Sexual misconduct allegations against Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown causing a real stir among those in the party today.
Brown addressed the allegations by two women -- one of them said she was in high school at the time, the other was a university student who worked at his constituency office.
A joint statement has been released by Dufferin Caledon MPP and Deputy Leader Sylvia Jones, and the other Deputy Steve Clark.
“This evening we learned of disturbing allegations against Patrick Brown. In the interest of the Ontario PC Party we unanimously agree that Mr. Brown cannot continue serving as the Leader. Mr Brown is entitled to a legal defense and due process, but he cannot lead us into an election as a result of these allegations. Our caucus will immediately consult with party officials and members on best way to move forward to defeat the Wynne Liberals in the 2018.”
“The Ontario PC Party unequivocally upholds the principle that a safe and respectful society is what we expect and deserve. We need to move forward to eradicate sexual violence and harassment across the province.”