NDP MLA Jinny Sims steps aside and resigns from cabinet as Minister of Citizens’ Services on Friday amid RCMP investigation.
“I accepted her resignation as appropriate under the circumstances. We take any such investigation very seriously,” Horgan said.
“I am confident that my name will be cleared but do not want to distract from the important work of government in the meantime,” Sims said. “For that reason, I have decided to step away from my duties while the matter is resolved. On the advice of counsel, I will not be making any further statements.”
“British Columbians should be appalled that NDP Minister Jinny Sims has resigned due to an RCMP investigation after months of John Horgan insisting that she and his government have done nothing wrong,” Opposition Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson said in an emailed statement.
“The fault lies at the feet of John Horgan and he needs to immediately explain to British Columbians why a special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate an NDP minister.”