Premier denies in court she promised a NDP MP a cabinet post to leave his party
Premier Kathleen Wynne has denied in court that she promised a New Democrat M-P a cabinet position to get him to leave his party and run for the Ontario Liberals.
Wynne has wrapped up her testimony in a bribery trial for Pat Sorbara, her former deputy chief of staff and Liberal campaign director, and Gerry Lougheed, a local Liberal organizer, who are charged with bribery under the Election Act.
Both have pleaded not guilty.
She was testifying in court today that she didn't think a man who wanted to run for the Liberals in a 2015 Sudbury byelection was the best candidate since he had just lost in the recent general election.
Sorbarra and Lougheed are accused of offering would-be candidate Andrew Olivier a job or appointment to get him to step aside for Wynne's preferred candidate in the byelection, Glenn Thibeault, who is now the energy minister.
Wynne herself is not facing charges and today her lawyers sent Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown a letter demanding he retract comments they say suggest the premier is standing trial.
Her lawyers sent Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown a letter yesterday demanding he retract comments they say suggest the premier is standing trial.
Ben Jones scored a goal and added two assists as the IceDogs scored four unanswered in Erie, winning 5-3. Johnny Corneil chipped in with a pair of goals and Colton Incze made 26 saves for the first place ‘Dogs who completed their second.3 in 3 sweep this season.
Stephen Dhillon made 46 saves and Elijah Roberts scored the hat-trick as the IceDogs doubled Barrie 6-3, taking over the lead in the OHL’s Central Division. Roberts also added an assist, while Sam Miletic scored two for the second straight game plus counted an assist.
First star Sam Miletic scored the tying goal and added two assists in his first game with the IceDogs in a 5-4 shootout win over Erie. Akil Thomas netted the shootout winner after Miletic tied things at one.