August 29th, 2017

NDP calls for immediate dismissal of Liberal MP Kang

The following statement was issued by Sheila Malcolmson, NDP Critic for the Status of Women:

“Today, I’m calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to immediately remove MP Darshan Kang from the Liberal caucus given the serious allegations of sexual harassment levied against him, as well as the allegation that he attempted to cover it up.

In the past, the Prime Minister has advocated a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to handling allegations of sexual harassment by Liberal MPs. Yet the Prime Minister has failed to act and refused to comment, even though the allegations against Mr. Kang surfaced weeks ago.

That is not the leadership of a feminist Prime Minister.

Until such time as a full investigation can be completed Mr. Kang should not sit as a member of the governing party. That is exactly what Prime Minister used to say and do; I am at a loss as to why he has refused to take similar action in response to these allegations.”