Protesters demanding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas broke into the Saskatchewan Legislative Building on November 20, 2023.< /p>
At the request of Speaker Randy Weekes, Jeremy Harrison later apologized. However, he stood by his remarks to the media after Thursday's session.
For her part, NDP MP representing Regina Elphinstone Centre, Meara Conway, called Mr. Harrison's statements an offensive slander.
Meara Conway clarified that the slogan of the river to the sea was the source of tensions and divisions.
Mr. Harrison keeps wanting to return to the slogan, Ms. Conway added.
The lawmaker was expelled from the legislature after the president also asked her to apologize, a request she chose not to give continued.Open in full screen mode
Saskatchewan New Democratic Party MP Meara Conway. (File photo)
I did not apologize today because of the serious personal and professional accusations that were made not only against me, but also against my team, said the NDP MP.< /p>
I'm proud that I didn't withdraw and apologize. I would do it again without hesitation. I meant every word I said, added Meara Conway.
On Thursday, Jeremy Harrison said his parliamentary group had decided not to not continue the investigation into the pro-Palestine demonstration.
According to Mr. Harrison, the investigation in question requires significant resources.Open in full screen mode
Pro-Palestine protesters in front of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, November 20, 2023.
The security service of the Legislative Assembly had already indicated that the demonstration had not led to any arrests and that no damage had been reported.< /p>
With information from The Canadian Press and Adam Hunter