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Calgary MP Darshan Kang ordered to go to conciliation, training after sexual harassment allegation

Calgary MP Darshan Kang faces uphill battle: political scientist
WATCH: It will be tough for Calgary Skyview MP Darshan Kang to do his job as an Independent MP after a House of Commons investigation concluded the politician violated Parliament’s rules against harassment. Gary Bobrovitz reports.

OTTAWA – A one-time Liberal MP from Calgary is being ordered by his peers to go to conciliation and training after a House of Commons investigation found some allegations against Darshan Kang constituted sexual harassment.

Kang left the Liberal caucus last summer after a staffer alleged he had sexually harassed and assaulted her.

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The all-party board of internal economy, which oversees a parliamentary policy on harassment, says it decided Kang must participate in conciliation with the victim to see if an agreement can be reached on remedies to the situation.

The House of Commons administration will appoint a conciliator to act as an intermediary between the two, who may not meet face-to-face during the process.

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Depending on the outcome, Kang may be subject to further administrative, financial or disciplinary measures.

He also must take part in training programs on sexual harassment prevention and awareness that he has to pay for out of his own pocket.