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PC Leader Calls for Resignation of Nalcor Chair
PC Opposition Leader Ches Crosbie today said that the chair of Nalcor has violated the Conflict of Interest Act by endorsing a candidate for the Liberal party leadership.

Office of the Official Opposition
For Immediate Release

St. John’s, NL (March 6, 2020) – PC Opposition Leader Ches Crosbie today said that the chair of Nalcor has violated the Conflict of Interest Act by endorsing a candidate for the Liberal party leadership.

"Brendan Paddick has Liberal Party entitlement mentality,” said Crosbie, “and forgets that in a democracy he has to serve the public, not the people in power.”

Crosbie said that by endorsing a candidate to be premier, Paddick violated the Conflict of Interest Act.

“Paddick has compromised his duty to be a voice for Nalcor in the intensely political situation of the release of the Muskrat Falls inquiry report and has to resign,” Crosbie said.

The other candidate in the Liberal leadership has also called on Paddick to resign.

Contacts:
Bradley Russell
Director of Policy and Research
(p) 1.709.729.3668
BradleyRussell@gov.nl.ca

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Backgrounder

The following is section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act, 1995 , https://www.assembly.nl.ca/Legislation/sr/statutes/c30-1.htm#9_

Restrictions

9. A public office holder shall not engage in an activity,

(a) that interferes with or adversely influences the performance of his or her duties or is likely to do so;

(b) that places him or her in a position of conflict of interest, or is likely to do so; and

(c) in which he or she may acquire an advantage derived from employment as a public office holder.

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