Embattled Spadina-Fort York MP Kevin Vuong mentioned Saturday he’ll proceed to sit down as an Impartial regardless of his controversial previous.
“After taking time to replicate on latest occasions, I wish to apologize for the dearth of disclosure,” Vuong mentioned in a tweet Saturday night time. “I’ve determined to proceed as an Impartial Member of Parliament for Spadina-Fort York and can work onerous to serve the neighborhood.”
The Liberal occasion dropped Vuong as a candidate within the Spadina-Fort York using simply two days earlier than the federal election following stories there had been a sexual assault cost laid in opposition to him in 2019, which was later dropped.
Nonetheless, hundreds of individuals had already voted by mail or upfront polls within the using and it was too late to take away Vuong’s identify or occasion affiliation from the ballots that had been forged Sept. 20.
He managed to win with about 39 per cent of the vote.
Regardless of Vuong denying the allegations in opposition to him, folks from throughout the town and the province have requested for him to step down anyway.
The previous MP for the world, Adam Vaughan, mentioned Friday he urged Vuong to swiftly resign after organising a constituency workplace that would cope with native instances, underneath the aegis of the Home of Commons, till a byelection brings in a brand new MP.
He mentioned he additionally informed Vuong it might be onerous to correctly signify his constituents and prioritize their wants if he holds the seat “underneath a cloud.”
Ontario Liberal Chief Steven Del Duca referred to as on Vuong to “look at his conscience” and never take his seat within the Home of Commons regardless of being elected in his Toronto using.
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