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Erin Weir asking for external body to review harassment investigation


OTTAWA – Saskatchewan MP Erin Weir says he wants an external appeal of the harassment investigation about him earlier this year, arguing he was not afforded due process.

In a statement today, Weir says he wants an outside authority such as the House of Commons human resources office or a human rights tribunal to review the investigation process launched by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in the spring.

The three-month investigation, conducted by a University of Ottawa professor, found credible evidence to support one allegation of harassment and three allegations of sexual harassment.

Weir says the investigation’s weaknesses included solicitation of anonymous complaints and no opportunity for mediation.

He says he’s also concerned over subsequent statements by Singh about the investigation findings.

Weir was kicked out of the NDP caucus following the probe and told he would not be allowed to run for the party in the future.

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