MP Marwan Tabbara has brief court date as new allegation of sexual harassment is made

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Marwan Tabbara, an Ontario Member of Parliament who left the Liberal caucus after it was revealed he faces serious criminal charges, had a brief court date Friday, during which his case was briskly adjourned to next month. Tabbara, 35, was charged with two counts of assault, one count of break and enter and commit an indictable offence, and one count of criminal harassment on April 10. The charges were not revealed at the time by Tabbara or Guelph Police Service, however, and did not become public until June 6 after National Post and two other media organizations reported it. Tabbara, MP for Kitchener South-Hespeler, who chaired Parliament’s subcommittee on International Human Rights, then announced he was “stepping back from the Liberal caucus” but not resigning as an MP.