Conservative MP Tony Clement has resigned from all his committee roles after admitting he shared sexually explicit photos and a video with a woman. He alleges that he’s facing a demand that he pay 50,000 euros or the material will be released to the public.
RCMP spokesperson Stephanie Dumoulin confirmed they are investigating the matter.
Clement will resign from his House of Commons committee assignments as well as the Conservative shadow minister for justice, but stay on as MP for Parry Sound-Muskoka.
Clement said he now recognizes he went “down a wrong path and have exercised very poor judgment.” Clement is married and a father of three.
Clement is vice-chair and member of the standing committee on justice and human rights, as well as a member of four other parliamentary associations and interparliamentary groups, including the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group and the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association.