Se­nate watch­dog moves ahead with Mered­ith in­ves­ti­ga­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA - The Cana­dian Press

OTTAWA — The Se­nate’s ethics watch­dog says she is mov­ing ahead with a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion of a Toronto-area sen­a­tor over al­le­ga­tions of work­place ha­rass­ment. The de­ci­sion is a sign that Lyse Ri­card be­lieves there is enough to the al­le­ga­tions against In­de­pen­dent Sen. Don Mered­ith to war­rant an in­quiry into his be­hav­iour to see if it vi­o­lated the Se­nate’s code of con­duct. The code doesn’t al­low the ethics of­fi­cer to pub­licly ex­plain why she de­cides to pro­ceed with an in­ves­ti­ga­tion af­ter a pre­lim­i­nary re­view, but her of­fice says a fi­nal re­port will be made when she com­pletes her work.

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