Kash Heed Resigns: RCMP Investigate Former BC Solictor General
BC Solicitor General Kash Heed Steps Down
Once a star cadidate for the B.C. Liberal Party, Kash Heed, the Solicitor General of British Columbia announced his resignation from cabinet on Friday.
Kash Heed's Vancouver-Fraserview riding is the subject of an RCMP investigation for campaign financing violations. Kash Heed, the former chief of police for the city of West Vancouver said once he found out about the investigation he informed BC Premier Gordon Campbell and Cabinet and stepped down.
Today I have concluded, out of the respect and regard for the office of Solicitor General of British Columbia and to ensure the continued integrity of that office, that the appropriate action is to step aside pending the outcome of this investigation. I have spoken with the Premier and he has accepted my decision."
The time line for the RCMP investigation into Heed is interesting. Initially, Heed said he was wanted for questioning as a witness. That was on March 24th but then on April 6th Heed learned that the RCMP probe had evolved and now they were investigating any possible role Heed may have had in the alleged Vancouver-Fraserview violations.
That is when Kash Heed hired a lawyer and resigned as Solicitor General.
"I am confident that I have done nothing wrong. I fully support the RCMP's efforts and will be co-operating fully with the investigation," Heed said.
"It is my sincere hope that this matter is concluded as quickly as possible. I will continue to represent my constituents as the MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview."
Kash Heed is the third Solicitor General to step down in the last 25 months in British Columbia