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Canada NDP joins Tories in call for Gerry Byrne's resignation

18:05  08 november  2019
18:05  08 november  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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NDP Leader Alison Coffin and her caucus have joined the Progessive Conservatives in their call for Gerry Byrne to resign from cabinet.

In a news release Friday, Coffin said the fisheries minister mishandled the die-off of 2.6 million salmon on the south coast.

She also said Byrne, a longtime Liberal both provincial and federally, exhibited "inexcusable conduct in the House of Assembly that included making unfounded accusations against opposition MHAs in question period and in subsequent media interviews, and aggressive behaviour that was deliberately intended to intimidate."

Byrne, meanwhile, told reporters Friday morning he will not apologize for suggesting Tory MHA Jim Lester is pro-poaching and that NDP MHA Jim Dinn made racist remarks.

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The comments were made during an angry exchange at the House of Assembly on Thursday.

Coffin said Byrne's "aggressive behaviour" and attempt to "defame and raise suspicion" about Dinn was unacceptable conduct for an MHA and cabinet minister.

Byrne has called PC Leader Ches Crosbie's push for his resignation "repulsive."

The NDP is also calling for an independent investigation into the dead salmon and a review of aquaculture regulations and enforceable legislation

"If the minister won't do the right thing and resign, I call on the premier to remove Gerry Byrne from cabinet."

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