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P.E.I. conflict of interest commissioner steps down after Tory complaints

03/08/2015 04:33 EDT | Updated 05/08/2015 05:59 EDT
CHARLOTTETOWN - The conflict of interest commissioner in Prince Edward Island has announced he is stepping down.

Neil Robinson issued a statement Sunday to say he is resigning following a call by the Progressive Conservatives for a vote to have him removed.

On Friday, Tory leader Rob Lantz called for an emergency sitting of the legislature over concerns of Robinson's own conflicts of interest.

Lantz says the issue stems from Robinson's investment in a company linked to an e-gaming controversy in the province.

He says given Robinson's investment, the commissioner should have removed himself from discussions relating to e-gaming.

In his statement, Robinson says he disagrees with Tories' complaint but feels he has lost the confidence of the legislature and must resign. (Charlottetown Guardian)