Sen. Lynn Beyak denies that Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asked her to remove letters from her Senate website supporting her view on the residential school system before kicking her out of caucus.
The senator, who’s now an Independent, said she found out about her removal in Scheer’s media statement sent late Thursday.
In it, Scheer said he demanded Beyak remove some of the comments, but she refused. Scheer’s spokesperson, Jake Enwright, said the conversation took place over the phone.
“Contrary to his statement, that he asked me to remove content and I refused, neither I nor my staff ever spoke with Andrew Scheer or anyone from his office, at any time,” said Beyak in a statement Monday.