Allegations of sexual misconduct: the NPD suspends mp Christine Moore

Allégations d’inconduite sexuelle: le NPD suspend la députée Christine Moore

OTTAWA – new democrat mp Christine Moore was suspended Tuesday from his duties within the caucus of the New democratic Party (NDP) due to allegations of sexual misconduct. The leader of the NDP, Jagmeet Singh, made the announcement in writing.

An ex-military alleged that the mp in quebec would have been an inappropriate behavior to its place in 2013, when he was vulnerable and that she was in a position of authority.

Glen Kirkland had delivered a testimony to emotional parliamentary committee on the treatment of injured soldiers in Afghanistan. He had suffered significant injuries that had left scars.

Contacted by The canadian Press, he confirmed that the woman had invited him to his office after his testimony, had urged him to drink gin, in spite of the medications he was taking and had followed up in his hotel room. Later, she visited him at Brandon, Manitoba, to visit him against his will.

“I do not cry rape, but what I can say is that if I was a woman and he was a member of the male sex, that is what you think would happen?” he said.

The allegations sufficiently serious for Mr. Singh decides to initiate an investigation, the second exercise of its kind in three months.

“I take these allegations very seriously and I will be appointing an independent investigator to conduct an investigation fair and thorough,” said the chief, a new democrat via e-mail.

“I intend to participate in the fair and independent investigation into these allegations, said Ms Moore in a written statement. Out of respect for the integrity and fairness of the process, I will not make other additional comments for the moment.”

Mr Singh was expelled on Friday the member of parliament Erin Weir at the end of an investigation into allegations of harassment and sexual harassment because he had the day before challenged the results of this investigation.

It is his colleague Christine Moore, who was accused to have harassed several women, including employees of the party. It had stated not having done the subject, but Mr. Singh had found that the allegations were serious enough to suspend the member of saskatchewan.

Christine Moore represented the riding of Abitibi – Témiscamingue, in the House of commons since the orange wave of 2011. It is suspended from its role as a critic of rurality and economic development Agency of Canada for the regions of Quebec and will no longer be able to serve on parliamentary committees. His role within the caucus of the NDP will be re-evaluated at the end of the survey.

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