"I want to thank Patrick Brown for making the right decision for himself and the Ontario PC Party", Interim Ontario PC Leader Vic Fedeli said in a statement.
Out from the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race.
In a statement sent to the PC Party Executive Committee and the Leadership Election Organizing Committee on Monday, Brown cited three reasons for stepping back from the leadership race - to focus on policy, his ongoing battle against sexual allegations cited by CTV, and protecting his family and friends.
He stepped down as Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader hours later.
He is said to be preparing for the next leadership candidate's debate.
Brown added another bombshell Monday to four dizzying weeks of upheaval for the Tories, unexpectedly pulling out of the leadership race launched when he quit the same job in January.
His rivals include former legislative member Christine Elliott, businessman and former municipal politician Doug Ford, lawyer Caroline Mulroney and parents' advocate Tanya Granic Allen.
In one case, CTV alleged, the accuser was in high school some 10 years ago when she and a mutual friend met Brown in a Barrie bar and illegally started feeding her drinks. One woman said Brown asked her to perform oral sex on him when she was inebriated.
On Friday he filed a libel notice for defamation against the media outlet and reporters who broke the story, saying the story was, "false, malicious, irresponsible and defamatory".
Windsor West PC candidate Adam Ibrahim, left, with Patrick Brown on Saturday, February 23. The network says the woman, who claimed she was still in high school at the time of the incident, was in fact of legal age.
For now, there no figure was attached to the suit, although there was the standard demand for "a full apology and retraction" from CTV.
Within the statement, Brown also placed a strong emphasis on a hope for the continuation of the "People's Guarantee", the five-point platform aimed at cutting taxes, lowering electricity prices and more.
Online voting for the Tory leadership starts this Friday and continues until March 8 with the victor announced March 10 at the Hilton Markham Convention Centre on Warden Avenue in Markham.
That seems to be a reference to a complaint filed against him by Randy Hillier, a Conservative member of the legislature, alleging various ethical breaches, including traveling with the woman as his girlfriend when she worked at Queen's Park.
There are probably one a few specific parts of America where curling is a sport even a percentage of people play. Alternate Joe Polo, lead John Landsteiner, second Matt Hamilton, third Tyler George and skip John Shuster.
On the display front, the Asus Zenfone 5Z comes with a 6.2-inch inch edge-to-edge display with 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Asus says ZenFone 5Z has optical image stabilization (OIS), electronic image stabilization (EIS), and it can record 4K video.
Though it will be an affordable device, it will still feature full-screen display like iPhone X along with the Face ID scanner. The iPhone X, on the other hand, is a radical redesign with edge-to-edge display and improved facial recognition technology.
The Australian captain and one of the best cricketers in the world have played for Rajasthan Royals in 2014 and 2015. It was a successful season for him as Smith had scored 472 runs in 15 matches in the last IPL season.
Turkey's Ambassador to Prague , Ahmet Necati Bigali, said the decision was "not befitting our friendship with the Czech Republic". Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said: "The global community is sometimes taking steps in favour of terrorism".
Operation Olive Branch will continue despite a UN Security Council resolution envisaging a 30-day nationwide ceasefire in Syria . Turkey considers the PYD a "terrorist group" linked to outlawed Kurdish insurgents fighting within Turkey's own borders.
However, it's very clear from Nirav Modi's response to CBI that he is not going to join the investigation in this case. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Firestar Group, which in turn is wholly owned by Synergies Corp.
The camera has a 12-megapixel resolution , and you can additionally record super slow-motion videos at 960fps. Moreover, the update is now only being rolled out to unlocked devices that aren't tied to any mobile carrier.
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