WYNNE AIDE STAYS WHILE CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN SUDBURY BYELECTION

Feb 07, 2015

By Bob Sheppard

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Premier Kathleen Wynne says she won’t be asking her deputy chief of staff to step aside.

Opposition members say Pat Sorbara should do so while the OPP and Elections Ontario investigate allegations of corruption in connection with Thursday’s byelection in Sudbury.  

There are allegations by Andrew Olivier that he was offered a government job or appointment if he stepped aside as the Liberal candidate in the byelection in favour of the party’s preferred candiate, Glenn Thibeault.  Thibeault won the race with about 41 percent of the ballots cast.

Olivier had also run in last year’s general election but lost to the NDP candidate. 

A spokeswoman for Wynne says any suggestion that anything was offered in exchange for anything is false, and that Sorbara will stay.

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