Two questions arise in light of Patrick Brown’s dramatic resignation after still unproven allegations of sexual misconduct made against him:
Who will be the new leader and how will he or she be selected? And, will the PCs continue drifting left of centre, ignoring grassroots members as was the case under Brown?
Thousands of social, fiscal and democratic conservatives have abandoned the party, and can you blame them?
Then came allegations of fraud and ballot box stuffing at nomination meetings to ensure PC Party insiders and friends won, as opposed to candidates favoured by the grassroots.
Perhaps driven by fear and paranoia, the PCs have conducted legalistic vendettas against members who rock the boat or ask uncomfortable questions, like the witch-hunt against Jim Karahalios, who headed the “Axe the Carbon Tax” and “Take Back Our PC Party" campaigns.
Hope abounds when it comes to regime change, but will the status quo change? If not, talk about a missed opportunity.
Over 15 years, the governing Liberals led by a very unpopular premier, have excelled at scandals and multi-billion dollar boondoggles.
The PCs should be offering a viable alternative to the electorate – not marketing themselves as “Liberal-Lite.”