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N.W.T. minister stripped of cabinet duties

Premier Joe Handley has stripped MLA Henry Zoe of his duties as minister of municipal and community affairs, and as the minister responsible for the Public Utilities Board. The MLA for North Slave, for now, is a cabinet minister without a cabinet post.

Earlier this month, Zoe made derogatory remarks about Newfoundlanders during a night out at the Yellowknife branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. The premier announced his decision a day after resisting repeated calls in the legislature to relieve Zoe of his ministerial responsibilities. At that time, Handley said he was going to give Zoe a second chance.

Read the original article at: CBC News

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