Special prosecutor appointed in investigation of Nanaimo council

Nanaimo CAO charged in relation to city hall incident

B.C.'s Justice Ministry has appointed Vancouver-based lawyer Mark Jetté as special prosecutor in relations to matters involving the Nanaimo city council.

A story published on Friday by CBC incorrectly stated Mayor Bill McKay was the subject of the investigation. CBC regrets the error and apologizes to McKay.

In a written statement announcing the investigation, the Criminal Justice Branch said the appointment is intended "to avoid any potential for real or perceived improper influence in the administration of justice in light of the nature of the allegations and the status of the members of Nanaimo City Council as elected municipal officials."

The mayor and council have been at odds for months.​