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Another twist in the BC Rail saga this afternoon.
Independent MLA John van Dongen is asking conflict of interest commissioner Paul Fraser to step aside from an investigation into Premier Christy Clark.
This after learning that Fraser's son, John-Paul Fraser, works for the government's communications branch.
"The public is entitled to have confidence in the integrity of the conflict of interest complaint process, so is the legislature, and so am I entitled to have that confidence. Accordingly I will be asking Paul Fraser, the conflict of interest commissioner, to remove himself from dealing with my request for an investigation."
Van Dongen had asked Fraser to investigate whether Clark was in a conflict of interest by attending cabinet meetings where the BC Rail sale was discussed in 2003.
He says he was stunned to learn yesterday that Fraser's son is a government employee.
Paul Fraser has not been available for comment.