The B.C. Liberals are reviewing the candidacy of Sukh Dhaliwal, the party's nominee in Surrey-Panorama, after it came to light that he and his wife are facing tax-evasion charges.
"At the direction of BC Liberal leader Christy Clark, the Candidate Approval Subcommittee of the Provincial Election Readiness Committee is reviewing Sukh Dhaliwal’s candidacy," reads a statement issued today (February 8) by the party.
"Mr. Dhaliwal disclosed his legal situation to party officials on Wednesday, February 6th. Since that time, he has provided information and background on this issue, which the Candidate Approval Subcommittee is reviewing."
The Vancouver Sun reported on Thursday (February 7) that the former Newton-North Delta MP faces six charges of failing to comply with the Income Tax Act. His wife, Roni Dhaliwal, faces 14 charges of failing to comply with the Income Tax Act. The charges were sworn in October 2012, and relate to their roles as president and secretary of Genco Consultants Inc.