Nova Scotia's Liberal MLA Dave Wilson tendered his resignation late Thursday afternoon.
On Friday morning, his office in Glace Bay emailed his full statement to members of the media:
March 12 immediate release
Yesterday I resigned as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Glace Bay and tendered my resignation with the Speaker of the House. My resignation is effective immediately.
I have also notified the Leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party that I am stepping down as the Member for Glace Bay. This also means that I am resigning my position as chair and member of the Nova Scotia Liberal Caucus.
I no longer feel that I can fulfill my duties and responsibilities as the Member of the Legislature Assembly for the Constituency of Glace Bay.
I would like to thank the people of Glace Bay for their support and for allowing me to serve as their representative for nearly 11 years.
I will not be making any further comments at this time and I would ask for your respect for my families privacy.