RCMP say no charges concerning use of N.B. government fishing lodge
The New Brunswick government has forwarded a report to the RCMP on the possible misuse of the government-owned Larry's Gulch fishing lodge.
THE CANADIAN PRESS
Published Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:38AM ADT
FREDERICTON -- The RCMP in New Brunswick has determined there was nothing criminal in a controversy last year over possible misuse of the government-owned Larry's Gulch fishing lodge.
Last February, reported that there were three entries on the guest list between 2012 and 2014 for meetings of the Regional Development Corporation and Invest NB, but didn't list any attendees from either entity.
The guest lists eventually revealed that attendees included then-premier David Alward, his political staff and members of the Progressive Conservative Party.
Then in July, the province's access to information and privacy commissioner said two senior government officials altered the 2013 guest list with the intention of concealing information.
Her 39-page report did not recommend charges, but the Attorney General's office asked the RCMP to investigate and determine whether public funds were used to support political goals.
RCMP Const. Jullie Rogers-Marsh says it was determined there was no criminality, and the matter is closed.