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Saskatchewan NDP demand government house leader address gun allegations

REGINA — Saskatchewan’s Opposition New Democrats are demanding Premier Scott Moe’s government house leader address allegations he brought a hunting rifle into the legislature and wanted to carry a handgun.

Meara Conway, the critic for ethics and democracy, has also written to security officials asking them what they know about the accusations leveled against Jeremy Harrison by the Speaker nearly a week ago.

Conway says it would be alarming for any legislature member to bring in a gun, as it would put the safety of those who work in the building at risk.

Harrison has not spoken to the allegations, and government and security officials have not responded to requests for comment.

Moe has said Harrison told him the accusations are “unequivocally false” and that any investigation would be up to security officials.

Conway says Moe is dodging responsibility and is not taking the issue seriously.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 23, 2023.

The Canadian Press

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