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NDP MP accuses Liberals of breaching privacy of misconduct victims

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau suspended MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti from caucus, despite their denials of any wrongdoing.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau suspended MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti from caucus, despite their denials of any wrongdoing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA – New Democrat MP Craig Scott is lashing out at the Liberals for what he calls a breach of good faith and confidentiality around the case of two female colleagues who alleged misconduct.

The Canadian Press has reported that Scott accompanied one of the two women to a private meeting with Liberal whip Judy Foote and NDP whip Nycole Turmel to go over the details of her allegation against a Liberal MP.

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Multiple sources familiar with the matter say Scott, a former law professor, told the Liberals that one of the misconduct incidents – as it was described to him -amounted to an allegation of sexual assault.

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In a statement, Scott – a former Osgoode Hall law professor – does not confirm or deny that characterization of the incident.

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He says he went to the meeting in good faith to help a friend, but he now feels the confidentiality has been broken in a way that puts pressure on the victim.

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau suspended MPs Scott Andrews and Massimo Pacetti from caucus the following week, despite their denials of any wrongdoing.