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Friday, March 06, 2009

ON PC Executive trying to rush the Leadership vote?

I'm hearing disgusting rumours that the Executive of the Ontario PC's are actually considering rushing the just announced Leadership vote, attempting to set things into motion for a June Leadership convention.

Hello? Have you guys in the Toronto ivory towers learned NOTHING? What is this, the Liberal Party of Canada, where the powers-that-be get to choose the Leader without the input of the grassroots?

Mark my words, if this goes through, it's only gonna make things worse. All McGuinty & Co. are gonna have to do is sit back and watch as we win the next election for them.

7 Comments:

  • At Fri Mar 06, 10:56:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If this is true it would rank right up there as one of the most monumentally stupid political decisions ever made. I've always been a supporter of John Tory but now that he's gone, it's time for some serious reflection within and without the party.

    Let's sign up 30,000 new members and reengage with Ontario voters. Other than to favour a chosen frontrunner, there is absolutely no reason to rush this vote.

    Anyone know where to find contact info for the PCPO Executive?

     
  • At Sat Mar 07, 06:26:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This explains a lot: "MPP Frank Klees said the party's executive is meeting this weekend to decide when to hold a party convention, but he and many other caucus members would prefer to have a new leader in place by the end of June. " [http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/03/07/8660931-sun.html]

    Start contacting PC MPP's and let 'em know what you think. A rush to judgment now will have long term implications. The same group that sat on their hands last February when they could have made a difference are now suddenly seized with momentum. Something smells rotten in Queen's Park and it's not Dalton McGuinty's budget.

     
  • At Sat Mar 07, 03:52:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The political gods must be smiling at the McGuinty Liberals because, before the 2007 election, Dalton looked like he might lose to John, then suddenly faith based schools came up and Dalton got reelected.

    Now, in the midst of the worst economic recession ever, the Liberals have no opposition to contend with because they'll be busy in a leadership race, and the NDP are more agreeable with stimulus packages and spending but they want more, so the lack of debate's going to give the OLP a free ride as they're the only game in town that can actually govern.

    McGuinty's definitely thinking about 2011 right now.

     
  • At Sat Mar 07, 04:27:00 PM EST, Anonymous JS said…

    I think it needs to be taken care of ASAP... too much time wasted already.

    It will end up being up to the grassroots, no worries. Let's just stop wasting time.

     
  • At Sat Mar 07, 09:43:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There is absolutely no need to rush. The house won't be sitting when the vote is taken in June and only resumes sitting again in September. The fact that the Executive and Caucus are rushing to this decision tells me they still haven't learned the lessons of actually connecting and listening to the people they pretend to represent.

     
  • At Mon Mar 09, 08:17:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Konrad said…

    If the Conservatives - whether provincial or federal - are going to advertise themselves as a "grassroots" party they should always, barring emergency, have an accountable leadership selection process. So yeah, you could say I think this is stupid.

    Oh, and as the potential leadership candidates go (according to Wikipedia): I'm leaning towards Ted Arnott, Elizabeth Witmer, Lisa Macleod, or - since he's a decent orator - Peter Shurman. And I agree with you on Hiller being too divisive: which, if it can't be said for Tim Hudak, it can be that he sounds a bit like an excited frat-boy when he speaks, inasmuch as superficial impressions are concerned.

     
  • At Mon Mar 09, 01:40:00 PM EDT, Anonymous JS said…

    Fratboy?

    Sweet, time for a party in this party!

     

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