Monday, June 22, 2015

Don Meredith hires lawyer over underage allegations

OTTAWA -- A senator facing published allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl that ended earlier this year has hired a lawyer.

Ottawa law firm Conway Baxter Wilson LLP issued a two sentence statement on Sunday night saying Sen. Don Meredith has retained Ottawa lawyer Colin Baxter and that he fully intends to respect the internal procedures of the Senate.

The statement says Meredith has been retained "with respect to proceedings" of the Senate Ethics officer and a Senate committee, but does not provide any further details.

Senate Speaker Leo Housakos said last week that he referred the allegations involving Meredith to the ethics officer.

Meredith quit the Conservative caucus last week after the Toronto Star reported that a woman said she had a sexual relationship with him that began shortly after she turned 16.  (more...)


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