Last month, we broke the news that Kash Heed's former constituency assistant Keith Frew was suing the Vancouver-Fraserview MLA for allegedly dismissing him without cause and without reasonable notice. At the time, Mr. Heed declined comment on that legal action through a spokesperson. But, in a statement of defence filed on Thursday, the former solicitor general denied those allegations. Mr. Heed also denied acting in bad faith, being "abrupt and rude" to Mr. Frew at the time of termination and not providing him with any post-employment information or the potential of a reference letter. Those allegations - which were included in Mr. Frew's statement of claim - have not been tested in court. The following is a complete copy of the MLA's statement of defence.
May 10, 2010