March 10, 2017
STATEMENT FROM THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER:
ELECTIONS BC REFERS INVESTIGATION TO THE RCMP
VICTORIA – Elections BC has referred its investigation into indirect political contributions and other potential contraventions of the Election Act to the RCMP.
This investigation has been referred to ensure that it will in no way impede Elections BC’s administration of the provincial general election scheduled for May 9. This referral will also ensure that there is no perception that Elections BC’s ability to administer the general election in a fair, neutral and impartial manner is in any way compromised. The potential scope and timing of this matter make the RCMP the most appropriate agency to continue this investigation.
Elections BC may support the RCMP as this investigation progresses, and will not be providing further public comment on this matter while the investigation is ongoing.
Keith Archer, Ph.D.
Chief Electoral Officer