Despite findings by a House of Commons investigation that found Darshan Kang guilty of violating parliament’s harassment policy, the MP won’t be stepping down.
Last Friday, an investigator found the Calgary Skyview MP acted improperly by trying to enter the hotel room of a young female staffer who worked in his constituency office in June of 2017.
The probe concluded allegations against Kang were “partially substantiated,” including that Kang had tugged at her jacket, grabbed and caressed her hands, and persistently tried to enter her hotel room in Ottawa despite her refusals.
For his part, MP Kang said the investigation “is not distracting” him from his work as an MP and he is not stepping down.
Kang was a member of the Alberta legislature before being elected as a Liberal MP in 2015. He resigned from the caucus last August to sit as an Independent when the allegations of harassment were first made public, denying the claims and vowing to clear his name.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Kang is no longer a Liberal MP and would otherwise not comment on the case. -CINEWS