January 29, 2018

More “Game of Thrones” turmoil befalls PCs: Mass defection in riding of King-Vaughan

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

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.

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commented 2018-01-30 01:55:56 -0500
Jan G… Good point… I have written to Eitan Gilboord several time about the gimmicky “light face type” used to write comments… I have made many unintentional “typos” because of that… No replies so far in spite of several requests over many months…
commented 2018-01-30 00:13:31 -0500
should read: dysfunctional!

(Is anyone having problem with these videos and posting comments?)
commented 2018-01-30 00:11:06 -0500
Here’s the answer: let Toronto have their own disfunctional party and the rest of Ontario have their own party.
That way Toronto can vote for whoever or whatever they want and spend all the money they want without us paying for it.
commented 2018-01-30 00:07:29 -0500
If he would drop the ‘P’ from PC, Doug Ford could get a lot of votes in the Big O.
commented 2018-01-29 23:28:29 -0500
James Crockett yeah they need a far left party like Venezuela right? LMAO!
commented 2018-01-29 23:27:54 -0500
Good , let Ontario go down the crapper.
commented 2018-01-29 21:46:20 -0500
WE ARE WITNESSING THE DEATH OF THE ONTARIO PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY IT ON IT’S DEATH BED. I AM A ENLIGHTENED CONSERVATIVE AND I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR THE O.PC. AGAIN FOR ME AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER ENLIGHTENED CONSERVATIVES ARE SWITCHING TO THE TRILLIUM PARTY. I DON’T CARE IF THEY ELECT J.C. HIMSELF AS LEADER OF THE O.P.C. AND THE FEDERAL CONSERVATIVE PARTY BETTER WATCH OUT. WITH A LEADER LIKE SMILING ANDY SHEER THEY ARE BOUND TO LOOSE THE NEXT ELECTION TO THEY ARE ANYTHING LIKE A CONSERVATIVE.
ENLIGHTENED CONSERVATIVE
commented 2018-01-29 21:17:40 -0500
It’s hilarious that the Trillium party thinks they can get traction in Ontario. If there is one thing Ontarians are not looking for – it’s a far right party.
commented 2018-01-29 19:12:18 -0500
What Patrick Brown was selling was a steaming pile of s**t!
commented 2018-01-29 18:51:09 -0500
Anything, with the word progressive in it is eventually Liberal / Marxist
commented 2018-01-29 18:47:46 -0500
Those of us that live outside the moat that surrounds Toronto have been poorly served by all parties in Ontario to the point that the Province should be renamed Torontario.
The party that should be representing conservative values became progressive only and dropped any association with conservatism.
The so called PC party is as rotten to the core as they were in Alberta under Redford.The party brass has been filled with Toronto elites who are clueless and now we know they are a cabal of perverts and scoundrels.
Each and every member of the PC caucus should be called to their individual ridings to face the wrath of the electorate.
These bastards have probably sealed Ontario’s fate . Only a new Phoenix of a party could possible save Ontario.
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commented 2018-01-29 18:12:52 -0500
Maybe it is time for the actual conservative members in the Ontario PC party to move over to thee Trillium party … and time for the conservative voters in the province to en masse vote for them. However, I doubt that will happen.