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Trudeau’s handling of groping allegation has ‘terribly set back’ progress on women’s issues, puts him in tricky situation too, say political players

By Abbas Rana, Jolson Lim      

'I've had an inbox full of messages from victims saying, 'What do I do now? Because I'm really worried that the tide is turning back,' says Kathleen Finlay, CEO of the Centre for Patient Protection and founder of the Zero Now Campaign to fight sexual misconduct in the workplace.

Experts say that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's handling of a groping allegation has affected his credibility to handle any future allegations in his own caucus. The Hill Times file photo

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “tortured series of explanations” for the groping allegation against him has “terribly set back” the progress made on women’s issues, proves that all “missteps” should not be deemed as “sexual assault,” and has affected the prime minister’s ability to handle any future cases of sexual misconduct in his own caucus, say political players and experts.

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