VIDEO: Ontario PCs Demand Resignations of Apparent Law-Breaking Liberals
(February 19, 2015) Ontario PC Interim Leader Jim Wilson and House Leader Steve Clark demanded the resignations of two high profile Liberals in the wake of the bombshell report of Ontario's chief elections officer that the Liberals apparently broke provincial bribery laws.
"When will the Premier do the right thing and cut these bad apples loose?" asked Clark. "Do the right thing. Call for their resignations, and let's move forward."
Elections Ontario CEO Greg Essensa's report concluded that the Premier's Deputy Chief of Staff, Patricia Sorbara, and provincial appointee to the Greater Sudbury Police Services Board, Gerry Lougheed Jr, apparently violated the Elections Act by offering a job or appointment to Andrew Olivier if he would withdraw from becoming a candidate.
"If you stand with these two, you're going to fall with these two," Clark told the Premier during Question Period. He noted that Wynne can continue issuing news releases and denying wrong-doing, but the unprecedented report from Elections Ontario clearly states the law was apparently broken.
"Despite hollow promises of accountability and transparency, the Premier is putting the interests of the Liberal Party ahead of doing what is right," added Interim PC Leader Jim Wilson. "The Premier traded integrity for a tainted political win, and needs to take responsibility."