Legislature to hear motion seeking to replace Assistant Deputy Speaker
Former Speaker of the House Linda Reid, left, poses with former B.C. Premier Christy Clark in her office following the first session of the 40th Parliament of British Columbia and throne speech in the Legislative Assembly on June 26, 2013 in Victoria. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Published Monday, February 11, 2019 3:59PM PST
Last Updated Monday, February 11, 2019 6:34PM PST
British Columbia's legislature is expected to hear a motion Tuesday seeking the replacement of the province's longest-serving MLA from her role as Assistant Deputy Speaker.
The motion to have Richmond South Centre MLA Linda Reid replaced by Coquitlam-Burke Mountain's Joan Isaacs was put forward by Liberal house leader Mary Polak and seconded by Solicitor General Mike Farnworth.
The news comes just weeks after a report by Speaker Darryl Plecas accusing senior legislature staff of gross misspending became public.
While the report does not accuse Reid of any wrongdoing, she did serve as Speaker at a time when some of the alleged misconduct would have occurred.
Motion for MLA Linda Reid to be replaced as assistant deputy speaker by MLA Joan Isaacs on Legislature agenda tomorrow #bcpoli— Scott Roberts (@ScottRobertsCTV) February 12, 2019