Tories to ask office of the clerk to handle complaints involving Speaker of N.B.'s Legislature

The Progressive Conservatives in New Brunswick say they will ask that the office of the clerk handle any harassment complaints involving the Speaker of the provincial legislature.

The Tory members of the Legislative Administration Committee say they'll make the request at a committee meeting this afternoon.

Harassment complaints would normally be handled by the committee but the Speaker chairs it.

Premier Brian Gallant announced last week that Speaker Chris Collins was being suspended after a former employee of the legislative assembly was proceeding with harassment allegations against him.