Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister appointed erstwhile furniture curate Eileen Clarke to a almighty financial-oversight committee lone to person Clarke cull the position.
Clarke says she was not alert of her assignment to the provincial Treasury Board, which oversees authorities spending, and has contacted the premier’s bureau to accidental she volition not judge it.
Clarke resigned from the Indigenous and bluish relations portfolio this period aft Pallister stirred up contention with remarks astir Canadian history.
The premier said radical who came to Canada did not travel to destruct thing but alternatively to physique communities, churches and businesses.
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Clarke’s assignment to Treasury Board was made authoritative and posted online this week, but Clarke says she was lone made alert of it aft the fact.
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“Ms. Clarke had not been made alert of immoderate assignment to authorities Treasury Board but connected July 21 did person an email from the caput of the Treasury Board congratulating her connected the caller assignment and a petition to meet,” reads a connection sent from Clarke’s constituency office.
“Eileen has contacted the Premier’s bureau and volition not beryllium accepting the Treasury Board assignment but volition proceed to fulfill her responsibilities arsenic the MLA for Agassiz.”
Pallister has faced ongoing fallout from his remarks, including the resignations of 2 Indigenous men from provincial economical improvement boards.
— with files from Global News
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