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Heed quits again

Kash Heed is out of cabinet again. The Vancouver-Fraserview MLA, who had been reappointed as Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General just yesterday, stepped down this morning.

A news release from the Office of the Premier explained the move:

In light of the revelations last evening from the Criminal Justice Branch, which was communicated to the Premier and the public after Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Kash Heed's reappointment was announced, Mr. Heed has advised Premier Gordon Campbell that he has decided to immediately step aside as Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

Mr. Heed anticipates a new Special Prosecutor will be rapidly reappointed and is confident that individual will confirm the findings of his predecessor which was the basis for his reappointment into cabinet.

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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