MONTREAL — An independent investigation has revealed that NDP MP Christine Moore is not guilty of any wrongdoing amid allegations she sexually harassed a former soldier, party leader Jagmeet Singh said Thursday.
Retired corporal Glen Kirkland accused Moore earlier this year of inappropriate behaviour and abusing her power, while the MP has argued her relationship with Kirkland in 2013 was consensual.
Singh suspended Moore from caucus duties pending the outcome of the probe, which was conducted by Deborah Jelly, the managing director of Charron Human Resources Inc.
“The investigation has concluded that the allegations against Madame Moore were not supported by the evidence, that there was no misconduct amounting to either harassment or sexual harassment and that she did not abuse her position of authority,” Singh told a news conference in Montreal.
“I am therefore very pleased to announce that Madame Moore will resume her full duties in our caucus.”
Singh said the investigation was “thorough” and included interviews with several witnesses as well as examination of the evidence.
Moore, who has held the Quebec riding of Abitibi-Temiscamingue since 2011, said in May she loved Kirkland at the time.
The Canadian Press