FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Premier David Alward says he has
asked his deputy house leader to step down from his legislature
duties after he was charged with impaired driving.
Alward issued a statement today saying Wes MacLean, who
represents the riding of Victoria-Tobique, was charged last Saturday
in Edmundston.
He says MacLean will no longer represent the government on
legislative committees.
MacLean won his seat in the September 2010 provincial election.
He was named legislative secretary to the premier and Progressive
Conservative deputy house leader in November 2010.