House was sent into recess following accusation
Government House Leader Jerome Kennedy said today in the House of Assembly that Liberal MHA Jim Bennett threatened Minister Joan Burke.
Kennedy said that Bennett called Burke's office to threaten to "vilify" Burke on Open Line if an issue was not resolved.
Bennett left a voicemail message at Burke's office. (To hear voicemail, click on image of MHA Jim Bennett).
Kennedy said that Bennett should be censured or found in contempt of the House of Assembly.
The phone call reportedly was about transportation for a constituent with regards to a chemotherapy appointment.
The Liberals are saying that the phone call happened on Feb. 3 and the government did not raise the issue at its earliest convenience.
Liberal House Leader Yvonne Jones is saying the issue is not intimidating Joan Burke, and it is not a point of privilege.