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Trudeau Says He's Listening To Michelle Rempel's Complaints About Sexism

04/19/2016 12:28 EDT | Updated 04/20/2017 05:12 EDT
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is paying attention to a Conservative MP's complaint about the sexism she routinely faces in her work as a parliamentarian.

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel's recent op-ed in the National Post outlines how she has faced unwanted touching, catcalls, gender slurs and online abuse since she entered Parliament in 2011.

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Conservative MP Michelle Rempel arrives at a news conference about proposed government changes to immigration legislation, Thursday February 25, 2016 in Ottawa. (Photo: Adrian Wyld/CP)

She is calling on perpetrators to confront biases against woman.

She mentions an MP and a cabinet minister as making questionable remarks, although she does not name them.

Trudeau says he is talking to his people about Rempel's complaints.

In the last Parliament, Trudeau expelled two MPs from his caucus after they were accused of misconduct by colleagues.

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