Former BC Premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual assault in England: report

Feb 16 2019, 6:55 am

Gordon Campbell, who served as the premier of BC from 2001 to 2011, is accused of groping a female embassy worker when he served as a diplomat in London, according to reports.

A story published in the Daily Telegraph in London says that Scotland Yard is investigating a 2013 sexual assault while Campbell was the Canadian High Commissioner to Britain.

A spokesperson for the former politician told the publication that the complaint was disclosed in a transparent manner “and subject of a full due diligence investigation at the time by the Government of Canada and was found to be without merit.”

The now retired politician and diplomat served as the leader of the BC Liberal Party from 1993 to 2011, and was the Premier for a decade. Before joining the BC Liberals, Campbell served as the mayor of Vancouver from 1986 to 1993.

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