MPP Bill Walker says Ford can lead PCs to victory

12 March, 2018, 10:46 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Twitter Trolls Are Mounting A Really Weak Astroturf Campaign In The Ontario PC Leadership Race

Elliott's statement followed a meeting with Ford that appeared to put to rest any notion that she would continue a challenge to his win after a chaotic leadership convention on Saturday.

Archibald said extending the race - which cost the party $1.5 million to run - would adversely impact the 60,000 people who have already voted in the race.

"He's disappointed that he can't vote", Radnoff said.

Radnoff argued that the extension was actually in the best interest of the Tories because disenfranchising "thousands" of voters could lead to questions about the legitimacy of the leader elected through the process, and subsequent legal challenges. The victor was supposed to be announced at 3:15 in the afternoon.

"Every night we raised more money than we did the night before".

At just after 10:00 pm on Saturday night, after one of the strangest political races in Canadian history, Doug Ford was announced as the victor of the race to lead the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party of Ontario (aka "Tories"). "He really thought it should have been raised sooner".

January 24: Patrick Brown, then the leader of the party, calls a last-minute press conference to deny a pending news report about sexual misconduct allegations. The committee also approves Brown's competitors in the contest, save for Mulroney who had previously been vetted when she secured a riding nomination in late 2016. She acknowledged that the online system wasn't ideal but added that no system to select a leader ever is. "This can't be the never-ending story... or we'll never pick a leader".

950 sq km under control in Afrin op: Turkish president
So far, 3,213 "terrorists" have been killed during the operation, carried out by Turkish troops and affiliated Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants, Erdogan stated.

Ford was crowned leader after a third ballot of preferential voting within the PC voting system.

Lefton added that the party will review the race with an eye to correcting mistakes made and improving future races.

"I'm prepared to support him moving into the June election and I look forward to speaking to him on the issues", Romano told The Sault Star in a telephone interview.

Earlier in the day, Lefton testified in court in defence of the Tories' voting process. The statement further said she had won both the popular vote and the majority of ridings, and that fewer than 150 points separated her from Ford in the final tally. There is the nearly proud ignorance of the intricacies of public policy; the simple sloganeering and attack lines against opponents (right down to his campaign's apparent attempt through social media to label Ms. Elliott "crooked Christine"); the enthusiastic dabbling in social conservatism despite not presenting as the most devout of Christians; the habitual disdain toward the media; the reputation as a bully, including toward his own staff and behind-the-scenes allies. Recent polls have suggested he is viewed negatively by an unusually high number of voters for an incoming opposition leader.

I watch political conventions the way some people watch sports, and this was one weird race from start to finish.

"My hope is that it'll be done very expeditiously and we can make a decision and say, yes Doug's the leader or no there's a change and again we unify and we turn all of our energy and efforts onto Kathleen Wynne and defeating her because that's what we should have been doing all the way along".

Adherents of the family's gritty populism are known as Ford Nation, and the family holds an annual Ford Fest picnic for all of them, usually in the yard of family matriarch Diane Ford, widow of Doug Ford Sr. who had a short stint as a PC member of the Ontario legislature in the 1990s. You can also watch it streamed live on cbcnews.ca or tune into regular news updates on CBC Radio One in Ontario.

Recommended:

  • Ireland sets May referendum on legalized abortion

    Ireland sets May referendum on legalized abortion

    Mr Harris said this brief period of time would allow women to consider of all of the options before making an informed decision. Global Positioning System and medical practitioners will lead the service, which will be done by administering abortion pills.
    Trump agrees to a 'milestone' meet with Kim Jong Un

    Trump agrees to a 'milestone' meet with Kim Jong Un

    A senior administration official confirmed that the meeting is expected within "a couple of months". He's oscillated between threats and insults directed at Kim, and more conciliatory rhetoric.
    Sam Nunberg Says He Will Refuse Subpoena in Russia Probe

    Sam Nunberg Says He Will Refuse Subpoena in Russia Probe

    He later reiterated, "I would urge Sam Nunberg to cooperate". "I think they may", he said. "Erin is just doing her job". Nunberg was sacked from the Trump campaign in 2015 after racist Facebook posts were uncovered on his personal account.
  • PUBG Announce New Smaller Map and Emotes To Challenge Fortnite Popularity

    PUBG Announce New Smaller Map and Emotes To Challenge Fortnite Popularity

    And server stability, connection speeds, and dealing with cheaters remains the studio's first priority in 2018. It would be a great way to spot bugs and balance issues in a controlled environment.
    Indian top court allows passive euthanasia, 'living will'

    Indian top court allows passive euthanasia, 'living will'

    Its guidelines and directives shall remain in force till a legislation is brought to deal with the issue, says the apex court. Most doctors, however, agree that euthanasia should be made legal in cases where there is no scope of a patient recovering.
    March Madness: Can College Hoops Overcome Its Credibility Crisis?

