Trudeau Addresses Allegation He Groped Female Reporter

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Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a selfie with a woman at a Canada Day barbecue in Dawson City, Yukon, on July 1, 2018.

Trudeau, whose government is working on new legislation against workplace harassment, has faced Canadian media scrutiny in recent weeks about what happened at a charity fundraiser in Creston, British Columbia almost 20 years ago. "I feel I am confident that I did not act inappropriately", he told reporters in Toronto on Thursday. The Trudeau family launched the campaign after his youngest brother, Michel, died in an avalanche in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park in 1998. Trudeau...apologized - a day late - for inappropriately "handling" the reporter while she was on assignment, not only for the Advance, but also for the National Post and Vancouver Sun...

Justin Trudeau on Thursday revealed for the first time that he did apologize to a female reporter who accused him of groping but insisted he did nothing wrong.

On this episode of 10/3 host Dave Breakenridge is joined by National Post reporters Adrian Humphreys and Marie-Danielle Smith.

The allegation resurfaced last month after Canadian political commentator Warren Kinsella tweeted a picture of the 20 year old editorial and used the Twitter #MeToo hashtag. She told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp and other media that she did not want to be named or contacted about the story. I had a good day that day.

At first the prime minister hedged, saying, "If I apologized later, it would be because I sensed that she was not entirely comfortable with the interaction that we had".

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The same interaction could be perceived differently by each person involved, he said.

Knight said she has never had contact with Trudeau again.

He added, "I'll be blunt about it".

"Part of the lesson that we need to learn in this time of collective awakening is a level of respect and understanding for the fact that people, in many cases women, experience interactions in a professional context and other contexts differently than men". "And we have to respect that and reflect on that".

Brian Bell, who was the editor of the Creston Valley Advance at the time, said he didn't recall Knight being traumatized or distraught, CBC reported, but "whatever physical touch or whatever had occurred in that moment was definitely not welcome and definitely inappropriate". In January, he called an independent investigation after then-cabinet minister Kent Hehr was accused of making lewd remarks to a former staffer.

Trudeau, who frequently proclaims himself a feminist and has generally taken a zero-tolerance approach to allegations of sexual misconduct within the Liberal party is finding himself in a odd place.

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