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.
Friday night, the IceDogs open their best of seven quarter-final series on home ice versus the Generals, some tickets are still available. The 'Dogs have also announced a bus trip to Oshawa for game three and four.
A very successful 2017-2018 IceDogs regular season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win over Mississauga. A sellout St Patty's Day Meridian Centre crowd watched Niagara record their 35th win of the season for a total of 80 points in the OHL's Eastern Conference as Johnny Corneil lead the way with a goal and two assists.
Kirill Maksimov enjoyed a four point night while Johnny Corneil and Ben Jones each scored a pair in the IceDogs 6-3 Friday night win in Erie. With the win, Niagara has now secured home ice advantage in their first round playoff series with Oshawa.