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Brown blames nomination problems on ‘energized’ Tories

Posted on 28 May 2017 by admin

Tory Leader Patrick Brown says he had to hire private-sector auditors to oversee PC nominations because the party is growing so fast.

Even bandwagons need brakes and airbags.

Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown says he hired private-sector auditors PwC to oversee his party’s candidate nominating elections because so many people are vying to run for him in the June 7, 2018 election.

As first disclosed by the Star, party activists in Newmarket-Aurora and Ottawa West-Nepean are formally challenging the results of their nominations after irregularities such as ballot stuffing.

With public-opinion polls suggesting the Conservatives could unseat Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals next year, newly minted Tories have been climbing aboard the Brown bandwagon.

“We’ve never seen so many memberships being sold. There is this massive appetite for change in Ontario and because of that we’ve never had so many candidates, so many contested nominations,” the PC leader said in an interview Monday.

“For me, given the fact that we’re seeing nominations that are more energized than ever before I thought engaging PwC would help let anyone know that there’s a neutral arbiter there,” he said.

Auditors from the firm that is also known as PricewaterhouseCoopers began monitoring Tory nominations this past weekend.

“We had three nominations, heard no complaints,” said Brown.


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