Lawsuit by Ontario Progressive Conservative member alleges 2018 party presidential election was flawed - 2019-10-17

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F0.png Lawsuit by Ontario Progressive Conservative member alleges 2018 party presidential election was flawed October 17, 2019, Colin D'Mello, CTV News

Ontario's Progressive Conservative party is being sued by one of its own members who claims that the 2018 race for party president was "rigged" to keep him out – a claim that's being supported by a sitting Progressive Conservative MPP.

Jim Karahalios's lawsuit claims that during last November's party convention, held at the Toronto Congress Centre in Etobicoke, the election process was manipulated, election rules breached and that ballot boxes were allegedly stuffed in order to elect his competitor, Brain Patterson, as party president.

"Rather than letting the best candidate win through the course of a free, fair and democratic election, the Party pre-selected the candidate it wanted to win for Presidency, Patterson, and took all steps that it could take to covertly facilitate that specific outcome," the lawsuit reads.

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