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Media attention hard on family, says Heed's campaign manager

Kash Heed's campaign manager Barinder Sall broke his media silence today, but said he couldn't comment on the RCMP investigation that led to Heed's resignation as Solicitor General last week.

"I would like to comment on this,” Sall told the website Public Eye. “But I've retained counsel who have advised me not to make any statements about this because of the ongoing RCMP investigation."

Heed stepped down on April 9 citing an RCMP investigation into possible Election Act violations involving his campaign in Vancouver-Fraserview in the May, 2009, election. Sall managed that campaign.

Sall, who also gave an interview to Global television, told Public Eye the media have been pursuing him all week. "It's been tough for my 90-year-old grandmother who has media outside her house, someone knocking on her door at 11:30 in the evening with a camera, blocking her garage and frightening her."

The Tyee reported last week that Elections B.C. forwarded a concern about illegal election pamphlets in Vancouver-Fraserview to the RCMP. Heed has said he is not the direct target of the investigation and he believes he has done nothing wrong.

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria. Reach him here.

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