No charges to be laid from Qulliq allegations
Nunavut RCMP say two Qulliq Energy Corp. officials who were accused of using employees to work on their personal property will not face criminal charges.
Police received a formal complaint last week that Qulliq Energy crews were tasked with building a retaining wall at an Iqaluit property owned by Qulliq president Peter Mackey and lines supervisor Grant Penney.
But in a release Monday, Nunavut RCMP said they have investigated the complaint and "found nothing criminal" in the actions of the two officials.
The Nunavut RCMP's federal enforcement unit, along with other outlying RCMP detachments in the territory, looked into allegations of theft, fraud and misappropriate use of resources.
The allegations stemmed from questions that South Baffin MLA Fred Schell posed to Lorne Kusugak, the minister responsible for Qulliq Energy, last month.
At the time, Schell tabled photographs of Qulliq Energy crews with recycled power poles outside House 4129.
Mackey owns one half of the duplex and leases the land there, while Penney owns the other half, according to municipal and territorial lands information obtained by CBC News.
But Mackey has said the property is not his personal residence, adding that any allegations about the use of Qulliq Energy resources for personal benefit are unfounded and wrong.
Penney's wife, Geraldine Penney, told CBC News last week that Qulliq Energy crews did drop off some recycled power poles, but her husband did all the work on the property after that.