Patricia Ford will continue to serve as Speaker for the Nunatsiavut Assembly.
The decision was put to a vote yesterday during a sitting of the assembly.
A motion was passed to remove Ford as Speaker of the Nunatsiavut Assembly.
The assembly voted on the motion through secret ballot.
Five members voted in favour of Ford’s removal.
11 voted against.
The vote was a result of an incident this past summer.
Complaints were filed against Ford alleging that she had broken section 4.1 of the Nunatsiavut Government’s code of ethics.
That section states that a Nunatsiavut official shall not consume alcohol or illegal drugs, or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, while conducting or discussing Nunatsiavut business.
A disciplinary committee concluded that Ford did not breach that code.
The committee decided that the incident was during her time off and she was not conducting or discussing Nunatsiavut business.
At that time, the committee recommended that Ford undergo counseling regarding the incident.