A Toronto MP has said she would leave the Liberal caucus over the allegations that she employed a relative at her constituency office.
Yasmin Ratansi, a representative of Don Valley East for the Liberals, reveals in a statement posted on Facebook revently that she “made an error” by employing her sister.
In the post, Ratansi said that she had informed the Prime Minister’s Office as well as the office of the Speaker.
She tendered an unreserved apology to her constituents and disclosed her intention to represent the riding as an Independent.
The issue has been escalated to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner and Ratansi says she is anticipating their recommendations.
Ratansi has been representing the Ontario riding since 2015. She previously held the riding between 2004 and 2011.