National Assembly debates future of Gerry Sklavounos
Quebec Deputy Government House Leader Gerry Sklavounos speaks to media members at the legislature in Quebec City on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Published Tuesday, February 7, 2017 10:23PM EST
Members of the National Assembly are debating over the fate of Gerry Sklavounos.
The MNA from Laurion-Dorion was forced from the Liberal caucus after allegations of sexual assault.
Last week, the Quebec Crown prosecutor's office found no criminal act was committed.
Sklavounos wants to return to the Liberal caucus, and Couillard says he will consider the request only after Sklavounos publicly addresses reports of inappropriate behaviour toward women at the National Assembly.
“The key word is sincerity,” said Couillard. “But I'm not going to be the only one making that judgment. I think the whole public will make that. But also our caucus, that decision to ask Mr. Sklavounos to go in that direction.”
Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee said Sklavounous should not return to the Liberal party.
“Is he fit to be a representative of the population in the caucus of an important party? My answer to that is no. He failed that test,” he said.
Sklavounous is expected to make a statement at his riding office later this week.