Clement booted from Conservative caucus
Leader Andrew Scheer points to ‘numerous reports of other incidents, allegations’
OTTAWA — Tony Clement, the two-time Conservative leadership hopeful with a storied career in right-wing politics in Ontario, is now an independent MP.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer told reporters Wednesday that Clement has resigned from caucus — at Scheer’s request — after Clement alleged he was being extorted after sending sexual photos to an unknown party.
While Clement suggested Tuesday that it was an isolated incident, several women spoke out against him on Twitter, suggesting that he
had creeped on their social media profile.
“New information became available today that suggests that there are allegations that this is not an isolated incident, and therefore I asked Tony to resign from caucus, and he has done so,” Scheer told reporters outside the House of Commons.
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Parry Sound, Ont., MP Tony Clement has been asked to resign from the caucus.