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04/28/2015 18:16 EDT | Updated 06/28/2015 01:12 EDT

Saskatchewan premier should apologize to care aide for 'breach of privacy:' NDP

REGINA - Saskatchewan's Opposition says the premier should apologize to a health worker for violating his privacy and discrediting his reputation.Peter Bowden works at a Saskatoon seniors care home and was suspended with pay last week.The care aide told reporters earlier this month that residents at Oliver Lodge were at risk of skin infections because they were left in soiled diapers and bedding for up to 10 hours.Reporters learned of Bowden's suspension in an email sent by a government source.The email said Oliver Lodge staff had submitted written complaints about Bowden to management.The NDP has repeatedly raised Bowden's suspension in question period and says it's the result of speaking out against the health region.Deputy Opposition leader Trent Wotherspoon is calling the breach of privacy alarming.Premier Brad Wall has said Bowden's suspension has nothing to do with his decision to speak to media and the government provided information to reporters for background.