Ontario New Democrat MPP Cheri DiNovo says she was the victim of sexual assault on two separate occasions.
DiNovo, a United Church of Canada minister who has represented the Toronto riding of Parkdale-High Park since 2006, shared the revelations in an interview with Maclean's reporter Genna Buck, published online Tuesday.
The MPP said both assaults happened in her 20s and were not reported to the police.
DiNovo said the first incident involved an ex-boyfriend who chased her around the house after she said she did not want to have sex.
"I wouldn’t say he was violent exactly, but it was violence without having bruises. Finally, I just kind of succumbed," she said. "It was rape. There was no question about it. I didn’t tell anybody. I walked away and life went on. I'm a Baby Boomer, and I think for my generation it was just a common thing."