Tory MPP Says She Shared Information About Brown To Campaign Brass

Ontario PC Leader Denies Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Clark, who was one of two deputy leaders under Brown, didn't know whether or not he would have the same position under Fedeli.

In a post on his verified Twitter account Sunday evening, Dykstra announced he's stepping down after almost two years in the position.

In the wake of Patrick Brown's resignation, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli has been named as the interim leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. "I honestly feel that right now I'm thinking about this in my role as a mother, as a daughter, as a community leader".

It will have to coalesce quickly.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says she will not seek a snap election before the scheduled June vote following the Opposition leader's decision to step down amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Chief of Staff Alykhan Velshi and communications director Nick Bergamini were among four key party members who resigned Wednesday night, just minutes before CTV News aired graphic allegations made against Brown by two women.

"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.

"With any change in leadership comes a need for reorganization", Velshi wrote. "While reorganizations are always hard, they are also sometimes necessary", wrote Fedeli's chief of staff, Alykhan Velshi, in an internal memo.

The staffing changes come as a political race takes shape to determine Brown's successor, who will attempt to lead the Tories to victory in June.

Have formed new STF to tackle gangsters: Punjab DGP
Sources have informed that the dead bodies of Vicky Gounder and Prema Lahoria have been kept in Civil Hospital of Abohar. The police recovered three weapons from the gangsters including two point 32-bore pistols.

"We must stop this bleeding - nay gushing of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the PC Ontario Fund - and it must be stopped now", Mr. Bennett said in an e-mail on Saturday to interim leader Vic Fedeli and several party members.

Fedeli told reporters that he respects the decision and will be a candidate for the permanent leadership.

Among the other names now circulating as potential leadership candidates are several Tory members who aren't part of the legislative caucus.

Grassroots party members and a number of candidates had called on the executive to hold a leadership election to give them a voice in who would helm the PCs.

The party could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.

"I am very, very comfortable and confident that Vic Fedeli, as the face of our party, as the person who is principled, is a guy who can appeal to many, many people and show that we can actually turn this province around", said Walker.

Tory broke the news on Twitter Sunday evening, saying he's had people approach him about seeking the PC leadership. Torontonians wanted to see an end to the "gravy train" at city hall, and blue-collar Americans wanted to see their jobs return from overseas.

Raitt announced earlier that she would not be running.

Lisa MacLeod, a Progressive Conservative legislator, said Friday she flagged rumours about Brown to his campaign team weeks before he stepped down, though she would not specify who she spoke to.



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