PETERS – Rendering scrutiny on our public health officer is a tricky game

(Image: Govt of BC)

OUR PROVINCE’S CHIEF HEALTH OFFICER, Dr. Bonnie Henry, is open to scrutiny and critique just like any public official.

You wouldn’t think that’s the case by all the fawning praise she has received for her handling of the pandemic here in B.C., but it’s true.

If that praise is the result of a thorough, even-handed evaluation of her job performance, then it’s entirely warranted.

There are a number of challenges to carrying out an evaluation of Dr. Henry’s performance, though.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

About Mel Rothenburger (8316 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

1 Comment on PETERS – Rendering scrutiny on our public health officer is a tricky game

  1. Ultimately I don’t really see the point in this op-piece. it is a not-so-subtle criticism with the pretense of redemption citing “hindsight”…but generally do we really have “journalists” seeking the truth or do we have scribblers for hire to the highest bidder? My gut feeling is towards the latter.

    But I do must make clear I have the highest of respect for the work Mr. Rothenburger has been doing since he retired. Directly with his op-pieces and editorials and indirectly by allowing a slew of different and often controversial view points to reach a greater audience.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: