Oppal pours cold water on coffee date theory

Former BC AG denies he's headed to Ottawa

Despite a report, citing a source close to Wally Oppal, that the former attorney general of British Columbia had been offered the job of justice minister were the federal Liberals to form government, Oppal says he and Michael Ignatieff met only to discuss legal policy. “He’s contacted me a number of times for my input on where the law should go,” Oppal says of his recent coffee with the Liberal leader. The two apparently talked about wiretapping laws and sentencing guidelines. As for entering federal politics, Oppal is non-committal. “It would be interesting,” he says. “The schedule would be a killer—a major downside. But I’m still deciding what I want to do with my life.”

The Province