Progressive Conservative staffer charged with harassment

The Progressive Conservative leadership race has taken an ugly turn with an aide to candidate Monte McNaughton facing criminal charges after workers for rival Christine Elliott’s campaign received threatening text messages.

Rida Ali, 22, who appeared at College Park court Monday, is charged with four counts of criminal harassment-communicate and one count of criminal harassment-threaten, said Toronto police.

Free on $1,000 bail, her next court appearance is Thursday at College Park.

“Ms. Ali maintains her innocence and intends to defend against these allegations to the full extent of the law,” her lawyer Marco Sciarra told the Star on Tuesday.

Details of the alleged threats cannot be reported because of a court-ordered publication ban.

  • BillyHW

    I’m feeling some diversity here, how ’bout you?

    • Yes I detect increased levels.

      • winniec

        Multicultural enrichment is exploding all over.

  • mauser 98

    will be front page on Star for a week
    did not see any article re: Levin guilty deal in Torstar link.

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      The Star has yet to even run a story on the ‘Meet A Muslim Family’ public relations scam by the Ahmadiyya ‘Muslims’.
      No story on Monday. No story on Tuesday. Very surprising.

      It’s very unlike them to not be a tool for Muslims.

  • Minicapt

    Former staffer at SunTV? Hmmm ….


  • Xavier

    Just what the eff is a Progressive Conservative?