First, let me say that I agree with the final conclusion in the VTC's recent editorial about what British Columbia ombudsperson Jay Chalke should actually do re: the Health Researchers firing matter:
...Realistically, he (Chalke) cannot postpone his report until after the (BC election) campaign is over (in May). He is already committed to an earlier finish point.
His best option is to report out well ahead of his self-imposed deadline. If he releases his findings by, say, the middle of February, he’s likely on safe ground...
However, the suggestion the VTC draws about Chalke potentially facing the same 'difficult' decision as American FBI director James Comey if he releases his report too close to the election does not, in my opinion, hold water.
Well, first and foremost, Chalke's investigation was mandated by a legislative committee. It will not come out of nowhere and be a 'surprise' if he finally finishes it in April.
Second, by long standing convention Comey was not supposed to drop any type of law enforcement conjecture into the US campaign anytime during the 60 days before the election. There is no direct comparison here.
Third, and this is damning of Comey he also had the 'dossier' in hand and had other investigations into Trump hands ties to Putin before the election. And yet, which 'investigation' did he tell the world about less than a week before USians went to the polls.
But never mind all that because, personally, I don't give a hoot-in-heckfire about any discomfiture the good Mr. Chalke might have about when he releases his report.
After all, it was the government of Ms. Christy Clark that put this timeline (and the extra 3.8 million document dumpage) in play from the very beginning.