For another day, Transportation Minister Nick McGrath insisted that everything was above board when he cancelled a contract and any chance for compensation for work left undone by Humber Valley Paving, following a verbal negotiation with Gene Coleman, the son of incoming premier Frank Coleman.
Nick McGrath. — Telegram file photo
McGrath told reporters that he has never personally intervened to renegotiate a government contract before, but he said there was nothing untoward about the fact that this instance just happened to involve the son of the man who will become premier in July.
Frank Coleman will become the province's 12th premier by default when his only competitor dropped out of the PC Party leadership race in April.
In the House of Assembly, for the second day this week, the opposition parties hammered away at the government. The NDP says that the auditor general should be brought in, and the Liberals are demanding McGrath's resignation.
McGrath has said he won't resign because he hasn't done anything wrong.