UPDATE: Frost tells TV Cogeco he won’t be resigning

UPDATE: Frost tells TV Cogeco he won’t be resigning

CORNWALL, ONTARIO – Coun. Brock Frost isn’t resigning, and has finally acknowledged police charges have been filed against him in Quebec.

In an exclusive interview with TV Cogeco Wednesday night Frost conceded he sent an email weeks ago saying he would resign from council effective July 1, but then quickly shelved that idea.

“I won’t lie. I did initially have a quick thought about resigning,” he told The Source on Cogeco. “That was very short lived. There was an email that was sent out.

“No official resignation was ever given.”

Consequently, Frost said he won’t be resigning.

“Anyone knows that if an elected official ever resigns, there would be an official press release from city hall. That was never done, because I never resigned,” he told Cogeco’s Todd Lalonde. “We live in a great country where you are innocent until proven guilty unless you’re a politician living in Cornwall.”

Frost also waded into the Quebec police charges of fraud and forgery, finally admitting they are real and he is defending them.

He even appeared to suggest he had pleaded guilty, though he likely misspoke.

Frost confirmed to Seaway News he “plead not guilty” to the charges.

“The charges, they are real. I’m defending them vigorously,” he said on television. “I’m very excited for the truth to eventually get out.”

Frost told Lalonde he went on television to address the many issues following him because he felt local media had misquoted his previous comments on the matter.

Specifically, he suggested reports that he is now living in Ottawa as a real estate agent are false. He said he lives part-time in Ottawa and continues to own income properties in Cornwall.

He emailed local media weeks ago and suggested: “I live in Ottawa and don’t pay much attention to what is said in Cornwall.”

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