Statement regarding Patrick Brown

Sexual misconduct does not belong in politics. It has no place in our society.

Sexual misconduct does not belong in politics. It has no place in our society.

Far too many men in positions of power and authority abuse this power in harmful, violent and inappropriate ways. This must stop.

The allegations against the Ontario P.C. Leader cannot be ignored and should be fully investigated. We encourage Mr. Brown to step aside while these allegations are investigated.

We recognize and appreciate the difficulties facing women who come forward with their stories.

We strongly believe in protecting those that have been the victims of sexual assault, misconduct and harassment.

The ability of everyone to find their voice in these situations is critical to changing the culture and bringing us all together in mutual respect and dignity.

Ontario will be better for honouring these ideals.