NB Speaker of the House suspended amid allegations of harassment

An independent third party is investigating allegations of harassment against New Brunswick's legislative speaker.

Premier Brian Gallant says the allegations against Chris Collins have been made by a former employee of the legislative assembly.

Gallant says that on February 17th, the premier's office was told of potential allegations of harassment involving the Speaker, but the employee chose not to bring them forward at that time.

Collins has been suspended from the Liberal caucus pending the outcome of the investigation.