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Why I am running for PC President

September 18, 2018

Re: Why I am running for Ontario PC Party President

I am running to be your next Ontario PC Party President.

It is time to bring integrity and accountability into the governance of our Ontario PC Party.  And I am the best person for the job.

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Proposed Amendments to Ontario PC Party Constitution

September 15, 2018

The Ontario PC Party's next General Meeting has been scheduled for November 16 - 18, 2018 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Click this link https://convention.ontariopc.ca to visit the convention website.

Finally, the time has come to correct the culture of corruption that took hold of our Ontario PC Party.

It is up to us - PC Party members - to clarify what it means to be a member of our PC Party. And to clarify the role of the PC executive and the PC leader, under the PC constitution.

And we have to do it now.

We can't wait for the next General Meeting.

That's why I am proposing five constitutional amendments for consideration at the PC convention.

But in order to do so, I need 10 Ontario PC Party members from 5 different ridings to endorse them.

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The time has come...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Remember last year?

Seems like it was such a long time ago.

We were well on our way to collecting thousands of petitions from Ontario PC Party members in order to call a Special General Meeting before the 2018 election.

But the Take Back Our PC Party campaign was derailed.

I was forced to defend against a "frivolous" and "vexatious" lawsuit that a judge ruled was a "SLAPP" - an attempt to silence me and limit my ability to participate in the political process.

I won the lawsuit.

Then our PC Party was thrust into a leadership race that was dominated by the themes of the Axe The Carbon Tax and Take Back Our PC Party campaigns.

With Doug Ford as PC leader and a commitment to Axe the Carbon Tax, our PC Party won a thunderous majority!

But we never did get around to calling that Special General Meeting.

Well, now that time has come.

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Milloy: Ontarians ought to be concerned about recent PC party infighting

John Milloy QP Briefing - January 5, 2018

"Political party infighting" might be the most boring phrase in the English language. For many, it's up there on the excitement scale with debates over the best brand of lawn seed or watching darts tournaments on TV.

Ontarians, however, might want to take a closer look at an internal fight within the Ontario Progressive Conservatives; not because of the substance of the dispute, but because of the unseemly tactics used by Conservative party brass to try to stifle it. Rather than directly engage disgruntled party members, PC officials used an underhanded legal strategy to try to muzzle those opposed to Patrick Brown's leadership and policies.

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A Victory Against Political Corruption

Jim Karahalios - January 2, 2018

Victory

When Patrick Brown says there is too much political corruption in Kathleen Wynne's Ontario, he is right.

The bad news is, Patrick Brown and his PC Party Executive are part of the problem. But, there is good news.

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Hamilton police: ‘no one has been ruled out’ in PC nomination investigation

Jessica Smith Cross QP Briefing - December 1, 2017

PC Leader Patrick Brown said Friday that none of his inner circle is under investigation in the criminal probe in the PC nomination in Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas.

Police, however, describe their investigation differently.

PC president Rick Dykstra and executive director Bob Stanley were present at the disputed nomination vote at Ancaster High School on May 7. Asked Friday if those two senior Tories are under investigation, Brown said they are not.

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Expelled from Patrick Brown's PC Party ... "because!"

Jim Karahalios - November 30, 2017

The sham PC “policy convention” - or as I like to call it, the PC rally - finally took place last Saturday, November 25, in Toronto.

At the rally, Brown announced his election campaign platform. It was so underwhelming that National Post columnist Andrew Coyne said it was "of such iridescent vapidity it might have better been titled Nothing To See Here." Click here to read more.

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Expelled from Patrick Brown's PC Party ... "because!"

Jim Karahalios - November 30, 2017

The sham PC “policy convention” - or as I like to call it, the PC rally - finally took place last Saturday, November 25, in Toronto.

At the rally, Brown announced his election campaign platform. It was so underwhelming that National Post columnist Andrew Coyne said it was "of such iridescent vapidity it might have better been titled Nothing To See Here." Click here to read more.

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Poll: PC support softens in Toronto, as Tories and Grits remain statistically tied

Jessica Smith Cross QP Briefing - November 29, 2017

The Ontario Progressive Conservatives and the Liberals remain statistically tied in Toronto - but Tory support has dropped five percentage points since October, according to a poll by Forum Research.

Forum has been regularly polling the provincial horse race in Toronto and found last April that the PCs had opened up a seven-point lead over the Liberals — 38 per cent to 31 per cent of decided and leaning voters — in what used to be a Liberal fortress.

Since the spring, the Liberals have closed the gap, with some ups and downs along the way.

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PCs kick off election campaign with platform promise to run a deficit in their first year

Jessica Smith Cross QP Briefing - November 26, 2017

PC Leader Patrick Brown unveiled his party’s election platform Saturday, six months before the scheduled campaign, promising tax breaks and benefits for middle- and low-income families — and a $2.8 billion deficit next year.

The deficit baked into the platform puts the party in stark contrast to the Liberals, who have been touting their government’s return to balance.

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