Lawyer says PC MPP Amy Fee has 'done nothing wrong'
Fee faces two counts of assault with a weapon
A defence lawyer representing Progressive Conservative MPP Amy Fee says his client "committed no offense" and will defend the charges "vigorously."
"She's done nothing wrong and we'll deal with these charges in an expeditious matter," said lawyer Brennan Smart.
Amy Fee is the MPP for Kitchener South-Hespeler. She serves as parliamentary assistant to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and is the deputy government house leader.
Fee has been accused of assaulting her husband, Craig Fee, with a box lid and a cell phone during two alleged incidents this fall.
She has been ordered not to communicate with him, not to attend a home on Doon South Drive, and has been barred from possessing any weapons.
Craig Fee is a radio DJ based in the Kitchener area, and is represented by lawyer Iain Sneddon.
"He is hoping that this gets resolved as amicably as possible, and they can both move on with their separate lives and have a parenting arrangement that's in the best interests of the children," said Sneddon.
The couple is in the midst of dissolving their 20-year relationship, according to a statement released by Amy Fee over the weekend.
The statement didn't address the charges directly, but said that Fee "acknowledges a number of active legal cases."
"Nothing is more important to me as a mother than the health and safety of my children. I will do anything I can to protect them," Fee said in the statement.
"I look forward to continuing to work with any investigative authorities. Obviously, this is a complex issue, surrounded by a number of competing personalities. We would ask for privacy as we navigate our way through the system."
The statement said Fee has sought professional counselling, and plans to continue on in her role as MPP.
Craig Fee has taken time off from his radio show due to the "difficult time," his lawyer said.
In a statement, Premier Doug Ford's office said Friday that, "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."
Amy Fee will appear in court again on Nov. 7.