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BC NDP caucus whip Conroy resigning

New Democratic Party MLA Katrine Conroy announced today she is resigning as caucus whip.

The MLA for Kootenay West released a short statement by email saying she will be available to reporters at 1 p.m. at the legislature.

The move, which will result in a $20,000 a year pay cut for Conroy, comes more than a month after Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald resigned on Oct. 15 as caucus chair to protest how NDP leader Carole James booted Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson from the opposition without consulting her caucus.

An NDP provincial council meeting this weekend will consider motions for and against James' leadership.

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria. Reach him here.

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