    March Madness: Can College Hoops Overcome Its Credibility Crisis?

    During coaching stints at Canisius and Richmond, his teams had similar gaps before NCAA tournament appearances. The major difference from past years is that that initial release will simply be the qualified teams.
  • Free agent Richard Sherman to meet with San Francisco 49ers today

    Free agent Richard Sherman to meet with San Francisco 49ers today

    Former Seahawks cornerback and current Raiders free agent target, Richard Sherman , is visiting with the 49ers Saturday. The releases of Sherman and Lane leave Seattle's cornerback spot with some uncertainty heading into free agency.
    Erdogan: Turkish Forces to Enter Afrin At Any Moment

    Erdogan: Turkish Forces to Enter Afrin At Any Moment

    Turkish state media said Turkey's advance continued on Friday, with the forces now on the edge of the Afrin municipal district. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has announced time for completing the Olive Branch operation in the Syrian Afrin.
    Wonder Woman 2: Kristen Wiig Roped In To Play Antagonist Cheetah

    Wonder Woman 2: Kristen Wiig Roped In To Play Antagonist Cheetah

    There's been a lot of talk about where Patty Jenkins would be going with the follow up to the critically acclaimed Wonder Woman . We noticed some chatter about Kristen Wiig ( Bridesmaids ) possibly signing on for a major role in the sequel to Wonder Woman .
  • Chelsea must be ready to suffer at Barcelona, says Conte

    Chelsea must be ready to suffer at Barcelona, says Conte

    Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte hits back at pundits who criticised his tactics in defeat to Manchester City last Sunday . He also played up front against Barca, but was deployed in his more familiar role roaming from the left flank here.
    Epic Games Is Coming For All Your Free Time, Announces Fortnite Mobile

    Epic Games Is Coming For All Your Free Time, Announces Fortnite Mobile

    On top of the new content, Epic is bringing the wildly-popular free-to-play battle royale game to iOS and Android devices. That means you can play a game on your phone with your friends on PS4, PC, or Mac in completely different locations.
    Warren vows fight as US Senate begins debate on Dodd-Frank rewrite

    Warren vows fight as US Senate begins debate on Dodd-Frank rewrite

    The CBO notes that this scenario is unlikely in any given year, but it says the bill makes it more probable. That means more than two dozen banks would be shielded from some of the Federal Reserve's oversight.


Popular

All Blacks Sevens edged by England
Fiji had edged South Africa 15-12 in the semi-finals courtesy of second-half tries from Kalione Nasoko and Amenoni Nasilasila. The Gareth Baber-coached side is still in contention to win the series title after they closed the gap on South Africa.

Nun Involved In Katy Perry Convent Lawsuit Collapses And Dies In Court
Katy Perry , meanwhile, is busily promoting ABC's reboot of the singing competition American Idol , on which she is a judge. The pair were trying to sell a convent in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of LA to a restaurateur named Dana Hollister .

European Union wants exemption from high USA steel tariffs
With tensions at a peak, the European Union had sought to keep low expectations for any breakthrough on Saturday. Brussels immediately asked for an exemption and threatened countermeasures on US-made goods if rejected.

McDonald's Flips Logo To Mark Women's Day
Red is the color of International Women's Day , so throw a little pop of red into your outfit with some jewelry or a handbag. Today across America, media outlets , businesses , government officials , and schools are celebrating a Communist holiday.

Conte backs Giroud after 'very important' Chelsea win
Three minutes into the second half, Palace almost pulled a goal back when Alexander Sorloth rattled the crossbar from close range. He's a wonderful footballer who makes us better, but we can't think we'll be fine because he's back, he's one player out of 11.

New England Patriots: Grading the Danny Shelton trade
Shelton will join Malcom Brown , Lawrence Guy , Adam Butler and Vincent Valentine on the Patriots' defensive tackle depth chart. Shelton , a top D-linemen while at the University of Washington , was the 12th overall pick of the 2015 draft by the Browns .

Kenya president, opposition leader pledge reconciliation
A statement signed by Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula stated that they were not part of the meeting. Mr Odinga said it was "time to resolve our differences". "Elections come and go, but Kenya remains", Kenyatta said.

Waffle House worker captured in act of kindness
The photo of Williams and the man was shared on Facebook by Laura Wolf , who was touched by the young woman's gesture. That's when Wolf snapped the photo, which has since gone viral on social media. "I got my own day", Williams said.

Toys R Us could close all stores
The locations set to close, which include Babies R Us, range from cities in NY and New Jersey to California. Toy retailer, Toys-R-Us, is reportedly making plans to liquidate USA operations and close stores.

Anthony Davis listed as doubtful against Washington due to ankle sprain
Davis exited Wednesday's 114-101 win at Sacramento because of the sprained ankle in the third quarter and did not return. Sure, it stems from the notion that Davis has upped his game since the injury to DeMarcus Cousins .