Nfld. & Labrador

MP Scott Andrews ejected from Liberal caucus after independent review

Avalon MP Scott Andrews has received a copy of the executive summary of the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and will review it with his lawyers.
Committee member Liberal MP Scott Andrews waits for the Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics committee to begin on May 27, 2013 in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Avalon MP Scott Andrews has received a copy of the executive summary of the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and will review it with his lawyers.

In a statement released earlier Wednesday, Andrews said he was "astounded" by media reports that he would be ejected from the federal Liberal caucus.

It said Andrews had not spoken to party leader Justin Trudeau about the report by Cynthia Petersen, who was hired to look into allegations of sexual misconduct by Andrews and Montreal MP Massimo Pacetti, before reports surfaced that he would be booted from caucus.

Trudeau suspended Andrews and Pacetti last November following complaints made by two NDP MPs. 

CBC News has confirmed that the investigation identified two more potential complainants. Only one NDP MP cooperated with the investigation. 

"He is disappointed to learn that unscrupulous unnamed sources have chosen to communicate through the media rather than respect the process and those affected Mr. Andrews is waiting for a copy of the Petersen Report and communication from the Liberal Party of Canada," the release stated.

The statement said Andrews cooperated with the investigation, and he will not be commenting on the report before reviewing the report. 

Both men deny the allegations against them.

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