Liberal MP Darshan Kang resigns amid sexual harrasment charges
Calgary MP Darshan Kang is resigning from the Liberal caucus amid allegations that he repeatedly sexually harassed a young female staffer in his office.
He says he wants to focus on clearing his name and doesn't want to distract from the good work carried out by the governing Liberals.
Kang has strenuously denied the allegations and has vowed to defend his reputation at all costs.
The woman who has come forward worked in Kang's Calgary constituency office.
he NDP had called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to suspend Kang from caucus, but Trudeau has said the matter is being handled through a recently created independent process for resolving such matters.
Under the process adopted by the House of Commons in 2014, when there is no mediated resolution to a harassment complaint, an external investigator is hired to review the facts.