Statement by Adrian Dix about appointment of special prosecutor to assist investigation into alleged contraventions on Election Act

New Democrat leader Adrian Dix issued the following statement in regards to the appointment of a special prosecutor to assist police with an ongoing investigation into alleged contraventions of the provincial Election Act:

“This investigation relates to concerns the Opposition raised repeatedly in the Legislature, as well as other serious issues.

“I thought these issues were sufficiently serious as to warrant an investigation. The RCMP has now undertaken one and a Special Prosecutor has been appointed.

“I raised these concerns in early August in a confidential letter to the RCMP, which laid out the grounds for our concerns.

“In order to ensure the integrity of the work of the Special Prosecutor and the RCMP, I will not provide any further details at this point.

“For the same reasons, I chose not to draw public attention to these concerns after I had written to the RCMP.

“At this stage, it is important to let the investigation run its course. ”