VICTORIA -- B.C.'s Opposition Liberals and the New Democrat member of the legislature who is accused of a conflict of interest have both asked the province's conflict commissioner to intervene in a complaint.
The Liberals say NDP Delta North member of the legislature Ravi Kahlon should not be part of a committee that influences recommendations on ride-hailing services when his father holds a taxi licence.
The Liberals sent a letter to Conflict of Interest Commissioner Paul Fraser asking him to rule on the perceived conflict.
Kahlon denies there's a conflict and says his father has held a taxi licence in Victoria for 28 years and will retire within the next two months.
Kahlon has also asked Fraser to review his status to ensure he's in compliance with conflict rules and policies for members of the legislature.
The Liberals say in a news release that the government has put up numerous obstacles to ride-hailing in B.C. and Kahlon's membership on the committee calls into question the level of objectivity from the New Democrats.