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Canada A never-ending Tory story: Six tumultuous weeks in Ontario PC party

04:55  11 march  2018
04:55  11 march  2018 Source:   thestar.com

Screaming woman disrupts Tory-Wynne press conference at Toronto City Hall

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It has been a tumultuous six weeks for Ontario ’s Progressive Conservatives, and it’s not over yet. 28: Fedeli removes key Brown allies from their posts, including party executive director Bob Stanley. Later the same day, PC president Rick Dykstra resigns after being accused of sexual assault — an

Read more: A never - ending Tory story : Six tumultuous weeks in Ontario PC party . Brown, whom Fedeli ejected from the Tory caucus and who now sits as an Independent MPP, was nowhere to be seen at the weekend confab. It has been a tumultuous six weeks for Ontario ’s Progressive


It has been a tumultuous six weeks for Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives, and it’s not over yet. Here’s what led to the leadership convention Saturday:

Jan. 24: Allegations of sexual misconduct against Tory leader Patrick Brown emerge in a CTV News report.

Jan. 25: Brown, who denies the allegations, quits as leader under pressure from caucus after the mass resignation of his senior staff.

Jan. 26: MPP Vic Fedeli becomes interim leader hours before the party executive decides to hold a full leadership contest.

Jan. 28: Fedeli removes key Brown allies from their posts, including party executive director Bob Stanley. Later the same day, PC president Rick Dykstra resigns after being accused of sexual assault — an allegation he denied.

Brian Jean resigns from Alberta legislature

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Read more: A never - ending Tory story : Six tumultuous weeks in Ontario PC party . Brown, whom Fedeli ejected from the Tory caucus and who now sits as While there remains some sympathy toward Brown within the party , a 10-day aborted comeback attempt for his old job that ended two weeks ago

Read more: A never - ending Tory story : Six tumultuous weeks in Ontario PC party . Brown, whom Fedeli ejected from the Tory caucus and who now sits as an Independent MPP, was nowhere to be seen at the weekend confab. It has been a tumultuous six weeks for Ontario ’s Progressive

Patrick Brown leaves Queen’s Park in January after delivering an emotional statement in response to allegations of sexual misconduct. He resigned as Ontario PC party leader later that night.© Aaron Vincent Elkaim Patrick Brown leaves Queen’s Park in January after delivering an emotional statement in response to allegations of sexual misconduct. He resigned as Ontario PC party leader later that night.

Feb. 15: Brown denies reports pushed by his supporters that he did not technically resign as leader.

Feb. 16: Fedeli turfs Brown from the PC caucus after the Star publishes an audio recording from a caucus conference call when the leader resigned early on Jan. 25. Brown then enters the leadership race for his old job.

Feb. 26: Brown quits the leadership race hours after the Star reveals he sent emails to Stanley and Dykstra last May about the Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas PC nomination meeting that is now being investigated by police amid allegations of fraud and forgery.

Doug Ford declared Ontario PC Party leader

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A never - ending Tory story : Six tumultuous weeks in Ontario PC party . The difference between this leadership campaign and the upcoming election campaign is that Ford cannot count on the same kind of Elliott has a history of abandoning the party , as she did after losing to Patrick Brown in 2015.

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March 9: A judge rejects a last-minute attempt to extend voting in the leadership contest for a week due to mailing problems for ballots.

March 10: Hundreds of Tories gather in Markham to hear who has won the leadership, only to learn the race appears too close to call between Doug Ford and Christine Elliott.

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Tories won’t let Patrick Brown run as PC candidate in June election .
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