Senate’s ethics officer resumes investigation into allegations that Sen. Don Meredith had sexual relationship with teenager
OTTAWA — The Senate’s ethics officer has resumed an investigation into allegations that Sen. Don Meredith had a sexual relationship with a teenager.
Lyse Ricard suspended her probe in October so as not to interfere with a police investigation.
But her office says she’s now resumed her investigation after being advised that the Ottawa police are no longer pursuing the matter.
She is also conducting a second investigation into allegations of workplace harassment against Meredith.
That investigation was prompted by a workplace assessment by an outside investigator who, according to Senate sources, reported complaints from six former staffers about Meredith’s allegedly rude and unprofessional behaviour.
A married Pentecostal minister
Meredith, 51, a married Pentecostal minister, quit the Conservative caucus last June after an 18-year-old woman told the Toronto Star she’d had an intimate relationship with the senator that began when she was 16.