TORY MPP MICHAEL HARRIS KICKED OUT OF CAUCUS OVER SEXTING ALLEGATIONS
Apr 09, 2018
By Bob Komsic
Sexual misconduct allegations led to changes at the top of the Ontario Tory party and now another Conservative MPP is out of caucus and barred from running for re-election.
In a statement, the party says Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris has been removed after it received evidence, that included a written complaint from a former intern dating back to 2013.
There was also a series of text message of a ”sexual nature” between the young woman and Harris, that included a request for her to send him photos, an invitation for her to meet with him late at night and a reference to something that might have happened in his Queen’s Park office.
PC Caucus Chair Lisa Thompson says when Harris was asked about it, he denied that a ”formal” complaint was ever made.
Harris announced last weekend he would not seek re-election, citing health reasons.
His wife Sarah says she will be seeking the party nomination in the riding.