Canada Ontario Liberal Party to release recording of Doug Ford, Etobicoke candidate Kinga Surma

05:05  24 may  2018
05:05  24 may  2018 Source:   globalnews.ca

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The Ontario Liberals released an audio recording that appears to implicate Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford and Etobicoke Centre PC candidate Kinga Surma in a scheme to pay for PC memberships in 2016.

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The Ontario Liberal Party says it will be releasing audio of Progressive Conservative Party Leader Doug Ford and Etobicoke Centre PC candidate Kinga Suma that will "implicate" Ford in "another nomination and membership controversy."

In a press release issued by the Liberals late Wednesday afternoon, it said the tape will be released at the party's headquarters in downtown Toronto Thursday morning.

Additional details about the recording weren't released by the Liberals.

Global News contacted Surma's campaign office and a spokesperson said they "are taking this very seriously."

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The Liberals released audio they allege is of Ford trying to sign up people to vote for Kinga Surma Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford is shown with candidate Kinga Sirma in a photo from Ford 's Twitter account. She will be a great voice for the people of Etobicoke Centre. pic.twitter.com/oS5epDil8U.

The Ontario Liberals released an audio recording on Thursday that features Doug Ford allegedly trying to sell "bogus memberships" to help Liberal campaign co-chair Deb Matthews, the PC leader is heard alongside Etobicoke Centre PC candidate Kinga Surma attempting to sign up new party

According to a biography posted on Surma’s site, she worked for Doug Ford’s brother, former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, during his 2010 mayoral election campaign. Surma subsequently went to work for Rob Ford at city hall.

In the 2014 Toronto election, Surma ran to become the councillor for Ward 5 - Etobicoke—Lakeshore. She came a distant second to Justin Di Ciano. Her biography said she then went to work for Christine Elliott’s 2015 leadership campaign and eventually for former Ontario PC Party Leader Patrick Brown.

In a 2016 statement, Brown congratulated Surma on being nominated as the candidate for Etobicoke Centre.

“A long-time activist within the Polish-Canadian community, and having served as a board member with local organizations like the Stomegate Community Health Centre and Polycultural Immigrant Community Services, Kinga understands the challenges her community faces,” Brown wrote on Nov. 22.

PC Leader Doug Ford participated in collection of bogus party memberships, audio recording suggests

  PC Leader Doug Ford participated in collection of bogus party memberships, audio recording suggests PC Leader Doug Ford participated in collection of bogus party memberships, audio recording suggestsThe Liberals have released an audio recording that appears to show PC Leader Doug Ford telling people at a Tim Hortons they don’t have to pay for party memberships while out recruiting with Etobicoke Centre candidate Kinga Surma.

On Thursday, the Liberal party released a recording of Ford and Surma and affidavits from Martino and two of her volunteers suggesting that numerous people had been signed up without their knowledge and/or without paying the fee.

Kinga Surma . Party : Progressive Conservative Riding: Etobicoke Centre Outcome: Winner. The Liberals even released a recording of Ford appearing to offer to pay for party memberships of potential voters.

“Through her experience working at all three levels of government and as a tireless conservative activist, I am sure that Kinga will be a strong representative for the residents of Etobicoke Centre.”

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Doug Ford was elected leader of the Ontario PC Party during a leadership convention in March. He was acclaimed as the Ontario PC Party candidate in Etobicoke North later that month.

The leadership race was triggered after Patrick Brown stepped down in January amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Ford served as a Toronto city councillor during the 2010-2014 term of office and previously worked in his family’s business, Deco Labels.

-- With files from Jamie Mauracher

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