Canada Ex-premier sorry for former minister's alleged tickling

21:36  13 february  2018
21:36  13 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

Kathleen Wynne cancels town hall event at Windsor club over restrictive membership policy for women

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WINNIPEG - Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger is apologizing after numerous women have come forward alleging one of his former cabinet ministers sexually harassed them.

Government workers say Stan Struthers, an NDP cabinet minister from 2003 to 2014, tickled them, groped them or made sexual remarks.

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The women have said Struthers touched them in front of others, but Selinger says he never witnessed inappropriate behaviour.

Selinger says two women came forward to his chief of staff in 2015, but didn't want to take the complaints further.

He says his chief of staff made it clear to Struthers that the sexual harassment had to stop and a legislature committee started working on improving safe workplace policies.

Selinger says the recent allegations that have come to light made him sick to his stomach and he wishes more had been done under his watch.

Manitoba launches 'no wrong door' harassment policy .
WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government is implementing a new harassment policy following allegations that a former NDP cabinet minister tickled and groped female staffers. Progressive Conservative Premier Brian Pallister says the policy's "no wrong door" approach gives employees more options to report complaints, including the independent clerk of the executive council and the civil service commission. The policy will also cover employees outside the legislature — those with Crown corporations, municipalities, universities, schools and in the health system.

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