No complaints against Marie Montpetit, back in the Assembly
The MNA for Maurice-Richard, Marie Montpetit, will return to the National Assembly after being kicked out of the Liberal caucus. No official harassment complaint has been filed against him.
This was confirmed to her after she made an access to information request. “Last October, my life changed following anonymous allegations that circulated in the media, commented Marie Montpetit on Tuesday. Regarding these allegations, they refused to meet me, to explain to me the nature of the facts and to allow me to be heard. I was also refused a neutral and independent investigation for which I offered my full cooperation.”
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Dominique Anglade had made the decision to exclude Ms. Montpetit from her training after allegations of harassment began to circulate about her. The leader then mentioned that a return of the MP to the Liberals was impossible.
“I have decided to return to the National Assembly as an independent member and not to take any steps to be reinstated in the Liberal caucus,” said Ms. Montpetit. It is therefore with dignity and serenity that I return to the National Assembly and that I will continue to do my job to represent the citizens who elected me.”
Mrs. Montpetit is the Member for Maurice-Richard, riding previously named Crémazie, since 2014. Before being expelled from the Liberal Party, she found herself at the heart of a skirmish with another MP, Gaétan Barrette. She had publicly criticized Dr. Barrette's positions regarding family doctors.
As a result, Dominique Anglade had withdrawn the Health file from Ms. Montpetit. Gaétan Barrette had lost the role of spokesperson for Public Finance and for the Treasury Board.