Yesterday, we reported provincial New Democrat legislator Harry Lali had been relieved of his critic duties - this, after apologizing for saying he would support the independent commission to review MLA compensation's controversial recommendations. You'd think that would be more than enough remedial action to be getting on with. But it seems there's once again talk Mr. Lali may be suspended from caucus - this, after The Province's Michael Smyth quoted Mr. Lali as saying, "It's the first time in my life that I've been punished for just telling the truth and speaking my mind." Mr. Lali then went on to tell Mr. Smyth, "I don't intend to make a liar out of myself" when asked whether he still intends to vote for the commission's pay-and-pension package.
May 8, 2007