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Winnipeg Liberal MP Ouellette calls on all MPs to combat meth crisis, after being ‘solicited’ for sex by two young addicts in his riding office

By Abbas Rana      

Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette says meth addicts have showed up at his Winnipeg Centre constituency office several times in the recent past, cornered his staff behind their desks, yelled and screamed at them, and offered him sex, which he declined.

Rookie Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette is urging all MPs to come up with a co-ordinated strategy to address the issue of meth addiction, which he says will spread to all regions of the country in the coming months. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

A Winnipeg Liberal MP is calling on all MPs to come up with a national strategy to deal with a “huge, massive, and terrible meth crisis” that he’s dealing with now in his riding, and is predicting will spread to other regions of the country if not addressed immediately through nationally coordinated action.

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