Muskoka MPP responds to Patrick Brown's resignation

Rick Dykstra steps down as leader of Ontario PC party

Muskoka MPP responds to Patrick Brown's resignation

Despite the resignation of leader Patrick Brown early on Thursday morning, the Ontario PC Party will move forward in its bid to unseat Premier Kathleen Wynne this June. Two woman have come forward accusing Brown of inappropriate behaviour more than 10 years ago. "These women deserve our support and thanks". The other said he assaulted her when she was extremely drunk.

Later, while giving a tour of his home, an aroused Brown kissed and climbed on top of her, she says, stopping and driving her home only after she protested she had a boyfriend.

"It has been very, very tough on all of us, not just MPPs, but our supporters". "Women can say whatever they want and destroy another person's life".

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At the same time, Klees said there is "no excuse" for anyone to be subjected to sexual misconduct. If so, what needs to change? 3.

Brown stood alone at a podium during the news conference, walked briskly away without taking questions and left in a waiting vehicle.

Fellow NDP MPP, Wayne Gates who represents the Niagara Falls riding which includes the municipalities of Niagara Falls, Fort Erie and Niagara-on-the-Lake, echoed Forster's comments on the bravery of the women who came forward with their allegations.

Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown and local PC candidate Ross Romano seen at Boniferro Mill Works in Sault Ste.

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She goes on to say the Progressive Conservatives remain committed to defeating the Liberals in the scheduled June 7th provincial election. It takes courage to come forward and make these claims. Politics is no different than the arts, sports, media, the corporate world or any other sector of society where these bad incidents of sexual misconduct have been reported.

"We have not had the conversation as a group to speak to leadership, as to how we will go about appointing a leader".

"Today we need to be talking about these women, it's not about politics ... it's about a much wider issue of sexual harassment", she said. "After all, a lifetime happened for Patrick between yesterday afternoon and last night".

"My thoughts are with the fearless young women who have spoken out to describe terrible, degrading and unsafe experiences they say happened at the hands of Patrick Brown", Horwath wrote. I believe there is a pervasive problem with sexual misconduct in our society, in all settings and workplaces.

The Premier called on all Ontarians to "shine a light" to create safe spaces for young people.

"Certainly that made some changes in the Safe Schools Act, but it also ended up resulting in changes in the curriculum, where we actually tried to get the message across to students that no means no, which is a big part of this issue", said Sandals. No, he was not aware of any allegations.

"Our staff had to be treated with dignity and respect".

The #MeToo movement began in the United States where allegations of misconduct by prominent US entertainment, politics and media figures have resulted in many firings and forced resignations.

"There could be a possibility to seize an opportunity that they didn't even know they had with this particular episode", she said.

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