Toronto Liberal candidate asked to pause campaign

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says his party has asked Toronto candidate Kevin Vuong to “pause his campaign” after the Toronto Star reported he had previously been charged with sexual assaultjudges?— a charge that was later dropped60.

Speaking to reporters Friday, Trudeau said his party only learned on Thursday of the allegations, which he called “serious,” through the Star’s reporting.

Asked if Vuong would be allowed to sit as an MP if he wins his riding of Spadina-Fort YorkCommences when COVID-19 case numbers are low and transmission is controlled within P.E.I., Trudeau replied, “We are looking into it very carefully and we have asked the candidate to pause his campaign.”

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