The Canadian PressFebruary 19, 2014 20:33
WINNIPEG - A high-profile Manitoba Liberal who finished a distant third in the last leadership race said he was quitting the party Wednesday and accused the new executive of purging some longtime members.
But Bob Axworthy, brother of former federal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy, appeared to be on his own, as both party brass and some veteran members said his claims were simply not true.
"I wouldn't call it a purge," party president Robert Young said.
"We as a party have a constitution and a code of conduct we have to abide by."