New Brunswick Liberal expelled from legislature for middle finger gesture

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FREDERICTON - A member of the New Brunswick government was expelled from the legislature today after he made rude gestures toward the opposition benches.
Backbencher Abel LeBlanc - the Liberal member for Saint John Lancaster - raised his middle finger twice when the Opposition Conservatives demanded he apologize for heckling a female Tory.
Opposition house leader Paul Robichaud says the heckling was directed at Conservative Margaret-Ann Blaney.
Leblanc also waved his fist and called Opposition member Dale Graham "a punk."
Speaker Roy Boudreau expelled LeBlanc when he refused to apologize.
Premier Shawn Graham says he is disappointed with LeBlanc, but would not say if he'll take any disciplinary action.

Organizations: Opposition Conservatives

Geographic location: FREDERICTON, New Brunswick

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