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Post : Ontario PC Party candidate in Brampton resigns amid allegations about ‘work life,’ nomination
URL : http://globalnews.ca/news/4213965/simmer-sandhu-ontario-pc-party-resignation/
Posted : May 16, 2018 at 8:59 pm
Author : Nick Westoll
Tags : Brampton East, Doug Ford, Ontario Election, Ontario election 2018, ontario pc party, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, Simmer Sandhu
Categories : Politics

An Ontario election candidate running for the Progressive Conservatives in Brampton says he has resigned amid allegations involving his "work life and [his] nomination campaign."

Simmer Sandhu, who was the PC Party candidate in Brampton East, confirmed the resignation in a written statement on Twitter Wednesday evening. He said the allegations, which weren't specifically addressed in the statement, were "anonymously made against" him.

"These allegations are totally baseless. I absolutely deny them," Sandhu wrote, while thanking supporters and volunteers for their work.

"I will vigorously defend myself and reputation and I am confident I will be cleared. However, I feel it is impossible for me to continue as PC candidate in Brampton East while doing so."

> pic.twitter.com/bSs98zOySK ( https://t.co/bSs98zOySK )
> — Simmer Sandhu (@simmer_sandhu) May 16, 2018 ( https://twitter.com/simmer_sandhu/status/996878320733179907?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw )

The Ontario PC Party issued a brief statement in response to the announcement said the party accepted his resignation

"In light of the investigation into Simmer Sandhu he felt it was necessary to stand down as a candidate," the statement read, adding Sudeep Verma will now be the party's candidate in the riding.

According to a statement posted by former Ontario PC Party Leader Patrick Brown on the party's website, Sandhu was nominated as a candidate in December 2017.

More to come.

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