Posted March 07, 2019 07:53:29A former member of Parliament from Alberta has been arrested for assaulting a woman in his electorate, according to a news release from the Alberta Court of Appeal.
John Gaultier, a member of the Alberta legislature from 1995 to 2017, was charged with breach of the peace, uttering threats and mischief.
He is scheduled to appear in court in Edmonton on April 3.
Gaultier had been under investigation by the Alberta RCMP for allegedly assaulting two women.
A video posted online on March 2 shows him berating a woman on a city bus as she drives past his office.
The woman, identified only as “Ms. K.,” was standing next to a tree when the altercation took place.
In the video, Gaultiers’ face is seen to emerge from the tree.
He can be heard yelling at the woman as she continues her journey.
“You’re a b—h,” he says.
Galtier is not wearing a mask at the time.
He is seen grabbing the woman’s hair and pulling her toward him, while yelling, “F— her, f— her.”
In the days since the video was released, K. told CBC News she was stunned by the charges.
“I was like, ‘Oh my God, that’s him, he’s not a stranger to me,'” she said.
Gaults is one of five politicians facing charges related to an alleged sexual assault in the province.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has said she will not resign and will be staying on until she is satisfied that justice has been done.
“We are very confident that our system is working,” she said at a news conference.