Dechert Issues Statement

September 9, 2011


Mississauga, Ontario – Bob Dechert, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Erindale issued the following statement:

“The person is a journalist whom I have come to know as a friend. I met her while doing Chinese-language media communications.

My understanding is that her emails were hacked as part of an ongoing domestic dispute.

These emails are flirtatious, but the friendship remained innocent and simply that – a friendship.

I apologize for any harm caused to anyone by this situation.”