Stiles requested Michael Mantha to take a depart of absence when she took over as get together chief earlier this yr and was briefed on the allegations, then based mostly on info uncovered by the impartial investigator she eliminated him from caucus in March.
The get together has not shared particulars of the allegations as a way to shield the privateness of the complainant and Mantha didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
He stated in a press release in April that he was totally taking part within the investigation and is a lifelong believer in protected workplaces, however the NDP says as we speak that whereas
Mantha initially participated, he refused to attend an interview and didn’t flip over paperwork as requested by the investigator.
Mantha was first elected in 2011 to signify the northern Ontario driving of Algoma-Manitoulin and is now sitting as an impartial.
Stiles says that Mantha won’t be returning to caucus in mild of the investigator’s findings, which had been based mostly on interviews with a number of witnesses and video proof.
“As chief, I take my accountability for protected and respectful workplaces very significantly,” Stiles wrote Tuesday in a press release.
“Members of our caucus, and all elected officers, should be held to the upper customary for his or her behaviour and the way they use the facility they’ve.”
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