Ontario Liberal party CEO faces bribery charges

Southern view of Queen's Park (Wikimedia Commons)

Ontario Provincial Police have laid bribery charges under the Election Act against two provincial liberals, including premier Kathleen Wynne’s former chief of staff.

Ontario Liberal party CEO and 2018 campaign director Pat Sorbara and Liberal operative Gerry Lougheed both face bribery charges in relation to a 2015 Sudbury by-election.

The charges laid by the OPP stem from allegations that Sorbara and Lougheed offered a would-be candidate a job or appointment so he would step aside.

Premier Kathleen Wynne said yesterday that Sorbara would step aside as party CEO and campaign director once charged.



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