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