Ford named Ontario PC leader, Elliott cites 'serious irregularities' for not conceding - 2018-03-10
Former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford was named the Ontario Progressive Conservative leader after a turbulent party convention on Saturday, but runner-up Christine Elliott says she won't concede and that there were "serious irregularities" in the race.
Ford narrowly eked out a win on the third ballot of preferential voting. His victory was revealed by party president Jag Badwal after a chaotic day that included members being sent home from the Markham, Ont., convention hall as officials worked to resolve an issue regarding some key ballots — a process that took more than seven hours.
Elliott, the former MPP and three-time leadership candidate who finished second in the voting, was not in the room for Ford's victory address to media.