BC Premier Christy Clark says she is removing herself from any dealings with oil refinery proposals in BC, because of her ex-husband.
Clark’s ex husband, Mark Marissen, is working with Pacific Future Energy, which is pitching a 10-billion dollar oilsands refinery in Prince Rupert.
“In determining the right thing to do in this situation, I sought the advice of the conflict commissioner, and with his assistance, I have today signed a directive to my deputy minister, that’s pursuant to section 11 of the members conflict of interest act, documenting the recusal and delegation actions that I’m taking.”
Clark says she is taking it a step further, and will recuse herself from all discussions or decisions regarding any oil refineries in BC.
That responsibility will be delegated to Finance Minister Mike de Jong.