TORONTO — Vic Fedeli has been named interim leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives after Patrick Brown’s resignation in the face of sexual misconduct allegations.
Fedeli, 61, was selected by the PC caucus during a morning meeting and it’s not immediately clear if he will stay on to fight the spring election at the head of the party.
Fedeli is the party’s finance critic and represents the northeastern Ontario riding of Nipissing in the provincial legislature.
Brown announced his resignation as party leader early Thursday, hours after emphatically denying what he called “troubling allegations” about his conduct and his character.
The allegations, which have not been independently verified by The Canadian Press, were made by two women who spoke to CTV News.
More to come.
The Canadian Press