March 12, 2018

Jim Karahalios: PC leadership race results prove “Democracy matters”

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

Vindication for Jim Karahalios!

The PC member who exposed numerous problems at PC candidate nomination meetings and was outspoken in his opposition to the carbon tax, was at one point drummed out of the PC party and sued by the Patrick Brown regime.

Now Brown is gone (as is the carbon tax) and Karahalios is once again a member of the party in good standing.

Watch as he shares his views of the PC party after the contentious leadership event last weekend.

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commented 2018-03-13 11:38:50 -0400
Robert Mcclelland,

The Toronto Sun is conservative/leans right. The opposing paper to The Toronto Star.
commented 2018-03-13 00:31:36 -0400
Don Carlos Cervantes—Don you write well, but you should work on your reading.I never said the Star mentioned that Christine had sterling character, and it was a joke when I asked if the Star would say Doug has sterling character. That’s why I put “not” at the end.
“Don Carlos Cervantes, I guess we both said Christine had sterling character in different ways. Not having access to the Toronto Star; Do they not say Doug has a sterling character? not. "
No more jokes as I didn’t realize that you were such a rude ass!
commented 2018-03-12 23:20:43 -0400
Many times I’ve decided to forego the viewing of a Segment but when I see’ it’s by David Menzies; ‘tis then I decide to watch’.
commented 2018-03-12 21:19:54 -0400
Right you are Deborah. The other thing is that Doug may be a Toronto politician but he comes across as a regular guy. He has the common touch that will earn votes in rural Ontario. He can do well right across the province. Wynne on the other hand is pure Toronto elitist, advantage Doug.
commented 2018-03-12 19:56:23 -0400
Toronto is key to winning provincially. Wynne and her gangsters will be pulling out all the stops in this election. I’m praying that Doug Ford kicks Wynne’s butt down the road. She deserves to be in jail.
commented 2018-03-12 19:47:15 -0400
Jim Karahalios has a good finger on the pulse of the Party. He indicated that Tanya Granic Allen would over-perform given that she entered the race so late and Caroline Mulroney would under-perform (considering that she entered the race earlier and I understand raised far more for her campaign – I understand something like $800,000 – than the other candidates).
A National Post article reported, “Elliott actually finished slightly ahead of Ford on the first ballot. Granic Allen, a self-described advocate for social conservatives, won 1,882 of the 12,267 available electoral points, which put her in last place and knocked her off the next ballot. But it was a stronger showing than expected, and most of her support was thought to go to Ford on subsequent ballots. She was just behind lawyer Caroline Mulroney, who had 2,107 electoral points.”
Jim Karahalios For president of the PC Party.
commented 2018-03-12 19:20:35 -0400
Ford Nation is strong with a Toronto Sun readership poll, 84% of respondents say Doug will win. Okay, so it’s not scientific, but it’s fun to look at.
commented 2018-03-12 19:01:05 -0400
Well I, for one, am very pleased that we have all had this Kumbaya moment. Now let us all do a big group hug and go out and beat Kathleen Wynne.
commented 2018-03-12 17:05:58 -0400
Gwen Rutherford, we are both agreed about the desirability of Christine Elliott running as an MPP (I said so in my original post). For many reasons, not the least of which is that she is highly electable if she runs in the right riding; but also because the has much experience, wisdom and character to offer the party.

Mike Harris may have influenced her decision to concede (neither I nor you know that for sure); but finally the decision was hers to make and she made’ it and she made it graciously. I am inclined to give a person credit based on what I know for sure, rather than speculation.

As far as being ‘a woman scorned’ I see little hard evidence of that. She came in a VERY close second to Doug Ford, and she only lost because of the party rules that the election is decided on points accumulated, not on the popular vote per se nor the number of ridings you might have won. All that matters finally, according to the PC Party of Ontario electoral rules, is the number of points you have accumulated based on the number of people who voted for you and in what riding they voted. She lost legitimately on that basis and Doug Ford won legitimately on that same basis. Period.
commented 2018-03-12 16:54:39 -0400
Gwen Rutherford, I agree with your assessment.
commented 2018-03-12 16:23:16 -0400
Don Carlos Cervantes, you said that Christine Elliott did the right thing conceding to Doug Ford because she has always been a party stalwart who puts party unity above personal ambition. I think it if it were not for Mike Harris, she would have continued to take legal action. This is from The Toronto Star Sunday March 11:
But on Sunday, calls were increasing for Elliott to abandon any challenge, arguing the party needs to move forward given the provincial election is less than three months away. Those calls included a plea from former premier Mike Harris.
“It’s time for everyone to put our party and our province first,” Harris told the Star’s Robert Benzie.
Harris, the PC premier from 1995 until 2002, remains a widely respected figure in the party. Elliott’s late husband, Jim Flaherty, was his finance minister in 2001-02.
The former premier said he contacted the Star because he wants Conservatives to get on with working to unseat Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals in the June 7 election.

