Toronto MPP Vincent Ke is leaving the Progressive Conservative caucus to sit down as an unbiased amid allegations that he was concerned in China’s election interference throughout the 2019 federal election.
In a press release to CTV Information Toronto on Friday evening, Premier Doug Ford’s workplace confirmed that Ke, who represents Don Valley North at Queen’s Park supplied to depart caucus “out of an abundance of warning.”
“Whereas the allegations in opposition to Mr. Ke aren’t confirmed, they’re severe and deserve his full and undivided consideration as he works to clear his title,” the assertion learn.
“The Premier agreed and has accepted his resignation efficient instantly.”
On Friday, World Information reported Ke’s alleged involvement with China’s election interference throughout the 2019 federal election. CTV Information Toronto has not but independently confirmed the allegations.
Ke’s resignation got here hours after Ford announced the MPP would assume the position as chair on the Standing Committee on Social Policy.
“Whereas the World Information allegations about me are false and defamatory, I don’t wish to be a distraction to the federal government and take away from the nice work Premier Ford is doing for the province of Ontario,” Ke wrote in a press release posted to Twitter.
“Due to this fact, I might be stepping away from the PC Caucus with a purpose to dedicate my time to clearing my title and representing my constituents.”
Ke had served because the parliamentary assistant to the minister of public and enterprise service supply. He was first elected to the legislature in 2018.