TORONTO – Canada's Liberal opposition party has suspended two of its Members of Parliament after two female members from a rival party accused them of personal misconduct.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he removed Massimo Pacetti and Scott Andrews because their accusers, one of whom approached him personally, deserve the benefit of the doubt. Details of the accusations were not made public.
A Parliamentary source familiar with the matter says the accusers belong to the New Democratic Party. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
The suspension follows shocking sexual assault and harassment allegations against former Canadian Broadcast Corp. star radio host Jian Ghomeshi. The Ghomeshi case has rocked the Canadian public broadcaster, a vaunted Canadian institution. Police are investigating.