|Kash Heed - allegations, no new investigation|
"The matter is closed," Elections BC's new Chief Electoral Officer Keith Archer said in a news conference in Victoria today.
Archer admitted Elections BC had not even interviewed Sall.
Archer said separate requests for a new investigation received from NDP MLA Leonard Krog and NDP candidate Gabriel Yiu, who narrowly lost the Vancouver-Fraserview riding by less than 800 votes.
"No new information has been provided. All the elements of the investigation have already been considered by the RCMP and the Special Prosecutor that led to charges against two individuals. Consequently there is no basis for carrying out a further investigation by this office. We now consider this matter closed," Archer said.
In response to media questions, Archer defended his decision.
"Our determination was that there was no need for a new investigation," Archer said. "We conducted quite a substantial review of the investigation."
That leaves unanswered allegations raised by Sall and questions posed by Yiu.
Heed and his lawyer David Gruber have rejected those allegations.
Yiu told me late Thursday he was again disappointed in the repeated refusal to investigate serious allegations in the Heed case.
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