New Brunswick M.P. facing conflict of interest allegations

Conflict of interest allegations have been levelled against former federal fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc.

Federal ethics commissioner Mario Dion says the New Brunswick MP was in a conflict when he approved a lucrative Arctic surf clam licence to a company with ties to his wife.

Dion says LeBlanc should not have taken part in the decision because his wife's first cousin was the general manager of the Five Nations Clam Company and stood to benefit financially.

The federal government cancelled the licence in July, just before LeBlanc was moved to a new portfolio in a cabinet shuffle.