Sexual misconduct allegations: the leader of the opposition in Ontario resigned

News 25 January, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Thursday, 25 January 2018 02:26

    Thursday, 25 January 2018 02:26

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    TORONTO – the subject of allegations of sexual harassment by two women, the leader of the conservative party of Ontario, Patrick Brown, announced in the night from Wednesday to Thursday that he was resigning from the leadership of the progressive conservative Party of Ontario.

    The news was announced on the website of the party.

    “It’s allegations are false and have been difficult to hear”, one can read in the declaration of Patrick Brown, published in the beginning of the night.

    “After consultation with the caucus, my friends and my family, I made the decision to resign from my position as leader of the progressive conservative Party of Ontario. I will continue to sit as a deputy for him will I blot out definitely my name of these false allegations”.

    During a press briefing convened at the last minute on Wednesday night, Patrick Brown had asserted that the “allegations troubling” to are “completely false”.

    “I can’t speculate on the motives of my accusers. I can only say that what they say is completely false,” he added, visibly shaken, in a brief statement at Queen’s Park where he has not responded to journalists ‘ questions.


    In response to these allegations, four relatives of the head of party have tendered their resignation.

    “Earlier today, we were made aware of allegations against Patrick Brown. After he spoke, our advice was that he resigned as leader of the progressive conservative Party. He did not follow this advice”, said the head of campaign Andrew Boddington, the secretary-general Alykhan Velshi, and the deputy chief of campaign, Dan Robertson, in a joint statement justifying their decision to leave their duties.

    The media officer Patrick Brown, Nick Bergamini, has also indicated that he was turning in his resignation and had invited his former chief to do the same.

    Two of the victims

    In an interview with CTV News, two women have alleged that the politician would have engaged in acts of sexual impropriety while he was a conservative mp in Ottawa, between 2006 and 2015.

    One of the alleged victims has claimed that the leader of the conservatives would have asked her to make him a blowjob while she was a minor, while the second indicated that she was sexually assaulted by the politician when she had organised an event in his company.

    The leader of the opposition was tipped to deliver a hot fight, to the current premier of Ontario, liberal Kathleen Wynne, during the elections that will take place during the spring of 2018. Nova Scotia

    Earlier in the day, Wednesday, the leader of the progressive conservative Party of Nova Scotia, Jamie Baillie, has resigned from his post due to allegations of inappropriate behaviour. His party explained, by asking him to resign after having taken knowledge of the report of the investigation of a third party that has analyzed the allegations. The main party had indicated on his Twitter account, to resign for “personal reasons”, without giving more information.