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Your 4 Ontario PC leadership candidates: A Ford, a Mulroney, an unknown and the favourite

Posted on 01 March 2018 by admin

Everything you need to know about the four candidates vying for the chance to unseat Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals in the June 7 election.

It is a soap opera meets a reality show meets House of Cards.

The March 10 Progressive Conservative leadership contest is can’t-miss viewing in Ontario with a provincial vote looming this spring.

True, the departure of controversial former leader Patrick Brown, who abandoned his improbable comeback bid on Feb. 26 after 10 tumultuous days, has robbed the PC psychodrama of a key actor.

But boasting a cast of characters that includes iconic political names like Ford and Mulroney, a patrician party stalwart who has lost twice before, and an energetic newcomer from the far right, the stage is still set for a blockbuster.

Voting online is March 2-8 and the winner will be announced two days later in Markham.

Here are the four remaining candidates vying for the chance to unseat Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals in the June 7 election:

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