Anti- Ajax activist to appeal Ombudsmen's decision

By Doug Collins
April 10, 2017 - 6:40am Updated: April 10, 2017 - 10:54am

KAMLOOPS — A man opposed to the proposed KGHM-Ajax mine says he's appealing a decision by the B.C. Ombudsperson not to go forward with a formal investigation into his allegations that Kamloops Mayor and B.C. Liberal MLA candidate Peter Milobar is in a perceived conflict of interest.

In an email, John McNamer says the investigator closed the file last week, saying courts have established that having received a political campaign contribution from a supporter does not, on its own, place a councillor in a confict when a matter affecting the supporter comes before council.

The investigator says that simply because KGHM-Ajax donated to the B.C. Liberal Party does not disqualify Milobar from voting as a member of Council. McNamer says he is appealing the decision and still feels a formal investigation is the right way to go. 

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