Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Thirteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Thirteenth NewsWatch-

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(Misconduct-N-D-P) (Audio: P05)

N-D-P Leader Jagmeet Singh says he has temporarily suspended Saskatchewan M-P Erin Weir from his duties amid allegations of harassment, but he adds the allegations did not come from someone who claimed to be a victim.

Singh says he received an email containing allegations conveyed by a third party.

An email said Weir engaged in "harassing behaviour'' towards a female party member.

Singh says he's taken action in this case because he takes such accusations seriously.

He says an independent investigator has been appointed to look into the allegation.

Weir says he's sure he has not harassed anyone. (13)

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(Politics-Sexual-Harassment)

A committee of M-Ps studying proposed legislation to strengthen harassment regulations in federal workplaces will invite staffers, interns and even other M-Ps to share their stories behind closed doors.

The House of Commons human resources committee has agreed to set up confidential sessions.

Legislation, known as Bill C-65, is aimed at giving workers and employers a clear course of action to better deal with allegations of bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct. (13)

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(Bread-Fixing)

The C-E-O of Sobeys says George Weston could expect legal action for unfairly implicating the grocery chain in an alleged industry-wide bread price-fixing scheme.

Sobeys has denied any wrongdoing and C-E-O Michael Medline says he's been in multiple meetings with lawyers over the past two days to consider options for legal action against George Weston.

In December, George Weston and its main subsidiary, Loblaw admitted their involvement -- and got immunity from criminal charges. …

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