Ontario PCs face deepening crisis amid pushback to cancel leadership race


mentalfloss
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Ontario PCs face deepening crisis amid pushback to cancel leadership race

Rick Dykstra resigned as president of the Ontario PC Party on Sunday night, shortly before Maclean's published allegations that he sexually assaulted a young Conservative staffer in 2014 when he was the MP for St. Catharines. His departure came three days after Patrick Brown stepped down as PC leader hours after the airing of a CTV News report alleging sexual misconduct involving two young women.

Mr. Dykstra was one of the strongest advocates for holding a leadership race to replace Mr. Brown ahead of the coming spring provincial election. With Mr. Dykstra no longer at the helm, some members of the party executive who initially voted in favour of a race before the June 7 election are having second thoughts, according to three senior party insiders. They said the party executive is coming under pressure from grassroots members to hold off until after the election.

Support for what would amount to conducting a leadership race in fewer than 60 days began to waver, the insiders said, following Mr. Dykstra's announcement via Twitter on Sunday night he is "taking a step back for someone else to lead us through the hard work." He has not responded publicly to the allegations.

Interim PC leader Vic Fedeli said on Monday morning he was "shocked and disgusted" to learn about the allegations. "There is no place for this type of alleged behaviour in our party, in politics, or in society as a whole," he said in a statement.

Tory MPPs selected Mr. Fedeli as their interim leader to replace Mr. Brown on Friday.

The party executive overruled caucus, however, and opted to hold a leadership race just four months before the provincial election. The vote was tight, with 15 in favour and 10 opposed.

The leadership race has yet to be formally triggered. The Tories took their first steps toward a race by creating a committee that would set the rules for the upcoming contest. Hartley Lefton, a Toronto lawyer who is chair of the 10-member committee, said the party executive asked his group on Friday to come up with a draft set of rules by Wednesday. These rules must then be ratified by the party executive.

"We have clear directions," Mr. Lefton said in an interview. "If the executive wants to change its mind, I guess that's its prerogative," he said, adding he has had no further communication with Mr. Dykstra since Friday evening.

One party member questioned how the Tories can get ready for a leadership race in such a short time while also dealing with the fallout from the departures of Mr. Brown and Mr. Dykstra.

Brian Patterson, who describes himself as a jack-of-all-trades within the party, was asked to sit on the leadership executive organizing committee, but he said he declined. He has been a member of the committee on four previous leadership races.

Not only is he busy with his day job as executive assistant to Toronto City Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb, he said in an interview, he cannot imagine how the party could pull together a leadership race in fewer than 60 days. "We're in a war," he said. And the processes governing a race were "built for peace, not war."

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news...ticle37784835/
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Danbones
Free Thinker
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Well they are bound to be a bit messed up - they are acting like liberals

well except for brown isn't guilty of punching any women in the boobs like tuffie Trudreau
 
mentalfloss
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And yet he'll end up behind bars like most conservatives.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

And yet he'll end up behind bars like most conservatives.

Who, Trudeau? Will the Smarm Police finally nick him?
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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Yes that's the jail side or "out"

the liebarrels are on the opposite ROOM side...that's IN



The FISA memo is coming!!!!

Even sacrificing all the children to soros won't stop justice now
 
mentalfloss
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Good thing we actually have real news up here.


Do the Ontario PCs have a death wish?

Do Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives have a death wish? What’s happened in the party in the five short days since Patrick Brown was forced out as leader suggests the answer must be yes.

When Brown disappeared amid allegations of sexual misbehaviour, there was a narrow but clear path to success for the PCs in June’s provincial election:

They had to unite as quickly as possible around a new leader. They had to stay on the centrist course that Brown, to his credit, put them on with his pre-election “People’s Guarantee” manifesto. And, of course, in the supercharged atmosphere of the #MeToo era they had to draw a bright line between the type of alleged misbehaviour that doomed Brown and the party’s future image.

At this point, they are visibly failing on all fronts.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/edit...-seems-so.html
 
Jinentonix
No Party Affiliation
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The Wynned Bag must be pleased with herself. I wonder how much she paid these women.
 
mentalfloss
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Your metamorphosis into Super Salt is revealing.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

The Wynned Bag must be pleased with herself. I wonder how much she paid these women.

Paid? what do you mean paid?

Hillary Clinton Praises “Activist Bitches Supporting Bitches” in Video
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...arassment.html

Meat[sic] the new commienazigNOBALList playbook.

HI MF! hows your DISmembership?

All paid up?...CC and AVRO and Weiner say hi!
 
coldstream
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Nobody is going to vote for the depraved dyke like Katherine Wynne again, at least none en mass. Canada and Ontario need a Trump clone to get away from these New Age faggots and creeps that run both.
 
mentalfloss
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Ontario's PC party turmoil shakes up election plans for Liberals, NDP - Politics - CBC News
 
Hoid
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Things could not be any better for the Ontario pcs. It's only the party leader and party president.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

Nobody is going to vote for the depraved dyke like Katherine Wynne again, at least none en mass. Canada and Ontario need a Trump clone to get away from these New Age faggots and creeps that run both.

Have you taken the mote out of your eye?

I don't condone certain behaviours, but I hope to critique with care since I'm not perfect myself.
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

The Wynned Bag must be pleased with herself. I wonder how much she paid these women.



Patrick Brown's abrupt resignation as Ontario Progressive Conservative leader has not only thrown his party into turmoil with an election on the horizon but it's also disrupting election plans for the Liberals and NDP.

The campaign is due to start in May with a vote on June 7. Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne was preparing to fight off Brown's very real threat of unseating her but now he's vanished and the party needs a new leader.

Wynne and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath have no idea who their opponent is going to be and that means they, too, are in a holding pattern while the PCs have a leadership race.

"There is a lot of uncertainty," said David Herle, the Liberal campaign co-chair, on CBC Radio's The House.

"We don't 100 per cent know if they are going to stick with their platform."

Ontario's PC party turmoil shakes up election plans for Liberals, NDP - Politics - CBC News
 
coldstream
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Quote: Originally Posted by avro24 View Post



What does her sexual preference have to do with it?



It proves Kathleen is morally insane, in the legal definition of the term, unable to discern right from wrong, good from evil, natural from perverted. She is quite unfit for responsible public office.
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