05/03/2013 10:38 EDT | Updated 07/03/2013 05:12 EDT

Nova Scotia Liberal politician suspended from legislature after heckling

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia deputy Speaker has given a Liberal politician a one-day suspension from the legislature for heckling.

Becky Kent initially suspended Zach Churchill for five days after asking him to apologize to her and to the house of assembly for unparliamentary behaviour.

Churchill, who represents the riding of Yarmouth, said the move was heavy-handed and orchestrated by NDP house leader Frank Corbett.

Corbett rejected the accusation.

Kent later said she had erred in her ruling and reduced the suspension to one day.