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Caroline Mulroney, Christine Elliott to run for Ontario PC management

Caroline Mulroney, Christine Elliott to run for Ontario PC management

Political newcomer Caroline Mulroney will launch a run for the leadership of the Ontario PC party in the coming days, a campaign source tells CP24.

The move follows wide-spread speculation about who will lead the party into the June 7 provincial election against Premier Kathleen Wynne in the wake of former PC leader Patrick Brown's resignation over sexual harassment allegations. "Already we've seen a number of incredibly strong candidates come forward, and I think we'll see more".

Elliott "is immediately focused on connecting directly with grassroots members to talk about the issues that matter most to our party and the future of Ontario", Paradis said.

Rod Phillips, who's also rumoured to be considering a run, congratulated Elliott on her bid via Twitter.

Ford, the bombastic former city councillor and brother of the late Toronto mayor Rob Ford, announced he will run earlier this week. Ms. Mulroney, the daughter of former prime minister Brian Mulroney, is the Tory candidate in York-Simcoe. He is the PC candidate in Ajax.

However, the executive overruled caucus, leaving the party bitterly divided.

Those seeking to take the reins - or help decide who will - must register with the party by February 16, with the vote set to begin a few weeks later. Candidates will have to comply with new campaign rules imposed by the Liberals following their cash-for-access scandal that will limit contributions to $1,200 from any individual supporter and exclude corporations and unions from contributing. The party's leadership election organizing committee has said the Tories would stick to a one-member, one-vote rule.

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Votes will be cast electronically between March 2 and March 8, and the results will be announced March 10, the rules say. He remains a member of the party executive but has taken an "indefinite leave", a party spokesman said on Thursday.

Mr. Fedeli had meant to seek the permanent leadership, but he bowed out this week, saying he needs to spend his time addressing a party structure that is in "much worse shape" than he realized, including the legitimacy of tens of thousands of new party members signed up during his predecessor's two-and-a-half-year reign.

Mulroney will be joined in the provincial leadership race by two other candidates with long family connections to politics.

Mr. Dykstra played a key role in the timing of the leadership race.

She is expected to make a formal announcement on Monday.

Brown stepped down as leader in the face of sexual misconduct allegations brought forth by two women in a CTV News interview on January 25. Mr. Dykstra announced on Sunday night that he was stepping aside as party president shortly before Maclean's published allegations that he sexually assaulted a young Conservative staffer in 2014 when he was a federal MP.


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