The Conservative party’s top operative and campaign organizer Dimitri Soudas resigned Sunday amid a controversy over his fiancee’s nomination bid in a suburban Toronto riding.
Riding association presidents received a sudden email from party president John Walsh late Sunday evening informing them of the departure.
“Earlier this evening I was notified of the resignation of Dimitri Soudas as executive director, effective immediately,” Walsh wrote, in a email obtained by The Canadian Press.
The party’s top governing body, called the national council, was scheduled to discuss the matter. Soudas did not respond to a request for comment.
Soudas is close to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and had left a senior post at the Canadian Olympic Committee in December to help with the party’s 2015 election preparations. Read More Global News