Monday, November 10, 2014

Liberal MPs Suspended After Sexual Harassment Allegations

 | HuffPost
The Liberal Party has suspended two male Liberal MPs from its caucus pending an investigation into two separate sexual harassment allegations made by two MPs of another party.

The Huffington Post Canada has learned these are two female NDP MPs.

Montreal MP Massimo Pacetti and Newfoundland MP Scott Andrews were evicted from the Liberal caucus until further notice by leader Justin Trudeau Wednesday morning.
The move came after Trudeau was approached by one of the MPs who was affected by one of the men’s behaviour. The two cases are unrelated, and the two men deny the accusations.

In a letter to the Speaker of the Commons, Liberal Whip Judy Foote said Trudeau was made aware on Oct. 28 of two “unrelated allegations of personal misconduct” and that he asked her to reach out to the affected MPs, investigate and find an appropriate resolution.

Foote said she met with the whip of the party which the MPs belong to last Wednesday and met with the women separately last Thursday.

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