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BC government to require criminally charged local politicians to take leave

Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen believes a new bill introduced into the legislature will help maintain public confidence in municipal government.

File photo of Nathan Cullen

The measure would force municipal politicians to take a leave of absence if charged with a criminal offence and resign if they’re convicted.

The Union of B-C Municipalities has been pushing for such a measure for years.

It’s praising the bill as a good balance between fairness and good governance.

A link to the news release can be found here.

with files from Vista Radio newswire

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