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NEWS RELEASE · 5th May 2010
Office of the Premier
In light of the revelations last evening from the Criminal Justice Branch, which was communicated to the Premier and the public after Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Kash Heed's reappointment was announced, Mr. Heed has advised Premier Gordon Campbell that he has decided to immediately step aside as Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

Mr. Heed anticipates a new Special Prosecutor will be rapidly reappointed and is confident that individual will confirm the findings of his predecessor which was the basis for his reappointment into cabinet.

Premier Gordon Campbell announced today that Attorney General Michael de Jong will be appointed as acting Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

For the duration of the interim appointment, de Jong will continue to hold the office of Attorney General.