Former Ontario Tory leadership hopeful Tanya Granic Allen, who is now seeking a party nomination ahead of a spring provincial election, is defending herself after coming under fire for comments made online years ago about Muslims and gay marriage.
Two months after their leader resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations, Ontario's Progressive Conservatives have turfed another legislator and barred him from running for re-election over sexual harassment allegations from a former intern.
Ontario's newly minted Progressive Conservative leader will not bring journalists with him on the campaign trail this spring, a rare move experts say suggests the Tories are keen to keep the unpredictable populist politician out of the hot seat as he takes on two more seasoned rivals.
Christine Elliott initially disputed Saturday's results, alleging they stemmed from "serious irregularities" in the vote. Her campaign had also said that she garnered a majority of votes and had won a majority of ridings in the leadership race. But on Sunday, she conceded following a private meeting with the winner, Doug Ford.
Doug Ford's bold promises of government belt-tightening during the last Progressive Conservative leadership debate may win over some of the party's grassroots, but experts and critics say there isn't much substance behind his populist message.
Premier Kathleen Wynne fired up her troops on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Ontario Liberal annual general meeting — the last party gathering before the spring election — by urging them not to focus on their uncertain opponent, but on the principles they're fighting for.
Ontario's Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown is "categorically" denying what he describes as "troubling allegations" about his conduct and his character, saying he will defend himself in the court of law. Hours after speaking to reporters, he announced he was resigning.