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.
The IceDogs got contributions from 6 different goal scorers in a 6-1 win on home ice over North Bay. The Dogs have now won two of their past three and are just four points out of top spot in the Central Division of the OHL.
The IceDogs announced today that the team has acquired overage forward Adrian Carbonara from the London Knights in exchange for a 4th round pick in 2020. One year ago, Carbonara accumulated 12 goals and 33 points in 63 games.
The IceDogs got behind early and could never catch up, falling 4-2 to visiting Kingston Thursday night. Despite the loss, Kirill Maksimov was the game's first star scoring both Niagara goals.