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Scott Thompson: Liberals blame politics for bribery trial

Wynne on Sorbara acquittal: I always believed there was no wrong doing
WATCH ABOVE: Premier Kathleen Wynne says she congratulated Pat Sorbara, her former deputy chief of staff, following her acquittal in the Sudbury byelection bribery case.

Ontario Liberals Pat Sorbara and Gerry Lougheed have had their Sudbury byelection bribery scandal case thrown out.

Sorbara and Lougheed were accused of offering Liberal candidate hopeful Andrew Olivier a position to step down for Wynne’s preferred candidate (now Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault) in a 2015 Sudbury byelection.

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Reason being, Wynne had already decided to pluck then-NDP MP Thibeault to be the candidate so the other two couldn’t be found guilty of interfering with Olivier.

Lougheed’s lawyer, Michael Lacy, said there was a great deal of political buzz surrounding the case and, “it’s a day that never should have been” feeling it was politically motivated.

How can it be politically motivated when it is not a political party that lays any charge in the province?

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But then again, the Liberals don’t believe the office of the Ontario Auditor General on your electricity rates.

Scott Thompson is the host of the Scott Thompson show on AM 900 CHML.