01/23/2015 11:48 EST | Updated 03/25/2015 05:59 EDT

New Brunswick premier says he is open to discussion on member conflict rules

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant says he's open to discuss ways to improve conflict-of-interest rules governing provincial politicians.

At issue is the jurisdiction of the conflict-of-interest commissioner to investigate complaints after a member leaves the legislature.

Conflict of interest commissioner Alfred Landry recently dropped investigations involving former Tories Paul Robichaud and Greg Davis because they were no longer elected members.

Gallant says while he hasn't heard from Landry, he is willing to discuss the issue with him.