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Former Ford aide who resigned says ‘everyone has the right to live and work free of harassment’

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A former top staffer for Ontario Premier Doug Ford has admitted his conduct was « unacceptable » in a statement Thursday, and says « everyone has the right to live and work free from harassment. » 

Andrew Kimber abruptly resigned from his role last Friday, the same day Economic Development Minister Jim Wilson departed following an allegation of sexual misconduct. 

Coming forward for the first time since the news broke, Kimber said « I take full responsibility for my behaviour » and added he stepped down to « deal with these issues. » CBC News has not confirmed what the allegation against Kimber is and whether it’s true. 

In a statement posted to Twitter on Thursday, Kimber said: « I’m sorry for those who I have hurt. I’m also sorry to my friends and colleagues in the Ford government and the disservice I brought to the office. »

When pressed by reporters to confirm Wednesday that Kimber left because of a sexual misconduct allegation, Ford did not dispute the claim and said « he lasted about a minute when we found out. » 

Read Kimber’s full statement here:

Wilson resigned from cabinet and Tory caucus last Friday, announcing he would seek treatment for addiction issues. 

Ford said his government has launched an investigation into the allegations against both Kimber and Wilson, telling reporters Wednesday: « I have zero tolerance for this behaviour. »

Wilson accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour

Wilson’s resignation was triggered when, according to three PC Party sources, a staffer made an allegation against Wilson of sexually inappropriate behaviour. CBC News has not confirmed whether the allegation is true and has been unable to reach Wilson for comment.

Initially, the premier’s office said nothing about the sexual misconduct allegation against Wilson. That information emerged on Monday after Ford reshuffled his cabinet behind closed doors. He later clarified that Wilson was forced to resign. 

However, when asked Wednesday about the secrecy surrounding the departure of Wilson and Kimber, the premier said his government is protecting the people who came forward. 

Ford said the people who made the allegations asked him repeatedly not to alert the media to the story.

« I commend them for coming forward and having that courage, » Ford said, adding that he’s respecting the request.

« They’re a priority. They trump the media. »



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A stunning Water Lantern Festival is coming to Montreal

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What might just be the most magical night ever is coming up for Montreal this year.

The Water Lantern Festival has announced that it will be gracing Mississauga with thousands of floating lanterns later this year, as part of a celebration that spans the entire world.

According to the festival’s official website, the event is a celebration of life with proceeds going towards charities and non-profit organizations within the area.

“Water Lantern Festival brings together individuals from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to join in one emotional and memorable night. At the Water Lantern Festival, we cherish these moments and will do our best to help you have a memorable experience that you’ll never forget as you witness the beauty of thousands of lanterns reflecting upon the water,” the website states.

The festival takes place throughout multiple cities around the world, with the Canadian cities of Quebec, Regina, Vancouver, Hamilton, Calgary, Ottawa, Mississauga, and, of course, Montreal taking part.

For the Calgary event, a date has been confirmed and tickets are already rolling out. Montreal shan’t be far behind, and you can click the Notify Me tab on the event’s site to be kept in the loop.

Expect an evening filled with food trucks, music, lantern designing and finally, a magical launch of the lanterns into the water as the sun goes down.

For our pals over in Calgary, their event includes a floating lantern, a commemorative drawstring bag, a marker, and a wristband. Expect something similar, if not the same, when more details float through about Montreal’s event.

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Euthanasia order on hold for Montreal dog that attacked children

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A pit bull dog that attacked four children and two adults in August 2018 in Montreal North will not be euthanized in the immediate future.

The euthanasia order has been temporarily suspended pending the appeal of a Quebec Superior Court decision.

On Tuesday, Judge Lukasz Granosik rejected a request to halt the euthanasia order issued by the Montreal North borough, which declared the animal a “dangerous dog.”

The City of Montreal has not changed its mind. This is only a delay before it proceeds with euthanizing the dog, a source told the Canadian Press.

Shotta, the one-year-old dog, was in the care of its owner’s acquaintance in August 2018. The dog attacked four children and two adults, causing serious injuries in separate incidents on the same day.

After the attacks, the dog was taken from the home and entrusted to the SPCA.

WATCH: Dog found dead in Angrignon Park

The Road to Home Rescue Support, an American shelter, asked the court if it could take in the dog. Christa Frineau, the dog’s owner, had also asked that Shotta not be euthanized.

Granosik refused to grant the request.

—With files from Global’s Kalina Laframboise

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9 Things To Do In Montreal This Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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Today’s sunny skies have me itching to make weekend plans. I absolutely cannot wait to make the most of this warmer weather. This might be the time to inflate my bike tires and dust off my running shoes…

Whether you want to brush up on your cooking skills, let loose, or fill your stomach with amazing food, there’s an event out there for you. Read on for 9 fun things you can do with friends or a fling this weekend.

TL;DR Read on for 9 fun things you can do in Montreal this weekend.

Let Yourself Go At Dress Up

Where: 185 Avenue Van Horne, Montréal.

When: Friday, March 29, 9:00 p.m.

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