The Canadian Press

2008-03-28 | John Les Steps Down

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BC Solicitor General John Les stepped down March 28th after it was revealed a special prosecutor had been looking into allegations he may have improperly benefitted from a land deal. Les was extremely frustrated and said he had no reason to believe he'd be the subject of an investigation into land transactions when he was mayor of Chilliwack 10 years earlier. Les said police never even contacted him about the investigation, which prompted the appointment of a special prosecutor in June 2007. Les, the Liberal MLA for Chilliwack-Sumas, called the whole situation surreal, adding that the hardest part was the effect on his family.

Date: 2008-03-28
Placeline: VICTORIA, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 24 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I have no difficulty putting my future in the hands of the police in the special prosecutor as I said before they'll my only hoping that will this is that it wasn't results quickly you do in the meantime I'm certainly get him dangling in the wind out there and I don't I'm not looking for sympathy here but you know that's clearly an unpleasant situation >>


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