GRP MP Drouin says Halifax bar case is mistaken identity

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell MP Francis Drouin. (Parliament of Canada via Newswatch Group)

ROCKLAND, Ont. – The MP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell is chalking up a sexual assault investigation to a case of mistaken identity.

An investigation by Halifax police started on the weekend of April 21-22 after an incident around 2 a.m. at a downtown bar. Drouin and fellow Liberals were holding a weekend convention nearby.

While Drouin wasn’t named at the time, he did issue a statement to the media confirming the assertions.

In a followup statement released on Twitter Tuesday (April 24), Drouin laid out his version of events, saying that he was at another end of the bar with friends when the alleged assault took place.

He says a woman later confronted him and “attempted to connect me with the alleged incident. We told her that she was mistaken.”

A woman had accused him of grabbing her buttocks.

Drouin maintains that he’s cooperating fully with police as they gather “multiple witness statements” and no charges have been laid.

“I am confident that the facts of the issue will lead to a clear outcome.”