The Ethics committee for the Canadian Senate has recommended that Senator Don Meredith be expelled from the Senate after his improper relationship with a teenage girl came to light. The position of Senator in Canada is an appointed one, so usually a Senator only leaves by retirement. If the recommendation is followed, Meredith will be the first Senator ever expelled from the Red Chamber.
Don Meredith, who is also a Pentecostal minister has admitted to grooming and having a sexual relationship with a young woman, known only as Ms. M. Meredith maintains he only had sex with her after she turned 18, however Senate Ethics watchdog Lyse Ricard concluded that Meredith had sex with her at least once while she was 17. He started grooming her when she was 16. No criminal charges have been filed against him.