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Government watchdog says Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm should resign


Some people are using a scathing report from B.C.'s Agricultural Land Commission to demand Agricultural Minister and Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm resign. 

The calls are over a proposed rodeo facility on reserved farmland near Fort St John. Pimm endorsed the Fort St. John project to the Agricultural Land Commission several times as an MLA. As a cabinet minister he also contacted the commission about it.

The ALC ultimately ruled against the project, and in its August decision, the ALC also calls out Pimm, saying his contact with commissioners was inappropriate.

Dermod Travis of Integrity B.C., a non-partisan government watchdog, says Pimm should resign. "We have to have judicial independence in Canada. Mr. Pimm crossed that line. The precedent is clear across Canada. When a minister crosses that line they have no choice but to resign.'

In a statement, Pimm says he was only advocating for his constituents as their MLA, and that he respects the ALC's decisions.

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