Canada politician Patrick Brown resigns amid sexual allegations

Canada politician Patrick Brown resigns amid sexual allegations

The swift turn of events followed by the dramatic announcement by Patrick Brown about stepping down as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario has thrown the party into turmoil and the provincial elections due in just four months up in the air.

"We have to talk about health care".

Tuchlinsky says they've seen twice as many calls to their support lines and agency for counselling. "The things that we are going to advocate for, and fight against, haven't changed".

In a further tweet, MacLeod said Lindros never spoke to her about specific allegations against Brown.

Clark said the caucus made "the ideal choice" in selecting Fedeli in the interim, adding the party's MPPs are "100-per-cent united" behind him.

Conversely, if the party decided after the fact that it was going to have a general-membership vote and the interim leader wasn't allowed to compete in it, then someone like Mr. Fedeli could effectively find out after the fact they had dashed their own hopes of being premier.

A longtime Tory MPP says that she shared information about Patrick Brown with a member of his campaign team on "two or three" occasions prior to his abrupt resignation amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Both the women alleged that Brown had ill-treated them.

Brown called a snap news conference at the provincial legislature on Wednesday night to deny the allegations, calling them "categorically untrue".

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also said Brown was right to resign based on the serious nature of the allegations.

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The woman said she became drunk and Brown invited her into his bedroom, where she alleges he exposed himself.

In interviews with broadcaster CTV, Brown's accusers said the incidents occurred a decade ago when he was a member of parliament in Ottawa.

Brown, who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations that he denies. Neither have been proven in court. No charges have been laid.

"In addition to his group from the last leadership, which remains largely intact, he also has the Scheer group to draw upon", said the insider, mindful of McNaughton's appeal to social conservatives still furious at Brown for turning his back on them in 2016.

"The Ontario PC Party unequivocally upholds the principle that a safe and respectful society is what we expect and deserve", Bailey said in the statement.

For the good of the Ontario PC Party, it is imperative that immediate and significant steps be taken to move forward from this dark period in our party's history.

The party, Levitt tweeted early Thursday morning, "cannot tolerate harassment or abuse".

"It's a hard and courageous thing to do to come forward in the way these young women have done tonight", Wynne said in a post on Twitter. Trudeau made the announcement just before leaving the World Economic Forum, where he made respect for woman a key feature of a speech. "I was shocked when I heard", said the mayor of Wainfleet. Politics is no different than the arts, sports, media, the corporate world or any other sector of society where these awful incidents of sexual misconduct have been reported.

"As I said yesterday, the leader who takes us into the election must have a strong mandate from our members; putting us in the best position possible to defeat Kathleen Wynne and her government".