Ouster of MLA Adam Walker from B.C. NDP sparked by “concerning and serious issues”: premier
Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker was ousted from the B.C. NDP caucus following an internal investigation sparked by a complaint from one of his employees, Premier David Eby said Monday.
The investigation found “serious and concerning issues”, Eby said, which left him no choice but to remove Walker from caucus. The premier released few details about the nature of the complaint but said it’s not related to sexual harassment, it’s not criminal in nature and has nothing to do with a news story last week about Walker fending off a deer that attacked his dog.
“This is not a happy day for us. It was a very difficult call to make to Mr. Walker,” Eby said of his call to the MLA, shortly before his public statement went out about the dismissal.
“This thorough investigation found misconduct on the part of MLA Walker,” Eby’s statement said. Walker was elected to the provincial Legislature in 2020 and had served as the parliamentary secretary for the sustainable economy up until Sunday.