MTS board exec fired after UNC appearance

Gov­ern­ment has fired Na­tion­al Main­te­nance Se­cu­ri­ty Com­pa­ny (MTS) board mem­ber Ian Forde just hours af­ter he ap­peared on a Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) Mon­day Night Fo­rum plat­form.

In a let­ter dat­ed March 18, Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert dis­missed Forde cit­ing a "re­con­sti­tu­tion of the board of di­rec­tors."

How­ev­er, in a brief in­ter­view Tues­day, Forde said he was sur­prised by the news of his dis­missal.

"There is no doubt in my mind that my dis­missal had to do with my ap­pear­ance on the plat­form," he said.