Tag: backbencher

Government backbencher won’t support N.B. nighttime emergency room closures

FREDERICTON—Just a day after New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs conceded that a growing backlash to his government’s health-care reforms could hurt him politically, one of his own backbenchers spoke out against the changes. Bruce Northrup issued a statement Thursday to say he cannot support the decision to eliminate the overnight emergency hours at the Sussex…

Manitoba Tory backbencher forced out after ‘pattern of inappropriate behaviour’

By Steve LambertThe Canadian Press Mon., Oct. 22, 2018 WINNIPEG—A Manitoba government backbencher who made inappropriate comments to female staff has been ousted from the Progressive Conservative caucus. Caucus chair Wayne Ewasko said he and his colleagues made the decision Monday to expel Cliff Graydon after discussing what he called “repeated inappropriate behaviour.” The Manitoba…