Doug Ford was adamant that unlike in the dark days of Patrick Brown, the new PC Party would be beholden to the grassroots, but consider Meredith Cartwright, the Ford appointed candidate in Toronto Centre.
She’s a human rights lawyer and a lifelong Liberal who once ran one of the largest Liberal women’s clubs in the country.
There was no nomination process, and Meredith is about as left-of-centre as you can get.
Prior to the Ontario leadership debate on Monday, I spoke to a few Cartwright supporters, and Meredith herself, assembled outside the CityTV studio in downtown Toronto.
They didn’t really seem all that engaged on the issues. We found out why later.
As for Meredith, she didn’t seem to know very much about human rights commissions.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is your hand-picked PC Candidate for Toronto Centre, and yet another stellar example of why the PCs might just blow this election come June 7th.