of the auditor from six to eight years and make it a single term.

She said that would allow the auditor to do his job without worrying about his re-appointment.

Committee chairman, Liberal MLA Eric Foster, says with the legislation in the works there will never be a controversy again about such reappointments.

(The Canadian Press, CKIZ)