N.S. Liberals want fresh look into fisheries ministers boat sale

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HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's Opposition Liberals are again calling for the province's conflict of interest commissioner to look into the business holdings of the province's fisheries minister.
Liberal member Leo Glavine has submitted an affidavit and letter to Merlin Nunn asking him to re-examine whether Sterling Belliveau was in contravention of the ministerial code of conduct.
Last fall the opposition parties pressed for proof that Belliveau, a 38-year veteran of the fishery, played no part in a loan that helped finance the sale of his boat gear and fishing licence.
Belliveau and the governing New Democrats maintained he took all steps necessary to distance himself from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board, the arms-length body he oversees.
He produced a letter from Nunn that states it would be fine to accept the offer for the boat as long as he wasn't involved with any board decisions related to the loan.
In his letter to Nunn, Glavine says Belliveau still hasn't produced evidence that he didn't participate in "any way" in the processing of his loan application.

Organizations: Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board

Geographic location: Nova Scotia

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