NEWS
 
Ontario PC executive meets today to set date, rules for leadership convention
There's differing opinions in the Tory ranks about whether they should hold a relatively quick leadership convention next January or February or wait a year or longer to give the party time to rebuild.
2 0

The executive of Ontario's Progressive Conservative party meets today to talk about details for their upcoming leadership race.
    
There's differing opinions in the Tory ranks about whether they should hold a relatively quick leadership convention next January or February or wait a year or longer to give the party time to rebuild.
    
Sources say there is a group of grass roots Conservatives urging the executive to wait as long as possible so potential candidates have a chance to look for support and test their fundraising abilities.
    
The lack of consensus may prevent the PC executive from setting a convention date today, but if they do, they'll also have to determine a date for cutting off membership sales and set a spending limit for candidates.
    
They will also have to decide if the next leader will be chosen by delegates to the convention or if every member of the party will get a chance to vote.
    
In 2009, when Tim Hudak was chosen leader, every Conservative member was given a vote, but they were weighted so each of the 107 ridings submitted a total of 100 votes to prevent any one area from dominating the balloting.

Categories:

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Ian posted on 07/05/2014 11:20 AM
    Although Tim Hudak's plan had my full support in the election, I might just back the Libertarian party the next time around. Clearly the people of Ontario have a collective learning disability that pushes them to continue re-electing proven criminals, so I may as well support a party that's closer in line with my personal beliefs.
    1. MarkFromEtobicoke posted on 07/07/2014 12:26 PM
      @Ian Alleged and not even charged criminals. Given your disconnect from reality, no wonder you back la-la land policies.
showing all comments

@NEWSTALK1010

Facebook

DON'T MISS

SICKKIDS

2 DAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Tune in to NEWSTALK 1010 on May 30th and 31st from noon to 6pm and you can make a difference. Click here to see how you can help

IN-DEPTH AND INTERACTIVE

MISSED THE SHOW? DON'T MISS THIS!

Aaron Waxman & Associates present the 4th annual IN-DEPTH AND INTERACTIVE -- if you missed the show, DON'T WORRY. You can check out video and pics RIGHT HERE

NEWS ALERTS

STAY CONNECTED

Sign up for out Breaking News Alerts and receive up-to-the-minute coverage of the top stories of the day

 
2 0

The executive of Ontario's Progressive Conservative party meets today to talk about details for their upcoming leadership race.
    
There's differing opinions in the Tory ranks about whether they should hold a relatively quick leadership convention next January or February or wait a year or longer to give the party time to rebuild.
    
Sources say there is a group of grass roots Conservatives urging the executive to wait as long as possible so potential candidates have a chance to look for support and test their fundraising abilities.
    
The lack of consensus may prevent the PC executive from setting a convention date today, but if they do, they'll also have to determine a date for cutting off membership sales and set a spending limit for candidates.
    
They will also have to decide if the next leader will be chosen by delegates to the convention or if every member of the party will get a chance to vote.
    
In 2009, when Tim Hudak was chosen leader, every Conservative member was given a vote, but they were weighted so each of the 107 ridings submitted a total of 100 votes to prevent any one area from dominating the balloting.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Ian posted on 07/05/2014 11:20 AM
    Although Tim Hudak's plan had my full support in the election, I might just back the Libertarian party the next time around. Clearly the people of Ontario have a collective learning disability that pushes them to continue re-electing proven criminals, so I may as well support a party that's closer in line with my personal beliefs.
    1. MarkFromEtobicoke posted on 07/07/2014 12:26 PM
      @Ian Alleged and not even charged criminals. Given your disconnect from reality, no wonder you back la-la land policies.
showing all comments

Top stories

Flame begins 41-day journey

Poll

Will you miss seeing Captain John's on Toronto's waterfront?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hours 24 hour(s) VoteResults