Фев 24 2015

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cabinet minister Jinny Sims denies allegations

security watch list, according canada goose uk black friday to allegations Canada Goose Jackets by a former constituency assistant.

Sims admitted writing the letters, saying uk canada goose outlet she used to do canadian goose jacket so all the time as a member of parliament. She said she withdrew her endorsements after Cloverdale Langley City MP John Aldag office told her about the canada goose outlet security concerns.

an MP, I used to write these letters, she told reporters. an MLA, all I saying I know the people who are sponsoring them, and in this case I knew some of canada goose outlet parka the people who were coming. And as soon as the MP told me what some of the issues were, I let them know I no longer was interested in pursuing that. government to the endorsements, done by error in the office. MLA Mike de Jong told the legislature that a March 4 email from Sims former constituency assistant to the conflict of interest commissioner and officials in the premier office also contained allegations of the canada canada goose coats goose outlet online uk same minister was attempting to facilitate entry into Canada of foreign nationals who were on a security watch in exchange for money. denied any money was donated to her campaign by the individuals.

question is, what steps did government take canada goose outlet canada goose outlet to investigate these serious allegations that they were aware of over two months ago? de Jongasked.

Jinny Sims, minister for citizens’ services in the NDP government, said a letter accusing her of wrongdoing can be chalked up to «a disgruntled ex employee.» The Liberals refused to dismiss it that easily.

Attorney General David Eby said the concerns should be forwarded to canada goose outlet black friday the independent information and privacy commissioner. That office confirmed Tuesday it is reviewing a letter of complaint.

The email was written by a former staffer, Kate Gillie, who worked in Sims Surrey Panorama constituency office from Jan. 8 to Feb. 22, when she was fired. It was goose outlet canada made public on Tuesday by the Liberals.

In the email, she alleged that on Feb. 6, Sims fundraising coordinator, Rabina Sattar, asked her check on the visa applications that Sims had vouched for.

pertained to 10 Pakistani individuals that Jinny had written supporting their application for a Canadian visa in October canada goose canada goose factory sale jacket outlet December. Rabina explained that the lead of the group was Noor Ahmed Ranjha. According to Rabina, this individual was her and extremely important to Jinny as not only they going to give $10,000 to her campaign but they are coming to discuss a big investment with her. wrote a letter but no money was ever discussed, Sims said. She later added to reporters: I have taken no money. MLA Jas Johal said the allegation to conduct unacceptable for a minister of the Crown.

had to wonder if Ms. Sims can continue to serve as a minister, he said. Horgan office was informed of these incredibly serious allegations two months ago by the whistleblower, and nothing was done. I find that shocking. It is important these allegations be taken seriously, and investigated as soon as possible. visa application letters contain Sims home address and say the people being sponsored would be tourists in Canada, would have medical insurance and would not be a burden on the system.

have the necessary means to cover all necessities including boarding, lodging, and all other requirements, Sims wrote in her letter. ask these visas be expedited and I take full responsibility for their return to Pakistan. I hold employment as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Surrey Panorama and the Minister of Citizens Services for British Columbia. whistleblower email from Gillie to officials also accused Sims of helping a person with a development concern who was being sued by the City of Surrey. Sims said that accusation was not true and she merely directs people to the right contact at Surrey city hall.

Gillie was fired from the job as constituency assistant within six weeks for what she admitted was disrespectful behaviour.

Sims said the concerns Gillie outlined were raised in the premier office and within NDP caucus by canada goose outlet sale the caucus executive director, Roseanne Moran, canada goose outlet toronto factory in March.

had a meeting with the executive director and we went through everything that was in that Canada Goose online letter, said Sims. knew that employee, whose employment was canada goose outlet shop severed with my office after six weeks, and was very upset, had written that letter. referred questions Thursday to her lawyer, Don Sorochan.

Sorochan objected to Sims saying in question period that she could not discuss the issue because it was an matter. is a principled woman, Sorochan said on Tuesday. minister got up and made it sound like she like to respond and this https://www.thebookstop.biz is a personnel matter, official canada goose outlet with the inference there was more to be said on why my client was fired. There is nothing more to be said. said Gillie has waived canada goose outlet uk sale all privilege of confidentiality on her end with respect to her dismissal so the minister could speak freely.

got fired because she was disgusted, said Sorochan, who has decades of history as a lawyer and has served as special prosecutor on high profile government cases including the original Bingogate scandal in Nanaimo. no other reason for her to be fired, other than her assertion business shouldn be carried on the way it was carried on. the allegations about immigration visa sponsorship were not contained in Sorochan original letter to Attorney General Eby and others, which was released on Monday.

Instead, that letter focused on Gillie allegations that Sims had directed her and other staff to bypass the Freedom of Information Act. She wrote that she been instructed only to communicate with her constituency and ministry staff using iMessage, WhatsApp and Sims personal email address order to avoid communication being captured by FOIPPA law. Jinny Sims routinely used iMessage, WhatsApp and her personal email address to conduct ministerial business, Gillie declared in Sorochan letter. more than one occasion, Minister Jinny Sims ministry Canada Goose sale staff reprimanded me for communicating with them on their government emails and I was told on more than a few occasions, I going to have to delete that. We spoken to you about this before. staff told her she had to the minister from FOI requests, the letter said. need loyalty, was a constant phrase used by Minister Jinny Sims. However, I believe that loyalty does not require improper conduct. came under fire last year after being caught using personal email to conduct government business. She apologized. Premier John Horgan pledged more robust training for government staff, after concerns about widespread email deletion by staff in the premier office and a proliferation of records responses under the FOI act.

In the former Liberal government, cabinet ministers were harshly criticized for mass deletion of emails through a process known as triple delete that prevented them from being logged and released through FOI requests.

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