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NDP to debate new harassment policy at this weekend’s party convention

By Samantha Wright Allen      

In the wake of allegations against a former and current NDP MP, anti-harassment approaches will be ‘front and centre’ of discussions, says the NDP national director.

NDP members are set to debate a new harassment policy at their convention in Ottawa this weekend, in the wake of a National Post report last week of allegations of sexual misconduct against former NDP MP Peter Stoffer, centre, which came just a week after the party launched an investigation into Saskatchewan NDP MP Erin Weir, right, for alleged harassment. New Democrat leader Jagmeet Singh, left, said in a statement on the Stoffer case that he believes the women who came forward. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, file photographs
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The NDP’s largest-ever policy convention comes to Ottawa this weekend as delegates grapple with the party’s response to recent harassment allegations levelled at an MP and former MP. At least one delegate-driven resolution to strengthen the NDP's anti-harassment policy is expected to be debated, and party members will have a first look at the party’s own revised anti-harassment policy, after a months-long revision process. More than 1,800 delegates have signed up—a policy convention record—for the Feb. 15 to

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