In trying to get some answers on what the Liberal Party knew and how they dealt with Senator Colin Kenny and his 30 year history of being accused of sexual harassment and assaults, I asked ex-Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish about her experience as explained in this CBC article:
In 2001, Kenny was active in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, a working group of politicians from NATO countries.
The group wrote a letter to the head of the Canadian delegation, then-Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish.
The letter, obtained by CBC News, alleges Kenny made frequent phone calls to a female intern and female staff member.
“In both cases, the women affected by this problem have indicated … that the attention they received was unwelcome, upsetting and made their work environment uncomfortable,” wrote Simon Lunn, who was at the time the secretary general to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
One of the women was “considerably distressed” by the attention, Lunn said. The other said that “what began as a friendly meeting became persistent and unwelcome attention,” he wrote in the letter.
Parrish says the NATO group urged her to oust Kenny from future trips to assembly functions.
“It was just general harassment. All that came to my attention was hundreds and hundreds of phone calls and requests to go out for dinner and requests to socialize,” Parrish said (see here)
My questions to Parrish and her responses so far:
I’ll update if Parrish responds.
Also: See earlier post on the police knowing about multiple allegations against Kenny here