The interim leader of the province’s Official Opposition is recovering from what the party is calling a “medical event”.
In a press release sent out by the Newfoundland and Labrador PC Party on Tuesday afternoon, David Brazilo said he was taken to the Health Sciences Center in St. John’s early Monday morning.
The release did not offer any details about the nature of the medical event.
“I am in a good mood, but it will take time to recover,” read Brazil’s statement. “My family and I are grateful for the support we have received so far, but at this time I am asking for privacy while the recovery continues.”
In the release, Brazil – also the MHA for Conception Bay East-Bell Island – said Conception Bay South MHA Barry Petten will take over for him in the House of Assembly.
The House sits at a renovated Colonial Building this week.
Lt. Governor Judy Foote is scheduled to give the throne speech Wednesday afternoon, officially opening the last session of the House.
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