BC minister resigns from cabinet over leaked e-mail regarding news investigation into Eminata Group

March 16, 2012

Harry Bloy has resigned from his position as BC's minister of state for multiculturalism after leaking an e-mail to Eminata Group, the subject of a Vancouver Province news investigation. Bloy had come into possession of an e-mail the Province sent to the Ministry of Advanced Education seeking comment on Eminata founder Peter Chung. Bloy forwarded that message to Eminata, a provider of for-profit PSE in BC. Confirming Bloy's resignation during question period Thursday, Premier Christy Clark said that what he did was "not illegal, but wrong." NDP Leader Adrian Dix pressed the Liberal government in question period on Bloy's motivation to inform Eminata about the investigation, but the government was not forthcoming. NDP MLA John Horgan called on Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto to resign as well. Postmedia News reports that Chung is a frequent donor to the BC Liberals. Postmedia News