Wood Chipper John Horgan
(BC Premier John Horgan - Photo via bcndp.ca)

The snow might have shut down BC Ferries and downed a few power lines, but it looks like John Horgan’s sense of humour wasn’t affected!

BC’s Premier took a shot at the 2019 Legislature finance scandal with a hilarious tweet on Tuesday, January 14th. 

“With more snow on the way for much of BC, I hope everyone is taking extra time when they head out,” Horgan wrote. “Guess the Legislature should have got a snow blower instead of a wood chipper.” 


In case you were buried under the snow this time last year and missed the news, in January 2019, BC Legislature Speaker Daryl Plecas accused then-clerk of the legislature Craig James and then-sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz of overspending on personal belongings. 

Along with the relevant receipts, Plecas pointed to truckloads of liquor, cash payouts instead of vacation days, and, yes, the purchase of a wood chipper, which was taken to a personal home instead of being used at the Legislature.

Both James and Lenz resigned as a result of the allegations. 

British Columbians loved Horgan’s tweet, retweeting it almost 200 times and liking it 1,300 times. Even the BC Legislature’s official Twitter account got involved! 

The wood chipper now sits on the Legislature grounds, most likely covered in snow like the rest of Victoria. At least Horgan and co. can use it to make some firewood, if needed!