The Parti québécois asks the national Assembly to look into allegations of sexual touching made by an ex-politician belgian in respect of the ex-president of the assembly, Jacques Chagnon.
The ex-president of the walloon Parliament Émily Hoyos recently stated at a media belgian that Mr. Chagnon had put the hand to the posterior, in 2011, at an event protocol in the national Assembly of Quebec.
Mr. Chagnon has denied on Tuesday having committed any act moved towards the ex-politician in belgium.
According to the mp, pq Méganne Perry Mélançon, in the face of these contradictory versions, it is necessary ” that the national Assembly is looking into these allegations “.
“The Assembly has the duty to maintain a work environment that is exemplary in terms of civility and harassment-free workplace,” said the mp, who is also a member of the committee Zero harassment of the national Assembly.
The national Assembly did not, however, the intention of doing an investigation. “Since it is the allegations, the national Assembly does not intend to respond “, said the spokesperson Julie Champagne.
According to Ms. Champagne, the institution had not been informed of this alleged incident before it is reported in the media this week.
The allegations of Ms. Hoyos was first broadcast on Tuesday in an article of the Radio télévision belge francophone (RTBF).
An addition to the original text was found by our Office of investigation yesterday. It is now reported that Ms. Hoyos ” has turned the page and does not wish to comment on this event in the past.”
Ms. Hoyos had also refused our request for an interview on Wednesday.
According to the RTBF, Frédéric Janssens, the clerk of the walloon Parliament who accompanied Ms. Hoyos in Quebec city in 2011, had been notified of the incident.
In an email he sent to us, Mr. Janssens stated that he was aligning himself with the wish of Mrs. Hoyos, and will not comment on this issue.
Three members of parliament from quebec, present at the reception of the belgian delegation, stated that they have nothing found that would confirm the allegations of Ms. Hoyos.