- Regarding the allegations that led to Patrick Brown’s expulsion from the party’s leadership race, Jean Charest asks the Conservative Party of Canada for details.
- They continue to be strong in their decision not to make the claims public because doing so would influence ongoing investigations.
Jean Charest requests information from the Conservative Party of Canada regarding the accusations that resulted in Patrick Brown’s expulsion from the party’s leadership contest.
According to Charest, the decision that led to Charest’s expulsion on Tuesday night must be made public.
In an interview with CTV National News on Thursday, he stated, “This is a very significant consequence as well as otherwise, what we’re going to be doing is speculating on all sorts of hypotheses of what it is that has gone wrong.”
Brown was disqualified due to “severe allegations of fraud” by his campaign, which “appear to contravene the financial provisions of Canada Elections Act,” according to Ian Brodie, chair of the party’s Leadership Election Organizing Committee.
Brown has denied any wrongdoing and stated that he wasn’t made aware of any specifics. He is also pursuing legal action to challenge the party’s decision.
Party officials told CTV News they contacted Brown’s campaign “several times” and provided them with a “generous opportunity” to respond to the claims, which are still unclear. However, Brown claimed he was alerted that there was a problem with a company paying a team member.
Additionally, they remain steadfast in choosing not to make the accusations public since doing so would affect future investigations. The Canadian Elections Commissioner’s office is now examining the data.
The issue, according to Charest, “doesn’t look good on the party.”
He claimed to have spoken with Brown on Wednesday morning and that the latter is “looking at his options.” Still, the Charest campaign anticipates a smooth transition from Brown’s followers and organizers.
“Most of the members Mr. Brown recruited into the party will vote for me on the first and second ballot, and Mr. Brown’s organizers have already crossed over to our side in huge numbers,” he stated.
Source: CTV News