And in his own words:
https://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=1345407

Although I think she had a bad case of “a woman scorned” after Doug’s “which Christine are you going to get?” speech, I too hope she runs as an MPP because she would be a great asset to the party when it takes power.
commented 2018-03-12 16:13:59 -0400
Ron Joseph, it was I that said that Christine Elliott was of sterling character, not the Star. It is doubtful that the Toronto Star would have enough class to compliment Ms. Elliott because she is a conservative and editorially the The Star is dyed-in-the-wool, Leftie paper. Likewise they would never compliment Doug Ford and as we know they demonized his brother Rob. Regardless, this is becoming a pointless discussion, going nowhere and achieving nothing. Have a good day.
commented 2018-03-12 15:58:43 -0400
Don Carlos Cervantes, I guess we both said Christine had sterling character in different ways. Not having access to the Toronto Star; Do they not say Doug has a sterling character? not.
commented 2018-03-12 14:29:34 -0400
Ron Joseph, actually your reasons about the reason the party needs Christine are pretty much the same as mine. Seek not difference where none exists. Cheers.
commented 2018-03-12 14:24:41 -0400
Don Carlos Cervantes—I agree that the Party needs Christine, but for different reasons than you.
I don’t believe that she could have gotten the majority of the Ontario people behind her like Ford will, however she will bring many votes to the Party.
She is likable and popular in a different way than Ford, much like Trump needs Pence to appeal to people that don’t behave like Trump. A winning team needs both types of personalities.
commented 2018-03-12 14:20:00 -0400
Billy, you ain’t seen nothing yet. I remember the last Ford hatefest by the Left Stream Media and all the freeloaders who got kicked off the City Hall Gravy Train. So it begins.
commented 2018-03-12 14:09:49 -0400
The MSM knives are out against Doug Ford. It may be time for Ford to embrace the Rebel by encouraging increased viewership to counter the pro-Wynne MSM onslaught.
commented 2018-03-12 13:51:06 -0400
Kudos to the Right Honourable Christine Elliott for doing the right thing and, after a days reflection, for opting to concede to Doug Ford as the new and rightful leader of the PC Party of Ontario. I knew she would; because Ms. Elliott has always been a party stalwart who always puts party unity above personal ambition.

Ms. Elliott stated “Our team took the last twenty-four hours to review the results of an election that was incredibly close,” she said in the statement. “After completing my review, I am confident in the results. I extend my congratulations to Doug Ford on a hard-fought campaign.”

“Christine and the team were unanimous that this was the right way forward. The name of the game is unifying the party.”

“Ontario needs a Progressive Conservative government to finally defeat Kathleen Wynne,” Elliott said in her statement. “I look forward to running as a candidate.”

I personally hope she runs as an MPP in the coming election because the party desperately needs people of her sterling character, front and centre in the party.

From the the peanut gallery and to cheers from her party sycophants at a Liberal rally held yesterday in Brampton, the rapidly fading Premier Kathleen Wynne stated: “Here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter that the Conservatives have a new leader.”

The ardent socialist leader of the NDP, Andrea Horwath, struck a similar note when she spoke to reporters Sunday. “Whether it’s Doug Ford or any of the other contenders, the Conservatives are wanting to drag our province backwards.”

To the hopelessly incompetent and corrupt Wynne and the socialist dystopian Horwath I reply, “Yes, the Conservatives do want to drag our province back, back to sanity, integrity, fiscal and social responsibility and financial solvency.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/doug-ford-christine-elliott-meeting-1.4571798
commented 2018-03-12 13:49:52 -0400
Kudos to the Right Honourable Christine Elliott for doing the right thing and, after a days reflection, for opting to concede to Doug Ford as the new and rightful leader of the PC Party of Ontario. I knew she would; because Ms. Elliott has always been a party stalwart who always puts party unity above personal ambition.

Ms. Elliott stated “Our team took the last twenty-four hours to review the results of an election that was incredibly close,” she said in the statement. “After completing my review, I am confident in the results. I extend my congratulations to Doug Ford on a hard-fought campaign.”

“Christine and the team were unanimous that this was the right way forward. The name of the game is unifying the party.”

“Ontario needs a Progressive Conservative government to finally defeat Kathleen Wynne,” Elliott said in her statement. “I look forward to running as a candidate.”

I personally hope she runs as an MPP in the coming election because the party desperately needs people of her sterling character, front and centre in the party.

From the the peanut gallery and to cheers from her party sycophants at a Liberal rally held yesterday in Brampton, the rapidly fading Premier Kathleen Wynne stated: “Here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter that the Conservatives have a new leader.”

The ardent socialist leader of the NDP, Andrea Horwath, struck a similar note when she spoke to reporters Sunday. “Whether it’s Doug Ford or any of the other contenders, the Conservatives are wanting to drag our province backwards.”

To the hopelessly incompetent and corrupt Wynne and the socialist dystopian Horwath I reply, “Yes, the Conservatives do want to drag our province back, back to sanity, integrity, fiscal and social responsibility and financial solvency.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/doug-ford-christine-elliott-meeting-1.4571798
commented 2018-03-12 13:46:50 -0400
The Red Star had a Forum Research Poll done which indicates Doug Ford would win the Provincial Election with 44% of the vote “despite” Doug Ford.