Doug Ford confirms sexual misconduct allegation against former senior cabinet member Jim Wilson - 2018-11-06

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F0.png Doug Ford confirms sexual misconduct allegation against former senior cabinet member Jim Wilson November 6, 2018, Shawn Jeffords, National Post

ASTRA, Ont. — A senior Ontario cabinet minister was forced to step down last week after facing an allegation of sexual misconduct, Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday, breaking his government's days-long silence on the controversial matter.

Ford's office said last Friday that Jim Wilson was immediately resigning from his role as economic development minister and the Progressive Conservative caucus to seek treatment for addiction issues.

Speaking at an event in eastern Ontario, the premier said Wednesday that his office had initially refused to confirm published reports about the allegation against Wilson in order to protect the identity of the complainant.

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{{cite news | first = Shawn | last = Jeffords | title = Doug Ford confirms sexual misconduct allegation against former senior cabinet member Jim Wilson | url = https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/fords-office-refuses-to-address-reported-allegation-against-jim-wilson?video_autoplay=true | work = National Post | date = November 6, 2018 | accessdate = April 23, 2019 }}