Kitchener-Waterloo

MPP Amy Fee no longer faces criminal charges

The criminal charges against Kitchener South-Hespeler MPP Amy Fee were dropped on Wednesday, according to her lawyer.

Kitchener South-Hespeler MPP Amy Fee was accused of assaulting her husband, radio DJ Craig Fee

Progressive Conservative MPP Amy Fee had been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon. (Amy Fee for Kitchener South-Hespeler/Facebook)

The criminal charges against Kitchener South-Hespeler MPP Amy Fee were withdrawn on Wednesday in court.

Amy Fee had been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon last month.

The Progressive Conservative MPP was accused of assaulting her husband, radio DJ Craig Fee, with a box lid and a cell phone during two alleged incidents this fall.

The couple is in the midst of dissolving their 20-year relationship, according to an earlier statement released by Amy Fee.

"The first charge was withdrawn because there was absolutely no prospect of conviction based on the evidence the Crown had reviewed," said defence lawyer Brennan Smart.

"The second [charge] ...was withdrawn upon her entering into a peace bond in which she promised to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for nine months."

'No admission of guilt'

Smart added that the peace bond is a move by the court to "try to take away situations that may lead to a breach of peace, in this case interactions between Amy Fee and her husband Craig Fee."

Smart said "there is no admission of guilt, no admission of wrongdoing" on behalf of Amy Fee.

Craig Fee's lawyer Iain Sneddon told CBC News "a peace bond does not mean Ms. Fee is innocent or exonerated for the events that brought her before the criminal court."

The Progressive Conservative MPP serves as Parliamentary assistant to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and is the deputy government house leader.

In an earlier statement, Premier Doug Ford's office said, "Amy Fee is a very important member of our caucus and we support her. We ask that her and her family's privacy be respected during this time."