Two female NDP MPs who allege improper conduct by a duo of male Liberal MPs will not be formally laying a complaint to launch an investigation, says a senior New Democrat.
Nycole Turmel says “They were clear they did not want to put a complaint in. They were meeting with her (Liberal Whip Judy Foote) to give her the situation and that’s it. They said, ‘It’s up to you. We are not putting a complaint in.’”
She said the women needed time to “find a way to heal” from the alleged misconduct.
“That’s what they are facing now. And that’s why they don’t want this to go on. They just want to go on with their lives.”
“None of the women were aware that it [would] come out. They were expecting a bit of respect. And a bit of respect meant that they should have known or they should have been informed what was the next step.”
Turmel declined to comment on what Trudeau should now do – given that the NDP MPs will not “come forward” with their allegations.
“Mr. Trudeau has to deal with his two MPs,” she said. “It’s up to him. I won’t touch that part.”