It’s been a really bad week for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.
Just a few days before Patrick Brown resigned as party leader amidst allegations of inappropriate behaviour, some 623 members of the King-Vaughan PC Riding Association quit, and pledged their allegiance to the Trillium Party of Ontario.
At the riding’s nomination meeting last April, candidate Konstantin Toubis was the victim of a political screw-job when party brass installed their hand-picked candidate, Steve Lecce, over the wishes of grassroots members.
(I witnessed the shenanigans firsthand when cops were called on Trillium Party leader Bob Yaciuk simply for being in the vicinity of the meeting.)
What this will mean in Ontario’s upcoming provincial election, remains to be seen.
But the PC brass attitude of “our way or the highway” seems to have many former supporters merging into the express lane to get as far away as possible from a party that used to have conservative values.