Sexual misconduct : Trudeau severe after the resignation of two politicians
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Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:54
Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:59
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OTTAWA-The Prime minister Justin Trudeau has expressed on Thursday his compassion for victims of sexual assault and has severely condemned the behavior of both policy makers canadians pushed to the resignation a few hours the day before.
“It is extremely important to be perfectly clear, sexual harassment or sexual assault is unacceptable,” said Justin Trudeau.
In less than 24 hours, Patrick Brown, leader of the conservative party of Ontario, the most populous province in Canada, and Jamie Baillie, leader of the same party for the New Scotland (is), have resigned due to allegations of sexual misconduct.
In a report aired Wednesday evening on CTV, the largest canadian chain, the two women have in detail told to have been sexually assaulted some years ago by one who had allowed the conservatives to return to power in Ontario in the parliamentary elections of June.
“These allegations are false and hard to hear,” said Patrick Brown during a press conference on Wednesday evening before going to submit his resignation to, according to him, to let a chance to the conservatives to beat the First liberal minister in Ontario.
“I take this matter very seriously,” said Justin Trudeau during a press conference prior to his departure from the Davos economic Forum.
“We have an obligation to understand that it is necessary to change our approach as a company in the area of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct “, he stressed.
The Prime minister has praised the courage of two young women who have ” shared their experiences “.
“It was certainly difficult for them and I want them to know that they have the support of not only their friends and their family,” but, more broadly, people persuaded “that the world needs to change,” said Mr. Trudeau.
Andrew Scheer, leader of the conservative party of Canada, the first opposition party in the House at Ottawa, on Thursday called for a “thorough investigation” of the allegations “extremely serious” for the actions of his colleagues.
“Sexual misconduct and sexual harassment have no place in canadian society, particularly in our political system,” said Andrew Scheer.