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Senate ethics officer halts Meredith harassment probe pending outside inquiry

By Charelle Evelyn      

•A separate investigation into Don Meredith's sexual relationship with a teenager was similarly suspended due to an Ottawa police inquiry. •In a June 21 report, the Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators Committee said that despite Don Meredith no longer being a Senator, the investigation into his alleged workplace harassment should 'be fully investigated for the fairness of the employees involved and former Senator Meredith,' though the Senate could no longer impose any sanctions against the ex-Senator.

An investigation into workplace harassment claims against former Ontario Senator Don Meredith, who resigned in May, has been suspended by the Senate ethics watchdog while another inquiry, potentially by the police, is conducted. The Hill Times file photograph
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The Senate's ethics watchdog has suspended a two-year investigation into allegations of workplace harassment by former Ontario Conservative Senator Don Meredith pending the results of a probe by another authority. On Dec. 1, a notice on the Senate Ethics Office’s website announced that the inquiry “concerning former Senator Don Meredith, regarding allegations raised in a workplace assessment report” was suspended by then-interim watchdog Pierre Legault, “pending the outcome of an investigation into this same matter by another authority.”

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