Canadian legislator with a goal of security extortion


OTTAWA, Ontario – A Canadian MP who was in a parliamentary committee with access to national security information acknowledged that he had inappropriate online relationships with more than one woman and was the goal of extortion.

Tony Clement is no longer in the conservative caucus of the opposition. He acknowledged that he had sent sexually explicit photographs to a woman on Tuesday. On Thursday, he said that there were others and said that an attempt at extortion was done by "foreign actors".

Clement remained at the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliament, although he had known for several months that someone had known about his online behavior.

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Clement resigned from the conservative critic of justice and from his commission assignments. He says he will remain a member of Parliament.

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