(Quebec) Independent MP Harold Label has advised the National Assembly not to sit in parliament for the next few weeks, preferring to focus on his constituency work.
Mr Label, a former elected member of the party Quebecois (PQ), was accused of sexual harassment last December. He is scheduled to appear in Rimoski Court again on February 16.
His lawyer, M.S.E Maxim Roy indicated that talks were underway with the prosecution to allow Mr Label to meet with the victim on January 11.
Mr. Label could theoretically meet her in the National Assembly.
The goal is to “ensure the safety of the complainant while allowing Mr. Label to carry out his legislative function,” Mr. explained.E Roy to the Canadian Press.
However, the situation appears to have changed as efforts focused on “analysis and preparation of evidence” on February 16.E When Roy asked about the absence of Mr. Label.
So the Rimowski member did not want to take his speaking time at Salon Blue right now. He is entitled to three questions and one statement for a cycle of 10 sittings.
For this reason, the question of its physical position on the premises “will be assessed when it arises,” said Larry Gosselin-Belanger, an assembly communication consultant.
The composition of the National Assembly is as follows: 75 supporters from the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CQ), 28 from the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ), 10 from Quebec Solidair (QS), eight from PQ and four independents.