Regina New Democrat M.P Erin Weir says he has been expelled from the NDP party’s caucus because of his comments earlier this week about allegations of harassment lodged against him.
Weir’s expulsion comes after he alleged publicly that the harassment complaint levelled against him in January was not only unfounded, but a politically motivated attempt to punish him.
The M.P says in a statement that NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh notified him late Wednesday that he would be expelled, not because of the original complaint, but because of his subsequent comments.
Weir was originally suspended from duties as an NDP MP for Regina-Lewvan pending an independent investigation, but remained in caucus.
He says Singh had earlier decided to reinstate him after he agreed to participate in conciliation with any complainants who wanted to do so and complete training, which Weir called an opportunity for self-improvement.
More to come.