UPDATE: Premier Confirms Simcoe-Grey MPP WASAsked To Resign from PC Caucus Over Sexual Assault Allegations
Premier Ford Alludes to Sexual Indiscretion for the First Time
Premier Doug Ford said today Jim Wilson was asked to resign Friday afternoon, after allegations of a sexual nature came to light. Ford said one of his staff came forward on Friday with these allegations, pleading that the story not become public.
When asked about it at a Trenton media conference today, Ford freely admitted Wilson was instead asked to resign over these allegations, and not over the addiction issues detailed in a late Friday evening media release.
Jim Wilson has resigned from the PC Caucus to seek treatment for addiction issues.
The Simcoe-Grey MPP is also resigning as Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade, effective immediately, according to a statement from a Premier’s spokesperson.
The statement goes on to say Todd Smith will take on Wilson’s portfolio.