Rida Ali, Ontario PC staffer, charged with sending threats to Elliott camp

03/03/2015 10:33 EST | Updated 05/03/2015 05:59 EDT
An aide to one of the candidates for leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives has been arrested and charged with sending threatening messages to members of a rival campaign. 

Rida Ali, one of Monte McNaughton's staffers, was arrested last week after Tory MPP Christine Elliott's campaign said they received a series of threatening text messages. 

She appeared in a Toronto court on Monday and is free on bail. 

Details of the alleged threats are subject to a publication ban. 

Neither the McNaughton nor Elliott campaigns commented on the matter. 

Elliott, McNaughton and federal Conservative MP Patrick Brown are vying to replace Tim Hudak, who resigned last year.