A lawyer for a woman identifying herself as a former organizer on Patrick Brown‘s campaign says Brown personally connected her with a third-party company to pay for her work on his campaign.
Debra Jodoin says in a statement released through her lawyer that she briefly worked as a regional organizer for Brown’s campaign from May to the beginning of June.
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She says she’s been a longtime organizer with the Conservative Party of Canada and joined Brown’s campaign at his request.
Jodoin says Brown told her “it was permissible to be employed by a company as a consultant, and then for that company to have me volunteer with the campaign.”
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She goes on to say Brown connected her by “text message with a third party for that purpose.”
Jodoin says she grew concerned with the arrangement and “suspected it was not OK,” and shared her concerns with the party through counsel.
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A source had previously told Global News the allegation that sparked Brown’s disqualification from the party’s leadership race involved a company in Brampton paying workers for Brown’s campaign.
– With files from Global News
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