Politicians sometimes say the darndest things. For example, today, CTV's Jim Beatty asked Kash Heed whether it felt "odd" to be caught up in a police investigation after having been a police officer himself. The response: "It doesn't feel strange at all. As a matter of fact, I'm enjoying the new opportunity here - getting some great support from my colleagues, great support from my family, friends, constituents...I'm actually getting some really good support from some people in the media to. So it feels good." Mr. Heed stepped down as solicitor general after learning a special prosecutor had been appointed as part of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigation into Election Act offences allegedly involving the Vancouver-Fraserview MLA's campaign office. He has said he did nothing wrong and is not the direct target of the RCMP's investigation.
As first reported by The Tyee's Andrew Macleod, those offences are believed to be related to an anti-New Democrat brochure that was distributed during the recent election.
During today's scrum, the ex-top cop also said he hasn't spoken to his former campaign coordinator Barinder Sall in "weeks if not months." Reporters have been unsuccessful in their attempts to contact Mr. Sall, whose cell phone number is no longer in service.