• Kelowna's Homepage
  • Vernon's Homepage
27712
31033

BC  

No conflict for MLA Pimm

British Columbia's conflict of interest commissioner says former agriculture minister Pat Pimm did not breach conflict of interest rules when he contacted the Agricultural Land Commission about a proposed rodeo ground and camp site project on protected farmland.

Paul Fraser's 41-page decision says Pay Pimm was acting as an enthusiastic politician supporting a proposed project in his Fort St. John-area riding and did not do anything that amounted to personal representation for a constituent or breach conflict laws.

Fraser says Pimm's enthusiasm wasn't ministerial interference and didn't raise potential ethical difficulties.

Pimm asked Fraser last November to provide advice to all BC members of the legislature about situations where their duties collide with the independent commission that protects farmland.

The land commission claimed Pimm's efforts on behalf of a local constituent to remove land from the ALR were inappropriate.

Pimm announced last January he is battling colon cancer and took a leave, prompting Premier Christy Clark to appoint Norm Letnick as agriculture minister last April.

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments are pre-moderated to ensure they meet our guidelines. Approval times will vary. Keep it civil, and stay on topic. If you see an inappropriate comment, please use the ‘flag’ feature. Comments are the opinions of the comment writer, not of Castanet. Comments remain open for one day after a story is published and are closed on weekends. Visit Castanet’s Forums to start or join a discussion about this story.



More BC News

BC
31853
Vancouver Webcam
Recent Trending
31988
32391
Member of the RTNDA
31807



31225
30607