The New Brunswick Bar Association has suspended Minister of State for La Francophonie Bernard Valcourt from practising law in that province.
The Bar Association requires that a New Brunswick lawyer must take at least 12 hours of mandatory retraining every year, something Valcourt has not done for more than a year.
But with a minister's salary of $ 235 000 a year and a good expense account on top of that, Valcourt doesn't have much to worry about. . . . unless someday he is defeated in politics and wants to go back to being a lawyer.