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Minister Eddie Joyce identified as subject of complaint filed by fellow MHA, to step down during review

Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce. SaltWire Network file photo
Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce. - SaltWire Network

Eddie Joyce, Newfoundland and Labrador's minister of municipal affairs and environment, has been identified as the subject of a misconduct complaint filed with the premier by a Liberal MHA Wednesday.

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A statement issued by the premier's office this morning says Premier Dwight Ball met with the complainant last night. Ball then asked Joyce to step down from his ministerial duties while the investigation into the complaint is underway. 

In the statement, the premier says Joyce agreed to be identified as the subject of the complaint and is supportive of the review.

The follow-up will be conducted by an independent, outside firm, but the firm has not yet been named.

The statement says Justice Minister Andrew Parsons will cover Joyce's ministerial duties while the work is ongoing.

ashley.fitzpatrick@thetelegram.com 

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