Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil faced a barrage of opposition questions for a second day over the resignation of his chief of staff amid allegations of breach of privacy.
Kirby McVicar resigned Tuesday after he disclosed private health information about independent MLA Andrew Younger, arising from a conversation the pair had in February.
Younger was on a forced leave from the Liberal cabinet at the time, dealing with personal issues including a legal case involving former Liberal staffer Tara Gault, who was accused of assaulting the MLA in October 2013.
Younger failed to appear at Gault’s trial earlier this month, after being subpoenaed, and her case was dismissed.
In the conversation with McVicar, which Younger secretly recorded, the premier’s chief of staff seems to suggest the government was seeking a way to get past the legal issues and get Younger back into the fold. He also seems to suggest a contract could be secured for Younger’s wife to make up for Younger’s lost incomeRead More »from N.S. premier faces more questions over chief of staff’s resignation