June 6, 2014 2:01 pm

Quebec NDP MP suspended for ‘criminal accusations’

The federal New Democrats say Quebec MP Manon Perreault has been suspended from the party's caucus in the face of what a statement calls "criminal accusations.''

Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The federal New Democrats say Quebec MP Manon Perreault has been suspended from the party’s caucus in the face of what a statement calls “criminal accusations.”

Media reports say Perreault, 48, is facing criminal charges in connection with allegations she falsely accused someone of theft.

Perreault, who represents the riding of Montcalm, was first elected to the House of Commons in 2011.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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