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A New Democrat member of British Columbia’s legislature who represents a riding on Vancouver Island has been expelled from the party’s ranks, Premier David Eby announced Sunday.

The news came in a brief statement that described the expulsion of Parksville-Qualicum MLA Adam Walker from the NDP caucus but offered few details.

The statement from Eby’s office said his firing came as a result of an internal investigation sparked by an unspecified human resources complaint.

Walker has represented the riding for the past three years and will now serve in an independent seat in the Legislature.

“This exhaustive investigation found misconduct on the part of MLA Walker,” the statement said about Walker, who served as parliamentary secretary for the sustainable economy until Sunday.

“As a result, Mr Walker will no longer be a member of the government group and will no longer be parliamentary secretary.”

The statement said no further details would be given because the matter involves a human resources issue.

Walker, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, was elected to the provincial legislature in 2020.

A brief biography on the British Columbia government website said he spent two years serving as an elected councilor in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, before turning to provincial politics. He says he has also owned and operated a local technology company for 15 years and runs a small farm with his wife.

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The first-term MLA recently made headlines after battling a deer to save his dog, he told CBC’s All Points West last Monday.

His departure from the NDP caucus leaves the ruling party with 56 seats in the provincial legislature.

The official opposition, BC United, holds 26 seats in the Legislature. Meanwhile, the BC Green Party and the British Columbia Conservative Party have two each; the latter doubled its number of seats last week after Abbotsford South MLA Bruce Banman defected from BC United to join the Conservatives.

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