Trudeau commends women for their courage in speaking out on Brown

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"Harassment has no place in our society". It was appropriate that Mr.

The duo had a rematch in 2006, with Brown defeating Carroll to become the Conservative MP for Barrie.

In a hastily called news conference at Queen's Park on Wednesday night, a visibly emotional Brown said he was made aware of the allegations earlier in the day, but did not provide details on what those allegations are.

"We have the largest fundraising, we have a great team, we have over 90 candidates already nominated".

"We have the plan in place to succeed in 2018", she said.

"Political leaders have a responsibility to set a high standard, both through their words and their actions, and we must all state loudly that this type of behaviour is never okay".

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says now isn't the time to discuss the shifting political landscape in light of the stunning resignation of Patrick Brown as Progressive Conservative leader.

Wynne deflected questions about what Brown's resignation means to the Ontario election and instead focused on the impact of women coming forward as victims of sexual assault or misconduct.

"It is really, really important that we understand how deeply troubling this is to human beings", she said. "This is a human problem and so we can talk about the politics, there will be lots of talk about the politics, but this is about the safety".

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Brown addressed the allegations by two women - one of them said she was in high school at the time, the other was a university student who worked at his constituency office.

"Yesterday evening the Ontario PC Caucus learned of disturbing allegations against Patrick Brown", Yakabuski said in a news release. Neither have been proven in court.

Brown joins a growing list of men swept up in sexual harassment allegations around the world amid the Me Too and Times Up movements, including Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. He allegedly asked her to perform oral sex, which she did for a short while before leaving.

She said she's heard from constituents that are still "behind me and our party". When they were alone, he allegedly kissed her and "got on top of her", CTV reported.

She described herself as inebriated.

Patrick Brown, leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives speaks to Londoners at the Lamplighter Inn, March 17, 2016.

"My thoughts turn immediately to the women who came forward, knowing how hard it can be, to salute them for their courage and their leadership", the prime minister said at a news conference wrapping up his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

My values and beliefs are those that we need to move forward to eradicate sexual violence and harassment across the province, across the country, everywhere. And despite barnstorming his way to victory in the leadership campaign with an outreach to ethnic voters long neglected by the party, and despite the party's positive polls and the impressive fundraising figures, Brown wasn't in a hugely comfortable position to begin with: beset by allegations of meddling in local riding associations, disdained by hard-nosed fiscal and social conservatives alike.

She says she was drunk when Brown invited her for a tour of his home. The PC Caucus will be meeting to make this decision tomorrow.