Embattled MHA Perry Trimper is not going to run in the next election.
Trimper, a former cabinet minister and speaker of the House, won the Liberal nomination in Upper Lake Melville district for the next election but has gotten himself in hot water a couple of times, most recently for suggesting that the marginalized in society “choose” a risky lifestyle.
He was commenting after a video surfaced in which the town enforcement officer in Happy Valley-Goose Bay threw a homeless indigenous elder to the ground despite the fact that he was already in handcuffs.
Premier Andrew Furey said he was troubled by Trimper’s choice of words.
Trimper is resigning from his roles as special advisor to the Premier on climate change and has withdrawn his nomination. He is making no further comment.