Liberal House Leader Andrew Parsons started off Tuesday by accusing PC MHA David Brazil of being in contempt of the House.
Brazil was forced to apologize Thursday after a year-long saga involving the Bell Island hockey team, adult basic education, and paying for school supplies with cases of beer.
But shortly after Brazil issued his apology in the House for failing to disclose the connection, he spoke to reporters and said he felt that he'd done nothing wrong.
Parsons argued that by going back on his apology, Brazil should be held in contempt of the House.
Speaker Ross Wiseman called a recess to study the matter.
After a lengthy recess, Wiseman said that he needed more time to consider the issue. He said it was a very serious issue and that he needed to review transcripts of all the comments.
Immediately afterwards, Brazil stood and apologized -- again -- "unreservedly."
Wiseman said he'd take that into consideration, but it doesn't put the issue to rest.
Last fall, The Telegram first reported on questionable spending of government funds for an adult basic education program on Bell Island.
Money from the Department of Advanced Education and Skills was going to the Bell Island hockey team — which Brazil was involved in running — and from there was being used for the education program.
Emails provided to The Telegram showed Brazil agreeing to pay a person with a dozen beer to install basic software on school computers.
Then-minister Joan Shea investigated the situation and referred the matter to the police, but after several months of looking at it, the RNC determined nothing criminal went on.
The commissioner for legislative standards investigated and found that Brazil broke the MHAs’ code of conduct by failing to disclose his involvement with the Bell Island hockey team in his conflict of interest public disclosure form.