HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s economic and rural development minister resigned from cabinet late Thursday night after he says he lost his composure during an incident at the provincial legislature involving an Opposition member.
Premier Darrell Dexter said he accepted Percy Paris’s resignation after the incident.
Earlier Thursday, a spokesman for Halifax Regional Police confirmed they were investigating an alleged assault at the legislature, but wouldn’t provide details.
Police later issued a statement saying they charged a 65-year-old man from the Windsor Junction area with uttering threats and assault after receiving a complaint at the legislature.
The statement did not identify the man but said he was released from custody and will appear at Halifax provincial court at a later date.
Dexter thanked Paris for his contributions in cabinet.
“Mr. Paris offered his resignation from cabinet following an incident at the House of Assembly,” he said in a statement.
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