Premier Gordon Campbell reinstated Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Kash Heed as British Columbia's Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General today.
"Kash Heed has dedicated his career to public service and has acted in the best interest of his constituents," said Premier Campbell. "His commitment to the duties and responsibilities of Solicitor General were paramount last month when he stepped aside. I am sure this has been difficult both for Kash Heed and his family. I am pleased that this has been resolved quickly and I am pleased to re-appoint him as Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General."
The re-appointment follows the completion of a report by Special Prosecutor Terrance Robertson, Q.C. into alleged Election Act violations in which the Special Prosecutor fully exonerated Heed.
A statement released by the Criminal Justice Branch states:
"On the evidence presented to the Special Prosecutor, there is no evidence that Mr. Heed was either involved in the production of the pamphlets or had direct knowledge of the pamphlets or the allegedly fraudulent [advertising sponsor form]."
It goes on to state: "On the evidence presented to the Special Prosecutor, there is nothing to show that Kash Heed had any personal knowledge that the election financing report was false."
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General is responsible for police and correctional services, emergency management, crime prevention programs, victim assistance, consumer services and the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles.
To read the article on Heed's Resignation CLICK HERE