Grant Loyer, who has served as Lillooet Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the past eight years, was relieved of his duties without cause last week, the Bridge River Lillooet News reported Wednesday.
Mayor Dennis Bontron notified Loyer of council’s decision on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
The District of Lillooet issued a brief statement, signed by Bontron on behalf of council, on Friday, following a special in-camera meeting held Thursday evening.
In whole, the statement read: “Effective immediately, Mr. Grant Loyer, Chief Executive Officer for the District of Lillooet, is no longer employed. We would like to thank Mr. Loyer for his positive contributions over the past eight years and wish him the best in his future endeavors. Council will be reviewing its options for filling the vacant position and will keep the community informed of any future decisions.”
In May 2013, Loyer sued three residents for defamation. He alleged that a former mayor and two residents defamed him in email messages.
In September 2012, Loyer compared the municipality's critics to a "cancer," and took a polygraph test to prove he didn't make a controversial statement regarding flooding.