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NEWS RELEASE · 4th May 2010
Ministry of Public Safety
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
Timely Manner
Comment by Moe Naguib on 5th May 2010
Its truly amazing that an investigation of criminal wrongdoing can take place and be concludes in this incredibly short period of time, when we are normalcy expected to have years go by between initiation of an investigation and conclusion for drug trafficking, murder, influence peddling etc.
Letter to the Editor
Comment by Jeff Leggat on 5th May 2010
Is Kash Heed corrupt or just completely inept? His closest campaign associates allegedly broke election rules and criminal laws in order to get him elected yet he had no idea?

Whether or not he is complicit in this alleged criminal behaviour is irrelevant as it is a fact this district's election was influenced by deceptive and libelous acts. The election therefore is not valid.

Elections BC needs to run another election for this area before the Premier even considers re-instating Kash Heed. Oh, wait...its the Liberals we're talking about right? Corruption, scandal and blatantly ignoring B.C. constituents is what they do best!

Jeff Leggat
Burnaby, B.C.