June 2, 2023

The BC Legal professional’s Workplace says it has appointed a particular prosecutor within the case of a New Westminster Faculty Board candidate, who was later named a authorities adviser in early Could.

The service says Vancouver lawyer John Gordon will present authorized recommendation to investigators and deal with a possible prosecution of Gurvin Daliwal, who was elected New Westminster Faculty Board Chair and was appointed Ministerial Adviser to Well being Secretary Adrian Dix on Could 1.

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Dalival is beneath investigation for attainable election violations as he’s current on the polling place as an observer, which is prohibited by the Native Authorities Act as candidates are solely allowed to vote at polling stations on election day.

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Workplace Providers says Gordon was appointed on Could 4, three days after Dhaliwal was named ministerial adviser to British Columbia’s well being minister.

Daliwal’s appointment to the Ministry of Well being was canceled on Could 15, and she or he turned Ministerial Adviser to the Minister of Labour, the identical day.

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In a press release launched Friday, prosecutors say particular prosecutors are being appointed to keep away from any “undue affect” on the administration of justice in circumstances involving elected officers or authorities appointees.

BC United MLA opposition Peter Milobar stated on Friday that the occasion welcomed Gordon’s appointment, calling it “deeply disturbing” that Dhaliwal was appointed to the federal government after the allegations got here to mild.

“David Eby ought to do the fitting factor and put this adviser on go away till the investigation is accomplished,” Milobar stated.

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Authorities officers didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

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