One the aspects of politics that I really hate is how it is so easy to hurt people to make your point.
Right now on PEI I see two very brave people.
Cynthia Dunsford who had the courage to call a colleague on a very tough issue that was going to make life hell for her and for him. What would you have done? She is clearly a brave person who has taken a stand when most would have wavered. I probably would have wavered.
Rory Beck for not ducking or wavering but for responding with real grace. What would you have done? I take my hat off to Rory. What an act of courage to behave now as he is. I am sure that I would not have his grit.
The outcome for the PEI Civil service is that it is strengthened. Those who are tempted can see the risks. Those that may feel vulnerable know that they are protected. The system is strengthened.
So what is the call for a full inquiry about? Imagine that you were one of the principals. Could you bear this private moment being made public? In the future, would you come forward? Why do you and I need to know the details? There is nothing good that can come from this.
So why? Because this is how politics is played here. It's a game that hurts people. So I ask Ms Crane to explain herself.
What good do you expect to come from such an inquiry? Why do I and the public need to know the details of what happened? How will the system be improved? What would be the risks? Why should the principals who have settled their issues between them have to be judged by a third party?
I had expected better.