Ford Responds To Wilson Resignation

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is responding to the reisgnation of one of his top cabinet ministers.

Ford says Wildon was asked to resign last week after an allegation of sexual misconduct was levelled against him.

A statement from Ford's office released last Friday had said Jim Wilson resigned from both his role as economic development minister and the Progressive Conservative caucus because he was seeking treatment for addiction issues.

At an announcement in eastern Ontario Wednesday morning, Ford said that was true, but also confirmed recent media reports that an allegation of inappropriate sexual behaviour was behind Wilson's departure.

He says he asked Wilson to resign from caucus, saying he would have fired the veteran politician if he had refused.

The premier also says an investigation into Wilson is underway.


— with files from The Canadian Press