The B.C. Securities Commission has received a letter of complaint from the NDP about Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Terry Lake.
Spokesman Richard Gilhooley said Monday the letter is under review, but he couldn’t comment further.
“In terms of process, we’re frequently asked to look into various matters — sometimes disclosure, sometimes other areas of securities. It’s an internal review to determine whether to proceed with an investigation,” he said in a telephone interview from Vancouver.
NDP finance critic Bruce Ralston sent a letter Friday to the commission concerning comments made by Environment Minister Lake to a Daily News reporter.
In the letter, Ralston suggested Lake informed the reporter that the environmental assessment certificate for the Morrison Mine near Granisle had been turned down on the morning of Monday, Oct. 1.
Ralston said trading was still open on the mine’s proponent, Pacific Booker Minerals, at the time.
Lake has disfuted the claim, saying the company was informed that morning about the certificate being turned down. He said he didn’t recall when he spoke to the reporter, but he did so knowing the information was being released that day.