'Time has come' for Beyak to be expelled, says P.E.I. senator - 2020-02-05
Sen. Brian Francis of P.E.I. says he supports a recommendation from the Senate ethics committee to suspend Sen. Lynn Beyak after the committee found she failed to take her anti-racism training seriously.
But Francis, the former chief of Abegweit First Nation, said he believes it's time for Beyak's removal to be made permanent. Rather than being suspended, which would only remain in effect for the current session of parliament, he believes Beyak should be expelled.
"There has to be somewhere where you draw a line in the sand, and I think the time has come now," Francis said.