The press gallery got some exercise today when Solicitor General Kash Heed wouldn't stop to comment on a RCMP visit to Cowichan Lake resident Dianne Hinkley. Ms. Hinkley is organizing a rally where participants will wear authentic Cowichan sweaters to protest the Hudson's Bay Company's decision to dress Canadian Olympians in what have been described as knockoffs. In fact, the solicitor general was in such a rush to get to his office, he even accidentally opened its door on A-Channel legislative reporter Shachi Kurl's foot - who, by the way, led the media pack while wearing two-and-a-half inch heels. But, in scrum with reporters about ten minutes later, the solicitor general said he hadn't spent that time looking into the Cowichan sweater issue. Instead, he was "just on the phone. I had to call my daughter. My little two-year-old daughter."
In the scrum that followed, the solicitor general also said he doesn't think he's in a conflict of interest regarding Bill 7, which strengthens the police company commission process. Nevertheless, he won't be participating in any further debate surrounding that proposed legislation.