Ex-Canada deputy PM says she was raped years ago

By: | Published: November 12, 2014 8:42 AM

The shocking disclosure follows suspension of two MPs over allegations they harassed fellow lawmakers.

A former Canadian deputy prime minister Sheila Copps, now 61, waded into a nationwide uproar over sexual violence on Monday by revealing that she was twice assaulted when she was a budding politician years ago.

The shocking disclosure followed the suspension of two MPs by their party over allegations they harassed fellow lawmakers, and the firing of a top radio host over accusations of sexual violence. She wrote in a column in The Hill Times that she was sexually assaulted by another member of the Ontario legislature within a year of first being elected at the age of 28.

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